Managing editor of @Shadowproofcom. Co-host of weekly podcast @UnauthorizedDis. SPJ member.

Chicago,IL
Joined August 2008
We're moments away from British judge announcing extradition decision in WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's case. I'll have live updates shortly.
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On @UnauthorizedDis, @yashalevine says social media companies are problem for politics. "It helps give people illusion that they're connected." But we step outside & "there's nothing." FULL INTERVIEW with Yasha on monopolistic tech companies after Trump invidio.us/wYewSOX3vSE
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Trump will cater to Republicans and not pardon Julian Assange or Edward Snowden
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Regardless, it was still necessary for supporters of Assange, Snowden, and others prosecuted under the Espionage Act to mount long shot pardon campaigns.
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At Senate confirmation hearing, Secretary of State nominee Anthony Blinken defends support for war in Libya “In fact, I think it’s been written about. I was [Biden’s] national security adviser, and he didn’t agree with that course of action.”
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Blinken: “I support providing that lethal assistance [arms] to Ukraine. In fact, I had the opportunity to write exactly that in the New York Times about three years ago.”
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Blinken says he agrees with Sen. Rubio, still supports failed coup leader Juan Guaido and regime change in Venezuela. “Maybe we need to look at how we more effectively target the sanctions we have so regime enablers really feel the pain”
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Back in 2020 when Biden picked Blinken to head the State Department, I put together a thread on Blinken
Replying to @kgosztola
Blinken is devout believer in American exceptionalism. He sees Biden as president who will put "globe back on its axis" after Trump. To Blinken, world has little chance of survival if United States doesn't dictate its future. He expressed this view at USGLC event on Nov. 10:
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The difference between Blinken and Pompeo appears to be Blinken isn't rapture ready and he will wave an LGBTQIA flag when promoting military interventions. But they both love destructive regime change policies or "efforts to restore democracy" in the world.
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Kevin Gosztola retweeted
NEWS: Biden's new health care plan lifted its proposals from insurance lobbyists' letter - it would provide lucrative subsidies to insurers that pumped cash into the 2020 election. It avoids a promised public option & Dem legislation to expand Medicare. dailyposter.com/p/news-biden…
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Quite an ignorant statement made worse by the fact that Cantwell views sanctions—or economic warfare against populations—as a viable "tool"
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) calls on Yellen to use sanctions aggressively: "I do believe in using sanctions ... The Trump administration failed to be as aggressive on sanctions I want to be sure you use that as an economic tool"
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"President Trump issued sanctions about three times a day since 2017," Bloomberg reported. So sanctions at breakfast, sanctions at lunch, and sanctions at dinner This is a reputable news source bankrolled by massive neoliberal so get this to Cantwell before she yawps again.
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There are many justifiable reasons for pardoning Assange, Snowden, Winner, Albury, Kiriakou, and others targeted by Espionage Act. That Trump won’t offer clemency unless he is able to extort millions of dollars or obtain some personal favor is testament to his moral corruption.
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Kevin Gosztola retweeted
The head of the Biden administration’s vaccination program is Bechara Choucair. He was the commissioner of the Chicago Dept. of Public Health from 2009 to 2014. He oversaw the dismantling of half of our city's publicly funded mental health clinics under Rahm Emanuel. We've met.
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Kevin Gosztola retweeted
OUTRAGEOUS... Now @YouTube @TeamYouTube just REMOVED @StatusCoup & @JonFarina's Livestream reporting from PEACEFUL Virginia gun rights rally bc "we think it violates our firearms policy." HOW ARE JOURNALISTS SUPPOSED TO CHRONICLE HISTORY IF YOUTUBE-AND OTHERS-ARE OUTLAWING IT?
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Kevin Gosztola retweeted
We still don't know what disgraceful puppet @jguaido plans to do with the billions worth of assets the US handed to him. But we know for sure they won't be used for anything that might improve the lives of the majority of Vzlans reuters.com/article/us-healt…
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