11 Jun 2017

Interview With Abby Martin And Michael Prysner On Venezuelan Opposition & Attacks On Journalism

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcome journalists Abby Martin and Michael Prysner to the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast. They recently took a trip to Venezuela and both have faced threats from parts of the right-wing opposition in the country for their reporting. Martin and Michael produce the weekly show,

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Chicago Police. Photo by John W. Iwanski (usachicago) on Flickr.
07 Jun 2017

Journalists Sue Chicago Police For Records On ‘Heat List’ Used For Predictive Policing

Chicago journalists sued the police for refusing to release records that may reveal their computerized predictions on who will likely engage in gun violence.

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06 Jun 2017

Notes On The Trump Justice Department’s First Leak Prosecution

Reality Winner is the first person to be charged with violating the Espionage Act under President Donald Trump’s administration.

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A sign carried at the D.C. March For Truth has tinges of homophobia. Photo by kellybdc on Flickr.
05 Jun 2017

‘March For Truth’: The Perils Of Claiming Trump Is Under Russia’s Influence—Without Proof

Democrats demand the country focus on Russia’s alleged election interference without proof instead of advancing a platform that can compete with Trump.

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Still image of Hillary Clinton speaking at Code 2017. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgdJlzuaJ6k
01 Jun 2017

Hillary Clinton’s Post-Truth Claims About Why She Lost To Trump

Donald Trump is often described as a “post-truth” president. Yet, Hillary Clinton has crafted her own alternative reality about why she lost the 2016 election.

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28 May 2017

Interview With Peter Van Buren: Moral Injury In A State Of Endless War

On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure,” former State Department employee Peter Van Buren joins the show to discuss his new book, “Hooper’s War.” Van Buren blew the whistle on malfeasance and corruption related to reconstruction efforts in Iraq. He is also the author of “Ghosts of Tom Joad,” and, “We Meant

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President Trump's First 100 Days. Photo by White House on Flickr.
25 May 2017

Trump Administration’s Dysfunction Fuels Prospect Of Leaks Prosecutions

The frenetic political climate intensified by leaks will likely push the Trump administration to pursue aggressive leaks prosecutions.

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Photo by Thomas Altfather Good on Flickr.
23 May 2017

NYPD Sued For Refusing To Confirm Or Deny Existence Of Counterintelligence Activities Against Activists

The NYCLU and Millions March NYC sued the NYPD after the department refused to confirm or deny the existence of records on Black Lives Matter activists.

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Trevor FitzGibbon
22 May 2017

Progressive Organizations Back Letter Condemning Trevor FitzGibbon’s Return To Public Relations

Several progressive groups signed a letter strongly condemning the founder of a PR firm which closed after he was accused of sexual misconduct.

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21 May 2017

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Weekly Podcast: Episode 18

On this week’s episode of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss President Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia and how ordinary Syrians view the armed opposition in Syria. They celebrate the release of Chelsea Manning. The hosts also talk about the Comey memo scandal that

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