Leighton Akio Woodhouse, The Intercept

Leighton Akio Woodhouse

The Intercept

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Leighton:

A New Generation of Activists Put Their Bodies on the Line to Defend California’s Forests

In Humboldt County, California, activists prevent logging companies from felling trees by using their own bodies as blockades. → Read More

“We Have Exhausted All Our Options”: Oakland Teachers May Be the Next to Strike

The expansion of charter schools has been a major contributor to the fiscal crisis in the Oakland Unified School District. → Read More

A Billionaire-Backed Democrat Is Facing Off Against a Democratic Socialist in Berkeley. And It’s Getting Rough.

A race in Berkeley, California has become a microcosm of the struggle for control of the Democratic Party. → Read More

Roundup of Wild Horses in California Could Lead to Illegal Slaughter

This week, the Forest Service began a roundup of 1,000 wild horses in the Devil’s Garden region of Modoc National Forest, a designated wild horse territory. → Read More

Citing Trump’s Racism, a Federal Judge Restores Protections for Immigrants Fleeing Wars and Disasters

A federal court has suspended the Trump administration’s termination of temporary protected status for hundreds of thousands of refugees. → Read More

Immigrant Detainees Describe Abusive Conditions in “Guantánamo Bay for Asylum-Seekers”

The ACLU has filed a class-action lawsuit enumerating egregious conditions for immigrant detainees at a federal prison in Victorville, California. → Read More

Trump’s “Shithole Countries” Remark Is at the Center of a Lawsuit to Reinstate Protections for Immigrants

“The Trump administration’s decision to end TPS for people from these countries was motivated by its racism against non-white, non-Europeans immigrants." → Read More

Animal Rights Activists Face Multiple Felony Charges, Brought by Prosecutors With Ties to Smithfield Foods

Why are animal rights activists who took nothing of commercial value facing prison terms? Because the law is being abused to intimidate and silence them. → Read More

Inside the Barbaric U.S. Industry of Dog Experimentation

An investigation into Ridglan Farms shines a light on a largely hidden industry that breeds and cages dogs for the sole purpose of experimentation. → Read More

Consumers Are Revolting Against Animal Cruelty — So the Poultry Industry Is Lobbying for Laws to Force Stores to Sell Their Eggs

Industrial agriculture is now using its lobbying power to override consumers' ethical choices and impose cruel and unhealthy food products in Iowa. → Read More

Rescue at Oakland Slaughterhouse Shows New, Potent Tactics of Growing Animal Rights Movement

As industrial animal abuse worsens, the animal rights movement is transforming and growing, and its new tactics are finding success. → Read More

After Charlottesville, The American Far Right Is Tearing Itself Apart

The violence in Charlottesville sharpened the divide between the "alt-right" and "alt-light," but it may be a distinction without a difference. → Read More

Video: How White Nationalism Became Normal Online

One of the most shocking images from the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 11 was the spectacle of several hundred young people taking up torches and marching in support of white nationalism. The avalanche of media coverage that followed the murder of antiracist activist Heather Heyer by far-right member James Alex Fields Jr., the 20-year-old who drove his car into a… → Read More

Deported to El Salvador, Trapped Between the Gangs and Trump

Jose Escobar lost his residency because of a paperwork error, but was allowed to remain in the U.S. In March, he was deported to El Salvador. → Read More

Obama’s Deportation Policy Was Even Worse Than We Thought

Contrary to President Obama’s avowed policy, a huge part of ICE’s deportation efforts resulted in the separation of families. → Read More

Deportation Legal Defense Funds Move to Distinguish Between “Good” and “Bad” Immigrants

Politicians in California are shying away from the principled stance that everyone facing deportation deserves legal representation. → Read More

Undocumented Victims of Domestic Violence Weigh Seeking Help Against Risk of Deportation

The Trump administration’s hard-line approach to immigration enforcement threatens to drastically weaken protections for victims of domestic violence. → Read More

Video: Tijuana Is a Hub of Exile and Hope for Deportees and Migrants

Tijuana is less a place where people go to live than a place where people end up, but deportees and hopeful migrants are finding community together. → Read More

Video: 13-year-old Who Filmed Father’s Arrest by ICE Struggles with His Absence

Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez was taking his daughters to school when ICE detained him outside the school. His daughter Fatima filmed the arrest. He now awaits deportation. → Read More

In Trump’s America, Mother of Four Fears Being Deported and Leaving Children with Abusive Husband

C.’s profound fear of being deported prevented her from reporting her husband’s violence, which began on their honeymoon, when she was pregnant. → Read More