Kevin Gosztola
Kevin Gosztola
Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of Shadowproof. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, "Unauthorized Disclosure."Source
Chicago, IL
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State Department Ignores How US Forces Have Inspired ‘Emergence’ of Al Qaeda Affiliates

State Department Ignores How US Forces Have Inspired ‘Emergence’ of Al Qaeda Affiliates

The United States State Department has released its annual report on global terrorism where it highlights “serious threat” posed to the US by the growth in affiliates of Al Qaeda while also acknowledging that the “international community has severely degraded Al Qaeda’s core leadership.”As it , “Leadership losses in Pakistan, coupled with weak governance and instability in the Middle East and Northwest Africa, have accelerated the decentralization of the movement and led to the affiliates in the AQ network becoming more operationally autonomous from core AQ and increasingly focused on local...

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The Whistleblowers Archives - Shadowproof

The Whistleblowers Archives - Shadowproof

A new band, The Whistleblowers, from Brooklyn recently released their first EP, which consists entirely of protest music. They describe themselves as a project “born out of a vacuum of socially conscious music.” The song from their album, “Imaginary Lines,” which is Shadowproof’s “Protest Song of the Week,” is a

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What Law & What Process for Muslims in America?

What Law & What Process for Muslims in America?

Abdul Malik Mujahid, founder of Muslim Peace Coalition(update below)Ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Chicago, hundreds gathered for a hosted by Occupy Chicago. Various speakers discussed how NATO perpetuates policies of war abroad. A number of speakers also described the war at home that includes austerity measures and a culture of fear that violates the civil liberties or rights of certain groups of people, like Muslims.Abdul Malik Mujahid, founder of the Muslim Peace Coalition, spoke about the targeting of Muslims in America. He notes 400,000 Muslims live...

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May 14
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You searched for feed - Page 3 of 993 - Shadowproof

You searched for feed - Page 3 of 993 - Shadowproof

Guantanamo prisoner Abu Wa’el Dhiab has been pursuing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s administration to force the government stop using force-feeding to punish him while he is on hunger strike and protesting against his continued indefinite detention, even though he has been cleared for release. There were legal proceedingsGuantanamo prisoner Abu Wa’el Dhiab has been pursuing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s administration to force the government stop using force-feeding to punish him while he is on hunger strike and protesting against his continued indefinite...

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Media consolidation Archives - Shadowproof

Media consolidation Archives - Shadowproof

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) eliminated a rule that has existed for four decades, which prohibited corporations from owning newspapers and broadcast stations in the same market. The move will pave the way for further media consolidation and directly benefit companies like Sinclair Broadcast Group. Craig Aaron, the president of

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Trump Reportedly Abandoned Pardons For Snowden And Assange

Trump Reportedly Abandoned Pardons For Snowden And Assange

The following was originally published as part of .Although several long shot campaigns were mounted, President Donald Trump did not pardon any whistleblowers who were indicted or prosecuted under the United States Espionage Act. He also declined to pardon the only journalist ever to be indicted under the World War I-era law.WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden were  clemency because Trump “did not want to anger Senate Republicans who will soon determine whether he’s convicted during his Senate trial.”“Multiple GOP lawmakers had sent messages through aides...

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Dissenter Weekly: Pompeo’s Political Propaganda, Plus Pardon Push In Australia For Assange

Dissenter Weekly: Pompeo’s Political Propaganda, Plus Pardon Push In Australia For Assange

For this edition of “Dissenter Weekly” in 2021, host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights complaints from whistleblowers at Voice of America over Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech, which they described as a “publicity stunt.”Later in the show, Kevin covers some whistleblower stories at the state level: Texas attorney general scandal, COVID-19 data whistleblower in Florida, and the lack of protections for whistleblowers after the Flint water crisis in Michigan.The show concludes with an update on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s case.At the end, there is a lengthy take...

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Military Spending Archives - Shadowproof

Military Spending Archives - Shadowproof

The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act gives billions more to military contractors, who give generously to the elected officials who voted for it.

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Second Amendment Archives - Shadowproof

Second Amendment Archives - Shadowproof

A federal appeals court rejected Seattle police claims that a “use of force” policy violates their Second Amendment rights to use firearms.

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Jair Bolsonaro Archives - Shadowproof

Jair Bolsonaro 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.Joanildo Burity is a lead researcher at the Social Research Institute at Fundação Joaquim Nabuco. He is near the east coast of Brazil. His work involves research projects and post-graduate teaching in the areas of Brazilian and Latin American politics and religion and politics. During this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” episode,

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New Democracy Archives - Shadowproof

New Democracy Archives - Shadowproof

From the ideological middle, which lauds pragmatism and pro-business politics but is unable to win elections, comes a newly re-branded venture: New Democracy.

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Robert Gates Archives - Shadowproof

Robert Gates Archives - Shadowproof

The United States government requested an “emergency stay” of a federal court decision, which ordered thousands of photographs of detainee abuse and torture in Iraq and Afghanistan to be released.In March, Judge Alvin Hellerstein of the US District Court of the Southern District of New York was no longer willing to tolerate the government’s secrecy arguments or the government’s refusal to individually review each photo and explain why each photo would pose a national security risk if made public.

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entrapment Archives - Shadowproof

entrapment Archives - Shadowproof

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that provides further support for the FBI and its policy of inducing individuals to plot acts of terrorism.Entrapment has often been used as a weapon against Muslims in order to bolster the government’s claim that there is a widespread “threat” of terrorism.Three of the Newburgh Four have each been sentenced to twenty-five years in prison for their involvement in an FBI sting operation.

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Chris Murphy Archives - Shadowproof

Chris Murphy Archives - Shadowproof

The United States Senate took a significant step in withdrawing U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen and advanced debate on a war powers resolution by a vote of 63-37. The vote discharged the resolution on withdrawing U.S. military support from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which

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The Fugs Archives - Shadowproof

The Fugs Archives - Shadowproof

The Fugs are one of the best protest bands in the history of music in the United States. They played at demonstrations against the Vietnam War. Songs the band recorded were intensely political and often satirical.  They participated in the march on the Pentagon, where several people tried to levitate the headquarters.

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You searched for feed - Shadowproof

You searched for feed - Shadowproof

In the “Secret” filing, the DOJ argued the court’s order will mark a “sea change in the protections given to properly classified information.”A federal judge refused to reconsider an order to release videos of a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner being force-fed and forcibly removed from his cell.Shadowproof Mailbag: Citizens United means we’re all “doing time” and only the 1% benefit from the law. Why we must bring Wall Street to justice. What the comic book fantasies of the intelligence community reveal about mass surveillance.From the Shadowproof Mailbag: Does the U.S. government call...

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Vast Majority Of Democrats In Congress Remain Silent Or Support Coup In Venezuela

Vast Majority Of Democrats In Congress Remain Silent Or Support Coup In Venezuela

As President Donald Trump’s administration backed the overthrow of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, Democratic senators and representatives in Congress were largely silent.Some influential Democrats sided with Trump and expressed support for Juan Guaido, the right-wing opposition figure who declared himself interim president of Venezuela on January 23. But only three Democrats—Representative Ro Khanna, Representative Tulsi Gabbard, and Senator Bernie Sanders—spoke out against the decision by the U.S. government to give a green light to Guaido and the opposition to oust...

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Shadowproof: Independent journalism on movements for justice

Shadowproof: Independent journalism on movements for justice

“All You Fascists Bound To Lose” was recently reworked by the Resistance Revival Chorus and Rhiannon Giddens. It appears on the Resistance Revival Chorus’ debut album “This Joy.”On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola responds to censorship by Twitter, which invoked a policy adopted after pressure to crack down on WikiLeaks. He also highlights whistleblowing against the JBS meatpacking corporation.Consortium News, which frequently covers WikiLeaks and various whistleblower stories, has sued Global News for “falsely accusing” the media...

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Michael Moore Archives - Shadowproof

Michael Moore Archives - Shadowproof

Michael Moore’s latest documentary is meant to inspire Americans with great ideas for social justice policies inspired by his visits to Europe.

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