In today's episode of Loud & Clear, host Brian Becker, is joined from London by activist and writer Sukant Chandan to discuss how this oil rich North African country is now fragmented and divided following the NATO bombing of 2011 They discuss Hillary Clinton's role in the war against Libya and the rise of Daesh in the country following the destruction of the Gaddafi government.
Next, the residents of Flint, Michigan are suing the government in what could be a landmark litigation affecting not only Flint but many other cities throughout the country. Becker discusses the lawsuits with Michigan attorney Julie Hurwitz, who has filed the class action lawsuits on behalf of the people in this predominantly African-American city. How did this happen? A chilling story of heartless politicians, profits and the destruction of basic elements of democracy.
Finally, the former mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, Rocky Anderson, joins Becker and explains why and how the two party political system does not represent the people. Today, the political system, according to Anderson, is of, by and for the biggest Wall Street Banks and not the people. He assesses the significance of the Bernie Sanders Campaign.