Iowa Caucus: Debacle or Conspiracy?

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Feb 07 2020 120 mins   1
On the 1,000th episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Sputnik News analysts and producers Walter Smolarek and Nicole Roussell.

Friday is Loud & Clear’s weekly hour-long segment The Week in Review, about the week in politics, policy, and international affairs. Today they focus on the Iowa caucus fiasco, Donald Trump’s acquittal in the impeachment trial, the State of the Union address, charges in Brazil dropped against journalist Glenn Greenwald, and more.

Today is Loud & Clear’s 1,000th show. The team has been proud to provide listeners with a progressive take on the news that doesn’t exist in the mainstream media. Brian and John celebrate the milestone with some of the most esteemed guests and friends who have been regular guests on the show:

· Max Blumenthal, a bestselling author, most recently of “The Management of Savagery,” the senior editor of The Grayzone, and co-host of the podcast “Moderate Rebels”

· Paul Wright, the Executive Director of the Human Rights Defense Center and the editor of Prison Legal News and Criminal Legal News magazines

· Kevin Gosztola, a writer for and co-host of the podcast Unauthorized Disclosure

· Ted Rall, an award-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist at

· Joe Lauria, editor-in-chief of Consortium News, founded by the late Robert Parry, and author of the book "How I Lost, By Hillary Clinton”

· Professor Gerald Horne, a professor of history at the University of Houston and the author of many books, including “Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba during Slavery and Jim Crow”

· Heidi Boghosian, the executive director of the A. J. Muste Memorial Institute and the former Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild

· Lee Camp, a writer, comedian, activist, journalist, and host of the television show “Redacted Tonight,” on RT America, whose latest book is called “Bullet Points & Punch Lines,” and at

· Ann Wright, a retired United States Army colonel and former U.S. State Department official in Afghanistan, who resigned in protest of the invasion of Iraq and became an anti-war activist

· Professor Mohammad Marandi, an expert on American studies and postcolonial literature who teaches at the University of Tehran

· Professor Simone Chun, a fellow at the Korea Policy Institute and a member of the Korean Peace Network

· Professor Jodi Dean, a professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a commentator on political issues, whose latest book is called Comrade

· Isabel Garcia, co-founder of Coalición de Derechos Humanos

· Anya Parampil, a journalist for The Grayzone who hosts the new show Red Lines

· Leonardo Flores, a member of the peace group Code Pink, where he is a Latin America campaign coordinator

· Coleen Rowley, a former FBI special agent who in 2002 was named Time Magazine person of the year along with two other whistleblowers

· Mike Wong, the Vice President of the San Francisco chapter of Veterans for Peace

· Ambassador Peter Ford, the former UK Ambassador to Syria

· KJ Noh, a peace activist and scholar on the geopolitics of Asia, and a frequent contributor to Counterpunch and Dissident Voice

· Mark Sleboda, an international affairs and security analyst

· Diani Barreto, independent journalist

· Dan Kovalik, a human rights and labor lawyer & author of the book “No More War: How the West Violates International Law by Using 'Humanitarian' Intervention to Advance Economic and Strategic Interests”

· Steve Patt, an independent journalist whose critiques of the mainstream media have been a feature of his site Left I on the News, at