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    Syrian Peace or Syria to Be Divided Piece by Piece?

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, host Brian Becker is joined by political analyst Hafsa Kara-Mustapha to discuss whether Syria will be federalized into three parts.

    With peace talks set to begin in Geneva again today, could proposals for a federal structure ultimately lead to a partition of the country into mini states?

    Iran ordered to pay $10.5 billion in damages to victims of September 11, 2001? That’s what a New York federal court ruled last week after Iran’s government refused to be part of a court proceeding in a lawsuit accusing them of involvement with al-Qaeda as part of the 9/11 conspiracy. Becker is joined by historian, author and journalist Gareth Porter.

    Newly released documents obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund show the extent to which the U.S. government used counter-terrorism powers not against terrorists but against the Occupy Wall Street movement and other political dissidents in the United States. Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, executive director of the Partnership For Civil Justice Fund, joins Becker to talk about the documents.

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    Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, OccupyWallStreet, counter-terrorism, Syrian peace talks, spying, surveillance, 9/11, al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, Bashar al-Assad, Iran, Turkey, Syria, US, Russia, Kurdistan
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