On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Ariel Gold, Campaign Director for CODEPINK to talk about the United State's decision to pull out of UNESCO at the end of 2018, the politicizing of the UN to give cover to Israel's ongoing occupation, and the failure of Nikki Haley to serve as a diplomat for the US at the United Nations.
Later in the show hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Sathya Vatti, Member of Party of Socialism and Liberation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to talk about the ongoing crisis in Myanmar with the murder of the Rohingya minority, the role Myanmar political parties and military have played in the crisis, the long history of US involvement in Southeast Asia, and the hypocrisy of US media coverage of international human rights abuses.
In a special third segment Jamal Muhammad, aka DJ One Luv, host of The Luv Lounge on We Act Radio joins the show to talk about the recent BET Hip Hop awards, Eminem's controversial performance and the role of white privilege, the role of hip-hop music as a voice for oppressed communities, the capitalistic takeover of the music industry and the ways black artists voices are censored in mainstream spaces.
In the last hour "By Any Means Necessary" is joined by Ted Rall, award winning editorial cartoonist and columnist, to talk about the US pulling out of UNESCO, the irony of the revolt against the UN despite the US founding and housing the organization in New York City, and the global trend away from American leadership and moral authority. The group also talks about the allegations that Russia used Pokemon Go to meddle in US elections, the blind trust media has given to US intelligence communities over the past year, the complete disregard for past journalistic norms by mainstream media outlets, and the tolerance American's have towards Nazi's but not towards the average African American.
Today's talking points touch on the continued massive wildfires in California, the high shortage of public defenders in South Carolina, and Trump and the GOP's latest attempts to gut the Affordable Care Act.
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