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    'Stop! You Can't Vote': The Disenfranchisement of Black Americans

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to examine new court rulings that have overturned some of the new laws that the courts ruled aim at disenfranchising Black African-American voters with "surgical precision."

    Purged voter rolls and tens of thousands of complaints indicate a massive effort to suppress the African-American community from participating in elections in the United States.

    Five years on from the NATO bombing campaign and overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi's government, the United States in once against launching airstrikes in Libya.
    Becker is joined by Zafar Bangash, director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought, to speak on how Daesh has been able to establish a foothold in Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte, why western special forces operating in the country are not classified as "boots on the ground", and if the real objectives of the U.S. bombing campaign which may be also targeting the re-emergence of pro-Gaddafi political forces.

    The first meeting between a senior U.S. military leader and Turkish authorities has seen a softer tone from Ankara, but will relations return to normal or will they continue to deteriorate? The Turkish media is blaming the U.S. for the failed coup attemt of July 15. Joining Becker to discuss the complex relationship between the U.S. government and President Erdogan's is Turkish journalist Kemal Okuyan.

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    African-American, voting rights, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Libya, Turkey
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