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‘Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock’: Interview With The Filmmakers

For the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast this week, host Kevin Gosztola interviews the filmmakers involved in the production of “Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22. Josh Fox,...Show More Summary

An Essential And Critical Conversation On Trump’s Hasty Decision To Attack Syria

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola spend the full episode discussing President Donald Trump’s attack on a Syrian airbase. In the beginning, the reaction of support from media personalities, as well as Democrats and neoconservatives, is highlighted. Show More Summary

Interview WIth Mark Ames: The Unending Baffling Frenzy Over Trump, Putin, And Russia

For this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Mark Ames, a journalist and co-host of the Radio War Nerd podcast. Ames also is the co-author of “The Exile: Sex, Drugs, and Libel...Show More Summary

Interview With Patrick Cockburn: Islamic State And The Ongoing Wars In The Middle East

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Patrick Cockburn, a longtime Middle East correspondent well-known for his coverage of Iraq and Syria. He is the author of The Age of Jihad: Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East. Show More Summary

The 'floating people' of Myanmar: how Rohingya refugees reclaim their identity through art and song

Because of years of persecution many Rohingya children have never known Myanmar, which is claimed by the community as their country. Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters Farzana Kazi Fahmida, University Utara Malaysia The Moghs [the Rakhine people of Myanmar] refer to us as 'floating people' as we do not have citizenship in our country. Show More Summary

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. Show More Summary

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. Show More Summary

US watched ISIS rise in Syria and hoped to ‘manage’ it — Kerry on leaked tape

Russia intervened in Syria to prevent ISIS from toppling the Assad government, John Kerry said on a leaked tape. And the US watched ISIS rise and thought "we could probably manage." Without meaning to, Kerry made the case against US intervention in the war.

‘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....Show More Summary

Donald Trump claims torture ‘works’ – but what does the science say?

By Coral Dando | (The Conversation) | – – The US president-elect Donald Trump has on several occasions insisted that torture is a good idea and that procedures such as water-boarding are…

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. Show More Summary

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. Show More Summary

How Some Prisons Swiftly Moved To Undermine National Prison Strike

More details are finally being shared on what happened in the early days of a massive national prison strike that has now lasted for about a month. The post How Some Prisons Swiftly Moved To Undermine National Prison Strike appeared first on Shadowproof.

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

There are currently hundreds, if not thousands, of prisoners throughout the United States engaging in work stoppages as part of a prison labor strike. Many of the prisoners are resisting their confinement conditions because they oppose...Show More Summary

‘I was wrong in my presumption that Israel desired peace’ –Chas Freeman

Read an excerpt from Ambassador Chas W. Freeman's new book "America's Continuing Misadventures in the Middle East," which features a large section on U.S. foreign policy in Israel and Palestine, and the bungling thereof.

Imitating a candidate, Ryan goes to Israel and calls BDS an anti-Semitic ‘shenanigan’

Following Hillary Clinton's vow to fight BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions), Speaker Paul Ryan calls BDS "ridiculous shenanigan" and anti-Semitic to boot, on a trip to Israel. He sure looks like he's running for President!

Pushed by alumni claiming anti-Semitism, Vassar officials oppose BDS and promote ‘Israel-positive’ programs

Vassar officials referred to anti-Semitism a dozen times in a call-in attended by 900 alumni in which President Catharine Hill vowed to oppose Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. The equation of anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism comes under pressure from pro-Israel alumni.

‘Seven Jewish Children’ staged at Univ. of York despite smear that students were promoting ‘anti-Semitic culture’

All heck broke loose last week after students in the Palestinian Solidarity Society (PSS) at the UK's University of York staged the play Seven Jewish Children: A play for Gaza by British playwright Caryl Churchill at an Israeli Apartheid Week event.

Digital Asia links: ISIS recruits in Chinese, South Korean hackers, Indonesia tech and more

The Asia Pacific is the most dynamic digital landscape in the world, home to the fastest adopters of new technologies and the largest concentration of mobile and social media users. An escalation in online activism, changing cyber dynamics,...Show More Summary

Listen: Victoria Jones on Obama & Iran, Trump’s supporters and the lion killing dentist

Talk Radio News Service White House correspondent Victoria Jones talks to Gary Baumgarten for the Paltalk News Network about President Obama’s push for support for the Iran deal, why Donald Trump is leading the GOP pack and Zimbabwe’s request to the U.S. to extradite the lion-killing dentist.

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