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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06 Aug 2017

Interview With Amal Saad On Hezbollah And Liberation Of Lebanon From Al Qaida

On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, host Rania Khalek interviews Amal Saad, a professor of political science at Lebanese University and the author of “Hezbollah: Politics and Religion.” Hezbollah recently liberated a part of Lebanon near the Syria-Lebanon border that was controlled by al Qaida. It also established a deal,

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30 Jul 2017

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’—Episode 26: Let Incarcerated People Speak For Themselves

Host Kevin Gosztola welcomes Kim Wilson and Brian Sonenstein, co-hosts of the “Beyond Prisons” podcast, to the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast. Wilson and Sonenstein discuss their new show, which covers prisons and prison reform from an abolitionist perspective. It elevates people directly impacted by the system of mass incarceration by

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23 Jul 2017

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ – Episode 25: Malik Mujahid on Muslim Ban, Rania Khalek In Syria

Host Kevin Gosztola welcomes Abdul Malik Mujahid, imam and founder of Sound Vision, who is based in Chicago. He also is an executive producer for the daily Radio Islam program on WCEV 1450 AM. Mujahid warns the Supreme Court’s supposed benevolence toward American Muslims over the issue of “bona fide

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18 Jul 2017

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Expect The Bayonet’ by Sheer Mag

Sheer Mag is a do-it-yourself (DIY) band that makes music that is a blend of punk and heavy metal music with the pastiche of 1970s classic rock. They describe their music as a “caustic war cry, seething in solidarity with all those that suffer the brunt of ignorance and injustice

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09 Jul 2017

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’—Episode 24: Best Of ‘Unauthorized Disclosure’

For this week’s episode, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola revisit clips from some of the most listened to episodes since ‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ started in January 2014. The clips represent some of the show’s better moments. Four of the top five episodes are from the current season. They are the

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