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The US military has adopted an Israeli procedure known as “roof-knocking” in its war on Islamic State, also known as ISIS or Daesh, adding yet another failed Israeli tactic to its counterterrorism toolkit. Roof-knocking entails striking the roof or upper story of a home or building with a mortar shell or missile prior to bombing […]

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/ October 5, 2014 / Comments Off on Podcast: ‘Ferguson October’ & How Community Continues to Stand Up to Police Aggression

Podcast: ‘Ferguson October’ & How Community Continues to Stand Up to Police Aggression

On this week’s episode of Unauthorized Disclosure Kevin Gozstola and I speak with Montague Simmons, the chair of the Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) and founder of Hands Up United, about the latest developments in Ferguson, Missouri, where police continue to harass and arrests protesters and journalists in the aftermath of the execution of unarmed black […]

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/ September 21, 2014 / Comments Off on Podcast: As Congress Buys Into More War, CODEPINK Becomes the Conscience of America

Podcast: As Congress Buys Into More War, CODEPINK Becomes the Conscience of America

On this week’s episode of Unauthorized Disclosure Kevin Gozstola and I speak with retired Army colonel and former US diplomat Ann Wright of CODEPINK Women for Peace about the group’s protests against the Obama administration’s ISIS bombing campaign.  (Download the episode here or subscribe for free on iTunes here). More about the episode from Kevin: The […]

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For this week’s episode of Unauthorized Disclosure, Kevin Gosztola and I spoke with Truthout staff reporter Dahr Jamail about Iraq’s continued descent into chaos. (Download the episode here or subscribe for free on iTunes here) Back in March, Jamail came on the show to discuss war crimes being committed by the US-installed Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki […]

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This week marks our 10th episode of Unauthorized Disclosure. To celebrate, Kevin Gosztola and I spoke with independent journalist Aviva Stahl about her killer piece at The Nation on how the UK is stripping dual citizens of their British citizenship in an arbitrary and secretive process called citizenship deprivation. Some of those subjected to citizen deprivation, […]

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This week marks our 10th episode of Unauthorized Disclosure. To celebrate, Kevin Gosztola and I spoke with independent journalist Aviva Stahl about her killer piece at The Nation on how the UK is stripping dual citizens of their British citizenship in an arbitrary and secretive process called citizenship deprivation. Some of those subjected to citizen deprivation, […]

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On this week’s episode of Unauthorized Disclosure, Kevin Gosztola and I interviewed Truthout staff reporter Dahr Jamail about his latest article on the ongoing crisis in Fallujah, where the US-installed Iraqi government headed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is slaughtering civilians. Jamail, one of the only American journalists still reporting on Iraq, highlights the parallels […]

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Isn’t it ironic how the architects and supporters of the illegal US invasion of Iraq are screaming the loudest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? One of the most laughable denunciations came from David Frum, the neoconservative Bush speechwriter who coined the phrase “Axis of Evil” and till this day remains confident in the rightness of […]

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Bradley Manning, the 25-year-old army private accused of leaking classified military documents and videos to the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, stood before a military judge today and for the first time admitted to being the source of the leak. His admission has garnered headlines but the more interesting aspect of today’s proceeding was Manning’s 35-page-long statement […]

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