Josh Fox, documentary filmmaker behind "Gasland" and activist (Photo by Joshua Pribanic, Public Herald - http://publicherald.org/)
19 Feb 2017

Climate Destruction, Pipeline Struggles, And Squandered Opportunities: Interview With Filmmaker Josh Fox

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated director of “Gasland” and “How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change.” He was also part of the Democratic Platform Committee proceedings and a surrogate for the presidential campaign of

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#NoDAPL DC Emergency Rally | Photo by Stephen Melkisethian
12 Feb 2017

‘United States Is Still A Colony’: Interview With Jacqueline Keeler On Dakota Access Pipeline

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Jacqueline Keeler, a Diné/Ihanktonwan writer, is our guest this week. She is the author of “Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears.” Her work has been published by The Nation, Yes! Magazine, and other publications. Keeler talks with

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March against the Muslim ban in Washington, DC, on January 29| Photo by Stephen Melkisethian
05 Feb 2017

Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Test Of What System Will Normalize: Interview With Jamil Dakwar

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Jamil Dakwar, the director of the ACLU’s Human Rights Program. Dakwar addresses how the Muslim ban signed by President Donald Trump has been applied. He highlights the issues involved in arguing the executive order is discriminatory and unconstitutional. He also outlines

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Queer dance party in Philadelphia on January 25 (Photo by Meredith Nutting)
29 Jan 2017

One Week Of Resistance Against President Trump: Interview With Sarah Jaffe

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Sarah Jaffe, a journalist, Nation Institute fellow, and author of “Necessary Trouble: Americans In Revolt.” Jaffe talks with us about the first week of resistance against President Donald Trump. We discuss everything from the millions, who came out for the Women’s

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White House live stream of Donald Trump's inauguration (Photo by 
Karl-Ludwig G. Poggemann)
20 Jan 2017

Donald Trump Takes Over The American Empire: Interview With Abby Martin

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola kick off a new season of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast with guest Abby Martin, host of “The Empire Files.” She joins the show for the entire episode. Martin discusses how a show she anchored for RT America was mentioned in the recent intelligence report

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Photo by Andrei Zverev
27 Dec 2016

Year-End Episode Of ‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ With Roqayah Chamseddine

All throughout the year, we enjoyed producing episodes of our podcast, “Unauthorized Disclosure.” We navigated the dreadful and not-as-awful events of 2016, sometimes with guests who brought sharp insight to significant issues and topics. But now the third season of the show comes to an end with this finale. In

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Aleppo. Photo by Basma.  Posted by United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
18 Dec 2016

Rania Khalek: Aleppo And Western Media’s Whitewashing Of Rebel Groups

The following is from this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast. One of the show’s hosts, Rania Khalek, recently returned from a trip to Lebanon. She traveled to Syria twice and spent time producing journalism on the crisis and war in Syria. In response to events in Aleppo over the past days,

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Cover for first report in a Coalición de Derechos Humanos and No More Deaths's report series
18 Dec 2016

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Podcast: Episode 31—Border Patrol’s Cruel Strategy Against Border Crossers

For more than 20 years, the United States Border Patrol has employed a cruel strategy against border crossers known as “prevention through deterrence.” The strategy is likely responsible for the deaths of thousands of people in 2016. As detailed in the first report in a report series by the humanitarian aid

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Journalist and co-host of "Unauthorized Disclosure," Rania Khalek
27 Nov 2016

Making An Example Out Of Independent Journalists Who Cover Syria

On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, journalist Rania Khalek talks a bit about what she has learned while reporting in Syria. Khalek also addresses the smear attacks on her reputation, which led to her resignation from an editorial position at Electronic Intifada. It has impacted her ability to convince media outlets

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Over a thousand people in Chicago protest outside Trump Tower, as demonstrations against Donald Trump's election enter a second week.
20 Nov 2016

The Aftermath of Trump’s Election: Facing Down Fear, Panic, And Uncertainty

For this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, Rania Khalek returns as co-host to process how to handle all the fear, panic, and uncertainty created by the presidential election of Donald Trump. We assess what needs to be fought immediately. Kevin Gosztola suggests the Dakota Access pipeline and return of the Keystone

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