10 Dec 2017

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 40: Every Day Is Training Day For The Rapture

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss President Donald Trump and his administration’s plans to move the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. They also comment on the tax bill and react to Senator Al Franken’s resignation over sexual harassment allegations. Khalek, who is involved in a new

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03 Dec 2017

Interview With Dan Berger: Prison As ‘Grievous Institution’ And AIDS Activism By Prisoners

Dan Berger, author of Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing In the Civil Rights Era, is our guest on the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast this week. He joins the show to talk about his contribution to Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work Of Grief that relates to efforts to de-carcerate society. It is

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12 Nov 2017

Interview With Rania Masri On Saudi Arabia And Kidnapping Of Lebanese Prime Minister

When Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s plane landed in Saudi Arabia on November 3, his phone was confiscated. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not send an entourage to greet him like a dignitary. The next day, he appeared in a taped broadcast on a Saudi television station and read

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30 Oct 2017

Interview: Cindy Milstein On Grieving And Mourning Losses From Structural Forces

Cindy Milstein, the editor of the book, Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work Of Grief,  joins the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast for an interview on why we should not bury or make private our pain when we grieve from death or loss as a result of injustice or systemic oppression. She

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22 Oct 2017

Interview With Max Suchan Of Chicago Community Bond Fund On Failure Of Judges To Implement Bond Reforms

In September, Cook County adopted reforms to the system of money bond for pretrial detention. However, according to the Chicago Community Bond Fund, which has had a team of volunteer court watchers monitoring the implementation, results thus far have been fairly disappointing. On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, Max Suchan,

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16 Sep 2017

Interview With Rania Khalek On Her Time With The Yezidi PMF In Iraq

Host Rania Khalek of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast spent a week with the Yezidi Popular Mobilization Forces in newly liberated south Sinjar in August. She learned many Yezidis join the PM to protect their families, defend their towns, and save those in their family captured by ISIS. In the first

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10 Sep 2017

After Hurricane, Black Women’s Defense League Focuses On Relief For Communities Of Color In Houston

With Hurricane Irma thrashing Florida as this episode goes to publication, we share an interview with Niecee X of the Black Women’s Defense League, which is deeply involved in relief efforts for those in Houston impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The Defense League has been in the fifth and third ward

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28 Aug 2017

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 30: Obama’s ‘Good War’ In Afghanistan Is Trump’s War Now

In an abbreviated edition of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast, the show highlights listener comments and features a bit of a roasting of a well-known liberal centrist for his social media behavior. It also covers President Donald Trump’s decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan. The episode focuses on how

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21 Aug 2017

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 29: Charlottesville And Anti-Fascist Organizing

This week on the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, we interview Juan Demetrixx, an organizer of Howard University Resist, and Jared Ware, journalist and producer of the “Beyond Prisons” podcast. Demetrixx talks about what he witnessed on the ground in Charlottesville a little more than a week ago. Ware highlights Redneck Revolt,

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13 Aug 2017

Interview With Tom Secker: Exposing Influence Of Military, Security Agencies On Hollywood

On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, host Kevin Gosztola interviews Tom Secker, the co-author of “National Security Cinema: The Shocking New Evidence of Government Control in Hollywood.” He also regularly publishes his work to SpyCulture.com. Secker obtained government records indicating the Pentagon provided “support” or influenced 814 films from 1911

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