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Vijay Prashad: What the Bush, Obama v. Trump Debate Is Really About

Vijay Prashad: What the Bush, Obama v. Trump Debate Is Really About
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and Walter Smolarek are joined by Vijay Prashad, Professor of International Studies at Trinity College, as well as author of the book, The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution.

50 years ago today, Edgar Ray Killen, the main organizer of the infamous 1964 murders of civil rights activists Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman was acquitted by an all-white jury. We'll take an in-depth look at "Mississippi Burning" and the heroic battle against Jim Crow apartheid with Dr. Gerald Horne, a professor of history at the University of Houston and author of Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba During Slavery and Jim Crow.

Continuing its assault on both reproductive and immigrant rights, lawyers for the Trump administration were in court today trying to deny a 17-year old undocumented immigrant who is being held in a detention center the right to an abortion. Samantha Herrera, an organizer for reproductive and economic justice along the Texas-Mexico border discusses this issue.

Next, The Trump administration has reversed course on the Murray-Alexander healthcare bill, demanding the rollback of key components of the Affordable Care Act in return for the White House's support. Marc Stier, Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, joins the show.

On the heels of its embarrassing defeat in last weekend's regional elections, the Venezuelan opposition is pushing for more international pressure on their own country, but remain divided over recognizing the legitimacy of the vote. Arnold August, lecturer, journalist and author of the new book Cuba-US Relations: Obama and Beyond, joins Brian and Walter.

Finally, Jeremy Corbyn's meeting with lead European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has heaped even more pressure on the government of British Prime Minister Theresa May. Alexander Mercouris, editor-in-chief of The Duran, discusses the developments in negotiations.

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