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, July 21, 2016
RNC Protests Dissatisfy Reporters Who Anticipated Trump-Stoked Violence
Reporters and police grossly outnumber protesters at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, and reporters are hungry for some kind of spectacle to break out so they can justify their presence. A few outlets have even opted to express their dismay by publishing stories framed around the...
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
After Sanders Endorses Clinton, 'Political Revolution' Faces Hard Choices
For the past months, the Democratic Party, particularly corporate Democrats, clamored for Bernie Sanders to quit the presidential race or endorse Hillary Clinton. He continued his campaign and competed in all 50 states. He challenged the inevitability of Clinton as a nominee, forcing her to stave...
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Sunday, July 10, 2016
Dallas Police Shooting: Blowback from Impunity and Structural Racism
Five police officers in Dallas are dead after a shooting, which took place toward the end of a peaceful demonstration on July 7. The protest was a response to the gut-wrenching acts of police violence, which killed Philando Castile in Minneapolis and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge. A suspect,...
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Wednesday, July 06, 2016
In Email Investigation, FBI Makes Political Decision To Not Recommend Charges For Clinton
Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey announced the outcome of the agency’s investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information on her private email server. Though evidence of “potential violations” of statutes related to the handling...
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Clinton Democrats Claim To Support Health Care As A Right, But Oppose Universal Healthcare In Platform
A major nurses union condemned Democrats on the Democratic National Convention Platform Committee, who blocked an amendment in support of a single-payer health care system. During proceedings in St. Louis on June 24, James Zogby of the Arab-American Institute introduced an amendment, which declared...
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Sunday, June 26, 2016
Democrats Prioritize Party Unity Over Including Stand Against TPP In Platform
Members of the Democratic National Convention Platform Committee shot down an attempt to include specific opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal in the platform, despite the fact that both Democratic presidential candidates have taken positions against the TPP. The attempt...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016
New York Democrats Anoint Cuomo As Chair As Clinton Delegate Strikes Sanders Delegate With Cane
Moumita Ahmed, an at-large delegate for Bernie Sanders and co-founder of Millennials For Bernie, walked down the aisle to rally fellow delegates at the New York state meeting. The chair of the meeting, Michael Reich, a lawyer for the Democratic Party, refused to accept motions from the floor. Ahmed...
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
DNC Platform Committee Members Offended By Key Single-Payer Healthcare Advocate
The executive director of a major nurses union, which provided substantial support for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, spoke to the Democratic platform committee on June 17. She advocated for single-payer universal healthcare in the United States. But two of the platform committee members...
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Evoking ‘Spirit Of 9/12’ Was Once Crass Politics, But Not For Hillary Clinton
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton urged Americans to recall the “spirit of 9/12” during her response to the massacre of 49 people by Omar Mateen on June 14. Such a call is deeply alarming, given how American Muslims were treated the day after the September 11th attacks. It also is an...
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Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Sanders Encourages Struggle Against Establishment Politics To Continue
“The struggle continues,” Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders declared in a speech, which capped off his statewide campaign in California. He described the struggle broadly as one for social, economic, racial, and environmental justice. Sanders also noted he has overwhelmingly won...
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