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    On today’s episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan and co-host John Kiriakou discussed current events, including former President Donald Trump being sued by a civil rights organization for repeatedly referring to Covid-19 as the “Chinese virus", and the G7 agrees to stop international funding for coal.

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    In the first hour, Lee and John spoke with Jeff Halper on the media in Israel, settler colonialism, and the mindset of young people in Israel. Jeff spoke on the advanced weapons of Israel, provided by the American government. Jeff discussed how disliked Netanyahu is in Israel and the tactics of Netanyahu to keep himself in power.

    In the second hour, Lee and John spoke with Juan Lainez on the situation in Honduras, education funding, and corruption in the Honduras government. Juan talked about the history of Honduras and the United States and how corruption plays into that history. Juan discussed the government of Honduras mismanaging the funds for education and how that money never reaches the children of Honduras. 

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