Kevin Gosztola, FireDogLake

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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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 11:30am
US Delegation Refuses to Explain to UN Committee Why Durham Review Ended in No Torture Prosecutions
Members of the United Nations Committee Against Torture reviewing the United States’ compliance with the Convention Against Torture (CAT) asked multiples times for further explanation of why a preliminary review into allegations of torture ended in no prosecutions. The US delegation, however, chose...
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 12:30pm
Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Arrested While Trying to Attend David Petraeus Event in New York
Former CIA analyst and activist Ray McGovern was arrested as he attempted to attend an event in New York City featuring former CIA director and retired military general, David Petraeus. He was charged with resisting arrest, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. At 92nd Street Y, which describes...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 7:15am
The FBI Impersonated the Press to Catch a Bomb Threat Suspect
Both the Associated Press and Seattle Times are outraged that the FBI impersonated the Seattle Times in order to transmit malware to a bomb threat suspect so his location would be revealed. In June 2007, the FBI used a software tool called a “computer and Internet Protocol address verifier” or...
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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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