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    Spanish PM Invokes 'Nuclear Option,' Will Disband Catalonia Government

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by Alberto Garcia Watson, former Middle East correspondent for HispanTV.

    The Spanish Prime Minister has announced his intention to disband the Catalan government in a major escalation of the conflict over the region's push for independence.

    Newly released diplomatic cables show that US officials were fully complicit in the 1965-1966 anti-communist genocide in Indonesia. Brian and Walter are joined by Peter Kuznick, a Professor of History and Director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University and the co-author with Oliver Stone of "The Untold History of the United States."

    The United States is under fire for its continued refusal to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group and Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear join the show.

    70 years ago, more than 750,000 Palestinian were expelled from their home in a horrific act of ethnic cleansing to make way for the creation of the new state of Israel. This event came to be known as the Nakba, the Arabic word for catastrophe. Amena El-Ashkar and Khawla Hammad, who are on a speaking tour of the United States to educate the public on the Nakba, join Brian and Walter.

    Israeli forces raided media outlets across the West Bank yesterday, shutting down 8 stations. Independent analyst Jafar Ramini joins the show to discuss the clampdown on Palestinian media.

    Finally, we talk about the communication between Donald Trump and other US presidents with the families of soldiers and marines killed in action, as Rory Fanning and Cindy Sheehan join the show.

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