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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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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udlogodestroyed
04 Dec 2016

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Weekly Podcast: Episode 30 – Syria, #NoDAPL

Rania Khalek is still in Lebanon to produce journalism on Syria, and for this week’s show, she provides an update on Syrian government forces, which bombed, pushed out rebel forces, and retook half of Aleppo’s “rebel district.” Later in the episode, Khalek and Kevin Gosztola talk about Dakota Access Pipeline

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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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udlogodestroyed
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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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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