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Trump Tax Plan a Bonanza for Wall Street and the Ultra Rich

Trump Tax Plan a Bonanza for Wall Street and the Ultra Rich
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by financial policy analyst Daniel Sankey and investigative reporter Dave Lindorff.

House Republicans unveiled their tax plan today, which slashes the tax rate for corporations alongside many other measures. But this is just the first step in a long and treacherous series of negotiations that could derail the push for tax reform.

Former DNC chair Donna Brazile published a shocking — for several reasons — article in Politico slamming the Clinton campaign, Barack Obama, her predecessor Debbie Wasserman Schultz and more. What's behind this surprise move? Anoa Changa, host of The Way With Anoa, joins the show.

In a speech today in New York, Attorney General Jeff Sessions exploited the grief caused by Tuesday's terror attack to push for mass surveillance and restrictions on travel and immigration. Journalist Chip Gibbons joins Brian and John.

The Syrian opposition has rejected a proposal to hold a national "Congress" with the government in order to negotiate a settlement to the war. What does this mean for the future of Syria? John and Brian are joined by Peter Ford, the former UK ambassador to Syria.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Balfour declaration, where the British Empire first declared its support for the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. Benjamin Netanyahu is in the UK to mark the occasion with Theresa May, but supporters of Palestine say there is nothing to celebrate. Palestinian journalist Jafar Ramini joins the show from London.

British Prime Minister Theresa May named a new Defense Secretary today as her close ally Michael Fallon was forced to step down in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal. Activist Jackie Walker speaks with Brian and John about what's behind the resignation of Fallon.

The leader of the former guerrilla organization FARC has announced his intention to run for president of Colombia next year, amid a national strike organized to protest violations of the peace accord between the government and FARC and the widespread killings of social movement leaders. James Patrick Jordan of the Alliance for Global Justice speaks about these developments.

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