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The Future of Zimbabwe and an Unneutral Internet

The Future of Zimbabwe and An Unneutral Internet
Mugabe ends rule in Zimbabwe, one year without Fidel Castro, the FCC rolls back net neutrality, the CFPB under Trump.

On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston, to talk about the latest development in Zimbabwe now that long-time President Robert Mugabe has resigned, the regional implications to Mugabe leaving office and the economic state of the Southern African Development Community. The group also talks about the misconceptions Western media and politicians have towards the state of affairs in Africa and if country's like Zimbabwe will become more united or divided in these politically turbulent times.

In the third segment Gloria La Riva, Coordinator of the Cuban and Venezuelan Solidarity Committee, joins the show to talk about the legacy of Fidel Castro on the anniversary of his death. The group also explores Fidel's personal side, his attitudes towards the United States, and his attitudes toward peace processes in Latin America.

Later in the show Chris Garrafa, Web Designer and Technologist, to talk about the FCC's attempts to roll back net neutrality laws, what this would mean for independent and less trafficked websites, and the impact of losing net neutrality on low income citizens, young people and people of color.

In the last segments of "By Any Means Necessary" Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Ted Rall, award winning editorial cartoonist and columnist, to talk about the corporate take over of the FCC, the lack of attention given to the changes to net neutrality by the every day citizen, and the failure of the media to properly cover the changes. The group also talk about the racial implications of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement, the decision of Senator Al Franken to not give up his Senate seat, the efforts by the Trump administration to hijack the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the role the Koch Brothers are playing in helping Meredith purchase Time Inc.

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