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Tune in to Loud and Clear with Brian Becker for the latest news, commentary and searing political analysis. We bring you independent experts, activists and political writers.
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2019-11-21 23:45
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2019-11-21 23:00
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21.11.2019

“Progressive” Warren Thinks More Americans Should Belong to Pentagon

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Dave Lindorff, an investigative reporter, a columnist for CounterPunch, a contributor to Businessweek, The Nation, Extra! and Salon.com, and whose writings are at This...
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20.11.2019

Sondland Throws Trump Under Impeachment Bus But Will it Matter?

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Daniel Lazare, a journalist and author of three books--“The Frozen Republic,” “The Velvet Coup,” and “America's Undeclared War.”US Ambassador to the European Union Gor...
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19.11.2019

Trump OK’s Israeli Settlement Construction on Palestinian Lands

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Ali Abunimah, the co-founder of The Electronic Intifada and author of the book “The Battle for Justice in Palestine.”Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced yesterday...
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18.11.2019

Impeachment Hearings: Washington Elites Gasp, Public Yawns

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, John Kiriakou is joined by Ted Rall, an award-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist whose work is at www.rall.com.Impeachment hearings continue today with the Intelligence Committee scheduled to hear eight w...
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15.11.2019

"We Don't Care": Swing State Voters React to Impeachment Hearings

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Sputnik News analysts and producers Walter Smolarek and Nicole Roussell.Friday is Loud & Clear’s weekly hour-long segment The Week in Review, about the week in pol...
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14.11.2019

“Debunked”? Not Really: What Was Ukraine’s Role in 2016 Elections?

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Ted Rall, an award winning journalist and editorial cartoonist whose work is at www.rall.com, and Jeremy Kuzmarov, a professor of American history whose latest book is...
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13.11.2019

Impeachment Train Leaves the Station

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Coleen Rowley, a former FBI special agent who in 2002 was named Time Magazine person of the year along with two other whistleblowers.Public impeachment hearings began ...
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12.11.2019

The Real Story Behind the Military Coup in Bolivia

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Leo Flores, a Latin America campaign coordinator with the peace group Code Pink.Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived in Mexico yesterday, where he was granted asylum...
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8.11.2019

Bloomberg Throws His Hat in the Ring: Billionaires Vie to Rule America

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Lee Camp, a writer, actor, activist, journalist, and host of the television show “Redacted Tonight,” which you can see on RT America, and online at leecamp.com, and Sp...
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7.11.2019

A First in U.S. History: Impeachment on the Eve of a National Election

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Daniel Lazare, a journalist and author of three books--“The Frozen Republic,” “The Velvet Coup,” and “America's Undeclared War.”Open impeachment hearings start in the ...
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6.11.2019

Were off year elections a referendum on Trump?

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Dave Lindorff, an investigative reporter, a columnist for CounterPunch, and a contributor to Businessweek, The Nation, Extra! and Salon.com. Democrats saw major gains ...
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5.11.2019

The Circus Continues: Roger Stone’s Trial Begins

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Joe Lauria, the editor-in-chief of Consortium News and the author of the book “How I Lost, by Hillary Clinton.”Political operative Roger Stone’s trial started today wi...
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4.11.2019

40 Years Later: The Seizure of the US Embassy in Iran

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Gareth Porter, a historian, investigative journalist, and the author of “Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare.”Today is the 40th anniversary...
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1.11.2019

From Street Protest to Revolution?

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Jodi Dean, an activist, author and professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, as well as by Sputnik News analyst Walter Smolarek. They discus...
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31.10.2019

It’s Official: Impeachment Goes Forward with Newly Passed Rules

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Jim Kavanagh, editor of thepolemicist.net.The House today voted to move forward on a formal impeachment inquiry against President Trump. The inquiry will include publ...
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30.10.2019

Families of Plane Crash Victims Confront Boeing CEO on Capitol Hill

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Bijan Vasigh, a professor of air transportation at Embrey-Riddle University, an expert on aviation issues, a consultant to some of the biggest airlines in the world, a...
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29.10.2019

Independent Journalist Max Blumenthal Arrested on False Charges

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Medea Benjamin, a well-known peace activist and the cofounder of the peace group Code Pink.Journalist Max Blumenthal, a good friend of this show, was arrested on Frida...
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28.10.2019

Trump Openly Brags About “Keeping the Oil” of Syria & Iraq

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Mark Sleboda, an international affairs and security analyst.President Trump yesterday gave a highly unusual press conference to announce that a special forces operatio...
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25.10.2019

“Talking about Revolution” - Street Protests Around the World

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by Richard Wolff, a professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and founder of the organization Democracy at Work. Prof. Wolff’s latest book is “Understanding Marx...
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24.10.2019

Inequality, Corruption, Poverty: The World Erupts in Protest

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Vijay Prashad, the Director of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, Chief Editor of LeftWord Books, and the author of several books including most recent...
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23.10.2019

Trump on Syria: “U.S. Troops Will Remain…Where They Have the Oil”

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Rick Sterling, an investigative journalist and member of the Syria Solidarity Movement.President Trump made a statement from the White House today in which he said lau...
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22.10.2019

Syrian Government to Regain Control of Border After Putin, Erdogan Meet

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Mark Sleboda, an international affairs and security analyst.Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan met in the Russian city of Sochi today...
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21.10.2019

Mass Uprising Shakes Chile

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Andrea Alvarado, a member of the central committee of the Social Convergence Party and has been active in the demonstrations.Chile’s government declared a state of eme...
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18.10.2019

Syria: The Turkish Ceasefire That Wasn’t

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Massoud Shadjareh, the founder of the Islamic Human Rights Commission.Clashes continued on the border between Turkey and Syria, despite the fact that the two sides wer...
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17.10.2019

Trump White House Faces Multiplying Crises

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Joe Lauria, the editor-in-chief of Consortium News, founded by the late Robert Parry, and the author of the book “How I Lost, By Hillary Clinton.”U.S. Ambassador to th...
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16.10.2019

Democratic Candidates Seem to Be In Love with War Hawk John McCain

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Margaret Flowers, a medical doctor and the co-coordinator of Popular Resistance, whose work is at www.popularresistance.org.12 Democratic presidential candidates squar...
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15.10.2019

Syrian Government & Kurds Forge New Alliance as Turkey Invades

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Ambassador Peter Ford, the former UK Ambassador to Syria.A major realignment has taken place in the Syrian war as the Turkish invasion of northeast Syria enters its si...
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11.10.2019

Trump Happy to Make Impeachment the Centerpiece of 2020 Campaign

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Sputnik News analysts and producers Walter Smolarek and Nicole Roussell.Friday is Loud & Clear’s weekly hour-long segment The Week in Review, about the week in pol...
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10.10.2019

Busted: Giuliani’s Associates Arrested on Eve of Impeachment Hearing

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Jim Kavanagh, the editor of thepolemicist.net whose latest article on the subject is on CounterPunch and thepolemicist.net, titled “Dead Man's Hand: The Impeachment Ga...
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9.10.2019

Turkey Moves Into Syria: What’s the Next Move for the Kurds?

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Ambassador Peter Ford, the former UK Ambassador to Syria.The Turkish Army today attacked Syrian Kurds across the border between the two countries. The military move w...
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8.10.2019

Missing from the Debate: US Troops in Syria an Illegal Occupying Force

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Rick Sterling, an investigative journalist and member of the Syria Solidarity Movement.Political and military elites are in an uproar over the surprise move by the Tru...
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7.10.2019

Impeachment Fight Escalates Political Civil War in Washington

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by Daniel Lazare. He is a journalist and author of three books--“The Frozen Republic,” “The Velvet Coup,” and “America's Undeclared War.”A second so-called whistleblower has now come forwar...
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4.10.2019

Gross US Interference in Ukraine Didn’t Start with Trump

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Joe Lauria, the editor-in-chief of Consortium News, founded by the late Robert Parry, and author of the recent article in Consortium News, “The Untold Story of the Tru...
Brian Becker author
4.10.2019

How This Impeachment Inquiry Differs from Watergate

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Coleen Rowley, a former FBI special agent who in 2002 was named Time Magazine person of the year along with two other whistleblowers.Former Special Envoy for Ukraine K...
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2.10.2019

Impeachment Inquiry A Shield to Protect U.S. Intelligence Agencies?

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Daniel Lazare, a journalist and author of three books-- “The Frozen Republic,” “The Velvet Coup,” and “America's Undeclared War.”The House Intelligence Committee’s imp...
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1.10.2019

The Hidden Story Behind Impeachment

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Joe Lauria, the editor-in-chief of Consortium News, founded by the late Robert Parry, and author of the recent article in Consortium News, “The Untold Story of the Tru...
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30.09.2019

Trump Sees "Civil War" Breaking Out Over Impeachment

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Jacqueline Luqman, the co-editor-in-chief of Luqman Nation, which hosts a livestream every week on Facebook, Dan Kovalik, a human rights and labor lawyer, and Aaron Ma...
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27.09.2019

Beneath the Headlines: Dissecting the Politics of Impeachment

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Aaron Maté, a journalist with Grayzone and The Nation and on the podcast Pushback with Aaron Maté.The New York Times reported yesterday evening that the whistleblower ...
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26.09.2019

Impeachment: A Political Gift to Donald Trump?

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Ben Norton, a journalist with The Grayzone and co-host of the Moderate Rebels podcast.Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph McGuire testified before the Hous...
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25.09.2019

Impeachment Fever: What Trump Said to the Ukrainian President

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Jim Kavanagh, the editor of thepolemicist.net.At least 200 Democrats have now said that they support impeaching President Trump for abuse of power after he apparently ...
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25.09.2019

Impeachment...It’s On!

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Ted Rall, an award-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist whose work is at rall.com and Sputnik News analysts and producers Walter Smolarek and Nicole Roussell.Thi...
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23.09.2019

The Ukraine Connection: Trump, Biden and the Prospects of Impeachment

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Daniel Lazare, a journalist and author of three books--“The Frozen Republic,” “The Velvet Coup,” and “America's Undeclared War.”President Trump acknowledged on Sunday ...
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20.09.2019

Why is the New York Times Begging Trump for a War Against Iran?

The panel takes a look at the biggest stories of the week, including U.S. war threats against Iran, the global climate strike, the controversy over a call between Donald Trump and a foreign leader, and the Israeli election We’ve been telling you about ...
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19.09.2019

Media Blows up Over Trump & Latest Insider Whistleblower Saga

An intelligence agency whistleblower apparently reported in the past months to the Inspector General that President Trump, during a call with an unnamed foreign leader, promised that leader something that was in direct violation of US law. The Inspecto...
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18.09.2019

Addicted to Russiagate, Dems Make Another Huge Blunder with Lewandowski

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Jim Kavanagh, the editor of thepolemicist.net and whose latest article on the subject is “Dead Man’s Hand: The Impeachment Gambit,” on Counterpunch and thepolemicist.n...
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17.09.2019

Trump: ‘I Meant To Say We SHOULDN’T Have a War with Iran’

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Gareth Porter, a historian, investigative journalist, and analyst specializing in U.S. national security policy and the author of “Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Stor...
Brian Becker author
16.09.2019

When Will They Go To Jail? Sacklers Hide Billions in Opioid Profits

Purdue Pharma, the makers of OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday in New York. The company said the filing was the only way to implement an agreement with more than 2,000 state and municipal governments to provide funding for anti-opioi...
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14.09.2019

Will the Real Joe Biden & Elizabeth Warren Please Stand Up?

Friday is Loud & Clear’s weekly hour-long segment The Week in Review, about the week in politics, policy, and international affairs. Today they focus on yesterday’s Democratic presidential debate as well as the ouster of former National Security Ad...
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12.09.2019

Liberals Join Conservatives On Supreme Court to Stop Asylum Seekers

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Juan José Gutiérrez, the executive director of the Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition. The Supreme Court ruled last night by a vote of 7-2 that refugees may be den...
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11.09.2019

18 Years after 9/11 Attacks First Responders Still Fighting for Justice

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Jaime Hazan, a 9/11 First Responder who was an EMT at Ground Zero, Nancy Carbone, Founder and Executive Director of Friends of Firefighters, and Lila Nordstrom, Execut...
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