On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Ben Norton, journalist for Alternet to talk about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's frustrations with Donald Trump, Trump's inconsistent foreign policy, and the future of the Iranian Nuclear deal under the new American administration. The group also talks about the ongoing war in Yemen, the false notion that the US media is independent of US government talking points, the continued rise of right-wing populism in Israel, and comedian Conan O'Brien's trip to the West Bank and Israel.
Later in the show hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Anoa Changa, lawyer and host of "The Way with Anoa" and Aurelia Williams, activist and organizer to talk about Randall Woodfin defeating William Bell in Birmingham, Alabama's mayoral race, the trend of black progressives entering electoral politics, the chances of Vincent Ford becoming Mayor of Atlanta, the shifting strategies of the Movement for Black Lives, the Democrats inability to leave behind its big money corporate donors, and the differences of organizing in the American South and American North.
In the last hour "By Any Means Necessary" is joined by Dane Edidi, Black, Cuban, Indigenous, Nigerian trans woman Performance Artist, Playwright, Advocate and the first trans woman of color to publish a book in Washington, DC and Joanna Cifredo, writer, comedian, outspoken advocate for LGBTQ issues and people of color and Host of the Trans-Specific Partnership Podcast to talk about Tuesday night's 'kettle' arrests in St. Louis, the lack of lessons learned from the Sandy Hook School and Orlando Pulse Night club shootings, the conversations that should be had after the Las Vegas massacre on Sunday, and what is next for Puerto Rico.
Today's talking points touch on the 'kettle' arrests in St. Louis amid the 18th straight day of street protests, the feud between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Donald Trump, and the Trump administration's plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan.
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