Kevin Gosztola, Shadowproof

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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Demonstrators protest outside of the Old Bailey court in central London on September 7, 2020, as the extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange resumes again. (Photo: Tolga Akmen / AFP via Getty Images) Views
Friday, September 11, 2020
Trump’s ‘War On Journalism’ Takes Centerstage At Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing
In the last half-century, journalists James Bamford, Ben Bradlee, Seymour Hersh, and Neil Sheehan were each threatened with prosecution under the Espionage Act. But the U.S. government never followed through with Espionage Act charges against a journalist until 2019, when WikiLeaks founder Julian...
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Banners belonging to supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange outside Woolwich Crown Court during his extradition hearing on 25th February 2020 in London, United Kingdom. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is wanted in the United States to face charges of attempted hacking and breaches of the espionage act, related to the publication of classified US military documents. He faces a maximum of 175 years in prison. (Photo: Claire Doherty/In Pictures via Getty Images) News
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Prosecution in Assange Extradition Hearing: US-UK Treaty Does Not Apply To Wikileaks' Publisher
The prosecution in Julian Assange's extradition hearing in London Wednesday maintained a magistrate court has the authority to flout an international norm enshrined in treaties and approve the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder to the United States. Arguments on the third day of the hearing...
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Retired Gen. David Petraeus Views
Sunday, January 12, 2020
To Make Sense of Soleimani Assassination, Media Turn to Disgraced Iraq War Gen. David Petraeus
Following President Donald Trump's assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, several United States media outlets have turned to retired military general David Petraeus for "expert" commentary on Iran because he was Soleimani's "adversary" when he ran U.S. Central Command.
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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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