On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by John Kiriakou, co-host of "Loud and Clear" on Radio Sputnik, to talk about the New York Times reporting that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will soon step down as Secretary of State and be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo. The report goes on to allege that there are talks for Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) to replace Pompeo at the CIA.
In the second segment Kari Fulton, writer and environmental justice consultant and Michelle Witte, Sputnik News Editor, join the show to talk about the ongoing sexual assault revelations, if companies have been genuine in firing men for sexual assaults or is it for their own self preservation and discussing if justice is served through public shaming or if public shaming actually allows for these men escape actual punishment.
In a special third segment we're joined Charo Mina-Rojas, an Afro-Colombian human rights defender who serves as the National Coordinator of Advocacy and Outreach for the Black Communities' Process, to talk about the role of race and gender in the ongoing peace process in Colombia, and how peacebuilding must be a collective process.
In the last segments of "By Any Means Necessary" Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Bob Schlehuber, Sputnik News Analyst and Dane Edidi, a Black, Cuban, Indigenous, Nigerian trans woman Performance Artist, Playwright, Advocate to talk about "Nina Simone: Four Women", a theatrical play at Washington, DC's Arena Stage from November 10th- December 24, 2017. The group also talks about the murder of BreYanna Stevenson, the 25th known trans person murdered in 2017, how trans visibility has not led to more trans rights and safety, and a recent incident of transphobia on popular reality show the Real House Wives of Atlanta.
The show concludes by discussing white supremacist Jason Kessler filing for a permit to hold a "Unite the Right" Anniversary Rally in Charlottesville, VA, the ways property ownership has impeded on the Colombian Peace process, and NFL owners agreeing to donate $89 million dollars to social justice causes.
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