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Best podcasts about black alliance

Latest podcast episodes about black alliance

By Any Means Necessary
Democrats Prospects For 2024 Dim As The Need For A Working Class Movement Intensifies

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 113:19


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Kamm Howard, National Male Co-Chair of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA) to discuss a recent report released by N'COBRA outlining the impact of transgenerational trauma on the epigenetics of descendants, how that relates to the issue of reparations, the impacts of transgenerational trauma on the health of descendants of slaves, and the potential of a broader reconciliation process for people who have suffered under the boot of white supremacy.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Milton Allimadi, Chief Editor of Black Star News, producer/host of the Black Star News Show on WBAI in NY and author of “Manufacturing Hate: How Africa was Demonized in Western Media” to discuss ongoing conflicts in Ethiopia and Sudan as Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits African nations, the fallout from the coup in Sudan and resistance to it, the stakes in the conflict in Ethiopia, and the US interest and role in recent coups and conflicts on the African continent.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Jemima Pierre, Haiti/Americas Coordinator for the Black Alliance for Peace to discuss the ecological impact of so-called “peacekeeping” missions from the United Nations to Haiti, the role of these missions in sparking the cholera epidemic, how such actions must stem from a denial of Hatian humanity and the racism inherent to imperialism itself, and the reality of so-called peacekeeping missions.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Margaret Kimberley, editor and senior columnist at Black Agenda Report and author of the book "Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents" to discuss reported discord between Joe Biden and Kamala Harris over Haris' role in the administration and what that might mean for the 2024 presidential election, the empty promises and lack of action that came out of the COP 26 conference, and the need for an independent movement outside of the current electoral system.

By Any Means Necessary
How UN Peacekeeping Caused Ecological Disaster In Haiti

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 20:00


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Jemima Pierre, Haiti/Americas Coordinator for the Black Alliance for Peace to discuss the ecological impact of so-called “peacekeeping” missions from the United Nations to Haiti, the role of these missions in sparking the cholera epidemic, how such actions must stem from a denial of Hatian humanity and the racism inherent to imperialism itself, and the reality of so-called peacekeeping missions.

Haymarket Books Live
Punishing Immigrants: U.S. Immigration Enforcement and the Prison Industrial Complex

Haymarket Books Live

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 115:31


Join us for an educational lecture on immigration enforcement, the criminal punishment system, and data literacy. Calls for abolition and defund the police have at times been coupled with calls to abolish ICE and organizing against criminalization and punishment often includes targeting immigration enforcement. Immigrant rights work is increasingly connecting to the decades-long movement to abolish the prison industrial complex. This educational lecture seeks to support these efforts by encouraging political and data literacy regarding the intersection of the U.S. criminal punishment system (often called the criminal justice system) and U.S. immigration enforcement. Topics that will be covered are some of the differences between immigration law and criminal law, a brief overview of the Department of Homeland Security's immigration enforcement agencies, contemporary policies and programs that involve cooperation between immigration enforcement and police and the criminal punishment system, various categories of immigrants/immigration programs, patterns of detention and deportation, and differences between criminal and non-criminal deportations. We will also learn about some of the relevant data sources. While this event and all of our events are freely available, we ask that those who are able please make a solidarity donation in support of this important work. Part of the proceeds from this event will go to the UndocuBlack Network (UBN) and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI). Speaker: Tamara K. Nopper is a sociologist, writer, educator, and editor with experience in Asian American community organizing, immigrant rights, and anti-war activism. She is the editor of We Do This ‘Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice, a book of Mariame Kaba's writings and interviews (Haymarket Books), and researcher and writer of several data stories for Colin Kaepernick's Abolition for the People series. She is a Fellow at Data for Progress, an Affiliate of The Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies, a member of the inaugural cohort of the NYU Institute for Public Interest Technology, and a 2021-2022 Faculty Fellow at Data & Society as part of a cohort focused on race and technology. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/ArmHR6QrPhw Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

The Critical Hour
Negotiations Ongoing After Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict Reignites; Biden-Xi Meeting Concludes

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 115:55


Dr. Ken Hammond, professor of East Asian and global history at New Mexico State University, joins us to discuss China. Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden seemed to work around some of the difficulties between the two world powers in a virtual meeting. Biden is reported to have reassured the Asian leader that the US would continue with the "One China" policy and not support Taiwan's independence. Professor Danny Shaw, author, activist, and professor of Latin American studies, joins us to discuss South America. The US empire and its client states have combined to levy sanctions against Nicaragua after incumbent President Daniel Ortega won another landslide victory. Also, Bolivian President Luis Arce argues that Latin America can no longer operate under the Monroe Doctrine, in which the US empire assumes administrative power over the entire continent.Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Armenia's security council secretary Armen Grigoryan has requested military assistance from Russia after border clashes resulted in casualties on its border with Azerbaijan. In November, the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and border districts of the Syunik Region of Armenia worsened sharply.Dr. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, joins us to discuss the economy. The Democrats are demanding a tax cut for the rich, which will be the most costly part of President Biden's "Build Back Better" program. Economists are arguing that it is a political gift to the GOP, which will use it to increase their victories in 2022.Scott Ritter, former UN weapon inspector in Iraq, joins us to discuss foreign policy. Scott explains the reality of America's narcissistic "Rules-Based Order" campaign in which the US organizes a world order that maintains its status as the unipolar power. He argues that this system is outdated and no longer feasible as other world powers arise.Randi Nord, writer and activist, joins us to discuss the Saudi war against Yemen. There is another push in Congress and amongst international peace organizations for the US to stop supporting the brutal military campaign against the impoverished nation. Steve Poikonen, national organizer for Action4Assange, joins us to discuss Julian Assange. The recent cover-up of the US Air Force's slaughter of civilians in Syria demonstrates the danger of the Assange prosecution precedent. The US military made significant efforts to cover up and conceal the damage done at every step.Ajamu Baraka, 2016 US vice presidential candidate for the Green Party, joins us to discuss Cuba. The Black Alliance for Peace has written a document to condemn the US empire's attempt to overtly undermine the integrity and territorial sovereignty of Cuba. They argue that the reactionary anti-government protests were funded and supported by US State Department operatives in violation of international law.

By Any Means Necessary
Why We Should All Care About Imperialism and War

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 111:54


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by international affairs and security analyst Mark Sleboda to discuss the migrant crisis at the Poland-Belarus border, the culpability of western powers in creating this crisis by both creating refugees through war and its attempted regime change in Belarus, why the mainstream media is placing the blame for the crisis squarely on Russia and Belarus, how the rise of the far-right in states like Poland has revealed the hypocrisy of the European Union, and the potential political fallout of this crisis.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Ken Hammond, professor of East Asian and Global History at New Mexico State University and an activist with the organization Pivot to Peace to discuss the virtual summit between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President XI Jinping, Biden's restated commitment to the one China policy, the stakes of the US-China relationship, and the need for cooperation, rather than hostility, between the US and China.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Sputnik News Analyst Morgan Artyukhina to discuss the upcoming transgender day of remembrance and increasing violence against transgender and gender nonconforming people, what's behind transphobic violence and the rise in anti-LGBTQ legislation in state legislatures nationwide, the intersections between anti-black, misogynist, and transphobic violence, and the material basis of transphobia.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Netfa Freeman, Coordinating Committee member with the Black Alliance for Peace, organizer with Pan-African Community Action, and host of Voices with Vision on WPFW 89.3 FM and Garrett Harris, an organizer with Pan-African Community Action to discuss on-the-ground experiences in Nicaragua during its recent elections, the advances and protection Nicaragua has for Black and indigenous people, how the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse exemplifies the violence that the US brings upon people around the world, and the importance of internationalism in the face of US spending on war and death over the essentials of life.

Haymarket Books Live
Grasping at the Root: White Supremacy and the So-Called “War on Terror”

Haymarket Books Live

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 76:43


Join us for a discussion of white supremacy, the human rights crisis, and public policy in the twenty years since 9/11. The Institute for Policy Studies, Haymarket Books, and the Center for Constitutional Rights present “Grasping at the Root: White Supremacy and the so-called “War on Terror”, the second event of a 4-part series marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The conversation with scholars, lawyers and journalists is an invitation to reflect and interrogate the pillars of white supremacy upon which the U.S. constructed the last twenty years of policy. The post-9/11 human rights crisis is but the latest chapter in over half a millennium of colonialism, capitalism and war. Only in situating today's injustices within a history of U.S. domination, exceptionalism and impunity, can we begin to chart a new future rooted in accountability, solidarity and interdependence. To mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the Center for Constitutional Rights, Haymarket Books and our partners are pleased to present a 4-part series, "Just Resistance: 20 years of global struggle against the post-9/11 human rights crisis." The series is an opportunity to bring together our colleagues and comrades from impacted communities across the world, to center stories of survival, and to contextualize the last two decades of U.S. policy within a history of imperialism, domination and impunity. Speakers: Nana Gyamfi is the Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), the largest Black-led social justice organization representing the nearly 10 million Black immigrants, refugees, and families living in the U.S. A Movement attorney for the past 25 years, Nana is co-founder of Justice Warriors 4 Black Lives and Human Rights Advocacy, both dedicated to fighting for human rights and Black liberation. She is the current President of the National Conference of Black Lawyers, and a member of the Movement for Black Lives Policy Table. Nana is a former professor in the Pan African Studies Department at California State University Los Angeles, and has long been a sought after voice for legal and political insight into issues affecting Black communities. Tiara R. Na'puti is a Chamoru scholar (Guåhan/Guam) who focuses on issues of Indigenous movements, colonialism, and militarism in the Mariana Islands archipelago. She is currently a 2021 Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society Fellow working with Independent Guåhan a community organization educating the island's public about sovereignty and addressing climate change as an urgent challenge brought about by the island's colonial political status. She is also a new faculty member in the Department of Global & International Studies at University of California Irvine. Dr. Maha Hilal is a researcher and writer on institutionalized Islamophobia and author of the forthcoming book Innocent Until Proven Muslim: Islamophobia, the War on Terror, and the Muslim Experience Since 9/11. Her writings have appeared in Vox, Al Jazeera, Middle East Eye, Newsweek, Business Insider, and Truthout, She is also Co-Director of Justice for Muslims Collective where she focuses on political consciousness and narrative shifting programming. Dr. Hilal earned her doctorate in May 2014 from the Department of Justice, Law and Society at American University in Washington, D.C. The title of her dissertation is “Too damn Muslim to be trusted: The War on Terror and the Muslim American response." Moderator: Khury Petersen-Smith is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, where he researches and discusses the War on Terror, the militarization of borders, and the Palestinian freedom struggle. Khury is a student of Black internationalism, researches US militarization and resistance in the Pacific, and builds solidarity against US empire. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/WRhcwcJiuEk Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

Clearing the FOG with co-hosts Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese
US Sends A Clear Message To African Nations As It Turns Its Back On Ethiopia

Clearing the FOG with co-hosts Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 60:01


The corporate media in the United States is waging a misinformation campaign as part of the hybrid warfare being used to try to subjugate Ethiopia. Ajamu Baraka of the Black Alliance for Peace states there “is a coordinated effort to criminalize and delegitimize the Ethiopian state in order to cripple or balkanize it, maybe even to provide the political will for a direct military intervention.” For 27 years, the United States-backed Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) ruled Ethiopia until it was overthrown by a popular movement in 2018. Ethiopians then elected their Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, who refuses to bend to pressure from the US. To clarify what is happening in Ethiopia and the fight to protect its people's right to self-determination, Clearing the FOG speaks with Deacon Yoseph Tafari, the chairman of the Ethiopian American Civic Council. For more information, visit PopularResistance.org.

The Critical Hour
Inflation Up and Biden's Approval Ratings Down; Russia Ready to Help Resolve Belarus Border Crisis

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 114:08


Dr. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri- Kansas City, joins us to discuss domestic politics. A record 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs in September as inflation skyrockets and investors turn to gold. Also, some businesses are taking advantage of inflation to increase profits.Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss Eastern Europe. Despite absurd accusations of fueling the Belarusian border crisis, the Russian government is working to help resolve the issue. Also, NATO's aggressive military actions near Russia's border are fueling a potential crisis with the US client state of Ukraine. Finian Cunningham has written a piece in which he outlines a number of non-military options that the Eurasian power could choose to retaliate.Yolian Ogdu, member of the Black Alliance for Peace and Horn of Africa Pan-Africans for Liberation and Solidarity, joins us to discuss Ethiopia. There is significant speculation that the US empire pushed the TPLF to launch their latest attack in Ethiopia. It is believed that US/EU operatives are pushing this war to overthrow the democratically elected government of Abiy Ahmed.Dan Lazare, author and investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss President Biden and Vice President Harris's polling data. President Biden's infrastructure bill success seems to have done little to counteract the inflation crisis as his approval ratings continue on a swift downward trajectory. Also, Vice President Kamala Harris continues to burden the administration with historically low approval ratings.Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss the Middle East. A US airstrike in Syria is creating a considerable buzz as information surfaces that the military worked to cover up the deaths of over 60 women and children at their hands. Also, Houthi fighters are enjoying more success as the critical port city of Hodeida falls under their control. John Burris, civil rights attorney, joins us to discuss the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. Nerves are on edge, and the National Guard stands by for possible unrest in Minnesota as closing arguments of the case are made.K. J. Noh, peace activist, writer, and teacher, joins us to discuss China. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently spoke with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in anticipation of a scheduled virtual meeting between the leaders of the two world powers. Also, China has some interesting options for addressing climate change that may be valuable for Western powers to consider joining or imitating.Margaret Kimberly, editor and senior columnist at Black Agenda Report, joins us to discuss Cuba. The latest ham-handed US regime change plan for Cuba is scheduled to commence today, as CIA-sponsored protests have been pushed by deep state operatives in the tech giants of social media.

Pod for the Cause
S05 E03: Immigration and Race in America

Pod for the Cause

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 38:24


Our host Vanessa Gonzalez is joined by Lia Parada, Director of Legislative Advocacy at The Immigration Hub, and Abraham Paulos, Deputy Director at the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, to discuss asylum, temporary protected status, and the state of immigration in the United States.

By Any Means Necessary
Inflation Crisis Exposes The Contradictions of Capitalism

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 113:22


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Dr. Jack Rasmus, economist, radio show host, & author of 'The Scourge of Neoliberalism' to discuss the skyrocketing cost of living in the US, how offshoring of production, price gouging, and speculation contribute to rising prices, the truth behind claims that government spending has contributed to the inflation crisis, and the danger that this crisis poses to Democrats in upcoming elections.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie discuss the Netflix film “The Harder They Fall,” the struggle the characters engage in to maintain connection to their African heritage, the use of modern music in the film and its contribution to the overall film, the lack of use of the N-word in the film in contrast to its broader use in other western films, and issues of colorism in Black media.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Justin Williams, co-host of Red Spin Sports to discuss money paid to fired coaches in college sports, MLB team owners' drive for profit diminishing the quality of competition as they move to reinforce their power amid the league's looming labor battle, and the gap between Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson's performance and the media narratives surrounding it.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Ajamu Baraka, National Organizer of the Black Alliance for Peace to discuss the existential threat that Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela, and other socialist societies pose to the United States, the criticism of real-world socialism from the bourgeois left, US interests in Ethiopia and how they fit into broader imperialist aims, and the need to pay attention to international struggles for sovereignty.

The Critical Hour
Glenn Greenwald Slams Russia-gate Hoaxers in the Media; Nicaragua's Ortega Wins Big

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 116:01


Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss Russia-gate. Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov blasts the Russia-gate hoax as one of the principal reasons that ties between the Eurasian power and the US empire have deteriorated. Also, Glenn Greenwald blasts US media outlets for deliberately pushing falsehoods, and the US media continues to push Russia-gate style allegations from "anonymous" intelligence sources.Julie Varughuese, editor of Toward Freedom and Coordinator for the Black Alliance for Peace Solidarity Network, joins us to discuss Nicaragua. Incumbent president Daniel Ortega wins reelection in a landslide as Joe Biden threatens retaliation against the Nicaraguan citizens for the crime of exercising democracy. Also, Facebook used a crop of spies to try to interfere with Nicaragua's election. KJ Noh, peace activist, writer and teacher, joins us to discuss China. Jake Sullivan is signaling that the US wants a less confrontational relationship with the Asian economic giant, but the policies of his bosses belie his comments. Also, China and Russia are working together to build a military helicopter.Dr. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, joins us to discuss domestic politics. The team of left-leaning House members known as "The Squad" is being questioned as Nancy Pelosi outmaneuvers them to pass her infrastructure bill. Also, House progressives may have given up their leverage and been forced to accept the dictates of the party's right-wing.Bob Schlehuber, host of the Radio Sputnik show "Political Misfits," joins us to discuss Ethiopia. Sputnik radio personality and political analyst Bob Schlehuber returns from Ethiopia. He shares his experience and interviews with Ethiopian citizens.Dr. Jemima Pierre, an associate professor of Black studies and anthropology at the University of California, joins us to discuss Haiti. Haiti is once again facing oppression and interference from the US empire. The island nation is facing a critical time in which both a political crisis and an economic downturn create a potential for a dystopian crash of events.Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher, joins us to discuss Iran. Iran is arguing that it will need a guarantee that the US empire will keep its word and refrain from precipitously leaving the JCPOA if the agreement is to be revived. Also, Nikki Haley is slamming AIPAC for entertaining the possibility of accepting or endorsing the US empire rejoining the nuclear deal.Scott Ritter joins us to discuss the US Iran tanker Standoff. Scott joins our hosts to discuss a recent tense standoff between the US Navy and Iranian commando units as a ship carrying Iranian oil was stopped in what was described as an attempt of Piracy on the high seas. Iranian commandos took over the ship and chased off a US navy ship.

By Any Means Necessary
Democrats Pay For Failing To Provide Economic Relief For Working and Poor People

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 113:48


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Bob Schlehuber, co-host of Political Misfits, on from 12-2 PM EST to discuss the on-the-ground realities of the conflict in Ethiopia, the Tigray People's Liberation Front's brutal offensive campaign and its commitment of atrocities, and Washington's interests in the horn of Africa and meddling in the region and on the African continent.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Camilo Mejia, an Iraq War veteran and resistor, writer and activist based in Miami, and the author of Road from ar Ramadi - The Private Rebellion of Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia to discuss Facebook's deletion of over one thousand Nicaraguan accounts based on dubious claims of a “troll farm,” Facebook role in information wars in Nicaragua and its service to the whims of empire, and what's at stake in the upcoming Nicaraguan elections.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Rafiki Morris, Organizer with the All Africa People's Revolutionary Party, member of the Coordinating Committee for the Black Alliance for Peace to discuss the role of HBCUs in maintaining and reinforcing the political and economic systems, how the material interests of these schools conflict with the narrative of “changing the world” that many present, and how the struggles at Howard and the Atlanta University Center fit into that role.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly, assistant professor of Africana Studies and Political Science at Carleton College, Visiting Scholar with the Race and Capitalism Project at the University of Chicago, and author of the book, “W.E.B. Du Bois: A Life in American History.” to discuss the Democrats' electoral defeat in Virginia and how their unclear centrist message contributed to the loss, the culture war waged by Republican politicians over the front of critical race theory, how the debate over critical race theory is a thinly veiled attempt by the ruling class at driving mass consciousness toward a racist orientation to distract from its role in economic scarcity, and how progressive politics and politicians are limited by the electoral system.

By Any Means Necessary
Exposing The True Role of HBCUs

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 13:51


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Rafiki Morris, Organizer with the All Africa People's Revolutionary Party, member of the Coordinating Committee for the Black Alliance for Peace to discuss the role of HBCUs in maintaining and reinforcing the political and economic systems, how the material interests of these schools conflict with the narrative of “changing the world” that many present, and how the struggles at Howard and the Atlanta University Center fit into that role.

The Critical Hour
Democrats Brace For Election Results; Supply Chain Crisis Worsens

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 115:39


Gary Flowers, host of “The Gary Flowers Show” on radio station Rejoice WREJ-AM 990, joins us to discuss the Virginia elections. Democrats brace for Virginia elections as economic problems and Biden's falling approval ratings set the stage for potential disaster. The polls show a close race, but the inability to pass meaningful economic legislation in Congress could negatively affect voter enthusiasm for the ruling party.Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher, joins us to discuss the supply chain. Supply chain problems show no sign of abating, and many analysts predict that the issues will worsen and bring increased inflation. Dr. Horne discusses the neoliberal system that has been exposed by completely closing and reopening a system that can't handle backups and sudden increases in demand.Jack Rasmus, professor in economics and politics at St. Mary's College in California, joins us to discuss the economy. Congressional wrangling over economic legislation has exposed fissures between the inclinations of the Democratic electorate and the corporate leaders of the party. Also, we discuss the reasons that President Biden can't increase taxes on corporations and his wealthy donors.Ajamu Baraka, 2016 US vice presidential candidate for the Green Party, joins us to discuss President Biden's "Build Back Better" legislation. Dr. Baraka argues that the legislation and the process by which most of the social safety net content has been removed demonstrates that the President was never genuine in his claims that he supported a political change of direction. Was the entire process a head fake to draw progressives into the false belief that Joe Biden is the new FDR?John Burris, civil rights attorney, joins us to discuss major legal cases in the US. The Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments on Monday regarding Texas' S.B. 8 bill, which creates major restrictions for abortion. Also, a jury has been seated for the case of Kyle Rittenhouse, a man who shot and killed several people during a protest.Tunde Osazua, on the Africa Team of the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) and coordinator of BAP's "U.S. Out of Africa" Network, joins us to discuss Africa. The Sudan crisis deepens as the military coup government moves to lock down control over the African nation. Also, a significant commander of the military in the Darfur region has announced that he is siding with the new government.Cheryl LaBash, Cuban solidarity activist and co-chair of the National Network on Cuba, joins us to discuss Cuba. In a shocking display of hubris, the US has announced that they are creating a color revolution-style protest movement in Cuba that will be acted out in mid-November. A US State Department official has gone so far as to announce that the Biden administration will sanction the island nation if they attempt to interfere with these illegal regime change actions.George Koo, journalist, social activist, and international business consultant, joins us to discuss the US attempt to influence the world's computer chip industry. The Biden administration has demanded that semiconductor manufacturers turn over confidential information or they will try to shut the targeted companies down.

By Any Means Necessary
Political Prisoners Provide A Guiding Light For Movements and Must Not Be Forgotten

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 113:21


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Phil Wilayto, Editor of the Virginia Defender newspaper and co-founder of the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality to discuss the upcoming gubernatorial election in Virginia between Glenn Youngkin and Terry Mcauliffe, Youngkin's reactionary program aimed at suburban voters and Terry Mcauliffe's corporatism, and progressive third candidate Princess Blanding.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by independent journalist, writer and researcher Denis Rogatyuk to discuss recent protests in Ecuador against rising prices of goods and fuel and against Guillermo Lasso's presidency, the neoliberal policies that the rise in prices represents, the broader neoliberal policies instituted under Guillermo Lasso, and the repression of these recent protests.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Nate Wallace, co-host of Red Spin Sports to discuss the 1994 film “Blue Chips,” its whitewashing of college sports and the neoliberal themes in the film, its flipping the script on the power dynamic between athletes, their families, and the college athletic system, and the Chicago Blackhawks' cover-up of the sexual assault of player Kyle Beach by the team's video coach.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Netfa Freeman, Coordinating Committee member with the Black Alliance for Peace, organizer with Pan-African Community Action, and host of Voices with Vision on WPFW 89.3 FM to discuss the gutting of Biden's Build Back Better bill and the race to the bottom that is reformism, the United States involvement in Sudan through AFRICOM, so-called humanitarian aid, and more, the release of Russell “Maroon” Shoatz, and the knowledge that political prisoners share with us.

The Critical Hour
US was Advised of Pending Coup in Sudan; Assange Extradition Hearing Begins in UK

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 115:44


Jim Kavanagh, writer at thepolemicist.net and CounterPunch, joins us to discuss Julian Assange. In his latest article, Robert Koehler argues that Julian Assange's work at WikiLeaks is a threat to the ability of the US empire to hide the realities of war. Koehler says that the abstraction of war that is presented to the citizens of the empire has been upset by WikiLeaks data that helps the public see and feel the true death and destruction that is perpetrated in their names.Jack Rasmus, professor in economics and politics at St. Mary's College in California, joins us to discuss US economic policy. Democrats are racing to complete a deal on President Biden's economic initiatives before the President leaves for his next foreign tour. One of the stickiest issues is a progressive proposal for a billionaire's tax that would raise a significant amount of revenue from the nation's oligarchs. KJ Noh, peace activist, writer and teacher, joins us to discuss China. Russia and China have set a new military precedent by stepping up military cooperation in the naval realm. The Eurasian powers set out on October 17th for their first-ever joint military patrols involving ten warships. The Russian defense ministry announced that the patrols were intended to "maintain peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region."Tunde Osazua, on the Africa Team of the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) and coordinator of BAP's "U.S. Out of Africa" Network, joins us to discuss Sudan. Sudan's coup leader allegedly advised US envoy Jeffrey Feltman that he was planning a military takeover of the African nation one day before the planned coup was carried out. Meanwhile, the leader of the coup delivered a televised speech with several talking points that seemed odd and obviously at odds with reality.Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss the Middle East. Hezbollah leaders have announced that they have 100,000 fighters at their disposal in what appears to be a show of force against the US-backed Lebanese Forces party. Also, US officials are making it clear that they intend to continue the illegal occupation of the Syrian oil fieldsDr. Yolandra Hancock, board-certified pediatrician and obesity medicine specialist, joins us to discuss covid. An FDA advisory committee voted 17-0 with one abstention to back giving the Pfizer vaccine to children ages 5-11. The advice is not binding, but it is expected that the agency will grant emergency authorization in the coming weeks.Scott Ritter, former UN weapon inspector in Iraq, joins us to discuss NATO. His latest op-eds address both NATO and the US attempt at catching Russia and China in the field of hypersonic missile technology. Ritter argues that "Unable to find a reason for being, the alliance has decided to manufacture endless crises with Russia in hopes of engendering a new Cold War."Professor Danny Shaw, author, activist and professor of Latin American studies, joins us to discuss Cuba. The US empire is on the move again in Cuba as plans for a November Maidan-style protest movement are casually announced. US officials have taken to social media to announce their plans.

The Critical Hour
Sudan Facing Military Coup; Assange Hearing May Decide Fate of Anti-War Journalism

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 114:55


Dr. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, joins us to discuss domestic politics. Congress is running out of time as the President works to get his economic agenda through Congress before he leaves for Europe at the end of the week. Also, progressives battle to keep a few social spending programs in the bill as they seem to be almost completely stripped from the legislation. Tunde Osazua, on the Africa Team of the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) and coordinator of BAP's "U.S. Out of Africa" Network, joins us to discuss Africa. International security observers again suspect the US empire as Sudan becomes the latest African nation to face a military coup. The prime minister has been arrested by the military and taken to an unknown location, as radio and TV stations in the capitol fall into the hands of the coup plotters.Steve Poikonen, national organizer for Action4Assange, joins us to discuss Julian Assange. Consortium News is reporting that "Ian Duncan Burnett, the most powerful judge in England and Wales, will join Lord Justice Timothy Holroyde on the bench next week for the two-day U.S. appeal in the extradition case of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange." The Assange case has completely disintegrated and some are holding out hope that he may reverse the trend of unfair and unreasonable findings by the court. Leo Flores, Latin America coordinator for Code Pink, joins us to discuss Venezuela. The Venezuelan government was working in a reasonable and professional manner in talks with the opposition when the talks were sabotaged by the Biden administration. The Biden team kidnapped Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab and illegally brought him to Miami. The appearance is that the administration has no intentions of holding honest negotiations with the Bolivarian republic. Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss the Middle East. Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr remains one of the most influential politicians in Iraq. Al-Sadr's political followers have secured 70 seats in the latest election, and observers wonder if he can garner enough support to form a ruling coalition. Also, the US seems to be hitting roadblocks in their attempt to secure permission from Pakistan for the use of their airspace to continue their assault on Afghanistan. Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss President Putin's Valdai speech. President Putin infuriated the Davos crowd when he made pointed statements about the moral and economic decline in the West. Putin argued that the current model of neoliberal globalist capitalism serves only the rich and is creating destabilizing wealth inequality. Jonathan Kuttab, human rights lawyer, joins us to discuss Israel. Israel has effectively outlawed six Palestinian human rights organizations Friday by designating them as terrorist organizations. Many observers expect harsh police and/or military crackdowns on these groups as a result of this move.KJ Noh, peace activist, writer and teacher, joins us to discuss the US's relationship with the UN. The leaders of Russia and China have both recently made comments about the UN and the need for it to remain a stable body for international stability. Russian President Vladimir Putin argues that the US's recent moves to change the security council will destroy the credibility of the body and reduce it to a discussion platform.

Barbarian Noetics with Conan Tanner
AFRICOM, #Striketober and Line 3 Pipeline Protests

Barbarian Noetics with Conan Tanner

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 120:12


What's up to my wild-hearted wildebeests and capering cape buffalos!Welcome back to the BNP everyone! Thank you for joining. Shout out to my patrons- I love you! Strap in folks, there's a lot on the docket for this one. This week is a solo mission, and I tackle 3 topics that are both timely and critical for empire babies and concerned global citizens to understand. They are also all being ignored in the corporate media, unsurprisingly.  Firstly, we cover #Striketober, a month of rolling worker strikes across the U.S. There are currently 18 active strikes, including at massive corporations like Kellogg's and John Deere. Solidarity to all striking workers!! Boycott Kellogg's products until the workers get what they deserve. Secondly, we cover the ongoing Indigenous led protests against the Enbridge Line 3 Tar Sand Pipeline in N. Minnesota.  This pipeline is brazenly breaking tribal treaties and polluting our precious land and water. Indigenous activists and allies occupied the Bureau of Indian Affairs building in D.C. for the first time since 1972. Over 150 people have been arrested and elders have been getting beaten and tazed by the state. Finally, we unpack AFRICOM, or U.S. African Command. AFRICOM represents a troublingly large and growing footprint of the U.S. military, intelligence agencies and special forces across the African continent. AFRICOM grew massively under the Obama administration, and has accelerated since the brutal overthrow of Libya, because the Libyan leadership was a major force in resisting AFRICOM. Now, it's spread out all across the continent, and the U.S. is executing 4,000+ mostly secret missions a year. We never hear about this, because the corporate media is white supremacist. This episode is my offering to help raise awareness about AFRICOM, so we can build a movement at home to end it. U.S. Out Of Africa!  Thank you for rating, reviewing and subscribing to the BNP wherever you listen to podcasts, and for spreading the word and telling a friend about the BNP. It's how we expand our tribe of philosopher-barbarians and un-fuck the world together!   Can haz patrons? Go to www.patreon.com/noetics and sign up for as little as $1/month to receive several hundred acres of beachfront real estate on Ibiza!*Can haz followers? BNP on IG @conantannerSend me a haiku at barbarian.noetics@gmail.comUntil next week everyone,be good to yourselves and excellent to each other.One Love,ConanTRACKLIST FOR THIS EPISODE Love & Light - So Much Yes Atyya & Goopsteppa - Nova Mindful Vibes Episode 05John Williams - The Magic of HalloweenDykotomi - Corvid CrunkDirty Heads - Vacations y Vacaciones feat Jon Z Scheer Intelligence Podcast - God Caged in New JerseyInner Peace and Harmony (Solfeggio Mix) Sasha Marie Radio Episode 12 Zelda and Chill Lofi Mix Alex Jones Rant as an Indie Folk Song Robo Rat - Something Al Jazeera - Why is the US in Africa? (Video Segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzfD5WWBOrQ)Luv Sic. Lo Fi MixSoul Chef - Hello Outkast - Tomb of the BoomPooh Sheisty - Back in Blood feat Lil Durk Ana Tijoux - Antifa Dance TIME STAMPSStriketober Segment: 35 min. Line 3 Pipeline Protests: 50 min.AFRICOM Segment: Starts at 1 hr 8 min.Black Alliance for Peace AFRICOM Teach-In Resources: https://blackallianceforpeace.com/usoutofSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/noetics)

Fault Lines
US Sec. Of State Colin Powell Passes Away From Covid-19 Complications

Fault Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 170:32


On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about an aggressive Op-ed by Bernie Sanders and the Democrats to Joe Manchin, Russia cutting ties with NATO, the kidnapping of 17 Americans in Haiti by local gangs, and the passing away of the Colin Powell due to Covid-19 complications.Guests:Ted Rall - Political cartoonist and syndicated columnist | Bernie and Manchin Open HostilitiesMark Sleboda - International relations and security analyst | Russia Suspends Ties with NATO & Russia Prevents US Warship from Entering Their WatersJemima Pierre - Haiti-Americas coordinator for the Black Alliance for Peace | The Kidnappings in Haiti at a Terrifying RateManila Chan - News anchor and host of RT America's daily news program In Question | Biden's Shouts 'There Are Fewer Democracies', What's with This FramingIn the first hour Ted Rall joined the show to talk about the Op-ed piece Bernie Sanders created and published in West Virginia, slamming Joe Manchin for dragging his heels on the infrastructure bill. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Mark Sleboda for a discussion on Moscow's announcement that they will be suspending their ties with NATO and shutting down the NATO information bureau in Moscow. This comes after Russian diplomats were suspended from the bloc for undisclosed espionage. Jemima Pierre also came onto the show to discuss the 17 Americans kidnapped in Haiti and the gang violence in the country.In the third hour Manila Chan joined the conversation to talk about the life and passing of Colin Powell from Covid-19 complications despite being fully vaccinated. Manila also talked about bold moves by Bernie Sanders and the Democratic party to try and coax Joe Manchin into signing off on the infrastructure bill.

Who Belongs? A Podcast on Othering & Belonging
EP 37 - Different Histories, Parallel Stories: Bridging African American and Immigrant Communities

Who Belongs? A Podcast on Othering & Belonging

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 46:48


In this episode we hear from Gerald Lenoir and Nunu Kidane about their work on bridging African American and African immigrant communities through dialogues. Gerald is OBI's identity and politics strategy analyst and was the founding executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI). Nunu was a founding member of BAJI and is currently the director of Priority Africa Network. Gerald and Nunu share their experience facilitating Diaspora Dialogues, which are intentional conversations used to bridge African American and immigrant communities. Listeners will learn how the dialogues are organized and get tips on how to replicate this work. This episode of Who Belongs? is part of a new series of podcasts focused on telling bridging stories. Throughout the series we'll talk to leaders implementing bridging work and individuals who have experienced the bridging transformation. This project is led by OBI's Blueprint for Belonging project (B4B), and hosted by program researcher Miriam Magaña Lopez. This project is funded by The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Inc.

Clearing the FOG with co-hosts Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese
Building The Movement To Shut Down AFRICOM And End US Imperialism In Africa

Clearing the FOG with co-hosts Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 60:01


The US Out of Africa Network, which is coordinated by the Black Alliance for Peace, launched a month of action on October 1, the 13th anniversary of the launch of AFRICOM (the US' Africa command) to educate the public about what AFRICOM is doing and to build the movement against US imperialism on the African continent. Clearing the FOG speaks with Tunde Osazua, who organizes the network, about the harm the US is doing on the continent such as the increase in violence and terrorist acts against the people as well as supporting coups and an economic war. What the US is doing in Africa is largely in violation of international law and it is creating a growing sentiment in opposition to the United States. AFRICOM is just one of eleven commands around the world that are run by the United States. For more information, visit PopularResistance.org.

By Any Means Necessary
The Police and Military Wage War on Black People All Over The World

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 113:38


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Robert Dunham, the Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center to discuss the controversy surrounding the execution of Ernest Lee Johnson, an intellectually disabled man who was convicted of murder in Missouri, how this case further exposes the brutality of the death penalty and states' wielding of it, the growing shift in attitudes against the death penalty among the public and politicians alike, and the disproportionate use of the death penalty against working and poor people of color and the most vulnerable in our society.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by K.J. Noh, a geopolitical analyst, a member of Veterans for Peace, and senior correspondent with Flashpoints on KPFA to discuss tensions between the US and China over military activities concerning Taiwan, how the new orientation of the US toward Taiwan plays into the cold war drive against China, Taiwan's historical use as a pawn against the People's Republic of China, and how China's actions are leveraged to attack China and defend the neoliberal world order.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie discuss Dave Chappelle's unfunny Netflix comedy special “The Closer,” his bizarre, victim-blaming comments on the #MeToo movement, how his humor aimed at the LGBTQ community compares to racist jokes, and how the discourse of acrimony between the LGBTQ and Black communities is flawed.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Netfa Freeman, Coordinating Committee member with the Black Alliance for Peace, organizer with Pan-African Community Action, and host of Voices with Vision on WPFW 89.3 FM to discuss efforts to end the use of the qualified immunity defense to protect police officers from civil suits, how the militarization of police is the consequence of imperialism abroad, especially in Africa, the connections between policing in capital exposed in the corporate financing of police foundations, and the incessant American decline.

The Critical Hour
EUROPEAN UNION GAS PRICES EXPLODE

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 115:51


K. J. Noh, peace activist, writer, and teacher, joins us to discuss China. President Joe Biden has reportedly advised the Japanese Prime Minister that the US is willing to go to war with China over the Senkakus Islands. Also, Taiwan's leader has been arguing that her nation is at the forefront of democracy worldwide and must therefore be protected from China.RT European correspondent Peter Oliver joins us to discuss gas prices in Europe. Gas prices in Europe have skyrocketed to the highest numbers in a decade, as political wrangling over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline dampens hope for immediate relief. The pipeline project is complete and the system is ready to transport badly needed fuel to European households.Dr. Jack Rasmus, professor in economics and politics at St. Mary's College in California, joins us to discuss the economy. Democrats are working on the major spending bills, as indications from Capitol Hill spell major concessions from the left flank of the party. Also, President Biden is discussing the filibuster, and the discussion of minting a trillion-dollar coin has gained enough credibility for a mainstream discussion.Oscar Chacon, co-founder and executive director of Alianza Americas, joins us to discuss immigration. Immigrants and like-minded activists are gathering outside of the Brooklyn home of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to pressure him for action on a comprehensive immigration reform bill. In the absence of comprehensive legislation, activists want a path to citizenship added to the current spending bill.Ajamu Baraka, 2016 US vice-presidential candidate for the Green Party, joins us to discuss Africom. The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) has begun an "International Month of Action Against Africom." In their press release, the BAP explains that "The Black Alliance for Peace's International Month of Action Against AFRICOM aims to raise the public's awareness about the U.S. military's existence in Africa, and how the presence of U.S. forces exacerbates violence and instability throughout the continent."Jim Kavanagh, writer at thepolemicist.net & CounterPunch and the author of "Danger to Society: Against Vaccine Passports," joins us to discuss the John Durham investigation. The probe into the origins of the Russia-gate operation has revealed a tangled web of lies directly implicating the 2016 Clinton campaign. Is this investigation an honest inquiry or further insider dealings to cover the FBI's complicity in the project?Ted Rall, political cartoonist and syndicated columnist, joins us to discuss press freedom. Patrick Lawrence has a new article in consortiumnews.com in which he argues "in the failed corporate coverage of Steven Donziger and Julian Assange there is an imposition of darkness, ignorance inflicted on Americans with intent." Lawrence describes the way the news and information are controlled and corrupted in the US empire.Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss Iran. The US State Department has spoken with China in an attempt to reduce their purchases of oil from Iran. US attempts at crushing the Iranian economy have been thwarted consistently by Russia and China. The acceptance of the Islamic Republic into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization appears to signal little or no future cooperation with US sanctions.

Know Your Role(s)
Film Scores: Desserts with Desmond Thorne

Know Your Role(s)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 79:32


On today's episode, Know Your Role(s) welcomes filmmaker, writer, performer, & podcast host Desmond Thorne to the pod! On tap in today's Bar Talk are Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming ninth film “Licorice Pizza,” George and Dave's predictions for “The Challenge,” and the posthumous release of David Bowie's 2001 record “Toy.” Desmond takes listeners behind the mic of his brilliant podcast “Adventures in Black Cinema,” shares his personal influences from David Lynch to “Atlanta,” and offers his take on the film industry's evolution towards a more inclusive and equitable environment. This episode's game deserves a full orchestral accompaniment, as Desmond and the fellas compare film scores to desserts, from Cliff Martinez's “Drive” ice cream sandwich to Danny Elfman's “Beetlejuice” dutch apple pie! In today's Last Call, Dave gets excited for the WNBA playoffs, while George preps for a stand-up gig at NY Comedy Club on October 10th. Producer Mary Bess touches on failings at the US border and celebrates a win for trans representation in the German Parliament!   Resources: See “Licorice Pizza” in theaters November 26, 2021. Watch “The Challenge” at 8:00 pm ET/PT Wednesdays on MTV. David Bowie's “Toy” will be released on January 7th, 2022. US Capitol switchboard (202) 224-3121. Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) @instabaji / @bajitweet / baji.org. Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) @raicestexas / raicestexas.org.   Guest: Desmond Thorne / IG: @desmondthorne / TW: @DesmondThorne.   Hosted By: George Gordon & David Kleinman.  Produced By: Mary Bess Pritchett. Music: Alnitak Kid, Nate 88, & Cazeaux OSLO. Artwork: Amanda Xeller. IG & TW: @kyrpod.  

By Any Means Necessary
Joe Manchin Holds Relief for Working and Poor People Hostage Again

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 114:15


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Sameena Rahman, staff writer for Breaking the Chains Magazine to discuss the so-called “heartbeat” bill in Texas and its effective banning of abortions, how poor and working class communities will bear the brunt of this law, and the resistance to these laws.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Tunde Osazua, the Coordinator of the U.S. Out of Africa Network, a project of the Black Alliance for Peace to discuss the use of AFRICOM by the US to control African resources and its people, its fostering of genocidal conditions in some parts of Africa, and the movement to expel AFRICOM from the continent.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Ivan Klepov, head of online RT DE to discuss the banning of two YouTube channels of RT Deutsch and the strange circumstances surrounding the ban, the stigmatization and targeting of Russian media, and the challenges that YouTube's vague community guidelines pose to alternative media.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by James Early, Former Director of Cultural Heritage Policy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Institution and board member of the Institute for Policy Studies to discuss Joe Manchin's resistance to the already-compromised budget reconciliation bill, why working people need to organize outside of the political duopoly to demand that their needs are met, and the statement by the Cuban foreing minister on the US use of sanctions and its context in broader US imperialism.

By Any Means Necessary
US Continues To Wage war on the African Continent

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 17:46


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Tunde Osazua, the Coordinator of the U.S. Out of Africa Network, a project of the Black Alliance for Peace to discuss the use of AFRICOM by the US to control African resources and its people, its fostering of genocidal conditions in some parts of Africa, and the movement to expel AFRICOM from the continent.

Show-Me Institute Podcast
Parents are Starting to Ask Tough Questions - Gerard Robinson

Show-Me Institute Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 26:16


Gerard Robinson is a Fellow of Practice and Vice President for Education, Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation. Gerard served as Commissioner of Education for the State of Florida and Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia. His other leadership roles have included Executive Director of the Center for Advancing Opportunity and Director and President of the Black Alliance for Educational Options. Robinson also was a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He is coeditor of Education for Liberation: The Politics of Promise and Reform Inside and Beyond America's Prisons(2019) and Education Savings Accounts: The New Frontier in School Choice (2017). In addition, he cohosts The Learning Curve: National Education Podcast. Robinson has been published or quoted in AEI Ideas, Gallup News, Newsweek, The Hedgehog Review, the Hill, the New York Times, the Washington Examiner, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and US News & World Report. He earned a BA from Howard University and an EdM from Harvard University, as well as an AA from El Camino Community College. Produced by Show-Me Opportunity

The Take
The journey of a Haitian migrant

The Take

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 25:25


US officials are saying upwards of 4,000 Haitians were sent back from the Texas border over the past few weeks, but what happened next? Daniel left Haiti for Chile four years ago. Last week, he finally made it to Texas. He says he was shackled, beaten and sent back to Haiti again. Today on The Take, what Daniel was hoping for and what happened in the end. In this episode:  Santcha Etienne, Organizer for The Black Alliance for Just Immigration in Florida (@BAJItweet) John Holman (@johnholman100), Al Jazeera correspondent - Mexico City  Kerry Kennedy (@KerryKennedyRFK), President of RFK Human Rights (@RFKHumanRights), lawyer and activist  Translation: Charles Jean-Pierre (@cjpgallery) and Roberto Massillon (@PAPCuisineDC) Voiceover: Bechir Slyvain (@bechirsylvain) Connect with The Take:  Twitter (@AJTheTake), Instagram (@ajthetake) and Facebook (@TheTakePod)

Delete Your Account Podcast
Episode 209 - Deportation Nation

Delete Your Account Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 76:57


This week, Roqayah and Kumars are joined by immigration attorney and returning guest Sophia Gurulé, policy counsel and staff attorney with the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project at the Bronx Defenders, a public defender nonprofit in New York City. Sophia was also involved in the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project in Dilley, Texas where she helped provide legal services to asylum-seeking women and children and advocated for an end to family detention. Sophia sheds light on the Biden administration's mass deportation of Haitian refugees and how right-wing judges anointed by the Federalist Society are keeping the most draconian Trump policies in place. The gang also picks up where Sophia's last interview left off, discussing Biden's immigration plan and its shortcomings, Bill Clinton's immigration legacy and the history of the prison-to-deportation pipeline, and why movements for climate justice, workers' rights and prison-industrial complex abolition can't shy away from the demand to abolish borders. You can follow Sophia on Twitter @s_phia_ and find out more about the work of organizations like Haitian Bridge Alliance, Grassroots Leadership and Black Alliance for Just Immigration. If you want to support the show and receive access to tons of bonus content, subscribe on our Patreon page for as little as $5 a month. Also, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes. We can't do this show without your support!!!

By Any Means Necessary
Solidarity With the Global South Means Resisting Imperialist Indoctrination

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 114:23


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Kalonji Jama Changa, author, filmmaker, community organizer, co-host of the Renegade Culture podcast, co-founder of Black Power Media and Founder of the FTP movement to discuss the anniversary of the execution of Troy Davis, the inconsistencies and gaps in the story and evidence used to convict Davis, how this lynching fits into the system of racial capitalism, and the ongoing struggle against the death penalty and mass incarceration.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Tina Landis, organizer and author of the book, ‘Climate Solutions: Beyond Capitalism' to discuss the murders of climate activists around the world, the connections between imperialism and these killings, the targeting of climate activists, water protectors, and land defenders in the US, and the need to fight for climate action.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire to discuss the conviction of Paul Rusesabagina, the subject of the film Hotel Rwanda, on charges related to terrorism, how this case serves as another example of Paul Kagame's ruthless crackdown on challenges to his rule, how the US props up the rule of Kagame, and US meddling in Rwanda and other countries in the region.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Ajamu Baraka, National Organizer of the Black Alliance for Peace to discuss the responsibility of the Western left to struggle with oppressed people against US hegemony and imperialism, the necessity of principled resistance to racist indoctrination that serves imperialism, the rise of a sanitized and less serious movement and the importance of counteracting that premise, and the arrogance of purity politics present in some parts of the movement

Political Misfits
Russian Parliamentary Elections; Haitian Refugee Crisis; MAGA Rally in DC

Political Misfits

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 114:55


Denis Rogatyuk, writer, journalist and political analyst, joins us to talk about the results of the Russian Parliamentary Election that took place over the weekend, where United Russia had garnered nearly 50% of the vote, followed closely by the Communist Party with 19%, what we can make of the higher voter turnout this time around, what the composition and platform of the Communist Party is in the country and whether this showing can solely be attributed to nostalgia. We also talk about the media coverage of this election in the West, where its legitimacy has been questioned, and whether these critiques are justified. Abe Paulos, deputy director of communications and policy at the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, tells us about the Haitian refugee crisis in the U.S. where thousands have camped in precarious conditions in the town of Del Rio, Texas, and how the Biden administration, despite previous public statements about being more welcoming towards immigrants, is engaging in similar practices as its preceding administration, and deporting 12,000 Haitian refugees back to their home country. We also talk about whether we will see any changes in these policies and what it could take to pressure the government to implement humane immigration policies.Nate Wallace, creator and co-host of the podcast Redspin Sports, joins hosts Michelle Witte and Bob Schlehuber to talk about the MAGA-inspired rally in Washington, DC for justice for the “political prisoners” from the capital attack on January 6th, and the low turnout, where participants were actually outnumbered by the media and police presence. We also talk about updates in the case of Kyle Rittenhosue ahead of the November trial for his killing of 2 people and injuring one during the Kenosha, Wisconsin uprisings in August of 2020.In our Miss The Press segment, we talk about the Sunday shows' takes on Afghanistan and the border, the 20th anniversary of Darryl Worley's jingoistic hymn "Have You Forgotten", and Fox News Sunday's take on economic issues including the debt ceiling and infrastructure spending, and how real discussions get lost amid party squabbles.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Sojourner Truth Radio: September 21, 2021 - Haitian Migrants, COP26, Barney Bush

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 59:23


Today on Sojourner Truth: Thousands of Haitians are being deported by the Biden Administration. Video has emerged of U.S. Border Patrol agents chasing down Haitians on horseback and whipping them. One can be heard referring to Haiti as a s-hole country. What's going on? Our guest is Nana Gyamfi, an attorney, consultant, educator, activist, the Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), and the President of the National Conference of Black Lawyers. The Indigenous Environmental Network has called for a postponement of the upcoming COP26. The UN governmental conference on the environment scheduled to be held in November in Glasgow, Scotland. This, amid the growing environmental catastrophe. We find out what's behind that call from Alberto Saldamando, the Indigenous Environmental Network's Counsel on Climate Change and Indigenous and Human Rights. Barney Bush, a Shawnee/Cayuga poet, activist and educator, has died. We pay tribute to him as we hear some of his words from his keynote speech to the 2019 Forest & Climate Movement Convergence gathering in Shawnee National Forest.

Sojourner Truth Radio
News Headlines: September 21, 2021

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 4:45


Today on Sojourner Truth: Thousands of Haitians are being deported by the Biden Administration. Video has emerged of U.S. Border Patrol agents chasing down Haitians on horseback and whipping them. One can be heard referring to Haiti as a s-hole country. What's going on? Our guest is Nana Gyamfi, an attorney, consultant, educator, activist, the Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), and the President of the National Conference of Black Lawyers. The Indigenous Environmental Network has called for a postponement of the upcoming COP26. The UN governmental conference on the environment scheduled to be held in November in Glasgow, Scotland. This, amid the growing environmental catastrophe. We find out what's behind that call from Alberto Saldamando, the Indigenous Environmental Network's Counsel on Climate Change and Indigenous and Human Rights. Barney Bush, a Shawnee/Cayuga poet, activist and educator, has died. We pay tribute to him as we hear some of his words from his keynote speech to the 2019 Forest & Climate Movement Convergence gathering in Shawnee National Forest.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Nana Gyamfi On Deportation Of Haitian Migrants

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 26:04


Today on Sojourner Truth: Thousands of Haitians are being deported by the Biden Administration. Video has emerged of U.S. Border Patrol agents chasing down Haitians on horseback and whipping them. One can be heard referring to Haiti as a s-hole country. What's going on? Our guest is Nana Gyamfi, an attorney, consultant, educator, activist, the Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), and the President of the National Conference of Black Lawyers. The Indigenous Environmental Network has called for a postponement of the upcoming COP26. The UN governmental conference on the environment scheduled to be held in November in Glasgow, Scotland. This, amid the growing environmental catastrophe. We find out what's behind that call from Alberto Saldamando, the Indigenous Environmental Network's Counsel on Climate Change and Indigenous and Human Rights. Barney Bush, a Shawnee/Cayuga poet, activist and educator, has died. We pay tribute to him as we hear some of his words from his keynote speech to the 2019 Forest & Climate Movement Convergence gathering in Shawnee National Forest.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Alberto Saldamando On COP26 & Indigenous Resistance

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 11:50


Today on Sojourner Truth: Thousands of Haitians are being deported by the Biden Administration. Video has emerged of U.S. Border Patrol agents chasing down Haitians on horseback and whipping them. One can be heard referring to Haiti as a s-hole country. What's going on? Our guest is Nana Gyamfi, an attorney, consultant, educator, activist, the Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), and the President of the National Conference of Black Lawyers. The Indigenous Environmental Network has called for a postponement of the upcoming COP26. The UN governmental conference on the environment scheduled to be held in November in Glasgow, Scotland. This, amid the growing environmental catastrophe. We find out what's behind that call from Alberto Saldamando, the Indigenous Environmental Network's Counsel on Climate Change and Indigenous and Human Rights. Barney Bush, a Shawnee/Cayuga poet, activist and educator, has died. We pay tribute to him as we hear some of his words from his keynote speech to the 2019 Forest & Climate Movement Convergence gathering in Shawnee National Forest.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Remembering Barney Bush: A Tribute

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 11:45


Today on Sojourner Truth: Thousands of Haitians are being deported by the Biden Administration. Video has emerged of U.S. Border Patrol agents chasing down Haitians on horseback and whipping them. One can be heard referring to Haiti as a s-hole country. What's going on? Our guest is Nana Gyamfi, an attorney, consultant, educator, activist, the Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), and the President of the National Conference of Black Lawyers. The Indigenous Environmental Network has called for a postponement of the upcoming COP26. The UN governmental conference on the environment scheduled to be held in November in Glasgow, Scotland. This, amid the growing environmental catastrophe. We find out what's behind that call from Alberto Saldamando, the Indigenous Environmental Network's Counsel on Climate Change and Indigenous and Human Rights. Barney Bush, a Shawnee/Cayuga poet, activist and educator, has died. We pay tribute to him as we hear some of his words from his keynote speech to the 2019 Forest & Climate Movement Convergence gathering in Shawnee National Forest.

By Any Means Necessary
How Capitalism Starves and Sickens the World

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 111:57


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Greg Palast, investigative reporter and author of several New York Times bestsellers including The Best Democracy Money Can Buy to discuss the watered-down voting rights bill introduced by Senate Democrats, the shortcomings of both this new bill and the For The People Act, and how the xenophobic witch hunt of Russian interference has clouded the threat of domestic election interference.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Rafiki Morris, Organizer with the All Africa People's Revolutionary Party, member of the Coordinating Committee for the Black Alliance for Peace to discuss a congressional bill focused on regime change in Nicaragua, its demonization of the Nicaraguan government, and how this bill fits into the long history of regime change in Nicaragua and Latin America.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Jamaica Miles, Schenectady School Board member organizer with All of US Alexis Figueroa, an organizer with Saratoga Black Lives Matter to discuss police repression of Black Lives Matter activists in Saratoga Springs, New York, the inaction and silence of local officials on this unconstitutional action, and its echoes of police repression of Black Lives Matter activists in the US.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Josh Gomez, producer for By Any Means Necessary to discuss the sanitization and cooptation of activism and the movement as demonstrated by antics like The Activist show and how and why capitalist system makes it so difficult to feed people fresh and healthy food.

By Any Means Necessary
Congress Threatens Regime Change in Nicaragua

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 15:49


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Rafiki Morris, Organizer with the All Africa People's Revolutionary Party, member of the Coordinating Committee for the Black Alliance for Peace to discuss a congressional bill focused on regime change in Nicaragua, its demonization of the Nicaraguan government, and how this bill fits into the long history of regime change in Nicaragua and Latin America.

By Any Means Necessary
Police Repression Not Enough to Stop the Movement for Black Lives

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 112:28


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Dr. Jemime Pierre, Haiti/Americas Coordinator for the Black Alliance for Peace to discuss the investigation into the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise and the Prime Minister Ariel Henry's firing of the chief prosecutor, the suspicious circumstances surrounding Henry and his role in the investigation, and US influence in the Haitian government and investigation.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Lillian House, writer for Breaking the Chains magazine and organizer with the ANSWER Coalition in Colorado to discuss the dropping of charges against activists calling for justice for Elijah McClain, the chilling effect that this repression would have had on the movement for Black lives, and how the movement organized and must continue organizing to fight back against repression and racist police terror.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Lee Camp, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, activist and host of “Redacted Tonight With Lee Camp” on RT America to discuss the political prosecution of Steven Donziger, a New York lawyer who won a judgement against Chevron in Ecuador for the destruction of indeigenous communities, by Chevron-connected officials, the employment of so-called impartial institutions to protect the profits of corporations through lawfare, and why mainstream media is silent on this case.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Danny Haiphong, Contributing Editor of Black Agenda Report, Co-Host of The Left Lens, and co-author of “American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People's History of Fake News―From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror” to discuss the austerity and violence waged by the US at home and abroad and how this violence is endemic to the capitalist system, celebrity culture, consumerization, and the sickness that this system inculcates in us, the primacy of organizing the working class over insular arguments on the left.

By Any Means Necessary
Haitian Prime Minister Sacks Prosecutor in the Midst of Assassination Investigation

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 11:57


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Dr. Jemime Pierre, Haiti/Americas Coordinator for the Black Alliance for Peace to discuss the investigation into the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise and the Prime Minister Ariel Henry's firing of the chief prosecutor, the suspicious circumstances surrounding Henry and his role in the investigation, and US influence in the Haitian government and investigation.

The Critical Hour
New Taliban Government Raises Concerns; Houthi Warheads Strike Saudi Homeland

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 114:21


Julie Varughese, solidarity network coordinator for Black Alliance for Peace, joins us to discuss Afghanistan. International security analysts are concerned that the Taliban seems to be recycling government officials from the organization's former theocratic hard-line base of power. Also, the war-torn country is facing a humanitarian crisis that is being exacerbated by punitive economic moves by the US empire.Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, Lebanon, joins us to discuss Israel. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett seems to have a policy of no war, but continuous bombing and no peace with the Palestinians. Also, Israel is arresting and harassing the families of several prisoners who recently escaped from an Israeli prison. Randi Nord, writer and activist, joins us to discuss Yemen. Yemen has launched several successful drone and missile strikes deep into the homeland of Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, the US and UK are blasting the attacks as they provide material support for Saudi Arabia in the conflict. Teresa Lundy, principal of TML Communications, a leading minority public relations, communications and advocacy firm in Pennsylvania, joins us to discuss the Texas abortion ban. The argument between pro and anti-abortion rights activists is getting thicker as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) jumps into the rhetorical scrum. Meanwhile, the governor of Texas vowed to "eliminate all rapists" when asked about the lack of an exception for rape and incest in the bill. Daniel Lazare, investigative journalist and author of "The Velvet Coup," joins us to discuss Ukraine. President Biden has vowed to turn the foreign policy page on Afghanistan, but some international security analysts fear that his pivot to Russia and China will create a much more dangerous situation for the world. Dan Kovalik, writer, author, and lawyer, joins us to discuss regime change colonialism. An interesting article in the Orinoco Tribune argues that modern-day regime change rhetoric is nothing more than a sanitization of colonialism and genocide. John Kiriakou, journalist, author and host of The Back Story, joins us to discuss whistleblowers. Thomas Drake is a whistleblower who exposed illegalities and corruption in the NSA. Drake was investigated, indicted, convicted and sentenced concerning the US domestic mass surveillance regime. We discuss his recent article in Responsible Statecraft.Dr. Colin Campbell, a Washington, DC, news correspondent, and Gary Flowers, host of “The Gary Flowers Show” on radio station Rejoice WREJ-AM 990, join us to discuss the takedown of the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond, Virginia. One of the largest Confederate monument statues in the nation was removed as the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond fell to the cheers of several hundred onlookers who had come to support the move.

By Any Means Necessary
As Economic Recovery Lags, Millions Left Vulnerable to the Death Cult of Capitalism

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 113:40


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Dr. Jack Rasmus, economist, radio show host, & author of 'The Scourge of Neoliberalism' to discuss the reasons behind the stalling economic recovery, the realities behind the slow return to work and the ending of unemployment benefits in the middle of a pandemic, the converging crises of capitalism that threaten the working class, and how the political system refuses to provide any relief for working and poor people while serving the interests of capital.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Leo Flores, Latin America Campaign Coordinator at CODEPINK to discuss negotiations between the government of Venezuela and the right-wing opposition, the political destiny of Juan Guaido, and the way forward for the Biden administration.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by technologist Chris Garaffa, the editor of TechforthePeople.org to discuss the harsh environmental impact of Bitcoin and its continuation of the impact of the capitalist death drive, the myth of egalitarian access to Bitcoin, Facebook's racist labeling of a video of Black men as “primates” and the racism encoded into artificial intelligence services that such processes rely on.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Netfa Freeman, Coordinating Committee member with the Black Alliance for Peace, organizer with Pan-African Community Action, and host of Voices with Vision on WPFW 89.3 FM to discuss the coup in Guinea, the impact of neocolonialism, neoliberalism, and imperialism on Guinea and the African continent, how the harms of neoliberalism and imperialism manifest on poor and working people in the US through the police, gentrification, and more, and the purpose of policing in a capitalist system.

By Any Means Necessary
The Converging Crises of Capitalism Reveal the Need for Organizing

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 112:51


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Lashunna Grier, cousin of An'Twan Gilmore, and Jay Brown, founder of Community Shoulders to discuss the killing of An'Twan Gilmore by DC police, the disturbing pattern of the use of excessive force in DC MPD and in police departments nationwide, and the broader issue of policing as a military solution to economic problems.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by technologist Chris Garaffa, the editor of TechforthePeople.org to discuss streaming services collecting data on users and using that data for advertising, the false image of media decentralization that these services conjure, issues with harassment and assault at Apple, and the broader labor movements in tech.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Salifu Mack, an editor at Hood Communist and a member of the Lowcountry Action Committee and the Black Alliance for Peace to discuss the insidious nature of the “diversity economy” marketing of McDonald's Saweetie meal, the exploitation of celebrities in these schemes, and how community can fight back against corporations like McDonald's.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Jon Jeter, award-winning journalist and foreign correspondent, radio and television producer, Bluesologist and Decolonizer, and author of the book “Flat Broke in the Free Market: How Globalization Fleeced Working People” to discuss how capitalism contributes to a spiritual death where individuals are alienated from their identity, the lack of preparation for Hurricane Ida in Louisiana, the skewing of the consciousness of poor and oppressed people under capitalism.

By Any Means Necessary
McDonald's Saweetie Meal Epitomizes Exploitaiton

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 13:13


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Salifu Mack, an editor at Hood Communist and a member of the Lowcountry Action Committee and the Black Alliance for Peace to discuss the insidious nature of the “diversity economy” marketing of McDonald's Saweetie meal, the exploitation of celebrities in these schemes, and how community can fight back against corporations like McDonald's.

By Any Means Necessary
Black August Reminds Us That Liberation Must Include Freeing Political Prisoners

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 111:34


How Imperialism Could Have Contributed To The Opioid Crisis, Inconsistencies in Charges Brought Against Meng Wanzhou, Minor Leaguers Continue To Be ExploitedIn this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Zach Kerner, Member of the Afghanistan Committee of Black Alliance for Peace's Solidarity Network to discuss opium production in Afghanistan and the US role in it, the growing problem of addiction in both Afghanistan and the US, and how imperialism has encouraged both production and addiction.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by K.J. Noh, a geopolitical analyst, a member of Veterans for Peace, and senior correspondent with Flashpoints on KPFA, to discuss the inconsistencies in charges brought against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou by the US Department of Justice in her extradition trial in Canada, the clear political interests of the US in prosecuting Meng, and why the US wants to take down Huawei.In the third segment, It's FRIDAY so it's time for another edition of our new weekly segment “The Red Spin Report,” where we discuss sports, politics and struggle with Nate Wallace, co-host of Red Spin Sports to discuss the severe exploitation of the athletic labor of Minor League Baseball players by Major League Baseball, the sickening new lottery system that can further exploit the destitution of Minor League players, and Brett Favre's recent comments on preventing the development of CTE in children.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Kalonji Jama Changa, author, filmmaker, community organizer, co-host of the Renegade Culture podcast, co-founder of Black Power Media and Founder of the FTP movement to discuss President Biden's remarks on Afghanistan and the refugee crisis, the importance of commemorating the history of Black August and its relevance to the movement today, and the suspect in the Capitol Hill bomb threat and how it reveals how this system prioritizes the grievances of white right-wing people over the grievances of Black and radical organizers.

By Any Means Necessary
How US Imperialism May Have Spurred The Opioid Crisis

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 18:20


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Zach Kerner, Member of the Afghanistan Committee of Black Alliance for Peace's Solidarity Network, to discuss opium production in Afghanistan and the US role in it, the growing problem of addiction in both Afghanistan and the US, and how imperialism has encouraged both production and addiction.

By Any Means Necessary
From Afghanistan To Haiti, US Imperialism is Inseparable From Racism and Capitalism

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 113:40


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Dr. Mike Pappas, a family medicine physician, activist, and frequent contributor to LeftVoice.org to discuss the Biden administration's recommendation of a booster shot for the COVID-19 and whether these vaccines are effective against variants, the extreme disparity in vaccine availability between rich and poor countries, why public health systems are so dependent on vaccination, and how the gutting of public health systems and capitalist neoliberal regimes have exacerbated the COVID-19 crisis.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by John Ross, the senior fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at the Renmin University of China and author of the new book, “China's Great Road: Lessons for Marxist Theory and Socialist Practices” to discuss China's recent push for redistribution of wealth, the gulf in responses between US and Chinese economic elite to income inequality, and the development of common prosperity in China and how China's socialist system can facilitate that.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Anthony Rogers Wright, Director of Environmental Justice with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest to discuss the legacy of white supremacy in environmentalism and its manifestation at the Sierra Club, how anglocentrism obfuscates the culpability of the Global North in the climate crisis, and how white-led environmental activism tends to only target the symptoms, rather than the structural root causes, of climate change.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Jemima Pierre, Haiti/Americas Coordinator for the Black Alliance for Peace to discuss the racism that US imperialism and occupation are founded upon and how that, combined with US hubris, contributed to the rapid fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, the intrinsic connection between imperialism, racism, and capitalism, the cooperation of Caribbean governments in military exercises with US Southern Command, and the disgusting contradictions and disparity supported by so-called “humanitarian” imperialism in Haiti.

By Any Means Necessary
Biden Attempts To Blame Afghans For Not Defending A Puppet Government

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 114:47


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Medea Benjamin, Co-Founder of CODEPINK: Women for Peace to discuss President Biden's blame game in his remarks on the rapid takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban, how the withdrawal from Afghanistan plays into the broader U.S. military strategy of major power conflict with China and Russia, and a recent report detailing gross incompetence and inefficiency in reconstruction efforts.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Miko Peled, human rights activist and author of “The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine,” and “Injustice, the Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five.” to discuss the absurdity of the recent Human Rights Watch report accusing Hamas of war crimes during fighting with Israel in May, the false moral equivalence posed by the report, and the historical and contemporary pro-Israel bias demonstrated by Human Rights Watch.In the third segment, It's Tuesday which means we're doing our weekly segment Tech For the People, where Sean and Jacquie are joined by technologist Chris Garaffa, the editor of TechforthePeople.org to discuss the NYPD's secret fund used to purchase surveillance tools, the broader occupation-like behavior of police and the difficulty associated with uncovering such practices and acquisitions, Amazon's surveillance of customer service employees in the name of customer data security, and a horrifying new tool that digitally undresses women.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Ajamu Baraka, National Organizer of the Black Alliance for Peace to discuss the contributions of the Negro World and Marcus Garvey on his birthday, the history of U.S. intervention that preceeded the current situation in Afghanistan, the plunder of U.S. and Afghan resources in support of the war, and the repression of activists in Colombia.

By Any Means Necessary
Despite Biden's Insistence To The Contrary, Kabul is This Generation's Saigon

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 114:52


U.S. Flees Afghanistan Amid Taliban Takeover, The Future of Voting Rights, Earthquake in Haiti Lays Effects of Imperialism BareIn this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Sohrob Aslamy, a doctoral candidate at Syracuse University in the department of Geography and the environment to discuss the embarrassment of the evacuation of Kabul after trillions of dollars spent on the occupation, why the Taliban took over Afghanistan with shocking speed after almost two decades of military occupation, and how today's conditions cloud the future of Afghanistan.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Greg Palast, investigative reporter and author of several New York Times bestsellers including The Best Democracy Money Can Buy to discuss Joe Manchin's gutting of the For The People Act in the interest of hs donors, the inadequacies of the For The People Act in addressing voter suppression, the implications that the recently released census results have on House of Representatives apportionment, and how it will be used by Republicans in the redistricting process.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Tunde Osazua, the Coordinator of the U.S. Out of Africa Network, a project of the Black Alliance for Peace to discuss rescue and relief efforts in Haiti after its 7.2 magnitude earthquake, the role that economic exploitation and imperialism by the U.S. and other western nations has played in Haiti's inability to develop its infrastructure and defend itself from natural disaster, and how so-called humanitarian NGOs and aid have historically contributed to the exploitation of Haiti.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Richard Wolff, Economist and Professor at the New School University and author of the new book “The Sickness Is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics Or Itself” to discuss the Biden administration's extension of the freeze on federal student loan repayment and the debt economy, how the trillions of dollars spent on the war in Afghanistan could have been spent to provide for the necessities of life, and the business and profit that the continuation of the war brought to the military-industrial complex.

By Any Means Necessary
Effects of Imperialism in Haiti Laid Bare By Earthquake

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 15:27


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Tunde Osazua, the Coordinator of the U.S. Out of Africa Network, a project of the Black Alliance for Peace to discuss rescue and relief efforts in Haiti after its 7.2 magnitude earthquake, the role that economic exploitation and imperialism by the U.S. and other western nations has played in Haiti's inability to develop its infrastructure and defend itself from natural disaster, and how so-called humanitarian NGOs and aid have historically contributed to the exploitation of Haiti.