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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22 Jan 2018

Interview With Mickey Huff Of Project Censored: One Year Into A Post-Truth Presidency

In the season premiere of “Unauthorized Disclosure,” hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola interview Mickey Huff, who is the director of Project Censored. He is the co-host of “The Project Censored Show” on KPFK. Huff also worked on an annual book that includes the Top 25 Censored Stories each year

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31 Dec 2017

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 42: Farewell, 2017!

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola bid farewell to 2017 in the season’s finale. During the show, the hosts talk about Donald Trump’s foreign policy and what liberal imperialists and neoconservatives disliked about Trump’s first year. We celebrate what parts of Trump’s agenda grassroots resistance was able to stall while

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17 Dec 2017

Interview With Todd Miller, Author of ‘Storming The Wall: Climate Change, Migration, And Homeland Security’

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola interview journalist Todd Miller, author of Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security. It was published by City Lights Books in September and was praised by Bill McKibben, Christian Parenti, and Dahr Jamail, who has appeared on this podcast multiple times. Miller

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10 Dec 2017

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 40: Every Day Is Training Day For The Rapture

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss President Donald Trump and his administration’s plans to move the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. They also comment on the tax bill and react to Senator Al Franken’s resignation over sexual harassment allegations. Khalek, who is involved in a new

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03 Dec 2017

Interview With Dan Berger: Prison As ‘Grievous Institution’ And AIDS Activism By Prisoners

Dan Berger, author of Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing In the Civil Rights Era, is our guest on the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast this week. He joins the show to talk about his contribution to Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work Of Grief that relates to efforts to de-carcerate society. It is

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12 Nov 2017

Interview With Rania Masri On Saudi Arabia And Kidnapping Of Lebanese Prime Minister

When Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s plane landed in Saudi Arabia on November 3, his phone was confiscated. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not send an entourage to greet him like a dignitary. The next day, he appeared in a taped broadcast on a Saudi television station and read

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30 Oct 2017

Interview: Cindy Milstein On Grieving And Mourning Losses From Structural Forces

Cindy Milstein, the editor of the book, Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work Of Grief,  joins the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast for an interview on why we should not bury or make private our pain when we grieve from death or loss as a result of injustice or systemic oppression. She

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22 Oct 2017

Interview With Max Suchan Of Chicago Community Bond Fund On Failure Of Judges To Implement Bond Reforms

In September, Cook County adopted reforms to the system of money bond for pretrial detention. However, according to the Chicago Community Bond Fund, which has had a team of volunteer court watchers monitoring the implementation, results thus far have been fairly disappointing. On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, Max Suchan,

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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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