Unauthorized Disclosure

This part of the episode opens with discussion about the Orlando massacre, especially how Senate Democrats responded with a filibuster and push for legislation that included a provision to expand the terrorism watch list in order to enforce gun control. The show's hosts pivot to the People's Summit, a gathering of two to three thousand Bernie Sanders supporters in Chicago. Host Kevin Gosztola attended shares observations from the summit.

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Vice News reporter Jason Leopold joins the show to talk about new CIA documents he obtained as a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The documents contain revelations related to the case of Gul Rahman, who was tortured and died in his cell at the Salt Pit black site in Kabul, Afghanistan. Leopold highlights the implications and also shares how he was able to pry the documents loose from the grip of the United States government.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:12pm EST

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and identity politics is a recurring topic on the "Unauthorized Disclosure" podcast. This week, in a mega episode, we talk with our guest, Katie Halper, about the media anointing Clinton the nominee before the California primary last week. Halper addresses some of the latest absurd identity politics in the election, such as a New York Times reporter asking if it was sexist for Bernie Sanders to stay in the race. 

The episode runs quite a bit longer than other shows produced previously. However, the extra 30 minutes is Rania Khalek, Kevin Gosztola, and Katie Halper reading some of awesomely atrocious and marvelous writing or arguments put together by Clinton boosters. Gosztola reads a piece from Slate that makes Khalek want to vandalize her room. Halper reads an exchange she had on Twitter with Jeffrey Wright. And Khalek reads a glorious piece from Blue Nation Review, a truly award-winning pro-Clinton project now owned and driven by David Brock. 

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Challenging the dominant narratives, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola return from a weeks-long break to highlight the hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton's foreign policy speech against Donald Trump. The hosts talk about the tragedy of refugees drowning as they flee for Europe. U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning's appeal is briefly discussed. Finally, the hosts talk about the upcoming California primary and the Democratic Party's disdain for independent voters.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:26am EST

Matt Karp, who is an assistant professor of history at Princeton and a contributing editor of Jacobin, appears on the show to talk about a story he co-authored with Shawn Gude on the Sanders campaign, class politics of the campaign, and how—despite the dominant narrative—it is not driven by white male angst. Karp wrote a piece that relied upon a survey, which shows white Sanders supporters are not only more class conscious than white Clinton supporters but are also less racist than white Clinton supporters.

We spend the interview breaking down this survey, discussing why it is important, and what Karp has learned from writing about the Sanders campaign for Jacobin.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:46am EST

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola highlight the U.S. military's decision to charge no officers with crimes for the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz and the storming of parliament by Iraqis. We discuss Donald Trump's foreign policy speech, and the next phase of Bernie Sanders' campaign for president.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am EST

S3: Episode 14 — Keenaga-Yamahtta Taylor

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, the author of "From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation" joins the hosts, Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola, to talk about her book. She talks about the Congressional Black Caucus, solidarity in the Black Lives Matter movement, poverty among Black Americans, and the Democratic Party and what kind of obstacle it presents to Black liberation, and more. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:43am EST

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the Democratic presidential debate in Brooklyn, including the extraordinary part where Bernie Sanders went after Hillary Clinton for ignoring the plight of Palestinians in her defense of Israel. The hosts talk about Clinton's latest laughable answer for why she cannot release transcripts of her speeches to Goldman Sachs. They also talk about the Daily News editorial board meeting Clinton did, where she defended her role in the military coup in Honduras and argued it was legal. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am EST

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the Panama Papers, a class action lawsuit by American Muslims against the No Fly List, a human rights hearing on water crises in the United States, and some more of the latest developments in the 2016 presidential election. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am EST

Douglas Williams, a writer for the TheSouthLawn.org, returns to the show to talk about Bill Clinton's rant against Black Lives Matter protesters in Philadelphia. We discuss the crime bill in the 1990s. We discuss how the Clinton campaign has used African Americans against each other and how the Democratic primary race has perverted the concept of diversity. Williams calls this the "cognitive dissonance election," and we explore this idea during the interview. 

Direct download: S3E12GuestInterview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am EST