On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Joanna Cifredo, writer, comedian, outspoken advocate for LGBTQ issues and people of color and Host of the Trans-Specific Partnership Podcast to talk about the major electoral wins for women, people of color, trans and progressive candidates across the country, the strategies used to get these candidates into office, and the importance of winning local School Board seats.
Later in the show Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Cheyenne Greene, Ferguson Frontline Activist and Kristine Hendrix of the Truth Telling Project, Ferguson Front-line Activist, Mother of Three, Secretary to the University City School Board, and ofThe Yarn Mission to talk about reverberations from Tuesday's election in St. Louis, Missouri, the passing of a controversial proposition that increases sales taxes to fund police spending, how taxes are used to economically disenfranchise those in poverty, the lack of equitable resource distribution in St. Louis and how movement work translates into political elections.
In the third segment Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, in charge of the US Intersection in Cuba from 1999-2002; and currently working on her memoir Our Woman in Havana: A Diplomat's Chronicle of America's Long Struggle With Fidel Castro's Cuba" to talk about the latest implementation of restrictions against Cuba by the Trump Administration, the ways American politicians politicize Cuba for their own gains, what Trump's restrictions on Cuba will mean for Cuba's global business relationships, and the dramatic day to day changes taking place in West Africa.
In the last hour "By Any Means Necessary" is joined by Max Blumenthal, author, journalist,co-host of the podcast "Moderate Rebels" to talk about the sexual assault accusations against Alabama Republican Senatorial Candidate Roy Moore and comedian Louis C.K., the sloppy reporting being done by the Daily Beast, the media dragging of NSA whistle-blower Bill Binney after Trump-directed CIA Director Mike Pompeo to meet with him about the DNC email hacking, new CIA files leaked through Wikileaks and the latest shake-ups in the Middle East.
Today's talking points touch on The Vera Institute for Justice's efforts to match immigrants with lawyers, Brown University's new study on the costs of US wars, and the failure of the US Air Force to report Texas church shooter David Kelley's troubled past to the FBI.
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