20 Jul 2018

Interview With Aaron Maté: The Collective Freakout Over Trump-Putin Summit In Helsinki

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Aaron Maté to counter the media frenzy around President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Aaron Maté is a producer for The Real News and a contributor to The Nation. During the show, Maté describes what from

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24 Jun 2018

Interview With Matthew Hoh: Trump And Military Industrial-Complex

Matthew Hoh, a former Marine and diplomat from the State Department, who resigned in protest in 2009 over the Afghanistan War, joins the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast this week. Some of his insightful commentary can be found at MatthewHoh.com. During the interview, Hoh talks about how the United States government is

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13 May 2018

Interview With Journalist Gareth Porter: U.S. Withdrawal From Iran Deal And Threat Of War

Gareth Porter, independent investigative journalist, historian, and author of the book, “Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare,” joins the show to talk about the United States’ withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Porter addresses recent events involving the backlash to President Donald Trump’s decision, as well

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02 Apr 2018

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 11: Israeli Snipers Mow Down Palestinians, But It’s All Just ‘Clashes’ To Media

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the protests by Palestinians on Land Day and how Israeli forces gunned down more than a dozen demonstrators. They talk about police killing Stephon Clark in Sacramento and how Louisiana refused to charge any officers responsible for killing Alton Sterling. Ahead of the

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25 Mar 2018

Interview With Jana Nakhal, Lebanese Communist Party Member, On Occupation Of Afrin By Turkish Forces And Takfiri Fighters

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcome Jana Nakhal, who is a member of the central committee of the Lebanese Communist Party and an independent researcher, to the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast. Nakhal recently traveled to the Kurdish city of Afrin in northwest Syria, which was recently occupied by Takfiri fighters

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05 Mar 2018

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 7: Augusta As Backdrop For Prosecution Of Reality Winner

Kevin Gosztola was in Augusta, Georgia, during the past week to cover a hearing in NSA contractor Reality Winner’s case. It was his first time in the city, and he describes the setting as an unintentionally appropriate backdrop for the government’s prosecution. So, Rania Khalek interviewed him. The downtown area

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25 Feb 2018

Interview With Aaron Maté: Russiagate, Democrats, And Total Lack Of Skepticism Among US Press

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Aaron Maté to counter the media frenzy around Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the investigation into alleged election interference by Russia. Aaron Maté is a producer for The Real News and a contributor to The Nation. He recently wrote, “Hyping the

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18 Feb 2018

Daniel Ellsberg On A Life Dedicated To Preventing Nuclear Attack That Would Result In Near-Extinction Of Humans

Daniel Ellsberg is best known as the whistleblower who released the Pentagon Papers, which exposed what United States government officials really knew and thought about the Vietnam War. But he also worked as a nuclear war planner when he was a RAND Corporation researcher and consultant for the Defense Department.

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11 Feb 2018

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 4: US Government Strikes In Syria, Trump Yearns For Gaudy Military Parade

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola address a Daily Beast piece claiming to “expose” Redfish, a Russian-backed grassroots media project where Khalek briefly worked. Khalek talks about the sheer disingenuousness of this attack. Later in the show, Khalek and Gosztola discuss recent airstrikes by the United States against pro-government forces

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28 Jan 2018

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 2: Operation PUSH, Victory Against Immigrant Detention

This week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast features two interviews. In our first interview, we talk to Karen Smith, an organizer with the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC).  She is also part of the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons. She joins the  show to provide an update on Operation PUSH, which is

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