Kevin Gosztola

Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of Shadowproof Press. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, Unauthorized Disclosure. Follow him on Twitter: @kgosztola

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Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 9:15am
The Absurd Identity Politics of Establishment Pundits Critiquing Bernie Sanders
The reason why Bernie Sanders has achieved so much success in the United States presidential election so far is because he is not a woman, argues Mark Joseph Stern, a writer on law and LGBTQ issues for Slate. It is one of the most incredibly absurd arguments put forward by a commentator during the...
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 10:15am
D.C. Bar Goes After Whistleblower Who Exposed Warrantless Wiretapping
When the Justice Department ended its investigation into Thomas Tamm in 2011, the Justice Department whistleblower who revealed warrantless wiretapping said it was a relief that a “long ordeal” was now over. But it turns out the “ordeal” has entered a new chapter. He now faces ethics violations for...
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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 11:00am
Liberals No Longer Amused by Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Campaign
The objective of the week for liberals appears to be to make clear Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is some kind of pariah. Despite how his candidacy has transformed into a phenomenon over the past months, establishment liberals maintain the U.S. senator from Vermont should not be...
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Friday, January 8, 2016 - 1:15pm
‘Insider Threat’ Program: Hundred Thousand Pentagon Personnel Under Total Surveillance
At least a hundred thousand military, civilian, and contractor personnel at the Defense Department have been subjected to a “continuous evaluation” or total surveillance of their electronic activities and communications. The surveillance is part of the department’s “Insider Threat” program and...
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 8:00am
What’s Wrong With Laughing & Labeling Oregon Militants "Terrorists"
Militants have taken over the headquarters for a a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. The militants took control of the federal building in the afternoon on January 2 and, thus far, United States law enforcement agencies have not removed them. Comedian Hari Kondabolu quips , “These men are armed...
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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 2:00pm
'60 Minutes' Pushes National Security Propaganda To Cast Snowden, Manning As Traitors
The television program, “60 Minutes,” aired a segment on Sunday in which it assassinated the character of Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, and even went so far as to question their loyalty to America. The two whistleblowers were compared to the Washington Navy Yard shooter, who killed twelve...
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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 1:00pm
In No Fly List Retaliation Case, Court Rules American Muslims May Not Seek Damages from FBI Agents
A federal court ruled American Muslims, who claim they were placed on the No Fly List after refusing to become informants, are not allowed to sue FBI agents for damages. The case, Tanvir v. Holder , was filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Creative Law Enforcement...
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 9:45am
Pentagon War Manual Gives Military License To Target and Attack Journalists
The Pentagon has adopted a “law of war manual” [ PDF ], which enables commanders to treat journalists as “unprivileged belligerents.” It suggests that correspondents who report some information about combat operations may be taking “direct part in hostilities,” a disturbing argument for justifying...
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 3:30pm
On Human Rights, UN Committee Gives US Low Grades for Surveillance, Detention at Guantanamo
Screen shot of CCPR grades for United States A United Nations committee, which reviews how countries comply with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), issued grades for the United States government’s implementation of recommendations issued last year. The committee gave...
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 7:15am
Hillary Clinton Pledges to Defend Israeli Apartheid and Fight BDS Movement in Letter to Mega-Donor
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent a letter to media mogul Haim Saban, a mega-donor, assuring him that she would make countering the global Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel a priority. She invoked a recent terrorist attack against Jews in Paris...
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