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Best podcasts about jacquie luqman

Latest podcast episodes about jacquie luqman

By Any Means Necessary
The Horrifying Legacies Of Slavery Reverberate Today

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 113:03


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Dr. Margaret Flowers, Co-Founder of Popular Resistance and Director of the Health Over Profit for Everyone Campaign to discuss the emergence of the omicron variant of COVID-19 and the Biden administration's disastrous response to the pandemic, the absurdity of the US imposing travel bans on southern African countries for reporting the variant, and the profit that pharmaceutical companies can gain from new variants and the prolonging of the pandemic.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Taminisha John, professor at Clark Atlanta University and Caribbean regional analyst to discuss Barbados declaring itself a republic and removing the Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state, the casting off of a colonial relationship that this declaration represents, the brutal legacy of sugar plantation slavery that Britain brought to the island, and the potential effects of the declaration. In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by technologist Chris Garaffa, the editor of TechforthePeople.org to discuss the privacy risks of smart gifts as we head into the holiday season, the threat of SMS phishing attacks and how to spot them, Amazon's failure to protect customer data and its long record of leaving massive amounts of data unprotected, and the necessity of a united effort to protect privacy.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, Chair of the Social Justice Committee of Macedonia Baptist Church in Bethesda, Maryland to discuss the struggle against desecration of an African cemetery in Bethesda, Maryland and the legacy of slavery in the capitalist system, how the horrors of slavery reverberate today in problems like gentrification, the importance of language in talking about enslavbed Africans, and the erasure and rediscovery of slavery and Moses cemetery in Bethesda.

By Any Means Necessary
Omicron Variant Is A Consequence of Capitalism

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 16:41


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Dr. Margaret Flowers, Co-Founder of Popular Resistance and Director of the Health Over Profit for Everyone Campaign to discuss the emergence of the omicron variant of COVID-19 and the Biden administration's disastrous response to the pandemic, the absurdity of the US imposing travel bans on southern African countries for reporting the variant, and the profit that pharmaceutical companies can gain from new variants and the prolonging of the pandemic.

By Any Means Necessary
Honduras Rejects Neoliberalism With Election Of A New President

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 21:45


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Sputnik News journalist and correspondent Wyatt Reed to discuss the apparent victory of Xiomara Castro in the elections in Honduras, how Castro's election represents a potential turn away from neoliberalism and toward sovereignty under the shadow of the US empire, and the open attempts at manipulation of the election by the ruling party.

By Any Means Necessary
US Punishes South Africa For Identifying Omicron Variant

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 113:25


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Sputnik News journalist and correspondent Wyatt Reed to discuss the apparent victory of Xiomara Castro in the elections in Honduras, how Castro's election represents a potential turn away from neoliberalism and toward sovereignty under the shadow of the US empire, and the open attempts at manipulation of the election by the ruling party.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire to discuss deadly protests in Burkina Faso and Niger and their connections to US and French involvement in Western Africa, the jihadist violence that these powers claim to be fighting, how imperial and neocolonial powers have stoked the growth of Islamist groups and use that violence as a pretext for intervention, and the connections between imperialist meddling all across the African continent.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie discuss the International Day of Solidarity With The Palestinian People, the brutal and coercive natures of settler-colonialism and capitalism that attempts to suppress solidarity, and the importance of understanding struggles against settler-colonialism as connected.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 the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant and how the interests of capital have contributed to the emergence of new variants, the racism inherent in the travel bans placed on southern African countries in reaction to South Africa's alerting of the world about the variant, the death of Virgil Abloh and the suffering that Black people face in all sectors of society, and the question of solidarity in the context of white supremacist capitalism.

By Any Means Necessary
The Horrors of Thankstaking Continue To This Day

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 113:52


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman discuss the theft inherent to the capitalist system, how struggle is an act of reclamation of the things stolen under capitalism, and the importance of joy in the struggle against exploitation.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, Chair of the Social Justice Committee of Macedonia Baptist Church in Bethesda, Maryland to discuss an attempted development of a historic African cemetery in Bethesda, Maryland, the desecration of the burial site under the watch ofa so-called progressive county government, the victory won by the community over wealthy white developers, and what that victory means for other communities around the nation and in the current political moment.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Justin Williams, co-host of Red Spin Sports to discuss militarism on display in NFL games in games surrounding Veterans Day, what's really behind the displays of militarism during games, the exploitation of the memory of Pat Tillman to serve a militaristic purpose despite his anti-war trajectory before his death, and the Department of Defense's broader hand in entertainment.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston, and author of the book “The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in 17th Century North America and the Caribbean” to discuss the thanksgiving myth and the mythmaking that is designed to obscure the horrors exercised on indigenous people, how these myths connect to the rise of the far-right and fascism today, the challenge that China poses to US dominance and imperialism through its people-first policies, and how the sham of the COP 26 conference connects to the movement more broadly.

By Any Means Necessary
Justice For Ahmaud Arbery Was Won By The Movement

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 113:47


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Jay Winter Nightwolf, host of American Indian Truths on WOL 95.9FM/1450 AM originator and host of the television broadcast Indigenous and American Indian Truths to discuss the indigenous perspective on Thanksgiving, the long history of cultural genocide waged against the indignenous people of the United States, and the need for solidarity to fight the continuing genocide of indigenous and Black people today.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dan Kovalik, author of The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela: How the US Is Orchestrating a Coup for Oil to discuss Nicaragua's exit from the Organization of American States, the OAS' history with meddling in Nicaragua, western meddling and undermining of the Venezuelan elections, and the intensifying contradictions of imperialism laying the groundwork for another world order.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Paul Pumphrey, Founding Board Member of Friends of The Congo to discuss Israeli defense and intelligence industry activity on the African continent, the history of the activities of the Zionist movement on the continent, and Israel's involvement in taking Africa's natural resources for its military and financial benefit.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Rachel Hu, co-host of the podcast It's Not You, It's Capitalism to discuss the guilty verdicts in the trial of the killers of Ahmaud Arbery in the context of disparate results coming from the judicial system, the verdicts in the Kyle Rittenhouse and Charlottesville cases and the lack of attention to right-wing violence, and Joe Biden's culpability in the rise of right-wing violence through bipartisanship.

By Any Means Necessary
Thanksgiving: A Day of Mourning

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 20:21


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Jay Winter Nightwolf, host of American Indian Truths on WOL 95.9FM/1450 AM originator and host of the television broadcast Indigenous and American Indian Truths to discuss the indigenous perspective on Thanksgiving, the long history of cultural genocide waged against the indignenous people of the United States, and the need for solidarity to fight the continuing genocide of indigenous and Black people today.

By Any Means Necessary
Racist Tropes On Display In The Trial of Ahmaud Arbery's Killers

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 112:53


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Simon Tesfamariam, executive director of the New Africa Institute to discuss massive protests denouncing the actions of the US in the conflict in Ethiopia, why the US is interested in the horn of Africa, and the missing nuance and context in discussions of Ethiopia.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Kerbie Joseph, longtime police brutality, mass incarceration and community organizer in Brooklyn, New York with the ANSWER Coalition and SOS coordinator with the Audre Lorde Project to discuss the struggle for justice for Akai Gurley, the policing of public housing by the NYPD that led to Akai's death, and how the struggle for justice has shaped the community.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by technologist Chris Garaffa, the editor of TechforthePeople.org to discuss the use of AI technologies for surveillance in prisons and the potential consequences of its use, Google workers fighting back against the company's contracts with the defense industry, and Facebook's refusal to take substantial action against harmful hate speech.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Kamau Franklin, Founder and Board President of Community Movement Builders in Atlanta and Co-host of the Renegade Culture podcast to discuss the racist tropes on display in the trial of the killers of Ahmaud Arbery, the disparity in the treatment of Kyle Ritenhouse and Tamir Rice and how white fears of Black revenge factor into that treatment, the death of Malikah Shabazz, the exoneration of two people convicted of killing Malcom X, and the sanitization and repackaging of Malcolm X's legacy.

By Any Means Necessary
Protesters Worldwide Demand Sovereignty For Ethiopia

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 17:45


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Simon Tesfamariam, executive director of the New Africa Institute to discuss massive protests denouncing the actions of the US in the conflict in Ethiopia, why the US is interested in the horn of Africa, and the missing nuance and context in discussions of Ethiopia.

By Any Means Necessary
Rittenhouse and Arbery Trials Highlight US Foundations of Racist Violence

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 111:18


this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Leo Flores, Latin America Campaign Coordinator at CODEPINK to discuss Venezuela's mega elections and the victory of Nicolas Maduro's government, the opposition's participation in the elections, the truth about the narrative of an uneven playing field in the elections, and the pressing issues facing Venezuela in the context of the pandemic and continued antagonism from the US.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Radhika Desai, a Professor at the University of Manitoba and Director of the Geopolitical Economy Research Group to discuss the repeal of farm laws in India that threatened to increase the domination of corporate control of agriculture and undermine small farmers, the still unmet demand that the farmers have vowed to continue to push for, how the farmers movement's show of opposition and agitation has shifted the tides in Indian politics, and the role the US has in propping up the Modi government.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Ari Theresa, Civil Rights Attorney with specialty in land use to discuss the Washington, DC government and nonprofit housing developer placing people in unlivable conditions in properties with serious safety issues, how nonprofits and the District government interact with Black communities, and the difficulty in keeping nonprofits and the DC government accountable.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Eleanor Goldfield, a creative activist, journalist, co-host of the Common Censored podcast with Lee Camp and the filmmaker behind the documentary “Hard Road of Hope” to discuss the Ahmaud Arbery and Kyle Rittenhouse trials and the maintenance of white supremacist order, the failures that contributed to the Astroworld tragedy and what the concert producers knew before it happened, the interaction between race and class in the struggle for liberation, and the lip service paid to social justice movements by corporations as they push oppression further.

By Any Means Necessary
Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict Proves The Need For An Organized People's Movement

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 112:48


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Baba Zak Kondo, author of Conspiracies: Unravelling the Assassination of Malcolm X to discuss the exonerations of two men previously convicted in the assassination of Malcolm X, the serious mistakes made in the initial investigation of the killing, law enforcement's role in the life and death of Malcolm X, and issues of historical memory in remembering who Malcolm X actually was.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Ari Paul, Contributing Writer to Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting to discuss the Buffalo news media's bias against progressive mayoral candidate India Walton, the news media's double standard and thinly veiled use of the angry Black woman stereotype against Walton, the broader use of the word “woke” as a derogatory term for movements for justice by the news media, and how the attack on India Walton highlights a broader fear of the rise of progressive politics.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Mike Sampson, co-host of the RedSpin Sports podcast to discuss Enes Kanter's attacks on LeBron James' for his deals with Nike and his broader anti-China gimmick, Kanter's meetings with John Bolton and other US officials, the reality of what's really happening in China's Xinjiang region, and right-wing criticism of LeBron James in response to his comments on the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Kristine Hendrix, President to the University City School Board, Junior Bayard Rustin Fellow with the Fellowship for Reconciliation and contributor to the Truth-Telling Project and "We Stay Woke" podcast to discuss the not guilty verdict in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, how the verdict highlights the need for a movement outside of the electoral system, the commutation of the sentence of Julius Jones, and the huge tax cut that Joe Biden's Build Back Better bill gives to the rich as working and poor people continue to struggle with hunger, housing insecurity, and more.

By Any Means Necessary
Exonerations Raise More Questions About The Assassination of Malcom X

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 19:46


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Baba Zak Kondo, author of Conspiracies: Unravelling the Assassination of Malcolm X to discuss the exonerations of two men previously convicted in the assassination of Malcolm X, the serious mistakes made in the initial investigation of the killing, law enforcement's role in the life and death of Malcolm X, and issues of historical memory in remembering who Malcolm X actually was.

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
Genetics and The Case For Reparations

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 14:03


In this segment 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.

By Any Means Necessary
Arbery and Rittenhouse Trials Reveal The Criminal-Legal System's True Purpose

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 113:54


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Aaron Booe, Chair of the Claudia Jones Club, a popular political education project at Howard University to discuss a report that found that US allies are largely responsible for the decline in democracy in the world, what this report reveals about so-called democracy in the United States, how the US and the west have directly suppressed democracy through imperialism, and the media's role in perpetuating the myth of US democracy.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Pascal Robert, commentator with Black Agenda Report and Co-Host of the This Is Revolution Podcast to discuss the Democratic Party's exploitation of Black people for votes as they implement policies that disproportionately harms Black people, how the Democratic Party uses the cover of Black people to suppress progressive politics, and the use of the Black misleadership class to reinforce the ruling class and prevent material gains for Black people.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Josh Gomez, producer for By Any Means Necessary to discuss Moderna's fight with the National Institutes of Health over credit for the COVID-19 vaccine, the superprofits that Moderna is really trying to protect here, and the murderous logic of the pharmaceutical industry and capitalism that is on full display.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Breakthrough News journalist Kei Pritsker to discuss the Rittenhouse trial, sentencing of Jacob Chansley, and the criminal-legal system's role in upholding white supremacy and protecting property, the US plan to produce COVID-19 vaccines and the use of vaccines as a tool of imperialist domination, and the reality behind the so-called labor shortage.

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.

By Any Means Necessary
Migrants Are Victims of Political Games In Europe

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 17:29


In this segment 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.

By Any Means Necessary
Kyle Rittenhouse and The American Ethos of White Supremacist Violence

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 113:34


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Monica Cruz, labor reporter with BreakThrough News to discuss the whittled down infrastructure bill and the issues facing working and poor people that are not addressed in the bill, the corporate giveaways that the ambiguity of much of this bill will provide, why this bill fundamentally cannot and will not lead to real solutions for por and working people, and the need to organize a people's movement that pushes for real solutions.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 greenwashing COP26 conference, the nonbinding and empty promises made at the COP26 climate conference, why Global North nations continue to demand emissions reductions from the Global South and how histories of colonialism and imperialism factor into climate, and how capitalism is the enemy of humanity in its driving of the climate crisis.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Nnamdi Lumumba, Ujima People's Progress Party State Organizer to discuss a reparations commission on the ballot in Greenbelt, Maryland, the resurgence of interest in the question of reparations in the United States, the shortcomings that this and other municipal reparations initiatives have had, and what transformative reparations should look like.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 the trials of Kyle Rittenhouse and the killers of Ahmaud Arbery and their context in the American ethos of white supremacist violence, the anti-democratic nature of the criminal-legal system, the planned protests in Cuba that coincide with the reopening with the Cuban economy, and the active participation of the Cuban people in defense of the revolutionary process.

By Any Means Necessary
Biden's Infrastructure Bill Fails To Deliver For Working and poor People

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 16:02


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Monica Cruz, labor reporter with BreakThrough News to discuss the whittled down infrastructure bill and the issues facing working and poor people that are not addressed in the bill, the corporate giveaways that the ambiguity of much of this bill will provide, why this bill fundamentally cannot and will not lead to real solutions for working and poor people, and the need to organize a people's movement that pushes for real solutions.

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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.

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Corporate Greed, Not Government Spending, Behind Inflation Crisis

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 18:03


In this segment 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.

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Kyle RIttenhouse Trial Exposes Ruling Class Loyalty To White Supremacy

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 114:09


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 on-the-ground stories from internally displaced persons in Ethiopia, the reality of the situation in Ethiopia according to Ethiopians, the distortions of information on the conflict promoted by corporate media, and the regional issues at play in the conflict.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Paul Dobson a writer for Venezuelaanalysis.com to discuss the upcoming regional elections in Venezuela and the back-and-forth tactics of right-wing opposition parties, US meddling in the 2015 elections via social media, and the potential reactions to the election results from the US and Europe.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire to discuss the imposition of sanctions on Mali and Guinea by the Economic Community of West African States, the relationship of ECOWAS to the United States, the developing situation in Guinea, and the patterns taking place across the African continent.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Esther Iverem, artist, author and independent journalist, and host and producer of On The Ground: Voices of Resistance from the Nation's Capital on Pacifica Radio to discuss the lip service being offered as climate action at the COP 26 conference in Glasgow, the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse and the clear bias present throughout the judicial process and media coverage, the US deploying an iron dome missile defense system in Guam, and the corporate bailout that is the infrastructure bill.

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Corporate Media Distorts Ethiopian Reality

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 18:26


In this segment 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 on-the-ground stories from internally displaced persons in Ethiopia, the reality of the situation in Ethiopia according to Ethiopians, the distortions of information on the conflict promoted by corporate media, and the regional issues at play in the conflict.

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Workers Refuse To Put Their Lives On The Line For Profit

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 113:04


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Nick Stender, a member of the Chicago Teachers Union and an activist with Reds in Ed to discuss the growing culture war being waged in school board elections over critical race theory, the role of conservative superPACs pushing this issue and conservative candidates into school board races, and the need for grassroots community movements to combat this right-wing lurch in school boards.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Brian Becker, host of the Socialist Program to discuss the anniversary of the October revolution, the astounding achievements of the Soviet Union, the impact of the people-led revolution, industrialization, and governance, and the lasting lessons that movements can continue to learn from the October revolution.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by technologist Chris Garaffa, the editor of TechforthePeople.org to discuss the use of facial recognition technology in the metaverse, the LAPD's use of predictive policing technology and its role in surveillance of Black communities, and the hacking of Palestinian human rights organizations with Pegasus NSO spyware.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Ted Rall, award-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist, and author of the graphic novel, "The Stringer," to discuss Joe Biden and Kamala Hariss's plummeting poll numbers and what they might mean for the 2022 midterms and beyond, Democrats failing to provide relief to working and poor people and how so-called moderates are hampering reelection efforts, how the so-called shortage of workers actually exposes the dictatorial and exorbitant powers that many employers expect from workers, and the flawed data that efforts at climate change mitigation are based on.

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What's Behind Debates About Critical Race Theory?

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 11:17


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Nick Stender, a member of the Chicago Teachers Union and an activist with Reds in Ed to discuss the growing culture war being waged in school board elections over critical race theory, the role of conservative superPACs pushing this issue and conservative candidates into school board races, and the need for grassroots community movements to combat this right-wing lurch in school boards.

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Astroworld Tragedy Encapsulates The Murderous Logic of Capitalism

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 112:15


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Dr. Linwood Tauheed, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City to discuss the passage of the infrastructure bill, the windfall that this package represents for more populous states, how this bill will likely act as another avenue for privatization and neoliberalization, and the lacking climate catastrophe mitigation provisions in the bill.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Sputnik News journalist and correspondent Wyatt Reed to discuss the myths pushed by the corporate media about the elections in Nicaragua, the reality that contradicts these myths, and the contrasts between Nicaraguan and American elections.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Bob Schlehuber, co-host of Political Misfits, on from 12-2 PM EST to discuss the misleading statements from the corporate media about the threat of destabilization in Ethiopia, the struggle of internally displaced persons in Ethiopia, the effects that the conflict is having on Ethiopians, and why the US supports the Tigray People's Liberation Front.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Josh Gomez, producer for By Any Means Necessary to discuss the Department of Justice's skewed priorities as right-wing insurrectionists run rampant in the United States, Barack Obama's comments at the COP26 conference as people around the world fight to stop climate catastrophe, and the fallout from the tragedy at the Astroworld music festival

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Biden's Infrastructure Bill Falls Flat

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 19:47


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Dr. Linwood Tauheed, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City to discuss the passage of the infrastructure bill, the windfall that this package represents for more populous states, how this bill will likely act as another avenue for privatization and neoliberalization, and the lacking climate catastrophe mitigation provisions in the bill.

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From Unhoused Residents To Student Protesters, Solidarity Must Be Central To Our Organizing

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 111:31


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Zoe Pepper-Cunningham, a journalist with People's Dispatch to discuss the empty rhetoric pushed by Joe Biden at the COP26 conference, the policies that push the limits of the climate that Biden is pushing at home, and the future of the climate movement.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 allegations made from the Pentagon claiming that China is building missile silos and stockpiling nuclear weapons, the broader context of China's possession of nuclear weapons and the United States' record on using such weapons and real threat to the world, and the mystery surrounding the collision of a US nuclear submarine in the South China Sea.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Justin Williams, co-host of Red Spin Sports to discuss the 2015 film “Across The Line” and the individualist, bootstrap ideology that the film advances, the privilege that the film fails to examine and how it connects to the real-world issue of Aaron Rodgers' misleading statements about his vaccination status, and the looming labor battle and potential strike in Major League Baseball.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Maurice Cook, founder of Serve Your City to discuss the Virginia gubernatorial election and the political reality of Virginia that contributed to Glenn Youngkin's victory, Washington, DC Muriel Bowser's announcement that she will be running for a third term as mayor, and the ongoing protest at Howard University

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Empty Rhetoric Won't Save The Planet

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 13:57


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Zoe Pepper-Cunningham, a journalist with People's Dispatch to discuss the empty rhetoric pushed by Joe Biden at the COP26 conference, the policies that push the limits of the climate that Biden is pushing at home, and the future of the climate movement.

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Democrats Demonstrate The Folly of Electoralism

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 113:12


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman 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 Black voters' diminishing interest and participation in elections, how Democrats have failed to present candidates that inspire Black voters, and how politicians like Barack Obama sell out Black voters time and time again.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Greg Palast, author of several New York Times bestsellers including The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and investigative reporter, whose work you can find at gregpalast.com to discuss the blocking of the John Lewis Voting Rights Act by Senate Republicans, which would have restored key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the history of the filibuster as a tool of racist disenfranchisement, and how Democrats' inaction on issues such as voting rights contributed to their electoral defeats.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Bob Schlehuber, co-host of Political Misfits, on from 12-2 PM EST to discuss the anniversary of the offensive the Tigray People's Liberation Front waged against the government of Ethiopia, how the US meddling in Ethiopia plays into the broader cold war drive against China, and the misleading media narrative about humanitarian aid and the political reality of that aid.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Daryle Lamont Jenkins, Executive Director of One People's Project to discuss electoral efforts to defund the police and demand accountability from the police, the long overdue conversation on policing and the changing momentum on public support for defunding the police, the political landscape of Virginia that contributed to Democrats' electoral defeats there, the Unite The Right civil trial, and how white supremacist messaging and branding has evolved since the rally and the Capitol insurrection.

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Democrats Fail To Earn Black Votes

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 21:14


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman 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 Black voters' diminishing interest and participation in elections, how Democrats have failed to present candidates that inspire Black voters, and how politicians like Barack Obama sell out Black voters time and time again.

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Democrats Pay For Failing To Provide Economic Relief For Working and Poor People

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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.

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Washington Continues To Meddle In Ethiopian Affairs

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 19:22


In this segment 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.

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The Metaverse, Social Media, and Increasing Alienation In Capitalist Society

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 115:21


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Kevin Gosztola, Managing Editor of Shadowproof, Co-host of the Unauthorized Disclosure podcast to discuss the extradition appeal hearing in the case of Julian Assange, the demonstrated revenge campaign the US seeks to wage on Assange and the doubt that casts on assurances made by the US government, and the continued prosecution of Assnage for his journalism across presidential administrations.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Carlos Martinez, author and activist, co-founder of No Cold War, and co-editor of Friends of Socialist China to discuss the misleading attacks on China over climate, the reality behind China's carbon emissions and its climate change mitigation efforts, how the Chinese economic system facilitates those efforts, and the hypocrisy of the west using the threat of climate catastrophe as part of its cold war drive against China.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by technologist Chris Garaffa, the editor of TechforthePeople.org to discuss Facebook's rebranding as Meta in the aftermath of multiple controversies and scandals, the stark reality behind the metaverse, and how the metaverse reflects the 1992 novel “snow Crash” by providing a distraction from an increasingly dystopian reality.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Brandon Sutton, host of The Discourse podcast to discuss the “Let's Go Brandon” chant and the cult of personality around Donald Trump and other aspects of conservatism in the United States that it reveals, the cultural impact of comic books and the stripping of their complexity in the age of cinematic universes, and social media in the capitalist system.

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US Continues Its Revenge Campaign Against Julian Assange

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 14:20


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Kevin Gosztola, Managing Editor of Shadowproof, Co-host of the Unauthorized Disclosure podcast to discuss the extradition appeal hearing in the case of Julian Assange, the demonstrated revenge campaign the US seeks to wage on Assange and the doubt that casts on assurances made by the US government, and the continued prosecution of Assange for his journalism across presidential administrations.

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Headline: The Climate Crisis Presents A Stark Choice Between Capitalism and Survival

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 113:40


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Don Debar host of the Weekday World show on Radio Justice LA to discuss the gutting of the budget reconciliation bill and the selling out of working and poor people, Joe Biden and the Democrats' capitulation to Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, and corporate interests, and the Democrats' exploitation of working and oppressed people for votes without delivering on promises made.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by David Swanson, activist, journalist, radio host, Executive Director of World Beyond War and author of the new book “Leaving World War II Behind” to discuss the convening of the COP 26 conference and the military's role in exacerbating the climate crisis, how the targets of US imperialism will bear the brunt of the effects of climate change, the limits of green imperialism as a response to the climate crisis, and the need to demilitarize the US to pose a substantial challenge to climate change.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie discuss the ruling class' profound commitment to death displayed in the refusal to assist working and poor people amidst multiple converging crises and imperialism, the threat that capitalism poses to our survival, and the need to combat climate change with an organized peoples movement.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Kei Pritsker, journalist with BreakThrough News to discuss the convening of the COP 26 conference on the environment and the unfair dynamic that places the burden of the climate crisis on developing nations when developed nations are largely responsible for carbon emissions, the plot to disrupt Cuba's reopening with astroturfed protests, and the broken promises from the Democratic Party and its excuses for selling out working and poor people.

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Political Prisoners Provide A Guiding Light For Movements and Must Not Be Forgotten

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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.

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Cuba Safely Reopens As It Stands Against Imperialist Aggression

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 111:52


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Dr. Jodi Dean, Professor of Political Sciences at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and author of “Comrade: An Essay on Political Belonging” to discuss Mark Zuckerrberg's involvement in reinstating an anti-abortion video proclaiming falsehoods about abortion, how this video feeds into patriarchal conceptions of women as only child-bearers and child-rearers, and the complexity of the liberal critique of social media as “causing division.”In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by T.J. Coles, Postdoctoral researcher at Plymouth University in the UK and regular CounterPunch contributor to discuss the US history of training the Ethiopian military and how it fits into what's happening there today, the role of so-called peacekeeping missions in recent Ethiopian history, the militarization of the infrastructure of society, and the role of AFRICOM in Ethiopia.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Jalil Muntaqim, an activist, former political prisoner and Black Panther and author of ‘We Are Our Own Liberators' to discuss the In The Spirit of Mandela International Tribunal jurists finding the United States guilty of genocide against Black, Brown, and Indigineous people, the charges of racist violence that support this verdict, the next legal steps after this verdict, and the drive to build a people's movement around this verdict.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee, to discuss the gutting of Joe Biden's Build Back Better bill by corporate Democrats and the capitalist class, the stark contrast between the US handling of healthcare and the pandemic and Cuba's healthcare system, the violence that the US has exercised against Cuba, and the ongoing attempts by the US to destroy the Cuban revolution.

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Solidarity is Key to Combating The Ravages of Capitalism

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 114:24


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman discuss the injustice of the imprisonment of Steven Donziger and the protection of wealthy interests over people under capitalism, how the brutality and inhumanity of the courts and the police are integral to the maintenance of capitalism, and how the capitalist state exercises its power to threaten those that challenge it with political imprisonment.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Chris Smalls, President of the Amazon Labor Union, founder of The Congress Of Essential Workers, and host of the podcast “It's a Smalls World,” to discuss an impending union vote among the Staten Island Amazon warehouse workers, the gap between the conditions that workers experience and Jeff Bezos' obscene wealth, Amazon's efforts to repress the union drive, and this struggle's place in the broader context of striketober.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Adrienne Pine, retired Associate Professor of Anthropology at American University and co-editor of the upcoming book Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry to discuss upcoming elections in Honduras and the historical context of the 2009 coup driving conditions in the country, the influence of the narco-state and drug money on the election, the electoral repression and red-baiting tactics the ruling party is using against the opposition, and the US government's targeting of Honduras as a strategic military point for imperialism in Latin America. Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Rachel Hu, co-host of the podcast It's Not You, It's Capitalism to discuss a recent uptick in school violence and how the instability in society caused by the capitalist system has contributed to violence, the community programs that have sprung up in response to this violence and how they demonstrate the true purpose of police and school resource officers, the documented rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and the Biden administration's misdirected efforts to counteract these hate crimes by providing more funding to the police, attempts to scapegoat Black people for the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and the need for solidarity, and Andrew Yang's ridiculous new political party.

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Cuba Shows What Quality Health Care Can Look Like

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 111:22


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Anthony Lane, a student organizer at Howard University to discuss demonstrations at Howard University protesting unsafe housing conditions and a lack of shared governance, the repression that students are facing from Howard University administration, and the lack of student representation on and accountability from the university board of trustees.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by journalist Spencer Snyder to discuss the financial interests that Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin hold that would happen to be affected by the reconciliation bill, the corporate media's lack of coverage on these financial interests, and its attacks and blame-shifting onto progressives.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by technologist Chris Garaffa, the editor of TechforthePeople.org to discuss Google's manipulation of the online advertising market, its partnership with Facebook to track the online activity of Apple users, and the new cold war drive behind the proposition of a national research cloud by big tech companies that would profit from that project.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Manolo De Los Santos, a member of the International People's Assembly, researcher for the Tri Continental Institute and co-editor of the new book “Comrade of the Revolution: Selected Speeches of Fidel Castro” which you can get at 1804books.com to discuss Cuba's success in vaccinating its population and contributing vaccines worldwide despite the US blockade, how the Cuban health care system has facilitated the proliferation of vaccines, the importance of internationalist perspectives in struggle against capitalism and imperialism, and impending protests in Cuba on the day Cuba is slated to open back up to tourism.

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Howard Students Fight For Safe Housing

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 17:44


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Anthony Lane, a student organizer at Howard University to discuss demonstrations at Howard University protesting unsafe housing conditions and a lack of shared governance, the repression that students are facing from Howard University administration, and the lack of student representation on and accountability from the university board of trustees.

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Political Prisoners and the History of Black Resistance to Capitalism and Imperialism

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 112:32


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman discuss the right wing elements in the Democratic Party whittling down the budget reconciliation bill, Joe Biden's hiding behind Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema in the broader selling out of the working class be the Democratic Party, and its connections to issues like Striketober and impending evictions.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Mohammed Nurhussein, retired professor of Medicine at the State University of New York - Brooklyn and the Chairman of the United African Congress to discuss the recent coup in Sudan and the protests against it, the history proceeding and context surrounding civilian power and the current political situation, and how imperialist forces like AFRICOM and Saudi Arabia play into the military coup's survival.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Patricia Gorky, technology and security analyst to discuss revelations that Facebook failed to prevent human trafficking on its platforms, Facebook's impact on the mental health of children and its fueling of addcition to its platforms, and its maximization fo profit over wellbeing.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie discuss the freedom of Russell “Maroon” Shoatz and the contradictions of the existence of political prisoners in a country that claims to be free, how this fits into the history and current reality of Black resistance against capitalism and imperialism, the jailing of Black children in Tennessee by Judge Donna Scott Davenport on made-up charges, and a report detailing that White House and Congressional staff took part in meetings with organizers of the rally that resulted in the Capitol insurrection .

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Worldwide Movements Stand Against Capitalism and Imperialism

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 114:42


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Greg Elich with the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea to discuss half a million workers in South Korea participating in a general strike, the labor conditions, lack of protections, and lack of work in the country that precipitated the strike, and the dominance of neoliberal austerity in South Korea and the role the US has played and continues to play in the shaping of South Korean society.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Libre X Sankara, poet, cultural worker,educator and organizer with the Troika Kollective to discuss rolling blackouts and power outages and protests in Puerto Rico against Luma Energy, the private company tasked with distributing electricity, Luma's attempts to maximize its profit from the electric grid and outsource labor to maintain it despite its failures, the colonial history and conditions that have proceeded and contribute to the current situation, and how the unelected fiscal control board instituted in 2016 plays into the privatization of infrastructure in Puerto Rico and continues the colonial relationship the island has with the US.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Nate Wallace, co-host of Red Spin Sports to discuss the 1994 documentary “Hoop Dreams,” which highlights the realities of youth basketball and its impacts on children attempting to play professionally, the auction-block dynamic on Black athletes that pervades professional sports and starts early in athletes' careers, the commodification of education and its use a carrot to reward reliable athlete compliance, and Jon Gruden's whitening of the Oakland Raiders and issues of race in the NFL.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Eugene Puryear, host of the Punch Out podcast on Breakthrough News and author of the book Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America to discuss the distortion of the conflict in Ethiopia by the corporate media and the Tigray Patriotic Liberation Front's brutal collaborationist history, how the conflict plays into the US imperialist project in Africa, the liberal, identitarian, and individualist character of “lived experience” and its use to advance imperialist projects, and how HBCUs simultaneously uses student organizing to promote itself while cracking down on student activists.

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Daniel Hale Subjected to Solitary Confinement For Telling The Truth

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 113:38


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Dr. Margaret Flowers, Co-Founder of Popular Resistance Director of the Health Over Profit for Everyone Campaign to discuss health insurance companies ending out of pocket cost waivers for people treated by COVID-19 in the middle of the pandemic, how this might exacerbate the pandemic as we head into the winter and other rollbacks on public health measures under the Biden administration, and the importance of an organized effort to fight for the interests of people who need medical access instead of believing the lip service of politicians.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by John Kiriakou, Sputnik News correspondent to discuss Daniel Hale's absurd incarceration in a maximum security facility despite a suggestion to send him to a low-security prison that would have provided mental health treatment to him, the deeply isolating nature of the facility where Hale will be incarcerated, and the weaponization and inhumanity of solitary confinement, and the bipartisan nature of cracking down on whistleblowers.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Brian Mier, co-editor of Brasil Wire and author of Year of Lead: Washington, Wall Street and the New Imperialism in Brazil to discuss a recent report detailing the severe malpractice and mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic by the government of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, what political implications this may have on Bolsonaro's support going into the next presidential election, and the killing of Leuvis Manuel Olivero.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Richard Becker, author of “Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire” to discuss the anniversary of the assassination of Muammar Gaddafi and the toppling of his government in Libya, why Libya posed a threat to US imperialism and the demonization of Gaddafi in the run up to the war, the history of NATO and its role as the enforcer of imperialism, and hunger strikes in protest of mass incarceration in Palestine.

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Colin Powell, Barack Obama, and the Need for Black Liberation Politics

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 113:59


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Alivia Duncan, a senior at Clark Atlanta University to discuss the struggle for safe housing and shared governance at Atlanta University Center HBCUs, including Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Morris Brown College, the paternalistic behavior of university administration toward students, the repression and division tactics employed by the AUC, and the need for investment in HBCUs in light of Joe Biden's cuts to HBCU funding in the reconciliation bill. In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Alivia Duncan, a senior at Clark Atlanta University to discuss the struggles women are facing in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the Taliban takeover as a result of sanctions, the reality of women's rights under the US occupation, and the US military's ongoing desire to dominate the Middle East and south Asia through crippling economic sanctions.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Karleigh Webb, an athlete, activist, journalist, socialist, contributor to @Outsports and host of the TransSporter Room to discuss the planned walkout of employees at Netflix in response to the Dave Chappelle stand-up special that featured transphobic comments, Chapelle's attempt to turn the LGBTQ and Black communities against each other despite the intersections in identity that Black LGBTQ people experience, and the Texas state government's barring of transgender students from participating on sports teams that align with their gender.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” and Margaret Kimberley, editor and senior columnist at Black Agenda Report and author of the book "Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents" to discuss the death of Colin Powell and his celebration despite his war crimes, the anniversary of the assassination of Muammar Gaddafi and Barack Obama's role in unleashing instability and war onto Libya, the collapse of Black politics into Black faces in high places, the opportunity to rekindle a fighting spirit in a mass progressive movement for the reconciliation bill and real reforms to help working ans poor people, and the ruling class' intensifying demonization of alternatives to capitalism.

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The Life, Death, Lies, and Crimes of Colin Powell

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 114:10


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by David Swanson, activist, journalist, radio host, Executive Director of World Beyond War and author of the new book “Leaving World War II Behind” to discuss the legacy and whitewashing of the record of war criminal Colin Powell, Powell's lies that led the US into war with Iraq, the propaganda accomplishment that must precede war and that did precede the war against Iraq, and the ruling class unity in support of war.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Mahjoub Maliha, head of of external relations for CODESA, the Collective of Saharawi Human Rights Defenders in Western Sahara to discuss the history and current reality of the struggle for independence in Western Sahara, the repression of human rights defenders and organizers by the Kingdom of Morocco, and the interests Morocco has in maintaining its colonial domination over the Western Sahara.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by technologist Chris Garaffa, the editor of TechforthePeople.org to discuss a bill that threatens to gut Section 230, which protects speech on the internet, the politics of algorithms, Bitcoin mining causing electricity rates to rise and other environmental impacts of cryptocurrency, and the absurd call for prosecution of journalists who found a security flaw in the website of the Missouri Department of Education.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Ted Rall, award-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist, and author of the graphic novel, "The Stringer," to discuss the life, death, lies, and crimes of Colin Powell and the media's role in propagating his lies and promoting war, the use of propaganda to brainwash people in the US and whitewash its imperialist crimes, and the infantilization in American culture.

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The Weaponization of Memory: From Colin Powell to Critical Race Theory

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 113:51


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Marshall Eddie Conway, former Black Panther, political prisoner, and Executive Producer of The Real News Network to discuss the anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, the importance of the Panthers' internationalist politics to its broader political orientation, and the Panthers' place in a long history of resistance for Black people.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Frederick Mills, Professor of Philosophy at Bowie State University and Co-Director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs to discuss the illegal extradition of Alex Saab, a Venezuelan official, to the United States, how this fits into the US economic war on Venezuela, the state of the opposition and Juan Guaido, and resistance against Monroeism.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Jia Hong from Nodutdol for Korean Community Development to discuss the Korean Netflix show Squid Game and its reflection of the history and society of the South Korea, the show's allusion to concentration camps and their historical use in the South Korea, the exploitation and discrimination defectors from the North Korea face in the South Korea, the superexploitation of migrant workers, and the reality behind the myth of South Korea as a shining bastion of democracy and capitalism.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston, and author many books including “The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century” and most recently “The Bittersweet Science: Racism, Racketeering , and the Political Economy of Boxing” to discuss the death of Colin Powell and the disparsate treatment of Black immigrants and descendants of slaves in the Untied States that it exposes, the weaponization of memory and its manifestation as attacks on so-called critical race theory and its attempt to preserve the American foundation myths, how the US attempts to decouple the American economy from China has contributed to the supply chain and inflation crises, and US efforts to spread disinformation about China's involvement on the African continent.

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The Internationalist Legacy of the Black Panthers

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 17:58


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Marshall Eddie Conway, former Black Panther, political prisoner, and Executive Producer of The Real News Network to discuss the anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, the importance of the Panthers' internationalist politics to its broader political orientation, and the Panthers' place in a long history of resistance for Black people.

By Any Means Necessary
Bosses' Worst Nightmares Realized As Striketober Continues Nationwide

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 113:39


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Kevin Bradshaw, Vice President of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) Local 252G in Memphis, Tennessee to discuss the Kellogg's strike and the corporate greed that sparked the strike, the conditions that Kellogg's workers faced as the company has raked in record profits during the pandemic, and the heightened importance of union membership amid the resurgence of workers struggles in different industries and places.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Rania Khalek, journalist with Breakthrough News and co-host of the Unauthorized Disclosure podcast to discuss the recent violence in Beirut sparked by US-supported and Saudi-funded right-wing Lebanese Forces who opened fire on an unarmed Hezbollah protest, the whitewashing of the conflict and the Lebanese Forces in the corporate media, the ever-present threat of sectarian violence built into the Lebanese political system, and the imperialist efforts to keep the Middle East weak.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Justin Williams, co-host of Red Spin Sports to discuss the resignation of Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden and the fallout of the investigation into the Washington Football Team, what remains to be revealed in the thousands of emails that have not been released, the vindication of Colin Kaepernick's criticism of the NFL's culture around race, the over-the-top jingoism and support for imperialism in sports, and Major League Baseball's insistence on spotlighting white players over players of color.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Maximillian Alvarez, Editor in Chief of the Real News Network and and host of the podcast “Working People" to discuss the great resignation and the conditions exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic that have contributed to mass resignations and labor demonstrations, the baseless claims that the capitalist class has deployed in an effort to misdirect the blame for labor shortages, the record profits that companies are earning while trying to squeeze more production out of workers for little pay and benefits and raising prices on consumers, and how an organized working class movement can channel the energy of this moment.

By Any Means Necessary
Kellogg's Workers Demand Equality and Better Working Conditions

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 15:12


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Kevin Bradshaw, Vice President of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) Local 252G in Memphis, Tennessee to discuss the Kellogg's strike and the corporate greed that sparked the strike, the conditions that Kellogg's workers faced as the company has raked in record profits during the pandemic, and the heightened importance of union membership amid the resurgence of workers struggles in different industries and places.