We seek out the gaps in mainstream reporting to look where no one else is looking. We uncover the hidden actors shaping our politics, society and environment—stories that affect everyone.
The Man Behind the Curtain
Rainer Sonntag rode a wave of violence to become one of Germany’s leading neo-Nazis. He was also a communist spy—and worked for Vladimir Putin
UK helped arm Brazilian police during Rio’s deadliest year on record
The UK government facilitated arms sales which went to a police force that killed almost 2,000 civilians – twice as many as police in the US – in a single year
The heretic in the Vatican: How Pope Francis became a hate figure for the far right
On a mountain outside Rome, Steve Bannon’s anti-immigrant populism joins forces with Catholic extremists who say a 'gay plague' has infected the Vatican
Family event in Italy’s ‘city of love’ hides violent ties
A children's rights conference in Verona, the “city of love”, is linked to an extremist group whose members have been accused of violent attacks
Blog: ‘Russia is the rock’ the yellow vests and France’s far right
The anger is real. But is outside influence aggravating France's popular revolt?