Rania Khalek Dispatches from the Underclass

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On this week’s episode of Unauthorized Disclosure Kevin Gozstola and I speak with Shane Bauer, a reporter with Mother Jones, about Urban Shield, an annual police gathering that epitomizes the militarization of US law enforcement. (Download the episode here or subscribe for free on iTunes here) More about the episode from Kevin: One week ago, Alameda County in California hosted […]

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On this week’s episode of Unauthorized Disclosure, Kevin Gosztola and I spoke with Nafeez Ahmed, a writer and contributor to The Guardian, about his groundbreaking article, “Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown.” (Download the episode here or subscribe for free on iTunes here) In both the UK and US there is a disturbing trend of the defense establishment militarizing social […]

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In the fourth episode of our podcast (we’re working on a name, I swear), Firedoglake’s Kevin Gosztola and I speak with Chloe Gleichman from the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI CATS) about three Michigan activists who face up to two years behind bars for participating in nonviolent direct action to prevent the construction of an Enbridge Inc. […]

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For the third episode of our new yet-to-be named podcast, FDL’s Kevin Gosztola and I speak with Kade Crockford, director of the Technology for Liberty Project at the ACLU of Massachusetts, about how US authorities at all levels of government have used post-9/11 hysteria to go after activists and militarize the hell out of local police departments. […]

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