Kevin Gosztola
Kevin Gosztola
Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of Shadowproof. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, "Unauthorized Disclosure."Source
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#ChiMayor19 Archives - Shadowproof

#ChiMayor19 Archives - Shadowproof

The fourth episode in Shadowproof’s limited podcast series on Chicago mayor’s race covers education, particularly austerity agenda bolstered by Rahm EmanuelListen to the episode of “#ChiMayor19” with journalist Aaron Cynic by clicking the below player: In conjunction with reporting from journalist Aaron Cynic on the Chicago mayoral election, Shadowproof is producing a limited podcast series, “#ChiMayor19,” featuring Aaron. A new episode will be posted after each of Aaron’s reports onListen to the episode of “#ChiMayor19” with journalist Aaron Cynic by clicking the below player:   In...

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whistleblower Archives - Shadowproof

whistleblower Archives - Shadowproof

Federal Judge Randal Hall rejected NSA whistleblower Reality Winner’s request for release from a federal prison. Hall contended Winner is in a “medical prison, which is presumably better equipped than most to deal with any onset of COVID-19 in its inmates.”This week’s “Dissenter Weekly Update” episode features a story involving a whistleblower, who was deported to Honduras after a hotel collapsed in New Orleans. Delmer Joel Ramirez Palma alleged “dangerous lapses in construction safety to his supervisors” at a Hard Rock hotel site in development. The hotel collapsed on OctoberJosh Schulte,...

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An Appeals Court ruled a US Border Patrol agent could be sued for violating the Fourth Amendment, when he shot across the border and killed a boy in Mexico.United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has asked a federal court in Arizona to keep the name of a Border Patrol agent, who killed a 16-year-old, secret. Mexican Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was on the Mexican side of the US-Mexico “border fence” on October 10, 2012, when a borderSelf-Serving Myopia, and Then Some… A few days ago, I interviewed two brothers from Hermosillo, Mexico, and who own a second-hand store, and...

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Lauri Love Archives - Shadowproof

Lauri Love Archives - Shadowproof

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, while detained in the Belmarsh high-security prison in London. This likely increases Assange’s risk of suicide if confined in restrictive prison conditions in the United States, according to a psychiatrist who testified at his extradition trial.The United Kingdom quashed the extradition of activist Lauri Love because prison conditions in the United States could result in his death.

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Heavy Metal Archives - Shadowproof

Heavy Metal Archives - Shadowproof

Sheer Mag is a do-it-yourself (DIY) band that makes music that is a blend of punk and heavy metal music with the pastiche of 1970s classic rock. They describe their music as a “caustic war cry, seething in solidarity with all those that suffer the brunt of ignorance and injustice

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Coronavirus Archives - Shadowproof

Coronavirus Archives - Shadowproof

Die Jim Crow is the first nonprofit record label for current and formerly incarcerated musicians, and on Juneteenth, the label released their first album, “Assata Troi” by BL Shirelle.The Health and Safety for All Workers Act would amend an Occupational and Safety Hazard Act in California so domestic workers were no longer excluded.Members of Congress obtained disaster loans for their businesses through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).Donna Murch and Kay Whitlock join Beyond Prisons to think through the question “how do we get through this?” in light of...

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Satire Archives - Shadowproof

Satire Archives - Shadowproof

There aren’t any matters currently more pressing than grappling with the fact that I listened to Susan Sarandon and did not vote for Hillary Clinton.Pioneering satirist Paul Krassner proclaimed, “Irreverence is my only sacred cow, and the more repression there is, the more need there is for irreverence toward those who are responsible for that repression.”Can you think of any men who were held accountable for CIA torture? No, you cannot. That is why deputy CIA director Gina Haspel should be their next director.

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Gina Haspel Archives - Shadowproof

Gina Haspel Archives - Shadowproof

Six Senate Democrats helped President Donald Trump, Republicans, and the CIA confirm Gina Haspel as the next CIA director.Can you think of any men who were held accountable for CIA torture? No, you cannot. That is why deputy CIA director Gina Haspel should be their next director.Gina Haspel, nominee for CIA director, acknowledged that she was a staunch advocate for the destruction of CIA torture videotapes in 2005.An array of former intelligence and other government officials signed a letter to the Senate intelligence committee in support of Gina Haspel for CIA director.President Trump...

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Evo Morales Archives - Shadowproof

Evo Morales Archives - Shadowproof

President Donald Trump celebrated a military coup in Bolivia that forced President Evo Morales, who recently won a fourth term, to resign on November 10. “After nearly 14 years and his recent attempt to override the Bolivian constitution and the will of the people, Morales’ departure preserves democracy and pavesWikiLeaks cables show that the U.S. government spent years putting pressure on the Bolivian government, including funding for a violent opposition movement.A Drug Enforcement Agency informant-turned whistleblower revealed the agency’s plot to undermine the Bolivian government...

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Matthew Hoh Archives - Shadowproof

Matthew Hoh Archives - Shadowproof

Matthew Hoh, a former Marine and diplomat from the State Department, who resigned in protest in 2009 over the Afghanistan War, joins the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast this week. Some of his insightful commentary can be found at MatthewHoh.com. During the interview, Hoh talks about how the United States government is

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Psychedelic Archives - Shadowproof

Psychedelic Archives - Shadowproof

In 1970, Dr. John recorded a song his friend gave him after serving more than 40 years at the infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary known as Angola.

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howard zinn Archives - Shadowproof

howard zinn Archives - Shadowproof

Vinnie Paz of the hip hop group, Jedi Mind Tricks, wrote this song inspired by the work of people’s historian, Howard Zinn. It picks up where his song, “You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train,” left off, and similarly, it is a kind of hip hop cliff notes ofConcerned citizens, including graduating university students, should not worry themselves with compromise, as if they are elected leaders.

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homophobia Archives - Shadowproof

homophobia Archives - Shadowproof

Journalist Glenn Greenwald, a co-founder of The Intercept, was charged with a cyber crime by the right-wing government of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil.A homophobic, transphobic culture persists at Minnesota’s Shakopee prison after successful organizing against a no-touch policy and for trans men to receive hormones.My experiences of homophobia, Islamophobia, and the crushing weight of living under capitalism cannot be conveniently separated out into different issues.The hurried characterization of Omar Mateen as a foreign bogeyman goes well beyond reactionary, formulaic reciprocation; it is the...

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Soul Music Archives - Shadowproof

Soul Music Archives - Shadowproof

The protest music of the late Charles Bradley explored moral corruption and turning to love to survive, because who knows when change will finally come.

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