Elephant Slaughter: Wicked Witch of the East Not Dead; in Tanzanian Jail

  Chinese Ivory Smuggler with Close Ties to Beijing Government Arrested for Murder of Thousands of Elephants By Nate Thayer October 9, 2015 Yang Feng Glan graduated with a degree in Swahili and was sent by Beijing to Tanzania in 1975 as a translator for Tazara, the 2000 kilometer Chinese government built railroad between that country […]

Was Louisiana Cop Accused of Being KKK Fired for Objecting to Corrupt Police?

My latest for VICE on how a small town cop was accused of being in the Ku Klux Klan and fired after clashing with his corrupt police superiors. In fact, the cop was providing information to the FBI on the Klan. http://www.vice.com/read/was-this-louisiana-cop-accused-of-being-kkk-actually-fired-for-objecting-to-police-corruption-904 Was This Louisiana Cop Accused of Being in the KKK Actually Fired for […]

London based Journalist has children threatened for reporting on corrupt Venezuelan government

London-based Venezuelan reporter has children threatened if he doesn’t stop reporting the truth. By Nate Thayer November 21, 2014 Alek Boyd is one of the most skilled and courageous journalists I have ever met. This week, agents of powerful and corrupt Venezuelan government forces threatened to kill him and his young children. Threatening journalists, and their young […]

Jailing Journalists, Military Power & Corruption: The Deadly Perfect Storm

Egypt and Thailand: the Lethal Nexus of Military Rule, Corruption, and Press Censorship Egyptian army claims it has discovered AIDS cure using debunked science of novelty toy marketed to find lost golf balls; thousands arrested, killed as Thai military buys same bogus technology to detect explosives, drugs By Nate Thayer July 12, 2014 Egypt’s “men of […]

The Unspoken Elephant in the Room: The Thai Monarchy, Corruption, and the Cursed Symbol of Thai Political Dysfunction

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport: The Unspoken Elephant in the Room: The Thai Monarchy, Corruption, and the Cursed Symbol of Thai Political Dysfunction By Nate Thayer May 23, 2014 The story might go something like: So what is the fuss all about in Thailand? Endless political instability created by a frenzy of factions competing for political power […]

Kabul Job Opening, U.S. Hiring News Photog, Blames Afghan Corruption on “Negative Media Pics”

U.S. Job Opening for News Photogs, Picture Propagandist: U.S. Blames Afghan Corruption on Photographers for “Negative” and “Misleading” Pics U.S. Agency for International Development Says it “Can’t Compete”, Posts Job Opening to Address Charges of Corruption in Afghanistan  (Updated at 1800 hours EST with responses from the United States Agency for International Development) Nate Thayer February […]

Cambodian Army’s dossier of shame

Army’s dossier of shame The state sponsored violence in Cambodia in recent days has a long and predictable history that made the current events inevitable. “Villagers feel totally helpless as they see no recourse against official arbitrary violence and abuses. Deprived of any means to seek justice, even when their children are taken away and […]

Corporate Power, ABC TV and Ted Koppel tried to censor the free speech of a free man in a free country. Fuck that.

Corporate power tried to steal my life work. ABC  TV and Ted Koppel tried to censor the free speech of a free man in a free country. Fuck that. Discuss freedom. I would like to define this discussion, where it belongs: The power of corporate thugs using their money to put their jackboot on the […]

Golf, Cambodia, and the ‘very cornerstone of morality’

Golf, Cambodia, and the ‘very cornerstone of morality’ An example of the often quite interesting, random range of incoming messages I get daily and my sincere reply. From this morning: Dear Nate, I have read your missives on Face Book with great interest. You are truly prolific and I walk in your shadow. I hardly […]

A letter to a young Cambodian-2013: Reflections on a toxic political culture

Cambodia-2013: Reflections on a toxic political culture A letter to a young Cambodian If Cambodia is not careful, they will be relegated to selling roadside trinkets along the highway as the rest of properly organized Asia zooms through without stopping  between Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City By Nate Thayer June 26, 2013 Alright I just expelled […]

My Friend, Arthur: the World’s Biggest Dope Trafficker

Herb Trader Arthur Torsone

Herb Trader: A Tale of Treachery and Espionage in the Global Marijuana Trade A Book Review, Sort of….. Excerpts from Sympathy for the Devil:A Journalist’s Memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Cambodia. (To support the publication of Sympathy for the Devil, and to read other excerpts, see the right hand column of this website) (Copyright Nate Thayer. […]

For Pyongyang, Global Digital Revolution for Foreign Eyes Only:You Tube Bans North Korean Video

For Pyongyang, Global Digital Revolution for Foreign Eyes Only: You Tube Bans North Korean Video for Stealing Copyrighted U.S. Video Game Soundtrack: Pyongyang Dips its Toes Awkwardly Into the Global Information Age by Sending Propaganda Out and Forbidding Information In. YouTube has removed another North Korean government video from the state run Uriminzokkiri You Tube […]