Recorded in the midst of the strike, the Beyond Prisons team discusses the strike’s progress, the challenges of organizing, and why the press is unprepared to cover it.
On the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Sarah Smith, a Democratic Party candidate running for Congress in Washington’s 9th District. She recently beat the Republican to qualify for the general election against the incumbent, Democratic Representative Adam Smith. Sarah Smith is both
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the latest bloodshed caused by Israeli military forces and the Saudi Arabia-led coalition backed by the United States, which continues to wage war on Yemen. They wonder if there’s some kind of competition. The episode highlights the assassination attempt against Venezuela President Nicolas
Sean Damon of the Amistad Law Project, a public interest law center focused on the human rights of incarcerated people, joins Episode 27 of Beyond Prisons.
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcome journalist Max Blumenthal, the editor of the Grayzone Project and co-host of the podcast, “Moderate Rebels” to “Unauthorized Disclosure.” Blumenthal recently returned from a reporting trip in Nicaragua. Nicaragua has experienced violence over the past months, as opponents of President Daniel Ortega and
Poet, musician, and PhD student John Gillespie Jr. (aka swim.) joins Beyond Prisons to discuss his art and scholarship around suicide in the Black community.
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
Panagioti Tsolkas, an organizer with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons, discusses the intersections between the criminal legal system and the environment.
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the most recent massacre of dozens of protesters in Gaza by Israeli military forces. Khalek talks about the reaction to it and why it may have been different than what typically happens after Israeli violence. Gosztola and Khalek also talk about the milestone
Bret Grote of the Abolitionist Law Center talks about his organization’s work and an abolitionist approach to practicing law.