Kevin Gosztola

Kevin Gosztola is a writer and documentary filmmaker whose blog, The Dissenter, is posted at FireDogLake.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:00pm
Obama’s Deceptive, Ideological, Perilous Case for Escalating War
The neoconservative foreign policy doctrine advanced by officials in President George W. Bush’s administration was defined by the ideological belief that America has a “unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity and our principles.” In...
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 9:00am
Armored Vehicle Manufacturer Flips Out After Its Representative Explains Why Vehicles Used at Protests
Armored vehicle manufacturers are especially sensitive to suggestions that their vehicles will be used against protesters, even though that is exactly how they were used in Ferguson, Missouri, after a white police officer gunned down Mike Brown, an unarmed black teenager. The Armored Group LLC was...
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Friday, July 18, 2014 - 10:15pm
Israeli Ground Invasion Kills 28 More Palestinians, Forces Fire Unknown ‘White Poisonous Gas’
Twenty-eight more Palestinians have been killed since Israeli military forces launched a ground invasion into Gaza, according to Ma’an News Agency. Shelling apparently killed three children when “targeted shelling” killed three children in a home in northern Gaza. The three children killed in their...
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 8:30am
Muslim American Groups and Individuals Boycott White House Ramadan Dinner
Muslim American groups and individuals are boycotting the White House’s Iftar dinner and will instead be participating or supporting a protest outside the White House against United States government policies, which disproportionately impact Muslims all over the world. The Iftar is when Muslims...
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Detail from The Intercept's latest reporting based on NSA documents leaked from Edward Snowden. (Image: The Intercept) Views
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 1:45pm
Revealed NSA Surveillance of Muslim-Americans Focuses Attention on Islamophobia in Security Agencies
Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain of The Intercept have published a much-anticipated story revealing five prominent Muslim-Americans the National Security Agency and FBI spied upon. The surveillance, which primarily appears to have involved monitoring their emails, was conducted under the Foreign...
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From a May 29, 2014 protest (Photo: cc / flickr / Light Brigading) Views
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 2:15pm
Obama's Answer to Child Refugee Crisis at US-Mexico Border: Speed Up Deportations
Tens of thousands of children from Central American countries are crossing the United States-Mexico border. They are being apprehended and processed into America’s immigration system. And, according to President Barack Obama, the answer to this crisis is to send a message to children and their...
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 12:15pm
US Marshals Seize Copies of Local Cell Phone Tracking Records Requested by ACLU
US marshals in Florida seized copies of local cell phone tracking records from the Sarasota Police Department, which the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) chapter in the state had requested. The extraordinarily brazen act was a clear violation of public records law. And the ACLU quickly pushed...
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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:30pm
NBC News Confirms Attempt by Edward Snowden to Go Through Channels at NSA
One major argument from critics of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been that he did not go through “proper channels” in government before taking documents on top secret surveillance programs and providing them to journalists. But, during NBC News’ exclusive interview with Snowden, the network...
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 2:30pm
Will White House Official Who Revealed Kabul CIA Station Chief’s Identity to Reporters Be Held Responsible?
While President Barack Obama was on a “surprise” Memorial Day weekend trip to Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, something the Obama administration has viciously condemned whenever it has occurred on their watch happened: the name of the CIA officer who is the Kabul station chief was leaked to...
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Dean Baquet. (Screen shot from PBS Frontline.) Views
Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 10:00am
New York Times’ New Executive Editor Has History of Steering Clear of Controversial Reporting
New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has been fired and replaced by Dean Baquet, who was managing editor at the Times. But how will he defend the right to publish when confronted by opposition from government officials? What will Baquet do to encourage and promote investigative journalism...
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