Kevin Gosztola

Kevin Gosztola is a journalist who writes The Dissenter blog at FireDogLake and co-host of the weekly Unauthorized Disclosure podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @kgosztola


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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 12:45pm
When the Government’s Secrecy Arguments Are Not Blindly Accepted by Judges
A Guantanamo Bay prisoner, Abu Wa’el Dhiab, who has been force-fed and subjected to rough cell extractions prior to such feeding, is finally getting the opportunity to have his case challenging his treatment heard in court today. Remarkably, the hearing comes after two major victories, where the...
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Friday, September 26, 2014 - 11:15am
Obama Administration Invents Language to Conceal Reality of War in Iraq & Syria
One of the bothersome aspects of the war escalation in Iraq and Syria has been the commitment of President Barack Obama’s administration to using language to conceal their war plans. The White House has insisted this is not a war . The attacks on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are a...
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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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Screen shot from NBC News’ exclusive interview with Edward Snowden Views
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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