On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Bill Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Educational Theorist and author of the book "Demand the Impossible" to talk about the continued efforts by the US government to silence black activists and radical movement leaders, how to educate communities to fight for freedom of speech and civil liberties, and the need to stop talking about policy reforms and to start talking about radical changes, and the power of social movements to remove Chicago politicians from office and the racism behind red-baiting attacks targeted at black radicals. The group also talks about what led Americans to vote for Donald Trump, the hypocrisy of the US to call foul on election interference, and the different ways Republicans and Democrats express their racists beliefs and policies.
In the third segment of the show Corey Ramsden, Vice President of Go Solar Programs at Solar United Neighbors and Kate Anderson, Project Manager at Go Solar Group based out of Salt Lake City join hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon to talk about the technological advances in solar energy production, the idea behind energy democracy, the large number of jobs and job training programs that would be created through new clean energies, the state and local policies that are key to solar growth and implementation, and how renewable energy cuts across all partisan lines.
In the last segment "By Any Means Necessary" is joined by Michael Harriot, critically acclaimed poet, journalist, novelist, broadcaster and the editor-in-chief of NegusWhoRead and RT correspondent Anya Parampil, to talk about Twitter banning RT and Sputnik from buying ads on their platform, the crackdown by the US government on the limited outlets talking about social injustice in America, and the revelation that Twitter Inc. has been overstating its number of users for the past three years. The group also talk about the latest development in the attacks against the Rohingya in Myanmar, the playground Israel has become for US militarism, and the long history of black oppression in the United States.
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