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Kevin Gosztola is an American journalist, author, and documentary filmmaker known for work on whistleblowers, Wikileaks, national security, secrecy, civil liberties, and digital freedom. Writing The Dissenter beat for the blog Firedoglake, he is the only assigned journalist to cover the entire court martial of Chelsea Manning and also substantially covers the case of John Kiriakou.


Gosztola has written for The Nation, Salon, and OpEdNews. He co-authored, with Greg Mitchell, Truth and Consequences: The US vs. Bradley Manning. Gosztola co-hosts, with Rania Khalek, Unauthorized Disclosures. Gosztola has interviewed on Democracy Now!, The Real News, CounterSpin, Frontline, The Young Turks, and other shows and media outlets. He was one of few journalists to cover the Manning trial extensively, along with independent journalists Alexa O'Brien and Nathan Fuller, and a handful of reporters from The Guardian and the AP.


Gosztola is from Mishawaka, Indiana and graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in film in 2010. He resides in Chicago. He worked as an intern and videographer at The Nation before joining Firedoglake.


In December, 2014, Firedodlake suspended operations indefinitely. In August, 2015, its tradition and legacy was assumed by Shadowproof, with Kevin Gosztola as Managing Editor.

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Kevin Gosztola, a writer for Shadowproof.com and co-host of the podcast Unauthorized Disclosure, and Paul Wright, the founder and Executive Director of the Human Rights Defense Center and editor of Prison Legal News, join the show. The food charity Oxfam is reeling after reports that some of its senior ...
Below is a partially edited transcript of the interview with Daniel Ellsberg. KEVIN GOSZTOLA: In this book, you reveal to the public that you had classified documents on nuclear planning and other related matters. Would you talk about what happened to those documents? DANIEL ELLSBERG: I didn't speak ...

Kevin Gosztola, a writer for Shadowproof.com and co-host of the podcast Unauthorized Disclosure, and Paul Wright, the founder and Executive Director of the Human Rights Defense Center and editor of Prison Legal News, join the show. Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued indictments today against 13 ...
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola address a Daily Beast piece claiming to “expose” Redfish, a Russian-backed grassroots media project where Khalek briefly worked. Khalek talks about the sheer disingenuousness of this attack. Later in the show, Khalek and Gosztola discuss recent airstrikes by the ...
Brian and John speak with Kevin Gosztola, a writer for Shadowproof.com and co-host of the podcast Unauthorized Disclosure, and Paul Wright, the founder and Executive Director of the Human Rights Defense Center and editor of Prison Legal News. The US and its allies struck Syrian government forces ...
President Donald Trump's administration is aggressively prosecuting NSA contractor Reality Winner for allegedly releasing a top secret report on Russian interference in the 2016 Election. When FBI agents interrogated her, Winner made statements that were severely incriminating and could prolong her ...

The UK's High Court of Justice quashed the extradition of activist and computer scientist Lauri Love because prison conditions could result in his death if transferred to the United States to stand trial. by Kevin Gosztola. February 07th, 2018. By Kevin Gosztola ...
Kevin Gosztola, a writer for Shadowproof.com and co-host of the podcast Unauthorized Disclosure, and Paul Wright, the founder and Executive Director of the Human Rights Defense Center and editor of Prison Legal News (PLN), join the show. The United States is facing a crisis of epic proportions in ...
Reality Winner is an NSA contractor accused of leaking a classified document to The Intercept. She was charged with violating the Espionage Act and is currently in detention awaiting trial. by Kevin Gosztola. January 30th, 2018. By Kevin Gosztola ...
Democrats may think the secret to winning in November is ending the chaos, but when a white nationalist president wreaks havoc for more than a year and destabilizes everything, the following election cycle should be chaotic. by Kevin Gosztola. January 25th, 2018. By Kevin Gosztola ...
In the season premiere of “Unauthorized Disclosure,” hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola interview Mickey Huff, who is the director of Project Censored. He is the co-host of “The Project Censored Show” on KPFK. Huff also worked on an annual book that includes the Top 25 Censored Stories each year ...
Since Donald Trump's inauguration, multiple high-profile cases have surfaced where immigrants involved in community activism were deported or faced an increased threat of deportation. by Kevin Gosztola. January 19th, 2018. By Kevin Gosztola ...
Chelsea Manning is running because status quo Democratic politics is far from good enough in challenging the forces that have been bolstered by Trump. by Kevin Gosztola. January 18th, 2018. By Kevin Gosztola ...
President Donald Trump's administration is set to put Reality Winner, a former NSA contractor, on trial in March for allegedly disclosing an intelligence report on Russian hacking during the 2016 presidential election. “It's the first major leak prosecution under President Donald Trump. And so we get to see ...
During the show, the hosts talk about Donald Trump's foreign policy and what liberal imperialists and neoconservatives disliked about Trump's first year. We celebrate what parts of Trump's agenda grassroots resistance was able to stall while addressing where opposition really faces an intense struggle.
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola interview journalist Todd Miller, author of Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security. It was published by City Lights Books in September and was praised by Bill McKibben, Christian Parenti, and Dahr Jamail, who has appeared on this ...
“The findings of the report support our ongoing call to immediately release people from detention, as ICE has proven time and time again to be incapable of meeting basic standards for humane treatment.” by Kevin Gosztola. December 15th, 2017. By Kevin Gosztola ...

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss President Donald Trump and his administration's plans to move the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. They also comment on the tax bill and react to Senator Al Franken's resignation over sexual harassment allegations. Khalek, who is involved ...
“Earth First! is a philosophy based on biocentrism, direct action, and not compromising with Earth-destroying corporations when fighting for the environment. You can't sue an idea.” by Kevin Gosztola. December 06th, 2017. By Kevin Gosztola ...
The court acknowledged that “allowing oil to flow through the pipeline” would create “potentially disruptive” effects and could lead to incidents that may potentially “wreak havoc on nearby communities and ecosystems.” by Kevin Gosztola. December 05th, 2017. By Kevin Gosztola ...
KEVIN GOSZTOLA: Why shouldn't grief be kept private? DAN BERGER: I think grief surrounds us all, and sadly, it seems to surround us with increasing intensity and increasing pain, as we confront everything from climate catastrophe to incipient fascism to so much else. So I think the best organizing, the ...
The city of Chicago plans to build a massive multi-million dollar training center for police and firefighters in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. But a coalition of community organizations contend the center will compound President Donald Trump's “multi-pronged attack” on communities of color and ...
A federal appeals court rejected claims from about 125 Seattle police officers that a consent decree or “use of force” policy violates their Second Amendment rights to use firearms for “self-defense.” Previously, a district court ruled against the complaint filed by officers against the Seattle Police Department, ...
It is remarkable that any former CIA director would oppose someone for "long-standing efforts" to "legitimize" their "criminal path." by. Kevin Gosztola. Tweet. Share. Share. Share. Pin. Mail. Share. 9 Comments. CIA director Mike Pompeo and other CIA officials pressured the Harvard Kennedy School to ...
The United States Attorney's office in the northern district of Texas issued another subpoena against journalist Barrett Brown. It was sent to Writers House, Barrett Brown's literary agent who is working with him on his forthcoming book. The subpoena, signed by U.S. Attorney John Parker, indicates the ...
“Earth First! is a philosophy based on biocentrism, direct action, and not compromising with Earth-destroying corporations when fighting for the environment. You can't sue an idea.” by Kevin Gosztola. December 06th, 2017. By Kevin Gosztola ...
The court acknowledged that “allowing oil to flow through the pipeline” would create “potentially disruptive” effects and could lead to incidents that may potentially “wreak havoc on nearby communities and ecosystems.” by Kevin Gosztola. December 05th, 2017. By Kevin Gosztola ...
KEVIN GOSZTOLA: Why shouldn't grief be kept private? DAN BERGER: I think grief surrounds us all, and sadly, it seems to surround us with increasing intensity and increasing pain, as we confront everything from climate catastrophe to incipient fascism to so much else. So I think the best organizing, the ...
The Department of Justice is being sued over a staggering twenty-seven ongoing investigations into potential leaks. by Kevin Gosztola. December 01st, 2017. By Kevin Gosztola ...
A new PBS documentary looks deep into the shadowy world of the global arms trade, profit-making from war, and the politicians who sell the interests of their constituents to the highest bidder. by Kevin Gosztola. November 21st, 2017. By Kevin Gosztola ...
“There is a reason why the CIA sees WikiLeaks as “hostile.” WikiLeaks is largely opposed to the agency and consistently has exposed the organization to greater scrutiny. But that does not make it a Kremlin-backed outfit.” by Kevin Gosztola. November 15th, 2017. By Kevin Gosztola ...
As temperatures drop and the winter months near, the city of Chicago remains committed to ensuring homeless individuals are unable to erect “Tent Cities” in the Uptown area of the city near Lake Shore Drive. Authorities also contend the city has no obligation to offer alternative housing for homeless ...
Hariri has essentially been held incommunicado for over a week, even though a few heads of state have apparently been allowed to see him ...
The leadership of the Democratic Party has refused to address evidence, preferring to “move forward” by coercing Democrats who supported Bernie Sanders into uniting with the very elements of the party responsible for losing to President Donald Trump. by Kevin Gosztola. November 04th, 2017. By Kevin Gosztola ...
The leadership of the Democratic Party has refused to address evidence, preferring to “move forward” by coercing Democrats who supported ...
Although the platform has been cautiously celebrated by many progressives, as Kevin Gosztola wrote for Shadowproof that same month, "the ...
The case creates a potentially insurmountable bar for anyone, who alleges they had their constitutional rights violated by a police officer.
GUEST: Kevin Gosztola, managing editor of Shadowproof.com. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, Unauthorized Disclosure.
“I do not think this is a case that the public would ever understand… consequently, the whole case would become engulfed in questions of ...
Members of Congress signed a letter urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to prosecute environmental activists challenging pipelines as ...
Racketeering allegations against Greenpeace claimed the organization created false reports “for the unlawful purpose of soliciting fraudulent ...
Racketeering allegations against Greenpeace claimed the organization created false reports “for the unlawful purpose of soliciting fraudulent ...
“The more the detention system relies on private corporations, the less transparent it is. This is all the more reason to be concerned about the ...
The FBI claims that it has much to offer entertainment producers and touts several items as services it may choose to provide: “guidance” on ...
Judge Brian Epps contended Winner's “hate” for America and admiration of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange make her a dangerous ...
What the administration wants is for organizations that bring challenges to their authority to be constrained from invoking the record of unjust ...
In many respects, this version of the ban is the cruelest and absurd of three Muslim bans. North Korea and Venezuela are simply cover for ...
A magistrate judge dismissed multiple claims brought by supporters of journalist Barrett Brown against a former assistant United States attorney ...
FBI agents did not think Reality Winner was a “big bad mastermind prolific spy,” but that's not stopping the government from prosecuting her ...
The city of Chicago plans to build a massive multi-million dollar training center for police and firefighters in the West Garfield Park ...


 

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