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The Critical Hour
Twitter Censorship Likely to Increase; CNN's Cuomo Caught in Scandal; Biden's Summit for Hypocrisy

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 115:03


Niko House, political activist, independent journalist and podcaster, joins us to discuss Twitter. Parag Agrawal, the new CEO of Twitter, is being closely scrutinized for past comments he has made regarding the issue of censorship. Agrawal formerly tweeted, “Our role is not to be bound by the First Amendment, but our role is to serve a healthy public conversation and our moves are reflective of things that we believe lead to a healthier public conversation."Caleb Maupin, journalist and political analyst, joins us to discuss Joe Biden's controversial "summit for democracies." International security observers are slamming the hypocrisy of President Biden's ham-handed attempt to convince onlookers that he is advocating for democracy worldwide as his administration works to overthrow democratically elected governments, oppose free and fair elections when parties that they oppose are victorious, and support autocratic monarchies and dictatorships.Dan Lazare, author, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss the Chris Cuomo scandal. CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is facing allegations that he used his professional contacts to run interference for sexual impropriety allegations against his brother.Wyatt Reed, Sputnik News Analyst, joins us to discuss the Honduras election. Anti-neoliberal candidate Xiomara Castro won a landslide election in the Central American nation. Wyatt joins us to give his on-the-ground reporting of the results.Scott Ritter, former UN weapon inspector in Iraq, joins us to discuss Iran. Iran and the US are returning to the negotiating table in Vienna to discuss the JCPOA. Iran is holding firm to its position that the deal must be re-entered by all parties and all sanctions must be removed. There are scattered reports that the Biden administration is considering taking the offer, but much skepticism remains.Martin Sieff, senior fellow at the American University in Moscow, joins us to discuss the Russia-China strategic partnership. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns that the US and its allies are hatching confrontational schemes against China in the Asia Pacific region. Meanwhile, the US war machine is upgrading bases in Guam and Australia.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. There are significant military confrontations between Uganda and the Congo. Also, there are reports that several Sudanese soldiers have been killed in an Ethiopian attack.Dr. Ken Hammond, professor of East Asian and global history at New Mexico State University, joins us to discuss the potential of nuclear war. Caitlin Johnstone has penned a new piece in which she posits that the propaganda aimed at citizens in the West does not discuss the reality that Russia and China are acting defensively against the aggression of the US empire.

The Critical Hour
Omicron Variant Sparks Concern; AUKUS Solomons Islands Coup?; US Backed Government Falls in Honduras

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 116:25


Dr. Gigi El-Bayoumi, professor of medicine at the George Washington University Hospital and founding director at the Rodham Institute at GWU, joins us to discuss covid. The omicron variant is causing great concern worldwide as its spread seems imminent and uncontrollable. Meanwhile, South African scientists claim that the newest variant may be following Theobald Smith's "law of diminishing virulence" as it has so far produced no hospitalizations and the symptoms are reported to be mild.Wyatt Reed, Sputnik News Analyst, joins us to discuss the elections in Honduras. The US Empire is suspected of foul play as their 2009 far-right-wing coup government has been ousted in a blowout by the people of the Central American nation. Sputnik Analyst Wyatt Reed is on the ground for a detailed report.Dan Lazare, author, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss the Solomon Islands. The US Empire's AUKUS coalition is suspected of orchestrating a coup in the Solomon Islands as the Beijing-friendly government sees Australian troops moving towards an illegal occupation.Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss multiple problems in the EU. Germany has told the US empire that sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project will cause problems between the two nations, but few expect the empire to accept the sovereignty of the Bavarian republic. Also, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov states that allegations that Russia plans to attack Ukraine are absurd.K.J. Noh, peace activist, writer, and teacher, joins us to discuss China. China's goal in the Taiwan standoff with the US Empire appears to be deterrence through military strength. International security analysts are now arguing that the US would likely lose a military confrontation if it chose to attempt to defend Taiwan from the People's Liberation Army of China.Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss Israel. A number of human rights groups in Europe are condemning Israel's most recent destruction of Palestinian homes. Also, hate crime attacks on Palestinian civilians by hostile Israeli settlers are on the rise.Yolian Ogdu, member of the Black Alliance for Peace and Horn of Africa Pan-Africans for Liberation and Solidarity, joins us to discuss Ethiopia. Recent information has come out that several Western diplomats are discussing their preference that the TPLF overthrow the democratically-elected government of Ethiopia. Also, the Ethiopian government is warning the US empire against spreading false information.Jim Kavanagh, writer at thepolemicist.net and CounterPunch and author of "Danger in Society: Against Vaccine Passports,” joins us to discuss Julian Assange. A Spanish judge is complaining that the US Empire is stonewalling attempts to look into a private security firm that allegedly spied on Julian Assange. Also, The Guardian stands accused of sitting on a bombshell story about the persecuted journalist in service to US intelligence interests.

Fault Lines
Prosecutors Politely Ask Steve Bannon to Shut Up and Take It

Fault Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 172:16


On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the ongoing legal battle between Steve Bannon and the DOJ over his refusal to testify to Congressional investigators, elections in Honduras, and Iran attempting to reboot their 2015 nuclear deal.Guests:Tyler Nixon - Legal Counsel for Roger Stone | House Investigators Not Taken Seriously After RussiagateWyatt Reed - Sputnik News Analyst | Hondurans Take to Streets Following Triumph of Xiomara CastroJohn Kiriakou - Host of The Backstory | Talks in Vienna To Resume JCPOAIn the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Tyler Nixon for a discussion on the DOJ accusing Steve Bannon of using public court filings and press releases as a form of witness tampering after he was indicted for refusing to testify to the House Committee investigating January 6th.In the third hour Wyatt Reed joined the conversation to talk about leftist Xiomara Castro's victory in Honduras, ending the corrupt rule of President Hernández. We were also joined by John Kiriakou for a conversation on Iran resuming talks with the U.S. and other world powers, hoping to salvage their 2015 nuclear deal.

Political Misfits
Honduras Election Results; Bannon Contempt Charges; Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Political Misfits

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 112:33


Dr. Lisa Gralinski, epidemiologist at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, joins us to talk about the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 first detected in South Africa, which is quickly spreading around the world. We talk about Biden's press conference regarding Omicron, how vaccine mandates and vaccine drives are important, but not the only solution to this evolving pandemic, which should involve a multilayered approach involving, testing, and new treatments. We also talk about how the travel ban on South Africa may not be a solution since other countries where the variant is present have not been subjected to travel restrictions, and how restrictions on non-essential travel in general may be more effective as the holiday travel season approaches. Wyatt Reed, Sputnik News correspondent, talks to us about the presidential election results in Honduras as they roll in. The results are seeing the ruling party lose its grip in power after 12 years marred by widespread violence, increasing inequality, and corruption. The left opposition candidate, Xiomara Castro, holds a seemingly insurmountable lead in the polls. We also talk about what sort of political program the new administration may propose, how this may affect regional political alignments, and the reaction by the U.S. and international bodies like the Organization of American States.Robert Hockett, Edward Cornell Professor of Law and a professor of public policy at Cornell University in New York, Senior Counsel at Westwood Capital, and a fellow of The Century Foundation, joins us to discuss Biden's nomination of Jerome Powell to a second term as Federal Reserve chair. We discuss Biden's statements on the economy, the steps taken to reduce oil prices by tapping the strategic reserves and tackling supply-chain issues, and whether this proposal will be effective. We also talk about the debate about raising the debt ceiling, and the merits of discussing debt in apocalyptic terms that enable a bipartisan failure to act.

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.

The Critical Hour
Three men are found guilty in the death of Ahmaud Arbery.

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 115:44


John Burris, civil rights attorney, joins us to discuss the results of the Ahmad Aubrey case. George Koo, journalist, social activist, and international business consultant, also joins us in this segment to discuss China. He analyzes a Global Times editorial summarizing how the US and China have a lot of common economic interests, and how much the US needs China's help to solve its problems. The article then goes on to say things will not work out for the US if the Biden administration continues the brutal "decoupling" strategy of the Trump era. Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss the Middle East. Israel's ex-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood trial this week over corruption charges in Jerusalem. One of his former spokespersons testified in court yesterday. calling Netanyahu a media "control freak."Dan Lazare, author, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss the rehabilitation of Syria's government and how Damascus has a chance to become the next arena for geopolitical competition between the region's Arab power centers and Iran." Aslo, there are reports that US officials believe that a recent attack on a US military base last month was retaliation for recent Israel strikes.Scott Ritter, former UN weapon inspector in Iraq, joins us to discuss Russia. An RT article posits that the recent disturbances in Russian-Ukrainian relations, along with the increasing involvement of the US, could prove to be "among the most significant milestones in the history of Europe since the end of the Cold War, over three decades ago."Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher, joins us to discuss Ethiopia. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with media outlets on Friday, saying that the war in Tigray has put Ethiopia on a "path of destruction," that could have effects throughout east Africa. He also stated that Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia's Prime Minister, must fulfill "his responsibility and end violence in the region." The Biden administration sanctioned Eritrea's military and political party for "their involvement in the ongoing crisis in northern Ethiopia.Dr. Jemima Pierre, an associate professor of Black studies and anthropology at the University of California, joins us to discuss Haiti. Dr. Pierre analyses an editorial in Haiti Liberte that describes the "shameful spectacle" of imperialist and neocolonial forces celebrating on the anniversary of the Battle of Vertieres, the interim Prime Minister Ariel Henry's September 11 Musseau Agreement. Minister Ariel is described as "under the thumb" of the United States.Dr. Jack Rasmus, professor in economics and politics at St. Mary's College in California, joins us to discuss the economy. Dr. Jack discusses the infrastructure of the Build Back Better Bill along with Biden's reasons for reappointing Jerome Powell of the Federal Reserves Chair.Wyatt Reed, Sputnik News Analyst, joins us to discuss Honduras. Wyatt discusses imperial double standards for elections. He also discusses a Global Times report about an online disinformation campaign against Honduras that is probably orchestrated by Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

The Critical Hour
NATO War Games Near Russian Border; Maduro's Party Wins Big In Venezuela

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 117:25


Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss Eastern Europe. Tensions are mounting as NATO forces increase their provocations on the Russian border. Also, the Pentagon is asking Russia to explain the movements of troops on Russian soil, and fearful experts are calling for dialogue to avoid an accidental war with Russia.Wyatt Reed, Sputnik News analyst, joins us to discuss Venezuela. Opposition parties participated in the latest round of elections in Venezuela as President Maduro's popular ruling party appears headed for another sweeping victory. Also, Nicaragua is leaving the OAS due to countless instances of election interference and US-sponsored regime change attacks in the Global South.Dr. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, joins us to discuss unemployment. Bruce Bossardy has written an interesting article in which he argues that the metrics used to calculate employment statistics in the United States are flawed and intentionally misleading. He also posits that the issue of job quality is ignored, even though it is critical to understand the problems experienced by the working class.Max Rameau, Haitian-born political theorist, author and organizer with Pan-African Community Action, joins us to discuss Haiti. We discuss the resignation of the US envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote. On its face, Foote's resignation and subsequent statements about US interference appear to be positive acts that move the impoverished nation closer to independence. However, our guest's deeper dive reveals a more sinister version of this seemingly positive event. Dr. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri- Kansas City, joins us to discuss the Middle East. In his latest round of boisterous and aggressive speeches, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin continued with the debunked claim that Iran is seeking nuclear weapons and that the US will stop them at all costs. Indicating that military action is possible, Austin stated that “if Iran isn't willing to engage seriously, then we will look at all of the options necessary to keep the United States secure.”Marjorie Cohn, Professor Emerita of Law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, joins us to discuss the Ahmaud Arbery case. She has a new article in which she discusses the Arbery murder case in detail. Marjorie argues that the defendants are using arguments that hearken back to the legacy of slave patrols in pre-Civil War America.Jim Kavanagh, writer at thepolemicist.net and CounterPunch and author of "Danger in Society: Against Vaccine Passports,” joins us to discuss Julian Assange. The Grayzone has exposed new files that demonstrate the Australian government's knowledge and complicity in the persecution of Julian Assange. The files show that Canberra was aware of the CIA plot to kidnap and kill Assange. Caleb Maupin, journalist and political analyst, joins us to discuss censorship. Rainer Shea has written a brilliant article in which he argues that the US's supposed war against "foreign meddling and misinformation" is really a thinly veiled attempt to quell the inevitable uprisings by the ever-growing groups of marginalized people inside of its borders.

The Critical Hour
Dems Blame Racism & Sexism on VP's Ratings Collapse; Will Germany Freeze Over Nordstream 2 Rejection?

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 115:12


Steve Poikonen, national organizer for Action4Assange, joins us to discuss the horrific polling numbers for the leaders of the Democratic Party. Presidential spokesperson Jen Psaki is getting backlash after she blamed sexism and racism on the precipitous drop in polling numbers for embattled Vice President Kamala Harris. Also, the Democratic Party is struggling to find competent popular leadership as upcoming elections look bleaker by the day.John Burris, civil rights attorney, joins us to discuss legal cases in the US. A defendant who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery argues that he feared for his life after he and several other men chased Arbery and cornered him with a loaded shotgun. Also, the prosecution in the Kyle Rittenhouse case is in deep and serious trouble after holding back high-definition drone footage.Martin Sieff, senior fellow at the American University in Moscow, joins us to discuss Eastern Europe. Russia has released diplomatic cables showing that France and Germany rejected a peace plan for the Donbass region in Eastern Ukraine. Also, John Bolton argues for overt regime change in Belarus.Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher, joins us to discuss Africa. There is a danger of US military intervention in Ethiopia as the US state department warns pilots of surface-to-air fire in the war-torn nation. Observers are concerned that the African nation may be the latest target for regime change as neocons begin their usual regiment of propaganda against the sitting government.Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss the Middle East. The US has floated a temporary nuclear deal to Israeli officials for approval before presenting it to an Iranian diplomatic corp that is sure to reject the hapless plan. Also, the Yemen war may be coming to an end as Saudi mercenaries are forced to withdraw from areas that have been seized by Houthi fighters.George Koo, journalist, social activist, and international business consultant, joins us to discuss China. International security observers are concerned that the US TV show "60 Minutes" operates as a mouthpiece for the Washington neocons by pushing absurd propaganda about a potential Chinese invasion of Australia. Wyatt Reed, Sputnik News analyst, joins us to discuss Nicaragua. The US and its regime change proxy, the Organization of American States, are pushing another coup attempt against Nicaragua by refusing to recognize its elections. Also, a bipartisan sanctions regime levied against the people of the Central American nation is designed to cause misery and starvation.Dan Lazare, author, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss fuel problems in Europe. Germany's failure to quickly certify the Nordstream 2 pipeline could guarantee a long and brutal winter for its citizens. In a self-defeating move, the fuel-starved European power is prolonging the certification of its fuel lifeline to Russia, and the people and industries of Germany are likely to pay a dear price throughout the cold season.

The Critical Hour
Russia Gate Has No Rock Bottom; House Progressives Outmaneuvered in Negotiations

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 115:18


Jim Kavanagh, writer at thepolemicist.net and CounterPunch, joins us to discuss Russiagate. The Russiagate narrative has collapsed to a degree that was previously unimaginable to the handful of investigative journalists who have worked diligently to expose it as both a hoax and a deep state coup attempt. Also, Ray McGovern was a leader in unraveling the dirt behind the intelligence community's involvement in the Russiagate plan and his work should be recognized now that the truth is coming out.Jack Rasmus, professor in economics and politics at St. Mary's College in California, joins us to discuss intra-party fighting amongst the Democrats. The Progressive Caucus in the US House of Representatives is losing credibility as the right-wing of the party aligned with the GOP to pass a corporate-friendly version of President Biden's infrastructure bill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi whipped up 13 Republican votes to break the infrastructure bill from the build back better legislation effectively rendering the left flank of her group powerless.Scott Ritter, former UN weapon inspector in Iraq, joins us to discuss the drone program. Scott Ritter has penned an article in which he describes how the Pentagon worked to paper over the murder of ten civilians in a Kabul front attack. Scott argues that "everyone involved, from the President on down, committed a war crime."Dan Lazare, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss the Democrat's dropping approval numbers. Recent polls show that the President and Vice President are currently experiencing historically low polling numbers. Also, Democratic strategist James Carville is voicing the opinion of many observers as he lambasts the party for championing the increasingly unpopular social philosophy of "wokeness."Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss the Middle East. An attack using explosive-laden drones was perpetrated against the prime minister of Iraq. Iraqi leaders are claiming that they know the identity of the people and or groups involved in the conspiracy. Also, Israel has claimed that many Palestinian NGO's are terrorist organizations but have been unable and/or unwilling to provide any evidence to support their claims.Nick Davies, peace activist and author of "Blood on Our Hands: The American Invasion of Iraq," joins us to discuss the latest US arms deal. President Biden claimed that he would no longer support Saudi Arabia in its offensive actions against the impoverished nation of Yemen. Recent approval for the sale of large numbers of military hardware to the Saudi kingdom appears to show that this promise is being broken.Alexander Mercouris, editor in chief at theduran.com and host of "The Duran" on YouTube, joins us to discuss Ukraine and US Russia relations. CIA Chief William Burns recently visited the Russian Federation and international security analysts are working overtime to dissect the meaning of this anomalous action. Also, NATO and the US are claiming that Russian troop movements near Belarus are indicative of a possible intention to take military action against the neo nazi battalions of the Ukrainian military.Wyatt Reed, Sputnik News analyst, joins us to discuss Nicaragua. Sputnik News analyst Wyatt Reed is on the ground in Nicaragua to cover this week's important election. The US is working to interfere with the free elections of the sovereign state in defiance of international law and its own claims.

Political Misfits
Dueling Narratives In Ethiopia Conflict; Nicaragua Election; Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Passes

Political Misfits

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 111:49


Bob Schlehuber, co-host of Political Misfits on Radio Sputnik, joins us to talk about the situation in Ethiopia, where Western media has been presenting a completely different picture of the conflict that generally favors the TPLF narrative and contrasts with on-the-ground reports. He tells us about the experiences of having conversations about the future of the country with Ethiopian citizens, how this conflict could decide the future of the horn of Africa, and how a peaceful solution to the conflict should be the main goal of potential future negotiations. Wyatt Reed, Radio Sputnik correspondent, tells us about the elections that took place in Nicaragua on Sunday, where the incumbent Daniel Ortega emerged victorious, and how despite proof of transparency in the elections, mainstream Western media outlets keep describing the vote as a sham. We also talk about the White House statement on the election, and whether this signals that the U.S. will take an even harsher line against Nicaragua and expand its sanctions. Mohammad Marandi, professor of English literature and Orientalism at the University of Tehran, talks to us about growing tensions between the U.S. and Iran, and an incident last week where Iran alleged that the U.S. tried to seize an oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman, which elicited a rebuke from the U.S. denying such actions, and reports that the tanker in this incident may have transporting oil to Venezuela. We also talk about reports of a drone attack on the residence of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al Kadhimi, and what this means for the current power struggle in Iraq. Dan Lazare, journalist and writer, joins hosts Michelle Witte and Austin Pelli to discuss the messy negotiations over the infrastructure bill, where the slimmed down bipartisan version passed on Friday, and whether this means that the more ambitious Build Back Better Plan could be permanently shelved. We also talk about COP26 and how people are growing more impatient and skeptical that promises made there will be followed through, and what it would take to enact meaningful climate legislation.

By Any Means Necessary
Astroworld Tragedy Encapsulates The Murderous Logic of Capitalism

By Any Means Necessary

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

By Any Means Necessary
The Truth About The Nicaraguan Elections

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 12:47


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, 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.

Fault Lines
Democrats Cut Bait On Their Over Promised Spending Bill

Fault Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 172:57


On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Chinese military advancements, Democrats bleeding voters in rural areas, vaccine mandates, and elections in Nicaragua.Guests:Carl Zha - Podcaster, Analyst | Unprecedented Growth from Chinese Military Concerns U.S.Garland Nixon - Co-Host of The Critical Hour | Democrats Bottom Out in Rural AmericaLee Stranahan - Co-Host of The Backstory | Vaccine Arm Twisting Threatens Personal LibertyWyatt Reed - Sputnik News Analyst | U.S. Fearmongering During Nicaraguan ElectionIn the first hour Carl Zha joined the show to talk about various stories from China, as Gen. Milley fears a 'Sputnik' moment from hypersonic weapons.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Garland Nixon to discuss how Democrats continue to tank in small town America as rural and blue collar workers distance themselves from the party.In the third hour Lee Stranahan joined the conversation to talk about vaccine mandates as America opens their borders to international travelers. Also, we were joined by Wyatt Reed to give us a report on if the Nicaraguan elections are really going as poorly as the U.S. media claims.

The Critical Hour
Clinton Operatives Caught in Russia-Gate Scam; Russia & China's Strategic Partnership Grows

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 114:51


John Burris, civil rights attorney, joins us to discuss the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and Ahmaud Arbery cases. The simultaneous trials of two high-profile cases are both related to racial tensions in the US. Ahmaud Arbery was killed by vigilantes in Georgia, and Kyle Rittenhouse shot several people during George Floyd protests in Minnesota. Counsellor Burris has a long history of handling high-profile cases related to police violence against Black citizens.Jack Rasmus, professor in economics and politics at St. Mary's College in California, joins us to discuss the economy. Weekly jobless claims have come in a bit lower than expected as a possible sign of economic healing, but inflationary prices are taking a bite out of any potential advancement for consumers. Also, House Democrats are voting on their 1.75 trillion dollars economic package, but the left flank of the party is still quite displeased with the final product.Wyatt Reed, Sputnik News analyst, joins us to discuss Nicaragua. Reed joins us from Manaugua, Nicaragua as he covers the upcoming national election. The US empire's interference has become overt, and many observers suspect that violence and coup-mongering are in the air. Also, social media tech giants and other US State Department tools are being used to suppress free and fair elections in the socialist nation.Jim Kavanagh, writer at thepolemicist.net and CounterPunch, and Dan Lazare, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," join us to discuss important stories of the week. The Russia-gate plot thickens as Clinton operatives are outed as having created and spread numerous falsehoods regarding former President Donald Trump's connections to Russia. Also, Dems take it on the chin in the Virginia election, Julian Assange faces extradition, and the US empire's relationship with Russia may be at its lowest point ever.Dr. Ken Hammond, professor of East Asian and global history at New Mexico State University, and George Koo, journalist, social activist, and international business consultant, join us to discuss Asia. South Korea is interested in officially ending the decades-long war with their northern sister nation, but the US empire is balking at any hint of peace. Also, hawkish members of Congress are pushing US leadership to trample on China's red lines, China has several ways to respond to the AUKUS realignment, and the Russia-China strategic partnership has increased dramatically in the field of naval defense.

Fault Lines
Steele Dossier Contributor Arrested for Lying to FBI

Fault Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 170:01


On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Europe's worsening energy woes, a key Russiagate source being arrested, and the US drone strike that killed Afghani women and children.Guests:Peter Oliver - Correspondent for RT | EU's Self-Inflicted Energy CrisisJim Kavanagh - Socialist Writer | Dashenko Arrested in Latest Blow to Russiagate ConspiracyScott Ritter - Former U.N. Weapons Inspector | Pentagon Finds Drone Strike That Killed 7 Children 'Lawful'Wyatt Reed - Sputnik News Analyst | Incumbent Expected to Hold Power in NicaraguaIn the first hour Peter Oliver joined the show to talk about the European energy crisis that has been increasingly worsened by ambitious climate agendas and possible solutions.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Jim Kavanagh for a discussion on the indictment of a Russian man for lying to the FBI in connection with the Steele dossier - the document that sparked the Russiagate conspiracy theory. In the third hour Scott Ritter joined the conversation to talk about the ghastly aerial attack that killed predominantly women and children in Afghanistan. We were also joined by Wyatt Reed in Nicaragua to discuss elections taking place on Sunday.

The Critical Hour
Ethiopian Conflict Intensifies; South Korea Seeks War's End; Ukrainian Government Appoints Neo-Nazi

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 113:59


Dan Lazare, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss President Biden and the fallout from the recent elections. US President Joe Biden cited "Trump voters," schools, jobs, and rising fuel prices as reasons for the shocking upset of Virginia democrat Terry Mcauliffe in the reliably blue state. He appeared to imply that the failure of Congress to pass his legislation was a factor, but did not specifically articulate that as a principal reason for the outcome. Bob Schlehuber, host of the Radio Sputnik show "Political Misfits," joins us from the scene for an up-close and personal update to discuss the Ethiopian conflict. Rebel troops in Ethiopia are gathering outside of the capital city of Addis Ababa as the central government calls on citizens to take up arms in defense.Greg Palast, investigative reporter, joins us to discuss Congressional wrangling on Capitol Hill. Democrats are considering killing the filibuster after the GOP blocked a voting rights bill. However, election struggles on Tuesday and the looming possibility of surrendering the upper house to their political rivals in 2022 are giving some members great pause.Wyatt Reed, Sputnik News analyst and producer, joins us to discuss upcoming elections in Nicaragua. The popular government of Daniel Ortega is facing great hardship as the US empire works both above and below the board in a brazen attempt to interfere with their election process. Neoliberal forces in the West, including social media and traditional media outlets, are working hand in glove with the US State Department and the intelligence agencies of the empire.Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss Russia and Eastern Europe. The "former" leader of a Ukrainian neo-Nazi paramilitary group has been appointed to the role of adviser to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces in the far right wing government of Volodymyr Zelensky. Also, troop movements inside the borders of the Russian Federation are being referred to as "concerning" by US media outlets with close ties to the intelligence agencies.Steve Poikonen, national organizer for Action4Assange, joins us to discuss social media. Facebook has decided to ditch its use of facial recognition software on the platform. Also, social media and tech giants seem to be working directly for the US empire's regime change machine as they delete numerous pro-government accounts days before the Nicaraguan elections.Dr. Ken Hammond, professor of East Asian and global history at New Mexico State University and activist with Pivot for Peace, joins us to discuss Asia. South Korea is moving to end the decades-long war with its northern sister nation, but is facing pushback from the US empire. Observers suspect that the loss of an excuse for Pentagon spending could be a factor. Also, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is introducing a bill that would provide 3 billion dollars in taxpayer dollars per year to the arms industry in exchange for providing weapons to Taiwan.Ricardo Vaz, political analyst and editor at VenezuelAnalysis.com, joins us to discuss Venezuela. In a move that appears to be instigated by the US empire, the International Criminal Court has opened an investigation against the Venezuelan government for crimes against humanity. Ironically, this occurs as the United States causes the deaths of tens of thousands of Venezuelan citizens through the use of illegal sanctions, but faces no similar investigation by the international body.

Political Misfits
State of Emergency In Ethiopia; Lithium Mining & The Environment; Steele Dossier & Russiagate

Political Misfits

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 110:56


Bob Schlehuber, co-host of Political Misfits on Radio Sputnik, and freelance photojournalist Jemal Countess update us on the situation in Ethiopia, where the government has declared a state of emergency as the TPLF captures towns near the capital Addis Ababa. We talk about their experiences speaking to people on the ground at the capital and neighboring regions and how the narrative presented by Western media does not reflect the reality in the country.Wyatt Reed, correspondent for Radio Sputnik, joins us to talk about the upcoming presidential election in Nicaragua, how Facebook and then Twitter suspended some 1,300 accounts connected to Sandinista figures and Sandinista sympathizers, the RENACER Act that will place more sanctions on Nicaragua, and what polls can tell us about how the election will go on November 7.Max Wilbert, organizer, writer, and wilderness guide, and author of the book "Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It," joins us to give us an update on resistance actions at Thacker Pass, where environmental and indigenous organizers are protesting a lithium mining project.Jim Kavanagh, editor of The Polemicist, talks to us about news that one of the main sources for the infamous Steele dossier, Igor Danchenko, has been arrested and indicted for lying to the FBI as part of the investigation into Trump and Russia, and how the Russia-gate conspiracy theory keeps unraveling.Monica Cruz, host and reporter with BreakThrough News, talks to us about workers at John Deere voting down the latest offer from management, the fight in New York by taxi drivers over exploitation and overpriced cab medallions, and Bill DeBlasio running for governor. John Kiriakou, co-host of The Backstory on Radio Sputnik, talks to us about the Biden administration placing sanctions on the Israeli-owned NSO Group, Facebook taking down their facial recognition software, whether the revelations from the Facebook papers played a part in this, and the Supreme Court declining to speak on whether special surveillance courts must disclose significant opinions that came after 9/11.

Political Misfits
Pandora Papers Revelations; Dominion Energy Whitewashing; Facebook Whistleblower Speaks

Political Misfits

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 112:51


Dan Lazare, journalist and writer, joins us to talk about the revelations from the Pandora Papers, totalling between 12 million records from offshore companies, giving a glimpse into the ways the wealthy and powerful move, manage and hide their money. We talk about how this group includes over 330 politicians, 130 Forbes billionaires, members of royal families, and religious leaders, among others, and the implications for figures and governments who claim to be against corruption, but now find themselves enmeshed in this scandal. We also talk about whether these revelations will have a meaningful impact, considering the precedent of the Panama Papers, and whether the Biden administration's proposed changes to tax regulation will actually curtail offshore tax havens used by companies. Wyatt Reed, Sputnik Radio correspondent, joins us to discuss the revelations from a new report highlighting the lengths Virginia-based Dominion Energy went to make sure their dirty name appeared clean in the press, including how Dominion spent nearly $19 million in lobbying, advertising, market research, political payouts, and membership fees over the last four years, including direct payments to newspaper columnists and academic professors. We also talk about the similarities of this case to others at the national level, and how this is representative of a larger issue of institutionalized corruption. Ted Rall, award-winning political cartoonist, columnist, and author whose latest book is “The Stringer,” joins hosts Michelle Witte and Bob Schlehuber to discuss the fallout of the “60 Minutes” interview with Frances Haugen, a Facebook whistleblower who has revealed that Facebook has been putting profits over the well being of its users for a long time, how its algorithms promote misinformation, and even violence, and how higher-ups in the company turned a blind eye to these issues. We also talk about the bombing in Afghanistan that left many civilians dead in Kabul on Sunday, and the Western media coverage of the incident.

Political Misfits
Afghanistan Airstrikes; Ida Slams Louisiana; Bolivia and Nicaragua Updates

Political Misfits

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 110:45


Kathy Kelly, peace activist and author, joins us to talk about the continued fallout from the US withdrawal from Afghanistan after its 20-year presence in the country and the violence that has ensued this week, including a suicide bombing that left 200 Afghans and 13 service-members dead that was followed by U.S. strikes against suspected militants in Nangarhar province and another strike within Kabul that left many civilians, including children, dead. We also talk about the uncertain number of civilians that were killed by U.S. gunfire in the ensuing chaos after the bombing last week, and the dubious wisdom of retaliatory strikes that further cement resentment against the U.S.Trupti Patel, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for Ward 2A03 in Washington, DC, talks to us about the situation in Louisiana while Hurricane Ida batters the region. We talk about how the people are faring during the hurricane, whether preparations taken have been adequate, how the covid pandemic could affect relief efforts, and whether the lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina will be applied.Wyatt Reed, Sputnik Radio correspondent, talks to us about the situation in Bolivia, as legal proceedings against the former coup government roll on, with Former President Jeanine Anez being charged with terrorism, sedition, conspiracy and genocide. We talk about how the prosecution is justifying those charges, how Anez's team is responding, and what role multilateral regional organizations could play in this case. Sara Dady, immigration attorney and former Democratic congressional candidate for IL-16, talks to us about decisions last week by the Supreme Court that kept in place the “Remain in Mexico” policy for those traveling to the US to seek asylum, and that the eviction moratorium extension by the CDC was unconstitutional. We also talk about the 58th anniversary of the March on Washington for voting rights, gathering of mothers who lost children to state violence, and whether these public demonstrations are enough to move the political needle towards justice.

By Any Means Necessary
Race & Revolution—Cubans Work To Bridge Divides As US Renews Attacks

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 114:55


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, host Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Tunde Osazua, Coordinator of the Black Alliance for Peace's U.S. Out of Africa Network, to discuss the recent drone strikes on Somalia by the US military under Joe Biden, the bizarre legal rationale of ‘collective self-defense' which AFRICOM employed in defense of the deadly attack despite a complete lack of evidence that US forces were under threat, and the consistency of US imperialism under both Democrats and Republicans.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by By Any Means Necessary producer Wyatt Reed to discuss the massive celebrations commemorating the 42nd anniversary of the Triumph of the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua, how the revolution—both in that country and in others on the continent—have their roots in Augusto Sandino's successful military campaign to end US occupation nearly a century ago, and the corporate media disinformation campaign in defense of opposition figures tied to the deadly US-backed coup in the socialist country. In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Mike Sampson, co-host of the RedSpin Sports podcast and Miguel Garcia, host and creator of the Sports As A Weapon Podcast, to discuss disturbing new details in the alleged sexual assault by Chicago Blackhawks video coach Bradley Aldrich of a former player, whether the issue may lead more athletes to re-evaluate the prevalence of rape culture in sports, and numerous protests already seen as the Olympic Games kick off in Tokyo. 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 new sanctions the Biden administration unleashed on Cuba Thursday, a new letter signed by over 400 high-profile activists calling on the Biden administration to end the blockade and ‘Let Cuba Live,' and the complicated and contradictory questions surrounding race in revolutionary Cuba.

By Any Means Necessary
Nicaraguans Fill City Streets, Celebrate Revolution Amid US Threats & Aggression

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 18:10


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by By Any Means Necessary producer Wyatt Reed to discuss the massive celebrations commemorating the 42nd anniversary of the Triumph of the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua, how the revolution—both in that country and in others on the continent—have their roots in Augusto Sandino's successful military campaign to end US occupation nearly a century ago, and the corporate media disinformation campaign in defense of opposition figures tied to the deadly US-backed coup in the socialist country.

By Any Means Necessary
Derek Chauvin Sentenced To 22 Yrs After Nat'l Uprisings & Int'l Outcry

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 113:18


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, host Sean Blackmon is joined by Esther Iverem, artist, author and independent journalist, host and producer of “On The Ground: Voices of Resistance from the Nation's Capital” on Pacifica Radio, to discuss the sentencing of now-former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 22.5 years for his murder of George Floyd, why the latest ‘police lynching' reinvigorated protests movements throughout Washington, D.C., and how police violence throughout the United States has its roots in the capitalist economic system which impacts so much of our lives.In the second segment, Sean is joined by Sohrob Aslamy, a doctoral student at Syracuse University in the department of Geography and the environment, to discuss the “overwhelming uncertainty” in Afghanistan as the Taliban take over wide swathes of the country amid the ongoing US military withdrawal, the deadly impacts of two decades of US and NATO occupation on the besieged Afghani populace, and how the Covid pandemic contributed to the broader instability which has come to characterize life in the war-torn nation.In the third segment, Sean is joined by Stepen Gowans, author of “Traitors, Patriots, and Empires: The Story of Korea's Fight for Freedom,” to discuss his recent article, “A Brief History of Two Koreas,” why so many Korean people have historically “leaned towards communism,” and the South Korean pivot away from warring with its northern neighbor and towards being integrated into broader US efforts to militarily contain China.Later in the show, Sean is joined by By Any Means Necessary producer Wyatt Reed to discuss the extent to which the Derek Chauvin sentence represents a victory for those fighting back against racist police violence, the call by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet for reparations, and the vast differences between the situation on the ground in Venezuela and the grim caricature portrayed by corporate media.

By Any Means Necessary
All Eyes On Minneapolis As Derek Chauvin Sentence Expected

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 113:57


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, host Sean Blackmon is joined by Stacey Hopkins, Activist, Organizer, and political strategist, to discuss the failure of Democratic Party efforts to protect voting rights after the For the People Act failed to advance in the US Senate.In the second segment, Sean is joined from Caracas, Venezuela by By Any Means Necessary producer Wyatt Reed to discuss the Bicentennial People's Congress, the 19th summit of the heads of ALBA-TCP heads of state, and the future of regional integration and self-determination in Latin America.In the third segment, Sean is joined by Nate Wallace, host of the Red Spin Sports podcast, for another edition of our weekly segment “The Red Spin Report.” They discuss the likely NCAA decision to permit student athletes to profit from usage of their likeness, and the historic news that Las Vegas Raiders Defensive End Carl Nassib has officially come out as the NFL's first openly gay player.Later in the show, Sean is 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 former officer Derek Chauvin being sentenced for the racist police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida signing a bill that compels students and professors o state their political beliefs, and how the world's social movements are to respond to provocations of repression at home and imperialism abroad.

By Any Means Necessary
Putin-Biden Summit "Constructive" Despite Corporate Media Sabotage

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 112:13


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, host Sean Blackmon and producer Wyatt Reed are joined by Jamarl Thomas, co-host of Fault Lines on Radio Sputnik, to discuss the much-anticipated summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden, the areas in which the leaders could potentially work constructively going forward, and the impact of anti-Russian narratives in corporate media on efforts to shore up relations between the two nations.In the second segment, Sean is 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 recent meeting of G7 nations, the economic ramifications of the rise in inflation in the US to its highest level in 13 years, and the ProPublica exposé showing how some of the wealthiest Americans get away with paying no income tax whatsoever.In the third segment, Sean is joined by Fiona Edwards, member of the organizing committee of the No Cold War campaign, to discuss recent US-led efforts to isolate China on the global stage, as well as the growing international movement combating the push to escalate tensions within the increasingly-strained US-China relationship.Later in the show, Sean and Wyatt are joined by Breakthrough News journalist Kei Pritsker to discuss the attempts by CNN and ABC reporters to dress down Russian President Vladimir Putin in his post-summit press conference, the current state of the global anti-imperialist struggle, and the recent attacks on the Gaza Strip by the Israeli military in violation of the recently-negotiated ceasefire with Hamas.

The Critical Hour
Mexican Election Results; Polls Say US Voters Oppose Endless War; Political Cartoonists Struggle

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 116:37


Wyatt Reed, Sputnik news analyst and producer for By Any Means Necessary, joins us to discuss elections in Mexico. Wyatt has traveled to Mexico to cover the elections. He joins us to discuss the street interviews that he has conducted, the violence that has occurred during the campaign season, and the outcome.Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss Russian President Putin's speech. President Putin recently spoke at the St. Petersburg summit, at which time he proposed that the United States is on a downward trajectory similar to that of the Soviet Union. Putin said that an empire creates many problems for itself, "but problems keep piling up. And, at some point, they are no longer able to cope with them. And the United States is now walking the Soviet Union's path, and its gait is confident and steady."Dan Cohen, filmmaker and writer for the Gray Zone Project, joins us to discuss Israel. Israel is once again receiving global condemnation for its treatment of the Palestinians. The Israeli military has arrested and detained two Palestinian activists and a reporter who are both covering and resisting the forced expulsions in Sheikh Jarrah. This comes just days before the Israeli courts are set to rule on major issues related to the expulsions. Daniel Lazare, investigative journalist, author of The Velvet Coup, joins us to discuss Julian Assange. Julian Assange's fiancee Stella Moris, Geneva Mayor Frederique Perler, and UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer called for his release and an end to US extradition proceedings against him on Friday. This action is part of an effort designed to make a push for corrective action just before the G7 summit. Also, world-renowned whistleblower Danial Ellsberg has released new classified information, and is daring the US government to take similar action against him at 90 years old. Kathy Kelly, an American peace activist, one of the founding members of Voices in the Wilderness, and co-coordinator for Voices for Creative Nonviolence, joins us to discuss Afghanistan. A recent New York Times article seems to have been written as a public relations piece for the CIA, as it presents a detailed disposition of the intelligence agency's claims against leaving Afghanistan. Also, the US is again spending huge amounts of money for foreign interventions as the Biden administration has pledged 3.3 billion dollars for the Afghanistan military. Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, Lebanon, joins us to discuss Lebanon. Laith discusses an interesting article regarding the US interests in Lebanon. The Biden administration has quietly decided to give an additional 15 million dollars to Lebanon. Observers suspect that the money is being directed towards a clandestine anti-Hezbollah campaign rather than towards providing stability.Nick Davies, peace activist and author of "Blood on Our Hands: The American Invasion of Iraq," joins us to discuss the US endless war campaign. A recent poll demonstrated exactly what most security analysts would predict. Most Americans oppose the endless war campaign waged by the US empire, and would rather see the money wasted on these wars used for domestic purposes. Ted Rall, political cartoonist and syndicated columnist, joins us to discuss political cartoonists. He talks about the problems that political cartoonists face in a time when dissident opinions are being suppressed. Cartoonists have been censored and repressed worldwide and making a living in that field is getting nearly impossible for those who choose the path of honesty and professionalism.

By Any Means Necessary
Biden Regurgitates Trump's Wuhan Lab Conspiracy, But You Know, Like, Less Racist This Time

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 115:21


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Wyatt Reed, By Any Means Necessary producer, to give us an on-the-ground update on the elections in Mexico and the “information warfare” being waged to undermine the Morena Party and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.In the second segment Jacquie and Sean are joined by Stepen Gowans Author of Washington's Long War on Syria; Patriots,Traitors and Empires; and Israel, A Beachhead in the Middle East, to discuss what's motivating the US government rehashing the Wuhan lab leak conspiracy, how the leak theory obscures how poorly the United States has handled the coronavirus pandemic and how Washington seems to only care about ‘authoritarianism'In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Kamm Howard, National Male Co-Chair of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA) to discuss the current state of the demand for reparations in America in light of the renewed national focus on the 1921 Greenwood Massacre, whether Biden's recognition of the massacre and the proclamation he issued to recognize it reflects the Administration's stance and any expectation of progress proponents have on reparations, and the continued work of N'COBRA and legislators who have signed on to sponsor H.R. 40 to keep the issue as a focus of the Administration's policy agenda. In the last segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Monica Cruz, host of the ‘On the Picket Line' Podcast and co-host of ‘It's Not You It's Capitalism' with Breakthrough News, to discuss growing pro-Palestianian protests at major shipping ports to call attention to US support of Israel's crimes through importing its products, the pervasive role of propaganda in the way the Palestinian struggle is viewed in the US, the underreported ongoing coal miners's strike in Alabama, the importance of the growing labor movement emerging in the US South among historically oppressed workers, and the need to continue to focus on international solidarity in labor struggles.

Fault Lines
Facebook Extends Trump's Ban For Another 2 Years

Fault Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 171:12


On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about accusations of ethnic cleansing in Ethiopia, the further admittance by the government of the existence of alien life, the dangers of the Mexican election, and the suppression of a voting infrastructure bill by Senator Joe Manchin.Guests:George Kidane - co-creator of Zena Natsnet | The Conflict in TigrayMick West - Author, debunker, retired videogame designer, and operator of Metabunk.org | ET Hypothesis & UFO ReportWyatt Reed - News analyst and producer for By Any Means Necessary | Mexican ElectionsJoel Segal - Former congressional staffer, author, architect for passing Obamacare | Manchin vs Voting RightsIn the first hour George Kidane joined the show to discuss the state of Ethiopia and the TPLF in the outbreak of accusations of ethnic cleansing occuring there.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Mick West in a debate with Jamarl Thomas on the existence of extraterrestrial life and supposed alien sightings.In the third hour we were joined by Joel Segal to talk about the recent blocking of a voting rights bill by Senator Joe Manchin and what this means for Joe Biden's future actions/inactions. We were then joined by Wyatt Reed for a discussion on the Mexican elections and how dangerous they could be for candidates.

By Any Means Necessary
From George Floyd To Gaza, Seeds of Solidarity Planted In ‘64 Begin To Bloom

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 113:02


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, host Jacquie Luqman is joined by Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston, and author of the book “The Bittersweet Science: Racism, Racketeering, and the Political Economy of Boxing,” to discuss the continuing impacts of Malcolm X's legacy within and without the US, as well as the significance of Malcolm's 1964 meeting with the PLO in terms of the longstanding ties between those struggling for Black liberation here and those struggling for national liberation in Palestine.In the second segment, Jacquie and By Any Means producer Wyatt Reed are joined by journalist, writer and researcher Denis Rogatyuk to discuss the results of the historic constitutional assembly vote in Chile, why the country's neoliberal elites were so dismayed by the results, and why the election appears to be "the most groundbreaking" in Chile since the plebiscite which ousted dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1988. In the third segment, Jacquie is joined by Erica Caines, founder of Liberation Through Reading and member of the Black Alliance for Peace, to discuss the decision by a Baltimore judge to permit a fifth trial of Keith Davis, Jr. on a highly dubious murder charge, how Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby's continued efforts to prosecute the case undercuts her progressive reputation, and the recurring health issues plaguing Davis throughout his seven years in state custody.Later in the show, Jacquie and Wyatt are joined by Chuck Modiano, justice journalist and Sportswriter for Deadspin, to discuss the new resolution introduced by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib which would block the sale of $735 million in bombs to Israel, what's at the root of the rapidly-expanding solidarity between Black Lives Matter and Palestinian activists, and President Joe Biden's apparent inability or unwillingness to force the Israeli regime to end its war crimes in Gaza.

By Any Means Necessary
“Most Important” Vote In Chile Since Pinochet Ouster Denies Elites Chance To Block New Reforms

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 15:01


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, host Jacquie Luqman and producer Wyatt Reed are joined by journalist, writer and researcher Denis Rogatyuk to discuss the results of the historic constitutional assembly vote in Chile, why the country's neoliberal elites were so dismayed by the results, and why the election appears to be "the most groundbreaking" in Chile since the plebiscite which ousted dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1988.

By Any Means Necessary
Solidarity Without Borders—Palestine Joins Colombia In National Strike

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 116:19


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, host Jacquie Luqman is joined by producer Wyatt Reed to discuss how pervasive and longstanding racial and class-based oppression in Colombia served as a catalyst for the anti-neoliberal movement sweeping the country, as well as some of the other factors which set the stage for the ongoing national strike.In the second segment, Jacquie and Wyatt are joined by Charlotte Kates, International Coordinator for the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, to discuss the general strike being held today in resistance to the Israeli onslaught, the unprecedented unity behind the campaign among Palestinians throughout occupied Palestine, and how supporters of Palestinian liberation abroad can stand in solidarity. In the third segment, Jacquie is joined by Tech for the People editor Chris Garaffa for another edition of our weekly segment “Tech For The People.” They discuss the crackdown by Venmo on donations to Palestinians, why Google maps renders occupied Palestinian territory blurry, and Facebook's secret rules regarding the word “zionist.”Later in the show, Jacquie and Wyatt are joined by Eleanor Goldfield, a creative activist, journalist, and co-host of the Common Censored podcast with Lee Camp, to discuss the refusal of Pasquotank County, District Attorney Andrew Womble to file charges against the officers who killed unarmed Andrew Brown in Elizabeth City, N.C., the continuing protests against Mountain Valley Pipeline in southwestern Virginia, and the revelation that the Colonial Pipeline shutoff which caused a massive spike in gas prices only occurred because the company wanted to ensure it could still bill customers.

By Any Means Necessary
Palestinians Launch Historic General Strike “From The River To The Sea”

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 16:55


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, host Jacquie Luqman and producer Wyatt Reed are joined by Charlotte Kates, International Coordinator for the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, to discuss the general strike being held today in resistance to the Israeli onslaught, the unprecedented unity behind the campaign among Palestinians throughout occupied Palestine, and how supporters of Palestinian liberation abroad can stand in solidarity.

By Any Means Necessary
US Gov't Sabotages Ceasefire Efforts As Israel Kills Hundreds In Gaza

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 114:17


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, host Jacquie Luqman and producer Wyatt Reed are joined by Asa Winstanley, investigative journalist and Associate editor with The Electronic Intifada, to discuss the ongoing refusal by the US government to pressure Israel to cease its air assault on Gaza, the destruction by Israeli forces of the office housing AP and Al Jazeera facilities, and the extent to which the public reaction in the Global North has shifted since Israel's last attack on the ‘open-air prison' of Gaza.In the second segment, Jacquie is joined by Thapelo Mohapi of the South African social movement Abashlali baseMjondolo to discuss their recent statement in support with Palestine and why their history of militant struggle against apartheid makes showing solidarity with Palestinians a moral imperative.In the third segment, Jacquie is joined by Michelle Witte, co-host of Political Misfits here on Radio Sputnik, to discuss Neera Tanden's recent appointment as advisor to the Biden administration, as well as the White House's rejection of Symone Sanders as press secretary even after her vociferous public defense of Joe Biden during the primaries. Later in the show, Jacquie and Wyatt are joined by Jamal "DJ One Luv" Muhammad, host of the "Love Lounge" radio show on digitalanalgoradio.com and Twitch.TV, to discuss the pretrial hearing of former Brooklyn Center, MN officer Kim Potter in the police killing of Daunte Wright, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's push to expand the ranks of Metropolitan Police Department despite the hiring freeze imposed by City Council, and the campaign to reduce the concentration of liquors stores in working-class and predominantly-Black DC neighborhoods.

By Any Means Necessary
US Silence On Israeli War Crimes Signals “Complete Impunity”—Asa Winstanley

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 18:03


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, host Jacquie Luqman and producer Wyatt Reed are joined by Asa Winstanley, investigative journalist and Associate editor with The Electronic Intifada, to discuss the ongoing refusal by the US government to pressure Israel to cease its air assault on Gaza, the destruction by Israeli forces of the office housing AP and Al Jazeera facilities, and the extent to which the public reaction in the Global North has shifted since Israel's last attack on the ‘open-air prison' of Gaza.

Redspin Sports
Redspin Report w/ SAAW's Miguel Garcia on LA Dodgers & Chavez Ravine, Texas & the Sports Revolution, & Tim Tebow

Redspin Sports

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2021 10:25


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, host Jacquie Luqman and producer Wyatt Reed are joined by Miguel Garcia, friend of the show and frequent guest, a Xicano SoCal native, Applied Cultural Anthropologist (M.A.) and Politics & Sports enthusiast. Miguel is the creator and host of "Sports as a Weapon Podcast" for our weekly segment the Red Spin Report discussing sports, politics and struggle. They discuss the acquisition of quarterback Tim Tebow by the Jacksonville Jaguars over Colin Kaepernick, as well as some of the fascinating new interviews coming out of his podcast. Checkout the links below to see all of Miguel's "Sports as a Weapon Podcast" episodes. Recorded and aired on Friday, May 14th, 2021 in Washington, DC.If you enjoy Redspin Sports, please consider supporting our work on Patreon so we can produce more of it. The editing, equipment, podcast hosting, and other costs are the biggest barriers in the way of being able to churn out more content on a consistent basis.https://www.patreon.com/redspinsports...@RedspinSports (Twitter & IG)Sports as a Weapon: @SportsAsAWeapon (Twitter) Miguel Garcia: @Miggsolution (Twitter) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sports-as-a-weapon-podcast/id1527375756https://open.spotify.com/show/2JruDksBNzxKV1HouJyJjnhttps://www.facebook.com/sportsasaweaponpodcast/https://www.instagram.com/sportsasaweaponpodcast/https://www.sportsasaweapon.com/@NateWallace9 (Twitter)@BrotherFlourish (Twitter)@JuiceTinTweets (Twitter)https://www.facebook.com/RedspinSport...Checkout Redspin Sports on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podcast Addict, Podchaser, Deezer, JioSaavn (major English language podcast platform in India), and others."By Any Means Necessary" airs on the radio in Washington DC and Kansas City, and streams worldwide every weekday afternoon from 2-4 pm EST.@SeanBlackmon9 (Twitter)@LuqmanNation1 (Twitter)@WyattReed13 (Twitter)@BAMNecessary (Twitter)

By Any Means Necessary
Why Israel Siege On Gaza Demands International, Interracial Resistance

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 114:37


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, host Jacquie Luqman and producer Wyatt Reed are joined by Richard Becker, author of “Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire,” to discuss the ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza and the rising death toll of Palestinians often obscured by corporate media, the massive buildup of Israeli military forces in preparation for a possible ground invasion of Gaza, the callous statements toward Gaza from Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz, and the global mobilizations in support of Palestine expected this weekend.In the second segment, Jacquie and Wyatt are joined by Hy Thurman, co-founder of the Young Patriots and the original Rainbow Coalition, to discuss his new book, “Revolutionary Hillbilly,” his radicalization into antiracism and anticapitalism as a poor white sharecropper from Tennessee who became co-founder of the Young Patriots in Chicago, and why the Rainbow Coalition represented such a threat to the power structure in Chicago and beyond.In the third segment, Jacquie and Wyatt are joined by Miguel Garcia, creator and host of Sports as a Weapon Podcast for our weekly segment discussing sports, politics and struggle. They discuss the acquisition of quarterback Tim Tebow by the Jacksonville Jaguars over Colin Kaepernick, as well as some of the fascinating new interviews coming out of the new podcast.Later in the show, Jacquie and Wyatt are joined by Ted Rall, award-winning editorial cartoonist, columnist, and author of the new graphic novel, "The Stringer," to discuss the deal between Democrats and republicans to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 riots at the Capitol, what the shutdown of a decrepit Memphis bridge and the Colonial pipeline say about the state of public infrastructure in the US, and the Israeli regime's refusal to accept an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire which Hamas had already accepted.

By Any Means Necessary
“Revolutionary Hillbilly:” Young Patriots Co-Founder's Book Explores Rainbow Coalition

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 18:54


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, host Jacquie Luqman and producer Wyatt Reed are joined by Hy Thurman, co-founder of the Young Patriots and the original Rainbow Coalition, to discuss his new book, “Revolutionary Hillbilly,” his radicalization into antiracism and anticapitalism as a poor white sharecropper from Tennessee who became co-founder of the Young Patriots in Chicago, and why the Rainbow Coalition represented such a threat to the power structure in Chicago and beyond.

By Any Means Necessary
Israel Threatens Invasion As It Pummels Gaza, Killing Over 100

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 17:51


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, host Jacquie Luqman and producer Wyatt Reed are joined by Richard Becker, author of “Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire,” to discuss the ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza and the rising death toll of Palestinians often obscured by corporate media, the massive buildup of Israeli military forces in preparation for a possible ground invasion of Gaza, the callous statements toward Gaza from Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz, and the global mobilizations in support of Palestine expected this weekend.

By Any Means Necessary
Jaguars Pick Tim Tebow Over Blackballed Colin Kaepernick, Raising Eyebrows

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 10:25


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, host Jacquie Luqman and producer Wyatt Reed are joined by Miguel Garcia, creator and host of Sports as a Weapon Podcast for our weekly segment discussing sports, politics and struggle. They discuss the acquisition of quarterback Tim Tebow by the Jacksonville Jaguars over Colin Kaepernick, as well as some of the fascinating new interviews coming out of the new podcast.

Fault Lines
Israel's Troops Line Up Along Gaza Border as Israel's Iron Dome Deflects Hundreds of Hamas Rockets

Fault Lines

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 169:51


On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talked with guests about political prosecution in the UK, the dire civil situation in France, the Colonial Pipeline breach from the cybersecurity and economic perspectives, and where Republicans are headed with Trump as their leader.Guests:Alexander Mercouris - Editor-in-Chief at TheDuran.com | Craig Murray Sentenced in Apparent Political Prosecution in UK, French Armed Forces Warn of Civil WarCharlotte Tschider - Assistant Professor of Law & Author | Colonial Pipeline as a Cybersecurity Warning for AmericaMark Frost - Economics Professor & Entrepreneur | The Economics of Gas Shortages & The Battle Over Unemployment BenefitsWyatt Reed - Sputnik News Analyst and Producer for By Any Means Necessary | Update on Colombia ProtestsTed Rall - Political Cartoonist & Syndicated Columnist | Future of the Right: What's Liz Cheney Planning?Elbert Guillory - Former Member, Louisiana State Senate and House | Future of the Right: What's Liz Cheney Planning?In our first hour we were joined by Alexander Mercouris to talk UK politics, looking at the motivations behind the prosecution and sentencing of Craig Murray over his coverage of the Alex Salmond trial. Next we turned to France, talking about the causes and consequences of growing civil unrest as former members of France's military threaten a civil war.In our second hour we were joined by Charlotte Tschider to talk about the cybersecurity significance of the breach of the Colonial Pipeline and to get her take on President Biden's new executive order yesterday on increasing American preparedness.After that we were joined by Mark Frost to talk about the gas shortages he's seeing in Georgia and on apps as consumers have started to hoard gasoline following the days-long shutdown of massive infrastructure in America's southeast.Next we were joined by Wyatt Reed for a conversation on the protests ongoing in Colombia, looking at Colombian police as a paramilitary organization and looking at whether these protests are likely to lead to a significant shakeup in the Colombian government.In our third hour we were joined by Ted Rall and Elbert Guillory to talk about where the Republican Party is headed under Trump as Liz Cheney got kicked from her leadership position in the House yesterday for publicly defying Trump's influence in the GOP.

By Any Means Necessary
International Solidarity Strengthens The Struggle Against International Settler-Colonial Violence

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 113:57


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, host Jacquie Luqman is joined by producer Wyatt Reed for an update on the crisis in Colombia, why slain activist Lucas Villa has emerged as a symbol of resistance there, and how the regime's mishandling of the Covid pandemic is playing into the widespread unrest.In the second segment, Jacquie is joined by Dr. Jack Rasmus, economist, radio show host, & author of 'The Scourge of Neoliberalism,' to discuss his new article in Counterpunch, “US First Quarter GDP: Recovery or Just Another Rebound,” why the 6.4% growth rate being widely reported is so misleading, and why the real rate of growth in the first quarter is actually below average.In the third segment, Jacquie is joined by Lisa Snowden-McCray, Managing Editor at The Real News Network, to discuss the move by supposedly-progressive Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott to increase the budget of the city's police department, and why an increasing number of Baltimore residents support defunding the police.Later in the show, Jacquie is 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 vote to oust Liz Cheney from House GOP leadership and how the capitulation of the GOP to the Trump wing of the party compares to how the Democrats respond to their progressive wing; the shame of corporate media and Democrats being less honest about Liz Cheney than Donald Trump is; the importance of the struggle against international settler-colonial conspiracy in Brazil, Colombia, Palestine, and the US; and the inaccurate and dangerous language used by US politicians to describe the illegal occupation and ethnic cleansing Israel commits against Palestinians that frame the victims as somehow responsible for their oppression.

By Any Means Necessary
From Colombia to Palestine, Police Terror is a Crime!

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 114:53


On this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by journalist and By Any Means Necessary Producer, Wyatt Reed for an on-the-ground update with ongoing protests in Colombia, how strikes are planned to resume and the historical role of US President Joe Biden in ‘Plan Colombia' and the deep militarization of the country.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dan Cohen, filmmaker and journalist with Behind the Headlines to discuss Israel bombing Gaza amidst ongoing pogroms against Palestinians. Cohen also explains how the politics of fascist rabbi Meir Kahane influence Israel's far-right government and how US support for Israel facilitates this racist violence.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Chris Garaffa of Tech For the People to discuss the recent cyber attack on Colonial Pipeline, how it exposes the weakness of US cyber infrastructure, how large pharmaceutical companies are partnering with Facebook to find customers and the Pentagon flirting with weapons guided by artificial intelligence Later in the show Jacquie and Sean are joined by social and civic innovation expert Kendrick Jackson to discuss Israel's ongoing settler colonial violence against Palestinians; how we are all complicit on some level of the violence against Palestine escalating to this point; how Israel is supported by the US mainly because of its willingness to carry out US imperialist politics in the Middle East; and the need to continue to point out the similarities between US settler colonialism and Israel's and center the struggle of Palestinian people as their fight for liberation mirrors all of ours.

By Any Means Necessary
Strikes Set To Resume After Talks Break Down With Colombian Government

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 14:04


Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by journalist and By Any Means Necessary Producer, Wyatt Reed for an on-the-ground update with ongoing protests in Colombia, how strikes are planned to resume and the historical role of US President Joe Biden in ‘Plan Colombia' and the deep militarization of the country.

By Any Means Necessary
US Reaching Inflection Point As Racist Authority Figures Exposed Daily

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 114:07


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by MOVE Family member Janine Africa to discuss the heart surgery set to be carried out on Mumia Abu-Jamal without his prior consent, why many see the operation as part of a broader campaign of “medical assassination” of Black liberation figures by the US government, and the upcoming press conference supporters are holding with Angela Davis to call for Mumia's release.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Sohrob Aslamy, a doctoral student at Syracuse University's Department of Geography and the Environment, to discuss President Biden's plan to delay the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan until Sept. 11, how the US will continue to pull strings in the country after the departure of its primary fighting forces, and what it all means for Afghans weary of 20 years of war and foreign occupation. In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Sputnik News Analyst Morgan Artyukhina to discuss their latest article, “After 40 Years, Brother of Guyanese Scholar-Activist Walter Rodney Exonerated of His 1980 Murder,” why a 2015 Commission of Inquiry by the Guyanese government found that then-Prime Minister Forbes Burnham was the likely culprit in Rodney's assassination, and why imperialist powers including the US worked to silence the legendary activist-scholar. Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by By Any Means Necessary producer Wyatt Reed to discuss the contention by defense lawyers that Derek Chauvin acted in accordance with police training when killing George Floyd, the arrest of active-duty soldier Jonathan Pentland after viral video emerged of him assaulting a young Black man, and the first court appearance by Kim Potter, the now-former police officer who gunned down Daunte Wright on Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

By Any Means Necessary
White Supremacy Extinguishes Black Icons From DMX To “Chip” Fitzgerald

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 114:11


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, host Sean Blackmon and producer Wyatt Reed discuss the loss of the Amazon unionization campaign in Bessemer, Alabama, the impacts of the destruction of major unions or their capture by ‘labor aristocracy,' and how attempts to demonize China and Iran serve to redirect working-class resentment at deteriorating living standards.In the second segment, Sean and Wyatt are joined by Harry Carey of the Freedom 4 Chip Committee, to discuss the recent passing of former Black Panther Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald in California state prison, why he considers it “such an honor” to have organized alongside Fitzgerald, and the letter which he wrote but never fulfilled, “Upon My Release.”In the third segment, Sean and Wyatt are joined for another edition of our new weekly segment “The Red Spin Report.” They discuss the recent senseless slayings involving former NFL players, the physical, mental, and psychological effects of a high-impact sport like football, and why it appears President Biden's gun control executive orders would do little to prevent such incidents in the future.Later in the show, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Rev. Delonte Gholston, Pastor of Peace Fellowship Church in Washington, DC, to discuss the passing of hip-hop legend DMX, how structural issues of class and white supremacy play into the gun violence in Washington, DC, and ways to deal with the fallout from the slow-motion ‘psychological bomb' of the pandemic.

By Any Means Necessary
Slayings By Former NFL Players Raise Questions About Health & Trauma In Football

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 17:36


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, host Sean Blackmon and producer Wyatt Reed are joined for another edition of our new weekly segment “The Red Spin Report.” They discuss the recent senseless slayings involving former NFL players, the physical, mental, and psychological effects of a high-impact sport like football, and why it appears President Biden's gun control executive orders would do little to prevent such incidents in the future.

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Friend & Comrade Remembers Fallen Political Prisoner "Chip" Fitzgerald

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 20:22


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, host Sean Blackmon and producer Wyatt Reed are joined by Harry Carey of the Freedom 4 Chip Committee to discuss the recent passing of former Black Panther Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald in California state prison, why he considers it “such an honor” to have organized alongside Fitzgerald, and the touching letter which Fitzgerald wrote but never fulfilled, “Upon My Release.”

By Any Means Necessary
Derek Chauvin's Defense Calls Institution of US Policing Into Question

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 111:59


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by producer Wyatt Reed to discuss the emotional accounts of bystanders to the infamous police killing of George Floyd in the trial of Derek Chauvin, why the arguments by defense attorneys call US police training into question, and why the violent techniques employed by police here are replicated in other US-aligned nations.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Steve Forester, Immigration Policy Coordinator for the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, to discuss the massive surge in detentions of Haitians under the administration of President Joe Biden, the alarming public statement by the Biden administration demanding Haitians remain in Haiti, and how the ruling US-backed regime of Jovenel Moise has brought the nation to a point of crisis. In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by independent journalist Nathália Urban to discuss the recent resignation of the chiefs of all branches of the Brazilian military, what the development signals for the far-right presidency of Jair Bolsonaro, and what the future may hold for recently-vindicated former President Lula de Silva. 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 how witness testimonies in the trial of Derek Chauvin undercut the dominant narratives surrounding the killing of George Floyd, the links between the decline of unionization and standards of living for working people in the US, and the need to move beyond the bogeyman of “cancel culture” and towards real accountability.

By Any Means Necessary
BAMN Reacts Live As Biden Gives First Press Conference, 65 Days In

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 115:19


In this special episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Political Misfits hosts Michelle Witte and Bob Schlehuber, as well as Jim Kavanagh, political analyst and contributor to Counterpunch and ThePolemicist.net, Ajamu Baraka, National Organizer of the Black Alliance for Peace, and By Any Means producer Wyatt Reed to discuss the first official press conference given by Joe Biden in his 65 days as US President, corporate media complicity in manufacturing consent for wars of aggression, and how US imperialism abroad relates to the oppression facing working people at home.

By Any Means Necessary
Militarism Abroad & Racism At Home: Settler-Colonialism Strikes Again

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 112:32


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by By Any Means Necessary producer Wyatt Reed to discuss the wave of protests against anti-Asian violence in the wake of the massacre in Atlanta, and why it appears many Asian communities in the US have reached a boiling point in terms of racist attacks.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Christine Hong, Associate Professor of Transnational Asian American, Korean Diaspora and Critical Pacific Rim Studies at UC-Santa Cruz and author of the new book, “A Violent Peace: Race, U.S. Militarism, and Cultures of Democratization in Cold War Asia and the Pacific,” to discuss the North Korean government's announcement that it's uninterested in restarting nuclear talks until the US abandons its “hostile policies” against the country, the political and cultural consequences of the division of Korea, and the links between imperialism, racial fetishization, and the massacre of Asian women near Atlanta this week.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Mohamed Abdulkadir, a Somali journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa, to discuss the ongoing US campaign of covert warfare being carried out in Somalia, the political crisis playing out as US-backed President Mohamed Farmaajo clings to power, and the impacts of the devastating drought which continues to plague the country.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 new book, “W.E.B. Du Bois: A Life in American History,” to discuss why so many self-declared “socialists” in the imperial core demonize socialist experiments in Cuba in China, the role of Hollywood in manipulating global public opinion, and how “The US Vs. Billie Holliday” represents an effort at “colonization of the imagination.”