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Porkins Policy Radio episode 153 Pakistan elections and James Wolfe, Ali Watkins Scandal with Kevin Gosztola

In the first hour I go solo and talk about the recent elections in Pakistan and Imran Khan’s rise to power. I talk about Khan’s political party and how they they were able to take 116 seats in Parliament and elevate Khan to Prime Minister. I discuss Khan’s colorful life as well. I also discuss my major takeaways from the election: why the military backed Khan, how Khan will interact with the Taliban going forward, and the complex relationship with China and their China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. I also address the question over whether Khan is Pakistan’s Donald Trump.

In the second hour Kevin Gosztola joins me to talk about the strange case of James A Wolfe who has been accused of lying to the FBI about conversations he had journalists. Kevin explains why the FBI is going after the former head of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee, and the larger implications behind this case. We discuss the indictment against him and the extreme measures the FBI has taken against journalist Ali Watkins. Kevin talks about Watkins career and the troubling fact that the FBI seized years worth of her phone, email, and text records. Later we talk about Watkins three year relationship with Wolfe and the nasty way in which the media has discussed this salacious aspect of the case.

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Show Notes:

Results: Pakistan elections 2018

Imran Khan says will take oath as premier on Aug 11

Pakistan election: Rival parties reject result and call for new poll

PML-N, PPP convince MMA to join parliament, form ‘grand opposition alliance’

Pims private ward where Nawaz is under treatment declared sub-jail

Imran Khan Is Pakistan’s Donald Trump. Here’s What That Means for Relations Between Their Countries

Impatient Trump drives U.S. push for peace talks in Afghanistan

What will Pakistan’s new leader Imran Khan deliver for China?

US vs James Wolfe Indictment

Picking Up Where Obama’s War On Leaks Left Off: Trump Justice Department Seizes Reporters’ Records

How an Affair Between a Reporter and a Security Aide Has Rattled Washington Media

Why the New York Times’ public shaming of Ali Watkins reeks of sexism

Border Agent Who Questioned Reporter Is Investigated for Computer Misuse

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 149 Paul Wright on Prison Legal News, and Kevin Gosztola on Reality Winner Plea

In the first hour Paul Wright of the Human Rights Defense Center and Prison Legal News joins me to discuss prisoner rights. We talk about the current state of America’s 2.5 million incarcerated individuals and the tremendous hardships they face. Paul talks about the legacy of Prison Legal News and how it represents one of the only truly independent media outlets talking about the prison system. Paul discusses PLN’s fight against the Florida Department of Corrections bogus attempts to censor and ban PLN from their jails and prisons. We also discuss the reality of the private prison system, life threatening conditions due to the recent heat wave, and actions by ICE. Paul also touches on the police state we are currently in that criminalizes poverty.

In the second hour Kevin Gosztola of Shadow Proof joins me once again to discuss the Reality Winner case. Kevin breaks down Winner’s recent plea agreement which will have her serving over 5 years in federal prison. We talk about the extremely harsh sentence and what this means for whistleblowers in the future. Kevin and I talk about the media’s complete lack of coverage of Winner’s plea agreement. Kevin also talks about the governments purist of whistleblowers James Wolfe and Terry Albury. Kevin explains how Trump could build upon tools laid out by Obama, like National Insider Threat Policy, to pursue whistleblowers. We finish off by discussing why Democrats and the left are so hesitant to defend Reality Winner.

Download episode 149

Show Notes:

Prison Legal News

Human Rights Defense Center

Litigation Heats Up Over Extreme Temperatures in Prisons, Jails

Kalief Browder

NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Will Likely Be Sentenced To Five-Plus Years In Prison

Mother Of NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner: I Didn’t Want To See Her Plead Guilty To Violating Espionage Act

The FBI’s Race Problems Are Getting Worse. The Prosecution of Terry Albury Is Proof

Former security chief for Senate Intelligence Committee indicted

New York Times Reassigns Reporter in Leak Case

National Insider Threat Policy

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