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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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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Senator Tim Kaine introduced a new authorized use of military force resolution with Sen. Bob Corker. (Photo via AFGE on Flickr) Views
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Senate Proposal To Constrain Trump’s War Making Would Actually Expand Perpetual War
A new authorization for the use of military force proposed by Democratic and Republican senators would further entrench the United States in endless war. It would also streamline the ability of President Donald Trump and future presidents to expand the “war on terrorism” to additional countries and...
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"Her commitment to the “rule of law” includes approving the torture of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who was waterboarded at the CIA’s secret prison in Thailand when she was in charge." (Photo: CNN/Screenshot) Views
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Who’s Who Of American War Criminals And Torture Apologists Endorse Gina Haspel For CIA Director
An array of former intelligence and other government officials signed a letter to the Senate intelligence committee in support of Gina Haspel, the nominee for CIA director. Haspel, who is currently the deputy CIA director, was briefly in charge of a black site prison in Thailand during President...
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Sunday, January 21, 2018
Trump Administration Turns ICE Into Tool for Political Repression
Immigration and Customs Enforcement appears to be escalating its targeting of immigrant rights activists for deportation. Since President Donald Trump was inaugurated, there have been at least ten prominent cases where immigrants involved in community activism were deported or faced an increased...
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CIA director Mike Pompeo and other CIA officials pressured the Harvard Kennedy School to revoke Chelsea Manning's fellowship invitation. Views
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Harvard Kennedy Succumbs to CIA Pressure, Revokes Chelsea Manning's Fellowship
The Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School revoked an invitation for United States military whistleblower Chelsea Manning to serve as a visiting fellow after intense pressure from the CIA. According to the Harvard Crimson , the school newspaper, "high-ranking current and former CIA...
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Screen shot of C-SPAN broadcast of Department of Justice briefing by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on "culture of leaking" Views
Saturday, August 05, 2017
Facing Crisis of Legitimacy, Trump Administration Pledges to Intensify War on Leaks
President Donald Trump's administration is in the throes of a crisis of legitimacy and leadership, with federal government employees concerned and unwilling to stay quiet about chaos, incompetence, and questionable acts unfolding within institutions. To respond to an increase in leaks to the press...
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Democrats’ ‘Better Deal’ Platform Isn’t Anything Working People Haven’t Been Sold Already
Over the past eight months, the Democratic Party has floundered and sputtered around while trying to develop an agenda that can convince citizens they are a clear alternative to President Donald Trump. What Democrats have mostly done is unleash volleys of accusations as if this somehow beats back...
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Friday, June 23, 2017
What If Jon Ossoff Campaigned On Message For Medicare For All?
When Jon Ossoff launched his campaign for the Georgia congressional seat formerly held by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Democrats mobilized to bolster his candidacy because they believed he could win. Yet, Ossoff’s failure to beat Republican Karen Handel has not produced the kind...
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