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    Black August Commemorates Four Centuries of African American Resistance

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by journalist with the Real News and former political prisoner Eddie Conway.

    Saturday marked the 45th anniversary of the death of Black Panther leader George Jackson at San Quentin Prison. Nearly half a century later, his life and legacy are commemorated by many as part of a month of fasting and resistance called Black August.

    The United Nations has admitted its role in causing the outbreak, the worst in recent history that has killed almost 10,000 people to date. But why was a report on the outbreak suppressed for almost a year, and does it only scratch the surface of UN abuses in Haiti? Writer Kim Ives and Sienne Merope-Synge, Be Just Fellow at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, assess the role played by the United Nations in the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti.

    Almost fifteen years after the brutal U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, the Taliban are now active in more of the country than they were in 2001. The coalition cobbled together after the disputed 2014 Afghan election may be falling apart as a power struggle deepens between President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah. Joining Becker to talk about the situation is Zafar Bangash, director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought.

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    Black August, cholera outbreak, Black Panther Party, Taliban, George Jackson, Afghanistan, Haiti
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