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    Journalist Released From US Prison: The Case of Barrett Brown

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    Brian Becker

    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker speaks with John Kiriakou, a former CIA agent turned whistleblower who exposed torture, and now is a columnist for Reader Supported News.

    Journalist Barrett Brown was released from prison earlier this week after spending years in custody. What does his case tell us about the sorry state of press freedoms in the United States?

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to deport 100,000 migrants next year as she seeks a fourth term in office. But will her new U-Turn be enough to curb the rise of the far-right, or is her new policy itself an expression of anti-immigrant rhetoric and xenophobia being dominant in the mainstream? Salman Shaheen, editor-in-chief of The World Weekly, joins Becker to discuss if immigration is now by far the biggest issue in European politics.

    Cuba continues to remember Fidel Castro during a 9-day period of mourning as the world remembers this giant of history. For World AIDS Day, we’ll look at why Cuba has such as low rate of deaths from AIDS and how the small island country was able to eliminate mother-to-baby HIV transmission as part of its revolution in health care. Dr. Helen Yaffe, a professor at the London School of Economics, discusses Cuba's accomplishments in the field of health.

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