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Syria Ceasefire Frontline View: Al-Qaeda - "Moderate" Divorce Unlikely

Syria Ceasefire Frontline View: Al-Qaeda-"Moderate" divorce unlikely
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by Syrian journalist Alaa Ebrahim in Damascus to discuss the start of the week long ceasefire that took effect last night.

The landmark agreement was reached by Russia and the United States last week, but with some rebel factions refusing to accept the ceasefire, will fighting continue to rage in parts of the country? Will the U.S. and Russia team up in the fight against al-Nusra at the conclusion of the week, and is the agreement the most realistic prospect for a solution to the Syrian war yet? 

Yesterday, Sputnik released an exclusive story on research conducted by Dr. Robert Epstein that shows that Google is using search suggestions to manipulate the election in favor of Hillary Clinton. Becker is joined by Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, founder of the Partnership For Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) to talk about the research and what it means for democracy in the United States. 

The National Football League season kicked off on Sunday, with more players joining in protest of the national anthem. Becker talks with Gerald Horne, the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston, about the anthem’s history and its racist content, and if this unprecedented display of protest is bound to grow.

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