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Why America Silences the Left While Amplifying the Right

Why America Silences the Left While Amplifying the Right
Freedom of Speech in America is explored; Venezuelan election observer speaks; Trump's Poor Job numbers explained.

On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Professor Danny Shaw to give his first hand account of the weekend voting in Venezuela, the ways in which mainstream Western media obscures the country's peaceful elections, the collective punishment directed at Venezuelans by the Trump government and the growing revolutionary sentiment in the country.

In the second segment of the show Trudy Goldberg, chair of National Jobs For All Coalition joins the show to talk about the failure of public discourse to properly analyze unemployment, the ways the government can skew data to mislead actual employment rates in the US, the ways under-counting depressing public action and advocacy for the unemployed, the ways businesses use employment numbers to intimidate workers into lower wages and the efforts to promote Congressman John Conyer's House Resolution 1111 committing the US to a full employment for its citizens.

Later in the show hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Erin Kirk-Cuomo, Co-Founder of Not In My Marine Corps and Aja Taylor, Advocacy Director at Bread for the City to talk about the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault cases, the ways sexual harassment and assault exists in Hollywood and the Marines, the lack of public response often when women of color or "non-celebrities" speak out on sexual harassment, the importance of the #MeToo campaign, the ways society is socialized to not speak out on race and gender, if this moment will serve as a watershed moment in US culture towards rape and the need for bystander training and intervention.

In the last hour "By Any Means Necessary" is joined by Brandon Sutton to talk about Richard Spencer's right's to "freedom of speech" ahead of his white supremacist rally at the University of Florida, the assaults on those on the political left who try to exercise the same freedom of speech rights, and George Soros' hefty transfer of money to his philanthropic organization the Open Society Foundation. The group also talks about the surface level critiques by liberals towards Donald Trump, the similarities between Democrats and Republicans, and

Today's talking points touch on Death Row inmate Rickey Dale Newman being found innocent after serving 17 years in prison, efforts to protect Cost Sharing Reductions for healthcare insurance for America's poorest, and an outbreak of the Plague in Madagascar.

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