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    Independence Day: Was American Revolution an Attempt to Maintain Slavery?

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by author and historian Gerald Horne to discuss he true meaning behind Independence Day.

    As people in the United States celebrate the 4th of July holiday today in commemoration of the revolution against Britain, Horne argues that the events of 1776 and the American Revolution in fact constituted a counter-revolution staged by a desperate elite who feared the end of slavery?

    A scandal is rocking Japan as the President of TEPCO, the Tokyo Electric Power Company, admits that the corporation engaged in a coverup during the devastating Fukushima nuclear disaster. So far, there has been no real accountability for this historic disaster. Becker is joined by Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear to talk about the coverup.

    The Shanghai Cooperation Organization, an alliance between China, Russia and several former Soviet Central Asian Republics, is now joined by Pakistan and India. Political analyst Eric Draitser joins Becker to discuss if US unipolar domination is coming to an end.

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