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Unauthorized Disclosure - Episode 22

Unauthorized Disclosure

Release Date: 06/22/2014

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Journalist Yasha Levine, the author of "Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet," joins the "Unauthorized Disclosure" podcast to discuss the final days of President Donald Trump's administration and what we can expect from monopolistic tech companies under President Joe Biden. Yasha comments on the removal of Trump from Twitter and describes why he believes Section 230 should be abolished. Throughout the episode, Yasha grapples with the limits of social media when it comes to politics and organizing communities.

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Journalist Roberto Lovato joins the "Unauthorized Disclosure" podcast to discuss his memoir, Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas. He also shares his view on what a Biden administration will mean for the communities documented in his book. As Roberto puts it, from San Francisco to El Salvador his memoir along a 2,500-mile chain of dead, forgotten, and devalued life. He travels in search of a better understanding of his personal past but also seeks a greater comprehension of the roots of violence. Roberto outlines what happened with a gang truce...

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Comedian Jamie Kilstein returns to the "Unauthorized Disclosure" podcast to talk about his new comedy album, "25 Percent Capacity," which was recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic. He talks about muddling through the political landscape and writing personal and political material for the album. Kilstein moved from California to Arizona this year, and during our discussion, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss what the left gets wrong about COVID. And what is the left? Rania tries to nail down our definition of this amorphous group of people to make it clear just who we're all really...

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Kerry-Anne Mendoza, the editor-in-chief of The Canary in the United Kingdom, was targeted on Twitter and suspended. Her account has since been restored, but it was part of a larger campaign against left-wing voices in the UK. She joins Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola to discuss this censorship. Throughout the show, Kerry-Anne contextualizes her experiences on Twitter by recapping what happened to Jeremy Corbyn, who came very close to becoming British prime minister. She describes the blacklisting of Jewish voices affiliated with the Labour Party because they support Palestinian rights and...

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Danny Haiphong, contributor to Black Agenda Report and host of the Left Lens podcast, joins Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola for this edition of the "Unauthorized Disclosure" podcast.    They discuss what the Biden-Harris administration's foreign policy will look like, what kind of corporate consultants and hawks with ties to military contractors are advising him during the transition, and whether progressives have any hope of pulling Biden left on matters of war.

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Grayzone editor-in-chief Max Blumenthal joins the "Unauthorized Disclosure" podcast to share his reporting from Bolivia. He was there as an election observer weeks ago, when the coup regime was defeated at the polls.    Max offers his assessment of the outcome of the United States elections between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, who eked out a victory against an incumbent. He describes what he saw in Miami, where Trump support dashed any chance Biden had of winning Florida.    A documentary by the Grayzone on the Bolivian military junta was censored. Max describes...

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The panic over fake news has reached another peak, especially in the run-up to Election Day on November 3. Media scholar Nolan Higdon, who recently authored The Anatomy Of Fake News, joins Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola to discuss the problem of fake news. Nolan has an expansive definition that implicates much of the establishment media. It singles out political propagandists, and it highlights state-funded outfits in and outside of the United States, recognizing there is an information war. In our conversation, Nolan addresses some of the history of fake news and how the government...

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Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola talk with Ollie Vargas, a reporter for Radio Kawsachun Coca who was in Bolivia to report on the election. On October 18, Luis Arce of the Movement Toward Socialism Party won 55 percent of the vote against six candidates, avoided a runoff, and claimed victory over leaders of a coup that was backed by the United States. This means Bolivians can begin to reclaim their country from right-wing extremists. They can end the violence that has run rampant against activists opposed to the regime, and eventually President Evo Morales will be able to return to the...

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OPCW whistleblower Ian Henderson and former OPCW director José Bustani, who testified before the UN Security Council, were attacked by the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Germany during two UN Security Council meetings in which they provided testimony. Bustani was from reading his prepared statement on the OPCW's cover-up of what they uncovered when investigators examined the scene of an alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria, in April 2018. Henderson was accused of being part of a "disinformation exercise," even though he was personally involved as an investigator, and...

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For this week's show, journalist , who was at the Old Bailey Criminal Courthouse to cover WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition trial, joins Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola. Richard shares his experience reporting on proceedings and why it was so important to him to be there in person to see what unfolded at the courthouse in September. Since Richard and Kevin committed themselves to following the trial for four weeks (unlike numerous establishment and progressive media journalists), Rania asked them both to provide highlights from the extradition trial. The conversation...

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Dahr Jamail, a staff reporter for Truthout.org, is the guest this week.