On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Sarah Saylor, a Senior Legislative Representative with Earthjustice and Anthony Torres, DC organizer with Sunrise Movement to talk about the repeal of the Clean Power Plan by the Trump administration, the keystone environmental policy plan by the Obama Administration. The group also talks about the economics of energy, the inefficiency of 'good' environmental policy, the unstoppable grassroots movement towards clean energy across the United States, the efforts to enforce current environmental regulations, and the slow destruction of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Later in the show hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Justin Weaks and Clayton Pelham Jr from the Helen Heyes award winning show WORD BECOMES FLESH at Theater Alliance in Washington DC to talk about hip-hop theater, the power of art to empower and shape individuals, the type casting of black artists in theater, the urgent need for art to guide society, and the use of Hip-Hop to contextualize the black experience in America.
In the last hour "By Any Means Necessary" is joined by John Feffer, author and co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies to talk about Donald Trump's efforts to decertify the Iran Nuclear Deal, what Catalonian independence or autonomy would mean for Spain, and the growth of Euro-skepticism sweeping the region. The group also talk about UK Prime Minister Theresa May's recent troubles, the ongoing US support of Saudi Arabia in the ongoing Yemen War, the changing demographics of Canada, the chances of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte being removed from office by the military, and the chances of Roy Moore being elected to the US Senate.
Today's talking points touch on the appointment of Michael Dourson to serve as assistant administrator of the EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, increase of French, German and US military presence in Africa, and bi-partisan criminal justice reform.
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