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    G7 Summit Meets While Mass Protests Rock Japan

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, host Brian Becker is joined by Eric Draitser political analyst and founder of Stop Imperialism, to discuss the start of the G7 Summit in Japan.

    Thousands of Japanese people are in the streets demanding the US remove its military bases. But what’s the real agenda of the G7? The refugee crisis, war in Syria, the ongoing struggle in the Ukraine. Why does the G7 still exist?

    A State Department internal audit criticized Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State, claiming Clinton had not sought permission to use it. This comes just days after 17 veterans of the US intelligence community wrote an open letter to President Obama, urging him to expedite the FBI review of Clinton’s security violations so the public will have access to the report. Does this new audit mean Hillary Clinton will face legal consequences? Becker is joined by former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, one of the signers of the letter from Veterans Intelligence Professionals for Sanity to President Obama.

    Turkey’s President Erdogan has threatened to block the deal with the European Union on refugees if the bloc does not grant visa-free travel to Turkish citizens. Will competing agendas between EU powers and Turkey sink the deal. Kemal Okuyan, journalist and regular contributor to Turkey's Sol newspaper, joins Becker to discuss what Erdogan wants and what the EU demands.

    migrant crisis, military bases, G7, Hillary Clinton, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Japan, EU, Turkey
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