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    NATO Summit: A Launchpad for Further Confrontation With Russia?

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker discusses the landmark NATO Summit taking place in Poland with international affairs analyst Mark Sleboda and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

    As NATO engages in a unprecedented build-up of troops on Russia’s borders and its 28 members as well as partners meet starting today in Warsaw, will they take a further step towards confrontation?

    Protests sweep the U.S. as two African-American men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, are gunned down in cold blood by the police in Louisiana and Minneapolis. Both incidents were partially captured on video. Radio Sputnik's Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon of the Stop Police Terror Project DC join Becker to speak on the continuing epidemic of police brutality and murder of black people across the country.

    More than 3,000 people await execution in the United States. The draft of the Democratic Party's new platform says they will outlaw the death penalty, but doubts linger about Hillary Clinton’s position. Anti-death penalty activist Kristin Houlé joins Becker to explain why it is cruel and unusual punishment that should be abolished.

    capital punishment, police brutality, death penalty, NATO Warsaw Summit 2016, Black Lives Matter, Hillary Clinton, Poland, Russia
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