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“By Any Means Necessary” on Radio Sputnik is hosted by Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman and aims to connect the political, social and economic movements shaping the world around us. With a sensibility informed by movements from Black Power to #BlackLivesMatter with a dash of Occupy, the show elevates the people and narratives that (while often ignored) are driving some of the most important changes in the world.

Latest Episodes

Establishment Dems Compete to Pander, Red-Bait Their Way to Nomination

On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Jim Kavanagh to talk about the latest debate in South Carolina, why Bloomberg may have too much political baggage for the Democratic establishment to give him the nomination at a brokered convention, how Elizabeth Warren may be portraying herself as the 'electable Bernie' to position herself to steal the show, which of the candidates truly believe what they're saying and which are in a constant state of 'triangulation,' what Pete Buttigieg's rejection of the "revolutionary politics of the '60s" reveals about his willingness to denigrate the civil rights movement, and how the generational gap among the Black constituency in South Carolina could shape the outcome of the primary there.In the second segment, Jacquie and Sean are joined by Taylor Hudak, a journalist, activist, and co-founder of Action 4 Assange, to talk about the latest in the UK extradition trial of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the revelation that Assange was offered a pardon if he would provide the source of the DNC leaks and refused, how the myth that Wikileaks endangered American lives was exposed as fraudulent in today's court proceedings, whether Assange's defense will be able to convince the court that his trial is political in nature, and why his extradition to eastern Virginia would almost certainly mean life in prison for the journalist.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Brian Concannon, a human rights lawyer and executive director of Project Blueprint, to talk about his latest article in Salon, "It’s Time for Candidates to Address the Bipartisan Root Causes of Our Immigration Crisis," why U.S. foreign policy is ultimately responsible for the economic devastation which pushes Central Americans and Mexicans to migrate, how climate change continues to exacerbate the conditions causing immigration, why so many U.S.-backed coups throughout Latin America seem to operate according to the same playbook, what the interrogation of Bernie Sanders for his support for Cuban literacy initiatives (and subsequent refusal to question any other candidates' support for Saudi Arabia) says about the state of public discourse, how the ruling class works to reduce cost by suppressing wages not just here in the U.S. but all across the world, and whether Bolivian Pres. Evo Morales' support for unions factored into the U.S. government's decision to immediately recognize the military regime which overthrew him.Later in the show, Jacquie and Sean are joined by Mondale Robinson, founder of the Black Male Voter Project, to talk about what differentiates the remaining contenders for the Democratic nomination, to what extent the divide between pro- and anti-establishment segments of the Black community is a generational issue, how the 'myth of time' has been used to perpetuate faith in the two-party system, what prompted last night's attempts by white candidates to pander to Black voters and why it seemed so patronizing, why conversations about the need to tweak the system tend to miss the forest for the trees, why marginalized communities experience the worst impacts of climate change, whether the disappearance of reparations from public discourse is linked to the disappearance of non-white candidates from the race, why the Democratic party elites might risk stealing the nomination from Sanders even if it means the destruction of the party, why so many working people seem to be falling for Mike Bloomberg's slick public relations campaign, whether Bacon's Rebellion in 1619 may provide some historical context for the cross-racial working-class movement arising alongside the Sanders campaign, what explains the resurgence of red-baiting in the past week, and why the fear of rebellion seems to undergird so much of resistance to the movement around Sanders.

111 MIN4 h ago
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Establishment Dems Compete to Pander, Red-Bait Their Way to Nomination

Headline: Why Are So Many Nonviable Candidates Still On Stage?

In this segment of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Jim Kavanagh, a political analyst and contributor to Counterpunch and ThePolemicist.net, to talk about the latest debate in South Carolina, why Bloomberg may have too much political baggage for the Democratic establishment to give him the nomination at a brokered convention, how Elizabeth Warren may be portraying herself as the 'electable Bernie' to position herself to steal the show, which of the candidates truly believe what they're saying and which are in a constant state of 'triangulation,' and how the generational gap among the Black constituency in South Carolina could shape the outcome of the primary there.

17 MIN9 h ago
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Headline: Why Are So Many Nonviable Candidates Still On Stage?

Anti-Bernie Red-Baiting Goes Into Overdrive as SC Debate Approaches

On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Jacquie Luqman and Sean Blackmon are joined by Sputnik News Analyst Walter Smolarek to talk about new developments in the British government's attempt to extradite Wikileaks editor Julian Assange, how the prosecution's arguments have been characterized by factual inaccuracies, and why people from all over the world are descending on London to protest his continued incarceration.In the second segment, Jacquie and Sean are joined by Sputnik News Analyst Michelle Witte to discuss Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's recent convictions on rape and sexual assault, the fact that Mike Bloomberg and Joe Biden's campaigns haven't been deeply impacted by sexual misconduct issues, and how all of this may show up in the upcoming South Carolina debate.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by John Ross, a Senior Fellow of the Chongyang Institute at Renmin University of China, to talk about why Coronavirus outbreaks are appearing in South...

112 MIN1 d ago
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Anti-Bernie Red-Baiting Goes Into Overdrive as SC Debate Approaches

"Hidden Figures" Mathematician Katherine Johnson Passes Away at 101

In this segment, Jacquie and Sean are joined by technologist Chris Garaffa to talk about the passing of famous mathematician Katherine Johnson (whose story was popularized in the movie "Hidden Figures"), how deeply-ingrained racism, sexism, and misogyny have helped bury the achievements of so many women and people of color, and why Bernie Sanders remains the only consistent opponent of the Patriot Act in Congress.

8 MIN1 d ago
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"Hidden Figures" Mathematician Katherine Johnson Passes Away at 101

Trump and Modi Tour India as Anti-Muslim Pogroms Rage

In this segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Vijay Prashad, director of the Tri-Continental Institute, to talk about Donald Trump's visit to India, why he and Indian President Narendra Modi seem to get along so well, why the violent anti-Muslim pogroms currently rocking New Delhi go unmentioned by the two presidents, how Trump's visit aims to disrupt the Chinese attempts to increase participation in the Belt and Road initiative, why the US's long history of imperialism abroad makes their protestations that the Belt and Road Initiative to colonize other countries ring hollow.

9 MIN1 d ago
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Trump and Modi Tour India as Anti-Muslim Pogroms Rage

Markets Plunge as Coronavirus Spreads—But Who's Really to Blame?

In this segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by John Ross, a Senior Fellow of the Chongyang Institute at Renmin University of China, to talk about why Coronavirus outbreaks are appearing in South Korea, Italy, and Iran, even as the number cases within China is declining, how these new clusters of Coronavirus victims have led to a significant downturn in the global markets, why the biggest danger at this point may be disinformation, how the 'human rights industry' has exacerbated the situation by decrying effective quarantine measures as "authoritarian," and why he thinks mainstream media may be inviting a public backlash as their anti-China propaganda "is literally risking peoples' lives."

9 MIN1 d ago
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Markets Plunge as Coronavirus Spreads—But Who's Really to Blame?

After Weinstein, How Does #MeToo Impact 2020 Campaigns?

In this segment Sean and Jacquie are joined by Sputnik News Analyst Michelle Witte to discuss Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's recent rape convictions, the fact that Mike Bloomberg and Joe Biden's campaigns haven't been deeply impacted by sexual misconduct issues and how all of this may show up in the upcoming South Carolina Debate.

9 MIN1 d ago
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After Weinstein, How Does #MeToo Impact 2020 Campaigns?

As Sanders' Momentum Grows, Spies and Billionaires Turn up the Heat

On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Jacquie Luqman and Sean Blackmon are joined by Sputnik News Analyst Walter Smolarek to talk about the case against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange which opens in London today, why the trial seems to have been stacked against Assange from the outset, and how the prosecution of Assange speaks to the climate of fear and persecution directed towards journalists seen as challenging staus quo narratives.In the second segment, Jacquie and Sean are joined by Coleen Rowley, an FBI whistle-blower who in 2002 was named Time Magazine person of the year, to talk about Bernie Sander's dominant performance in the Nevada caucus on Saturday, why the news that unnamed Russians are supposedly interfering on his campaign's behalf was released the day before the caucus, how this third iteration of Russiagate hysteria is now being weaponized against some of its most public adherents, why mainstream media is now walking back the original allegations and a...

112 MIN2 d ago
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As Sanders' Momentum Grows, Spies and Billionaires Turn up the Heat

Rail Blockades Holding Strong As Canadian Police Arrest Land Defenders

In this segment, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Daniel Dixon, an organizer with Wet'suwet'en Solidarity DC, to talk about the blockades and resistance actions shutting down Canada in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en people's struggle against the Coastal Gaslink pipeline, Ontario Provincial Police arresting land defenders blockading a railway in Tyendinaga Mohawk territory, the ways ongoing violent repression by the Ontario Provincial Police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police undercuts Canada's international brand as the US' kinder, gentler northern neighbor and how the ongoing struggle to resist the Coastal GasLink pipeline ties into the broader 500-year ongoing struggle against colonization and settler-colonialism.

10 MIN2 d ago
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Rail Blockades Holding Strong As Canadian Police Arrest Land Defenders

Phantom Foreign Interference Reappears in Establishment Imaginations

On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Jacquie Luqman and Sean Blackmon are joined by Ian Goodrum, senior editor of China Daily, to talk about the U.S. State Department's designation of his news organization as a "foreign mission" of the Chinese government, where the reclassification fits into the State Department's broader information war against China, what all this means for China Daily and other outlets, and how the proliferation of US government-funded media outlets abroad exposes a double standard between the networks labeled "publicly-funded" and those referred to as "state propaganda."In the second segment, Jacquie and Sean are joined by Francis Boyle, Professor of International Law at the University of Illinois, to talk about the escalations between Turkey and Russia in the Idlib province of Syria, the role of the U.S. government in fomenting the violent conditions currently facing the Syrian people, the historical precedent for Turkish territorial ambitions in t...

113 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Phantom Foreign Interference Reappears in Establishment Imaginations

Latest Episodes

Establishment Dems Compete to Pander, Red-Bait Their Way to Nomination

On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Jim Kavanagh to talk about the latest debate in South Carolina, why Bloomberg may have too much political baggage for the Democratic establishment to give him the nomination at a brokered convention, how Elizabeth Warren may be portraying herself as the 'electable Bernie' to position herself to steal the show, which of the candidates truly believe what they're saying and which are in a constant state of 'triangulation,' what Pete Buttigieg's rejection of the "revolutionary politics of the '60s" reveals about his willingness to denigrate the civil rights movement, and how the generational gap among the Black constituency in South Carolina could shape the outcome of the primary there.In the second segment, Jacquie and Sean are joined by Taylor Hudak, a journalist, activist, and co-founder of Action 4 Assange, to talk about the latest in the UK extradition trial of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the revelation that Assange was offered a pardon if he would provide the source of the DNC leaks and refused, how the myth that Wikileaks endangered American lives was exposed as fraudulent in today's court proceedings, whether Assange's defense will be able to convince the court that his trial is political in nature, and why his extradition to eastern Virginia would almost certainly mean life in prison for the journalist.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Brian Concannon, a human rights lawyer and executive director of Project Blueprint, to talk about his latest article in Salon, "It’s Time for Candidates to Address the Bipartisan Root Causes of Our Immigration Crisis," why U.S. foreign policy is ultimately responsible for the economic devastation which pushes Central Americans and Mexicans to migrate, how climate change continues to exacerbate the conditions causing immigration, why so many U.S.-backed coups throughout Latin America seem to operate according to the same playbook, what the interrogation of Bernie Sanders for his support for Cuban literacy initiatives (and subsequent refusal to question any other candidates' support for Saudi Arabia) says about the state of public discourse, how the ruling class works to reduce cost by suppressing wages not just here in the U.S. but all across the world, and whether Bolivian Pres. Evo Morales' support for unions factored into the U.S. government's decision to immediately recognize the military regime which overthrew him.Later in the show, Jacquie and Sean are joined by Mondale Robinson, founder of the Black Male Voter Project, to talk about what differentiates the remaining contenders for the Democratic nomination, to what extent the divide between pro- and anti-establishment segments of the Black community is a generational issue, how the 'myth of time' has been used to perpetuate faith in the two-party system, what prompted last night's attempts by white candidates to pander to Black voters and why it seemed so patronizing, why conversations about the need to tweak the system tend to miss the forest for the trees, why marginalized communities experience the worst impacts of climate change, whether the disappearance of reparations from public discourse is linked to the disappearance of non-white candidates from the race, why the Democratic party elites might risk stealing the nomination from Sanders even if it means the destruction of the party, why so many working people seem to be falling for Mike Bloomberg's slick public relations campaign, whether Bacon's Rebellion in 1619 may provide some historical context for the cross-racial working-class movement arising alongside the Sanders campaign, what explains the resurgence of red-baiting in the past week, and why the fear of rebellion seems to undergird so much of resistance to the movement around Sanders.

111 MIN4 h ago
Comments
Establishment Dems Compete to Pander, Red-Bait Their Way to Nomination

Headline: Why Are So Many Nonviable Candidates Still On Stage?

In this segment of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Jim Kavanagh, a political analyst and contributor to Counterpunch and ThePolemicist.net, to talk about the latest debate in South Carolina, why Bloomberg may have too much political baggage for the Democratic establishment to give him the nomination at a brokered convention, how Elizabeth Warren may be portraying herself as the 'electable Bernie' to position herself to steal the show, which of the candidates truly believe what they're saying and which are in a constant state of 'triangulation,' and how the generational gap among the Black constituency in South Carolina could shape the outcome of the primary there.

17 MIN9 h ago
Comments
Headline: Why Are So Many Nonviable Candidates Still On Stage?

Anti-Bernie Red-Baiting Goes Into Overdrive as SC Debate Approaches

On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Jacquie Luqman and Sean Blackmon are joined by Sputnik News Analyst Walter Smolarek to talk about new developments in the British government's attempt to extradite Wikileaks editor Julian Assange, how the prosecution's arguments have been characterized by factual inaccuracies, and why people from all over the world are descending on London to protest his continued incarceration.In the second segment, Jacquie and Sean are joined by Sputnik News Analyst Michelle Witte to discuss Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's recent convictions on rape and sexual assault, the fact that Mike Bloomberg and Joe Biden's campaigns haven't been deeply impacted by sexual misconduct issues, and how all of this may show up in the upcoming South Carolina debate.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by John Ross, a Senior Fellow of the Chongyang Institute at Renmin University of China, to talk about why Coronavirus outbreaks are appearing in South...

112 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Anti-Bernie Red-Baiting Goes Into Overdrive as SC Debate Approaches

"Hidden Figures" Mathematician Katherine Johnson Passes Away at 101

In this segment, Jacquie and Sean are joined by technologist Chris Garaffa to talk about the passing of famous mathematician Katherine Johnson (whose story was popularized in the movie "Hidden Figures"), how deeply-ingrained racism, sexism, and misogyny have helped bury the achievements of so many women and people of color, and why Bernie Sanders remains the only consistent opponent of the Patriot Act in Congress.

8 MIN1 d ago
Comments
"Hidden Figures" Mathematician Katherine Johnson Passes Away at 101

Trump and Modi Tour India as Anti-Muslim Pogroms Rage

In this segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Vijay Prashad, director of the Tri-Continental Institute, to talk about Donald Trump's visit to India, why he and Indian President Narendra Modi seem to get along so well, why the violent anti-Muslim pogroms currently rocking New Delhi go unmentioned by the two presidents, how Trump's visit aims to disrupt the Chinese attempts to increase participation in the Belt and Road initiative, why the US's long history of imperialism abroad makes their protestations that the Belt and Road Initiative to colonize other countries ring hollow.

9 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Trump and Modi Tour India as Anti-Muslim Pogroms Rage

Markets Plunge as Coronavirus Spreads—But Who's Really to Blame?

In this segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by John Ross, a Senior Fellow of the Chongyang Institute at Renmin University of China, to talk about why Coronavirus outbreaks are appearing in South Korea, Italy, and Iran, even as the number cases within China is declining, how these new clusters of Coronavirus victims have led to a significant downturn in the global markets, why the biggest danger at this point may be disinformation, how the 'human rights industry' has exacerbated the situation by decrying effective quarantine measures as "authoritarian," and why he thinks mainstream media may be inviting a public backlash as their anti-China propaganda "is literally risking peoples' lives."

9 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Markets Plunge as Coronavirus Spreads—But Who's Really to Blame?

After Weinstein, How Does #MeToo Impact 2020 Campaigns?

In this segment Sean and Jacquie are joined by Sputnik News Analyst Michelle Witte to discuss Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's recent rape convictions, the fact that Mike Bloomberg and Joe Biden's campaigns haven't been deeply impacted by sexual misconduct issues and how all of this may show up in the upcoming South Carolina Debate.

9 MIN1 d ago
Comments
After Weinstein, How Does #MeToo Impact 2020 Campaigns?

As Sanders' Momentum Grows, Spies and Billionaires Turn up the Heat

On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Jacquie Luqman and Sean Blackmon are joined by Sputnik News Analyst Walter Smolarek to talk about the case against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange which opens in London today, why the trial seems to have been stacked against Assange from the outset, and how the prosecution of Assange speaks to the climate of fear and persecution directed towards journalists seen as challenging staus quo narratives.In the second segment, Jacquie and Sean are joined by Coleen Rowley, an FBI whistle-blower who in 2002 was named Time Magazine person of the year, to talk about Bernie Sander's dominant performance in the Nevada caucus on Saturday, why the news that unnamed Russians are supposedly interfering on his campaign's behalf was released the day before the caucus, how this third iteration of Russiagate hysteria is now being weaponized against some of its most public adherents, why mainstream media is now walking back the original allegations and a...

112 MIN2 d ago
Comments
As Sanders' Momentum Grows, Spies and Billionaires Turn up the Heat

Rail Blockades Holding Strong As Canadian Police Arrest Land Defenders

In this segment, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Daniel Dixon, an organizer with Wet'suwet'en Solidarity DC, to talk about the blockades and resistance actions shutting down Canada in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en people's struggle against the Coastal Gaslink pipeline, Ontario Provincial Police arresting land defenders blockading a railway in Tyendinaga Mohawk territory, the ways ongoing violent repression by the Ontario Provincial Police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police undercuts Canada's international brand as the US' kinder, gentler northern neighbor and how the ongoing struggle to resist the Coastal GasLink pipeline ties into the broader 500-year ongoing struggle against colonization and settler-colonialism.

10 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Rail Blockades Holding Strong As Canadian Police Arrest Land Defenders

Phantom Foreign Interference Reappears in Establishment Imaginations

On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Jacquie Luqman and Sean Blackmon are joined by Ian Goodrum, senior editor of China Daily, to talk about the U.S. State Department's designation of his news organization as a "foreign mission" of the Chinese government, where the reclassification fits into the State Department's broader information war against China, what all this means for China Daily and other outlets, and how the proliferation of US government-funded media outlets abroad exposes a double standard between the networks labeled "publicly-funded" and those referred to as "state propaganda."In the second segment, Jacquie and Sean are joined by Francis Boyle, Professor of International Law at the University of Illinois, to talk about the escalations between Turkey and Russia in the Idlib province of Syria, the role of the U.S. government in fomenting the violent conditions currently facing the Syrian people, the historical precedent for Turkish territorial ambitions in t...

113 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Phantom Foreign Interference Reappears in Establishment Imaginations
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