Unauthorized Disclosure

Ben Norton of The Grayzone joins Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola for this week's edition of the "Unauthorized Disclosure" podcast.  

He speaks to us from Ecuador about the election results, where President Lenin Moreno's party was absolutely trounced. The left-wing candidate Andrés Arauz won by a wide margin, but he did not secure enough of the vote to avoid a runoff.   

As Ben
outlines, a US-backed coalition is forming around a pseudo-left candidate named Yaku Pérez, who is controlled opposition. Pérez identifies with the US and other neoliberal institutions of power that threaten the well-being of Ecuadorians.   

Later in the show, Ben addresses some recent stories involving Chile, Nicaragua, and Brazil—all of which illustrate the US government's continued commitment to crushing the so-called Pink Tide in Latin America as it surges back into power throughout the region.

Direct download: S8E5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14am EDT

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola kick off the episode with a conversation about how they're faring during the COVID-19 pandemic, as we are right around the one-year anniversary of the world shutting down.   

Rania and Kevin provide an update on the latest round of censorship. Team YouTube demonetized The Convo Couch, Progressive Soapbox, Graham Elwood, and Ford Fischer. They spend time on the justification Fischer received from YouTube for their action.   

Later in the episode, Rania and Kevin play several clips and cover the Senate hearing for the nominee for deputy Pentagon secretary, Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot's national media campaign against the Chicago Teachers Union, and a jaw-dropping Fox News segment on Guantanamo Bay prisoners.

Direct download: S8E3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50am EDT