Yemeni Americans Feel Doubly Betrayed as US Government Refuses to Evacuate Them from Yemen

By: Monday April 20, 2015 1:05 pm

Gadeir Abbas The US envoy to Djibouti spoke about the “tough experience” Yemeni Americans trapped in Yemen last week, however, what was missing from his remarks were any indications that the government will end its refusal evacuate tens of thousands of Americans from the war-ravaged country. Tom Kelly, according to McClatchy, acknowledged that hundreds of [...]

 

Podcast: Government Doesn’t Want Anyone to Know FBI Agents Can See They’re Creating Terrorists

By: Sunday March 22, 2015 4:00 pm

On this week’s episode of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, the guest is Trevor Aaronson, contributing writer to The Intercept and executive director of the Florida Center of Investigative Reporting at the University of Miami. Aaronson wrote a feature on Sami Osmakac, a mentally ill Muslim man who was the target of an FBI sting operation [...]

Interview: CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou on How US Government Treats Whistleblowers in Prison

By: Sunday March 1, 2015 5:00 pm

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou is more than three weeks into an 86-day term on house arrest. He was released from a federal “correctional” institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania, in early February. Kiriakou pled guilty to violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (IIPA), but it was not until he spoke up about waterboarding being torture in an [...]

Podcast: Baraa Shiban on US Drone Strikes, AQAP, the Houthis & the Power Vacuum in Yemen

By: Sunday February 8, 2015 2:00 pm

Shiban joins the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast this week to talk about the latest developments in Yemen, including recent US drone strikes and the Houthi uprising.

Podcast: Jason Leopold on Guantanamo & Prying Loose Documents from ‘Most Transparent Administration Ever™’

By: Sunday February 1, 2015 6:00 pm

Weekly “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast with hosts Kevin Gosztola & Rania Khalek

Podcast: Journalist Marcy Wheeler Reports on Trial Against Former CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling for Alleged Leak

By: Sunday January 25, 2015 2:00 pm

A jury continues to deliberate on a verdict in the trial against former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, who is accused of leaking details about a CIA operation that involved a Russian asset, who secretly provided Iran with flawed blueprints for a nuclear weapon. The government claims he leaked the details to New York Times journalist [...]

Podcast: Journalist Dan Cohen on What He Saw as Gaza Endured Deadly Winter Storm

By: Sunday January 18, 2015 1:00 pm

A deadly winter storm recently hit the Middle East and impacted tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza, who are still homeless as a result of Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge” which destroyed thousands of homes. Al-Arabiya News reported that snowstorm “Huda” had Palestinians scurrying for heaters as well as bread, water and diapers. Power is [...]

Year-End Episode of ‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Podcast on Some of Most Significant Issues/Stories of 2014

By: Sunday December 28, 2014 2:00 pm

Police violence and torture. The rise of the Islamic State—or ISIS—and another war in Iraq. Another assault on the people of Gaza by Israel. These are the major stories highlighted on the year-end “Unauthorized Disclosure” episode. Our guest for the episode is Roqayah Chamseddine, a freelance writer based in Australia. After Ferguson police officer Darren [...]

Podcast: The ‘Cuban Five’ — On Their Case & Release from US Prison as Part of a Prisoner Swap

By: Sunday December 21, 2014 11:00 am

The release of the last three members of the “Cuban Five” as part of a prisoner swap marking a shift in United States policy toward Cuba was a victory for people all over the world, who had been seeking justice and freedom for them. The “Cuban Five” are five men, who were sent to Miami [...]

Podcast: The Torture Report, Its Ramifications & the Torture That Continues Under Obama

By: Sunday December 14, 2014 4:00 pm

The Senate intelligence committee finally released the summary of its report on the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program this past week. It detailed a criminal conspiracy involving the torture the CIA used against detainees in the global “war on terrorism” and the lengths to which CIA officials and interrogators had gone to cover up [...]

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