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      By Simon Childs Nov 20, 2014

      The Prosecutor

      Morris Davis was the third Chief Prosecutor of the Guantánamo military commissions. His job was to direct the efforts to prosecute the detainees.

      By Simon Childs Nov 20, 2014
      By Simon Childs Nov 28, 2013

      Isa Muazu Would Rather Die Than Be Deported

      Isa Muazu says that two members of his family have been murdered by Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group, and he fears the same fate should he return. His advocates fear that having been on hunger strike for almost 100 days, he could die in the detentio…

      By Simon Childs Nov 28, 2013
      By Simon Childs Nov 14, 2012

      Is the Russian Mormon Church an FBI front?

      The Young Guard is the youth wing of President Putin's ruling United Russia Party. Recently, those crazy kids have started picking on their country's Mormons, claiming they are "foreign agents" paid by the US to brainwash young Russians. They also claim m…

      By Simon Childs Nov 14, 2012
      By Simon Childs Nov 13, 2012

      I Punched Danzig in the Face: An Apology

      Dear Mandy, the fact that I had never heard of you or your semi-literate fan-fiction until you tweeted me doesn't mean that I didn't rip off your completely original and—apparently—copyrighted turn of phrase, "the man behind the fist."

      By Simon Childs Nov 13, 2012
      By Simon Childs Nov 6, 2012

      I Punched Danzig in the Face

      There's an old video that you've probably seen where Danzig gets knocked the fuck out backstage after a show. Danny Marianinho is the man behind the fists that laid Glenn out on the cold linoleum, and now he's written a book about the troubles he's had wi…

      By Simon Childs Nov 6, 2012
      By Simon Childs Oct 15, 2012

      'The Cartel' Is Britain's Biggest Drug Gang

      Longtime tabloid hack and sometime VICE contributor Graham Johnson has written a new book called 'The Cartel,' which explores the behind-the-scenes nefariousness carried out by The Cartel, the UK's biggest drug gang. Sure, "The Cartel" isn't the most orig…

      By Simon Childs Oct 15, 2012
      By Simon Childs Jul 23, 2012

      Cargo Cults Have Been Eating People

      I was pretty shocked to learn that a nonsensical belief in a made up deity could lead the "cargo cults" that live on the Pacific Island of Tanna to perform acts of violence, so I decided to call Inspector Jacob Bando of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabu…

      By Simon Childs Jul 23, 2012