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“By Any Means Necessary” on Radio Sputnik is hosted by Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman and aims to connect the political, social and economic movements shaping the world around us. With a sensibility informed by movements from Black Power to #BlackLivesMatter with a dash of Occupy, the show elevates the people and narratives that (while often ignored) are driving some of the most important changes in the world.

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“By Any Means Necessary” on Radio Sputnik is hosted by Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman and aims to connect the political, social and economic movements shaping the world around us. With a sensibility informed by movements from Black Power to #BlackLivesMatter with a dash of Occupy, the show elevates the people and narratives that (while often ignored) are driving some of the most important changes in the world.

    A Week Before Inauguration, Biden Already Managing Expectations

    A Week Before Inauguration, Biden Already Managing Expectations

    In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Ann Marie Kernen, Program Coordinator at the Center for Protest Law and & Litigation, a project of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, to discuss their massive, independent investigation into the would-be insurrection at the Capitol building, and why they think the shocking levels of collusion among state security forces exposed thus far show the investigation needs to be handled by groups unaligned with the US government.

    In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by political analyst Mitchell Plitnick to discuss the new book he co-authored with Marc Lamont HIll, "Except For Palestine," why Palestinian solidarity has historically been 'off-limits' for so many liberals and self-described progressives, and why the dynamic is beginning to change.

    In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Nate Wallace, co-host of Red Spin Sports podcast, for another edition of the new weekly segment “The Red Spin Report.” They discuss why so many NCAA athletes and coaches think college sports should be put on hold until the pandemic abates, the strange saga of speed skater-turned-Capitol rioter John Sullivan, and why right-wing media has become so fixated on him.

    Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Maurice Cook, founder of Serve Your City, to discuss the road closures imposed throughout Washington DC by the National Guard ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump, the insistence by the lawyer for the 'QAnon Shaman' that Trump was responsible for the actions of his client, and why so many are skeptical of Joe Biden's attempt to pass off $1,400 payments as $2,000 stimulus checks.

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Capitol Contradictions Clarify Where State Stands—Ajamu Baraka

    Capitol Contradictions Clarify Where State Stands—Ajamu Baraka

    In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Kei Pritsker, journalist with BreakThrough News, to discuss the impeachment of President Donald Trump on charges of "incitement of insurrection," why the process is unlikely to remove Trump from office even if it does succeed, and how the spectacle of impeachment serves as a stand-in for substantive policy goals like Medicare For All.

    In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Asa Winstanley, investigative journalist and Associate Editor of The Electronic Intifada, to discuss former London Mayor Ken Livingstone's rejection of the "Equality and Human Rights Commission" decision which deemed him guilty of “unlawful harassment” of Jews, the repeated allegations of racism within the commission which call into question its qualifications on such matters, and how Zionist organizations and the Israeli foreign ministry weaponize accusations of anti-Semitism against advocates for Palestinian rights.

    In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Rune Agerhus, co-founder & general director of the Yemen Solidarity Council, to discuss the US State Department's designation of Yemen's popular Houthi government as a sponsor of terror, the motivations and implications of the move, and why Yemen's most vulnerable segments will face the consequences.

    Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Ajamu Baraka, National Organizer for the Black Alliance for Peace, to discuss how embracing and celebrating the crackdown on Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol building legitimizes state repression, the continuing consequences of the failure to pivot towards a full socialist program by the broad social justice movement which arose in the wake of the police lynching of George Floyd, and how the silence by the 'latte left' on US government support for fascism abroad paved the way for fascist insurrection at home.

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Former London Mayor Sues UK Commission That Declared Him "Anti-Semitic" Over Palestinian Support

    Former London Mayor Sues UK Commission That Declared Him "Anti-Semitic" Over Palestinian Support

    In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Asa Winstanley, investigative journalist and Associate Editor of The Electronic Intifada, to discuss former London Mayor Ken Livingstone's rejection of the "Equality and Human Rights Commission" decision which deemed him guilty of “unlawful harassment” of Jews, the repeated allegations of racism within the commission which call into question its qualifications on such matters, and how Zionist organizations and the Israeli foreign ministry weaponize accusations of anti-Semitism against advocates for Palestinian rights.

    • 15 min
    Hunger, Anguish Mount As US Sanctions Yemen & Labels Houthi Gov't 'Terrorists'

    Hunger, Anguish Mount As US Sanctions Yemen & Labels Houthi Gov't 'Terrorists'

    In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Rune Agerhus, co-founder & general director of the Yemen Solidarity Council, to discuss the US State Department's designation of Yemen's popular Houthi government as a sponsor of terror, the motivations and implications of the move, and why Yemen's most vulnerable segments will face the consequences.

    • 14 min
    As House Votes To Impeach Trump, Media Gaze Moves Past Public Health Crisis

    As House Votes To Impeach Trump, Media Gaze Moves Past Public Health Crisis

    In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Kei Pritsker, journalist with BreakThrough News, to discuss the impeachment of President Donald Trump on charges of "incitement of insurrection," why the process is unlikely to remove Trump from office even if it does succeed, and how the spectacle of impeachment serves as a stand-in for substantive policy goals like Medicare For All.

    • 20 min
    New Police/MAGA/GOP Connections Come Into Focus In Capitol Conspiracy

    New Police/MAGA/GOP Connections Come Into Focus In Capitol Conspiracy

    In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Reginald Black, Advocacy Director of the COVID-19 Outreach Initiative with the People for Fairness Coalition, to discuss the group's "Vacant To Virus-Reduction" proposal, how vacant housing units can be used to address both the homelessness and public health crisis, and why those suffering from the former are so affected by the latter.

    In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Tunde Osazua, is the Coordinator of the U.S. Out of Africa Network, a project of the Black Alliance for Peace, to discuss the elections in Uganda which could see Gen. Yoweri Museveni re-elected for a seventh time, the fierce resistance he faces from singer-turned-candidate Bobi Wine, and the social media blackout which has resulted.

    In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Vicki Cervantes, North America Coordinator of the Honduras Solidarity Network, to discuss accusations that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez protected traffickers in exchange for drug money, why these latest claims stand to deal more damage to the embattled president than other previous allegations of large-scale drug deals involving Hernandez and his immediate family, and the impacts of the regime's failure to address the coronavirus epidemic or the recent hurricanes which devastated the country.

    Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Ted Rall, award-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist, and author of the new book, "Political Suicide: The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party," to discuss the House vote to impeach President Donald Trump, how the would-be 'coup' at the Capitol is forcing Americans to confront the cozy relationship between US police and white supremacy, and why the latest developments show the political crisis in the US is only worsening amid the division of the ruling class.

    • 1 hr 53 min

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