Managing editor of @Shadowproofcom. Co-host of podcast @UnauthorizedDis. Host of "Dissenter Weekly." SPJ member.

Chicago,IL
Joined August 2008
The US government punishes people who reveal war crimes (Chelsea Manning), object to torture (John Kiriakou), and expose drone killings (Daniel Hale). Yet those who authorize, encourage, or commit war crimes, torture, & targeted assassinations never have to fear an indictment.
36
895
32
2,402
Kevin Gosztola retweeted
City Council has the opportunity to approve the Anjanette Young Ordinance, which would ban no-knock warrants. Does it go far enough? @invinst's @mairaka and @trinattrill investigate CPD’s pattern and practice of home invasions in the 8/5 issue of SSW: southsideweekly.com/cpds-pat…
0
11
1
14
Went the entire op-ed without mentioning the Democratic Majority for Israel or Third Way. He doesn’t bother to prove “Dark Money” didn’t sway outcome. He just insists it can’t be so cause some conversations he had with people in Ohio never reflected this political reality. 🤡
#NinaTurner didn't lose to #ShontelBrown because of "Dark Money" she lost because #OH11 voters don't live thier lives on Twitter, don't read WaPo puff pieces and don't like Establishment carpet baggers coming to town telling them how to vote thegrio.com/2021/08/04/why-n…
5
14
0
66
Kevin Gosztola retweeted
At least 20 Indigenous water protectors were arrested in Minnesota over the weekend during protests against the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. "The level of brutality that was unleashed on us was very extreme," says lawyer Tara Houska (@zhaabowekwe).
21
969
60
1,266
45,889
Kevin Gosztola retweeted
Being at #DanielHale's sentencing last week and seeing no camera crews from local or national media outlets wait outside is a sobering reminder how much the reporting landscape has changed.
3
43
5
94
Show this thread
Kevin Gosztola retweeted
This week, Shadowproof celebrates 6 years of publishing independent journalism. Today, we wanted to show solidarity and uplift just a few of our favorite indy media projects (an incomplete list!) and encourage you to read, share, and support them however you can!
1
15
2
24
Show this thread
Kevin Gosztola retweeted
Folks on here spent days belittling Cori Bush’s protest as a sleepover photo op. But she may have singlehandedly facilitated a ban on evictions for 2 more months. Being a keyboard warrior is cute, but some officials are actually fighting to get things done.
Rep. Cori Bush, who has been protesting and sleeping outside the U.S. Capitol Building at the steps for 5 days in protest of the expiration of the eviction moratorium, and @AOC celebrate news that the White House intends to extend the eviction moratorium. Photo by @evelynpix
87
436
42
2,933
Show this thread
Shontel Brown trailed Nina Turner by 35% at the end of May. What shifted the primary in her favor? Dark money. Over $2 million from Super PAC committed to Israeli apartheid against Palestinians. Also, a think tank funded by GOP donors and corporate lobbyists spent a good amount.
33
142
14
449
So this result isn't because Nina Turner didn't appreciate that Democrats like Biden. It isn't a warning sign that progressive politics are less appealing to voters than establishment politics. It is proof that "evil money," as Nina put it, still wins elections.
4
15
1
86
Shontel Brown wouldn't have won without torrent of dark money unleashed in support of her and against Nina Turner. She needed all mailers that lied to voters and escalated the vitriol. Some Congress members wait to be bought and owned after they're sworn in. Not Shontel.
7
18
0
91
This is who bankrolled DMFI in their war on Bernie.
Democratic Majority For Israel's Super PAC, @DMFIPAC, filed records on who funded them in 2019. We now have some idea of who is funding this AIPAC-front that aired an ad in Iowa, which weaponized Bernie Sanders' heart attack against him. Thread.
Show this thread
6
82
6
228
DMFI, a group committed to system of apartheid against Palestinians, as well as corporate status quo in US, will keep at this with full support from centrist Democrats and Republicans. Progressives now must anticipate this dirty money polluting every major primary.
7
28
2
74
Kevin Gosztola retweeted
***Cuomo Maintained 'Culture Of Fear And Intimidation'*** by ⁦⁦@kgosztola⁩ — “They simply assumed the allegation false and focused on attacking and neutralizing Ms. Boylan by distributing disparaging information about Ms. Boylan to the press…” thedissenter.org/cuomo-sexua…
2
14
1
20
Show this thread
It’s Big Pharma’s Jim Clyburn’s Democratic Party and you’ll vote for who we tell you to vote for!
It's Jim Clyburn's Democratic Party and we're lucky to be in it!
3
16
2
61
Kevin Gosztola retweeted
A super PAC dumped $2 million into the race to vilify Turner. $2 million. Literally what the fuck are you talking about?
If #OH11 results hold, it's yet another reminder that $$ doesn't equal votes. More important to raise enough money to get your message out vs. raising eye-popping totals from national donors.
27
279
8
1,944
Kevin Gosztola retweeted
Overhead from a black local councilman about Jim Clyburn and the fact that he’s bought by big pharma: “don’t confuse that RX with Malcolm X.” It’s a good line.
137
388
63
2,962
Jim Clyburn, Big Pharma’s most loyal servant (even during deadly pandemic), came to Ohio to poison the Democratic primary just as he did in 2020 against Bernie Sanders
3
30
2
100
Show this thread