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    Elections in VA, NJ, and Maine; Trump visits S. Korea after failed diplomacy with DPRK; The state of Colombia's Peace Process.

    On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Zach Weinstein, Political Organizer with Working Families, to talk about the Virginia elections taking place today, the major increase in early voting, the importance of the state delegate races to be a bellwether for 2018 midterm elections, the high number of progressive candidates slated, Ed Gillespie's openly racist campaign and voter suppression efforts in the state.

    Later in the show Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Hyun Lee of the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea and a writer for ZoominKorea.org to talk about the efforts to push back-channel negotiations between North Korea and the United States, the reasons behind why negotiations continue to fail, the efforts of DPRK to develop a intercontinental ballistic missile, who Donald Trump will align himself with in South East Asia, the role of war games in exacerbating conflict in the region and the potential for North and South Korean reconciliation.

    In the third segment James Jordan, National Co-Coordinator for the Alliance for Global Justice joins the show to talk about the ongoing efforts in Colombia to advance a peace process in the country, the disarming of the FARC which has led to a vacuum for other armed groups, the efforts to hold elections in the country to help normalize the peace process, and the threats and obstacles towards peace in Colombia.

    In the last hour "By Any Means Necessary" is joined by Ra Shad Frazier-Gaines, Founder, Black Progressives and Tracey Redd, Black Lives Matter-DC to talk about Donald Trump's visit to Asia, the mass shooting in Texas and how quickly the shooting was racialized, and DNC elite Donna Brazile's new book pointing fingers at the questionable relationship between the DNC and Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Democratic Presidential primary. The group also talk about Proposition P in St. Louis to raise sales tax to increase police spending, the NFL complaining about the GOP tax plan, and whether or not the political process for blacks in America will ever change.

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