Kevin Gosztola

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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Moments after Trump’s statement praising the Bolivian military, Mexico announced it had granted Morales political asylum. Around two dozen lawmakers and officials from Bolivia already had sought refuge from Mexico. (Photo: Flickr) Views
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Trump Applauds Bolivia’s Military Coup As US Establishment Media Blame Morales For Turmoil
President Donald Trump celebrated a military coup in Bolivia that forced President Evo Morales, who recently won a fourth term, to resign on November 10. “After nearly 14 years and his recent attempt to override the Bolivian constitution and the will of the people, Morales’ departure preserves...
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Supporters of Julian Assange demonstrate outside court in London. (Photo: Screen shot from Ruptly livestream) Views
Friday, June 14, 2019
Facing Serious Charges, Judge Sets 'Long Timetable' For Assange To Prepare Defense Against Extradition
In the United States government’s extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, his attorneys agreed to a “long timetable” so he may prepare his defense against “incredibly serious charges, which impact upon typical newsgathering activities.” Judge Emma Arbuthnot set a five-day hearing...
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When Assange was hauled out of the embassy, video captured him urging the UK to resist and fight President Donald Trump’s administration. (Photo: Screengrab) Views
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Justice Department Charges Julian Assange With Computer Crime But Alleges Conspiracy To Abet Espionage
The United States Justice Department dramatically escalated its political prosecution of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange. Their efforts are aimed at criminalizing a journalist—and more broadly, a media organization—for allegedly aiding and abetting the disclosure of classified information...
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Manning is in jail at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center in Alexandria, Virginia, which is also where the grand jury is empaneled. (Photo: joltcan/Flickr.) Views
Friday, March 22, 2019
Chelsea Manning Believes Subpoena From WikiLeaks Grand Jury May Be ‘Perjury Trap,’ According To Unsealed Documents
Documents related to Chelsea Manning’s effort to quash a federal grand jury subpoena show her attorneys are concerned the grand jury investigation against WikiLeaks may be trying to draw her into a “perjury trap.” Manning is in jail at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center in Alexandria,...
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“I fail to understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony that you give today to be truthful.” (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Elliott Abrams Melts Down As Muslim Congresswoman Questions Role In Crimes Against Humanity
Elliott Abrams, the special envoy to Venezuela for President Donald Trump’s administration, had a meltdown when Representative Ilhan Omar highlighted his criminal conduct in the Iran-Contra scandal. The meltdown occurred during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, “Venezuela at the Crossroads...
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“We continue to hold the illegitimate Maduro regime directly responsible for any threats it may pose to the safety of the Venezuelan people.” (Photo: White House on Flickr) Views
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Trump Backs Overthrow Of Venezuelan President, Recognizes Right-Wing Opposition Figure As Leader
President Donald Trump recognized a right-wing opposition leader in Venezuela as the country’s interim president. To date, the statement was the Trump administration’s clearest show of support for a slow-motion coup unfolding against President Nicolas Maduro, who was re-elected on May 20. “I am...
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Former Chicago police commander Jon Burge died on September 19. He was responsible for systematic torture. (Photo: People's Law Office in Chicago) Views
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Death Of Jon Burge: Commander Set Standard For Police Terror In Chicago
Former Chicago police commander Jon Burge was involved with several officers in the torture of more than 110 black men. He was never held fully accountable for the trauma inflicted on black communities and died on September 19. At the trial for former Officer Jason Van Dyke, who is accused of...
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Thursday, August 23, 2018
NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Receives Longest Sentence Ever For Unauthorized Disclosure
Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner was sentenced to five years and three months in prison at a federal courthouse in Augusta, Georgia. It was part of a plea agreement approved by the court, where Winner admitted she disclosed classified information in violation of the...
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U.S. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held the historic meeting between leaders of both countries on Tuesday morning in Singapore, carrying hopes to end decades of hostility and the threat of North Korea's nuclear programme. (Photo by Kevin Lim/The Strait Times/Handout/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Backlash to Trump-Kim Summit Is Motivated By Commitment to Projecting American Superpower
President Donald Trump’s talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have the potential to usher in an era of nonviolent coexistence. However, the political establishment, corporate media, and foreign policy think tanks are deeply upset that Trump offered to end United States military exercises...
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Jonathan Alter, a columnist for The Daily Beast and an MSNBC analyst, is the latest pundit to pen a nauseating lecture. (Photo: Aspen Institute/flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Jonathan Alter Thinks Democrats Need to Be Less Democratic
There is a genre of commentary from liberal pundits that persistently appears like crab grass, and it involves scolding progressive or left-wing voters for their activism around elections. Jonathan Alter, a columnist for The Daily Beast and an MSNBC analyst, is the latest pundit to pen a nauseating...
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