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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09 Oct 2016

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’: Episode 26—Colombia Peace Deal, Backlash For Journalism On Syrian Rebels

For this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcome guest Fabio Andres Diaz Pabon, a Colombian who is a research associate for the Department of Political and International Studies at Rhodes University in South Africa. He is also a contributor to Warscapes. Khalek and Gosztola talk

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25 Sep 2016

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’: Episode 25—Syria, Chelsea Manning, And More

For this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the ongoing bloodshed and war in Syria, which is not limited to Aleppo. Khalek and Gosztola also talk about the latest unsettling development with Chelsea Manning, who the U.S. Army punished with two weeks in solitary confinement.

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Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on September 10, 2016 (Photo by U.S. Mission Geneva)
18 Sep 2016

Ceasefire Deal: US Reluctant To Force Syrian Rebel Groups To Cut Ties With Al Qaeda

Amidst ceasefire deal between US and Russia in Syria, journalist Gareth Porter joins “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast to address central flaw in the deal.

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11 Sep 2016

Criminal Justice Debt: Forcing Poor Black Americans To Pay For Their Incarceration

Donna Murch outlines brutal system where black Americans are criminalized and forced to pay for their punishment while incarcerated.

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