Building Peace in Iraq; South African Unrest; Free College in NY

Building Peace in Iraq; South African Unrest; Free College in NY
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Can music and art bring peace to Iraq? Has Zuma's time reached an end in South Africa? Is college really free in NY?

A student walks through Harvard Yard at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in this file photo taken November 16, 2012 - Sputnik International
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"By Any Means Necessary" host Eugene Puryear is joined by Karim Wasfi, a renowned cellist and the conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra to talk about his efforts to restore civility in Iraq, the efforts to use arts and music to regain a sense of peace, and the efforts by local citizens, teachers, and nurses to bring students back to school.

Later in the show host Eugene Puryear is joined by Ben Becker, editor of Liberation News to talk about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's legislation to make New York State College and University free for state residents, the ways in which the progressive legislation is not all that progressive, and whether or not other states will follow suit and offer free tuition and other progressive benefits to its residents.

Protestors hold up placards reading 'Fire Zuma' during a demonstration of supporters of the Save South Africa (SaveSA) campaign, civil society organisations and political parties demanding South African President Jacob Zuma to resign on April 4, 2017 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Sputnik International
South Africa’s Trade Unions Congress Asks President Zuma to Stand Down
In a special third segment Nicholas Wolpe, Chief Executive of the Liliesleaf Trust and Museum to talk about the recent political unrest in South Africa and if Jacob Zuma's time has come to an end a top of South African politics.

Today's talking points touch on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives running a private slush fund fueled by cigarette sales, the revelation that West African migrants are being bought and sold openly at modern-day slave markets in Libya, and the illegality of Texas voter ID laws.

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