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Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 30: Obama’s ‘Good War’ In Afghanistan Is Trump’s War Now

In an abbreviated edition of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast, the show highlights listener comments and features a bit of a roasting of a well-known liberal centrist for his social media behavior. It also covers President Donald Trump’s decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan. Show More Summary

Interview With Tom Secker: Exposing Influence Of Military, Security Agencies On Hollywood

On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, host Kevin Gosztola interviews Tom Secker, the co-author of “National Security Cinema: The Shocking New Evidence of Government Control in Hollywood.” He also regularly publishes his work to SpyCulture.com. Show More Summary

Uncritical Jewish identification with oppressive Israeli policies fuels anti-Semitism — Klug

Is there a connection between the Israeli occupation and the rise of antisemitism? Tony Klug asks in London speech. Of course. And the identification of Jews around the world with policies so widely regarded as unjust and oppressive is making the Jewish position "increasingly precarious." The way to normalize Jewish-non-Jewish relations is to enable Palestinian freedom.

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’—Episode 24: Best Of ‘Unauthorized Disclosure’

For this week’s episode, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola revisit clips from some of the most listened to episodes since ‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ started in January 2014. The clips represent some of the show’s better moments. Four of the top five episodes are from the current season. Show More Summary

Interview With John Kiriakou And Joseph Hickman On New Definitive Book On Abu Zubaydah

The United States government initially claimed Abu Zubaydah was the No. 3 man in al Qaida. But especially since the release of the Senate intelligence committee’s report on CIA torture, such an assertion has become increasingly harder for government officials to make. Show More Summary

Interview With Abby Martin And Michael Prysner On Venezuelan Opposition & Attacks On Journalism

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcome journalists Abby Martin and Michael Prysner to the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast. They recently took a trip to Venezuela and both have faced threats from parts of the right-wing opposition in the country for their reporting. Show More Summary

Fearless Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh defines popular protest

David Kattenburg attends the weekly Friday protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, whose spring and adjacent agricultural lands were stolen by the Israeli settlement Halamish. 16-year-old protester Ahed Tamimi tells him, “We have to be strong because if we are not like this they will kill us, and they will destroy our land. Show More Summary

March of the Zealots: a report from ‘Jerusalem Day’

David Kattenburg reports from "Jerusalem Day" where ecstatic Zionists celebrating the 50th anniversary of Israel’s conquest of East Jerusalem were greeted by equally passionate Jewish-American and Israeli protesters intent on blocking the zealots’ march through the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s old city, into the heart of the Arab quarter.

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Weekly Podcast: Episode 18

On this week’s episode of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss President Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia and how ordinary Syrians view the armed opposition in Syria. They celebrate the release of Chelsea Manning. Show More Summary

‘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

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