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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Photo by Stephen Melkisethian
15 Nov 2016

Interview: Andy Worthington On Final Push To Close Guantanamo

President Barack Obama has less than 70 days to achieve one of the key goals that will define his legacy: close the Guantanamo Bay military prison. There are 60 prisoners at Guantanamo. Twenty of them were cleared by the Obama administration and could be freed. Of course, the specter of

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Jill Stein speaking at the Green Party Presidential Candidate Town Hall hosted by the Green Party of Arizona at the Mesa Public Library in Mesa, Arizona. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.
13 Nov 2016

Interview: Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein On Clinton’s Loss To Trump

When the liberal class heard news media report Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote, numerous people experienced meltdowns that involved blaming anyone and everyone but Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. In particular, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was one of the targets, even though the math did not point

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