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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 (and a dash of Occupy), the show elevates the people and narratives that—though 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 (and a dash of Occupy), the show elevates the people and narratives that—though often ignored—are driving some of the most important changes in the world.

    How Washington Transgresses Human Rights from the US to Colombia to Palestine

    How Washington Transgresses Human Rights from the US to Colombia to Palestine

    On this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Ted Rall, award-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist, and author of the new graphic novel, "The Stringer," to talk about the so-called “ worker shortage” in the US following the release of job numbers, how right-wingers are using this as an excuse to cut unemployment assistance, and how all of this emerges from the US government’s refusal to support workers during the coronavirus pandemic.


    In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Mike Sampson, National Desk Coordinator with the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression and organizer with the Jacksonville Community Action Committee, to discuss Florida Gov. Ron Desantis’ restrictive new voting access bill, how it clearly targets poor, working-class, Black people and people of color in the state, and Desantis’ assault on Florida’s people’s movement, ‘from the ballot box to the streets.’


    In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Manolo De Los Santos, researcher for the Tri-Continental Institute and co-author of “Viviremos: Venezuela vs. Hybrid War” to discuss the Syringes for Cuba campaign, how the US embargo against continues to cause suffering for the Cuban people under the coronavirus pandemic, Cuba’s historic and contemporary contributions to humanity and how the campaign functions as a part of anti-imperialist struggle.


    Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Ben Norton, journalist, Assistant Editor of the Grayzone, and the Producer and Co-host of the Moderate Rebels podcast, the escalating police violence against the working class and poor in Colombia as protests continue; the similarities between US imperialist involvement in the narco regime in Colombia and its involvement in the Contra counterinsurgency force in El Salvador; why Colombia is considered the Israel of Latin America; and how the biased reporting by US media of the Israeli violence against Palestinians in the recent Al Aqsa mosque attacks show that corporate media are stenographers for the ruling class, and why international solidarity is critical to fighting the entire system.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Syringes for Cuba Campaign Builds Solidarity as Imperialism Rages Under COVID

    Syringes for Cuba Campaign Builds Solidarity as Imperialism Rages Under COVID

    In this segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Manolo De Los Santos, researcher for the Tri Continental Institute and co-author of “Viviremos: Venezuela vs. Hybrid War” to discuss the Syringes for Cuba campaign, how the US embargo against continues to cause suffering for the Cuban people under the coronavirus pandemic, Cuba’s historic and contemporary contributions to humanity and how the campaign functions as a part of anti-imperialist struggle.

    • 15 min
    Florida Gov. DeSantis Voting Laws Attacks the Movement 'From the Ballot Box to the Streets'

    Florida Gov. DeSantis Voting Laws Attacks the Movement 'From the Ballot Box to the Streets'

    In this segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Mike Sampson, National Desk Coordinator with the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression and organizer with the Jacksonville Community Action Committee, to discuss Florida Gov. Ron Desantis’ restrictive new voting access bill, how it clearly targets poor, working class, Black people and people of color in the state, and Desantis’ assault on Florida’s people’s movement, ‘from the ballot box to the streets.’

    • 14 min
    Denials Of Systemic US Racism Unite Both Branches Of Establishment

    Denials Of Systemic US Racism Unite Both Branches Of Establishment

    In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Asa Winstanley, investigative journalist and Associate editor with The Electronic Intifada, to discuss the wave of violent home seizures by Israeli settlers in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah, the corresponding brutalization of Palestinian residents by the Israeli Defense Forces, and how Palestinians critical of the forcible theft of their ancestral homes are being censored.


    In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Medea Benjamin, Co-Founder of CODEPINK: Women for Peace, to discuss her recent action to interrupt the annual meeting of high-profile weapons manufacturer General Dynamics, the response from CEO Phebe Novakovic, and the revolving door of lobbyists rotating between the upper echelons of the US military and the billion-dollar arms industry.


    In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Nate Wallace, co-host of Red Spin Sports podcast, for another edition of our weekly segment “The Red Spin Report.” They discuss the recent attempts to silence Lebron James after the NBA superstar deleted a tweet calling for the officer who killed 16-year-old Ma’Kiah Bryant to be fired, why James is such a magnet for right-wing attacks, and recent legislation aimed at compensating college athletes.


    Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Abdushshahid Luqman, Co-founder of Luqman Nation Media, to discuss the indictment of the four officers involved in the infamous police killing of George Floyd, news that Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms isn’t seeking a second term, and why Black electoral representation has consistently failed to translate to an end to systemic racism.

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Israeli Settlers & IDF Terrorize, Dispossess Palestinians In Sheikh Jarrah

    Israeli Settlers & IDF Terrorize, Dispossess Palestinians In Sheikh Jarrah

    In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Asa Winstanley, investigative journalist and Associate editor with The Electronic Intifada, to discuss the wave of violent home seizures by Israeli settlers in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah, the corresponding brutalization of Palestinian residents by the Israeli Defense Forces, and how Palestinians critical of the forcible theft of their ancestral homes are being censored.

    • 15 min
    Right Wing Ramps Up Harassment Of Lebron James For Demanding Police Accountability

    Right Wing Ramps Up Harassment Of Lebron James For Demanding Police Accountability

    In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Nate Wallace, co-host of Red Spin Sports podcast, for another edition of our weekly segment “The Red Spin Report.” They discuss the recent attempts to silence Lebron James after the NBA superstar deleted a tweet calling for the officer who killed 16-year-old Ma’Kiah Bryant to be fired, why James is such a magnet for right-wing attacks, and recent legislation aimed at compensating college athletes for their unpaid labor.

    • 16 min

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321 Ratings

321 Ratings

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Excellent Analysis of Current Events

Stop listening to NPR and listen to this instead lol.

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