By Any Means Necessary

By Any Means Necessary

“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 (and a dash of Occupy), the show elevates the people and narratives that—though often ignored—are driving some of the most important changes in the world.... Show More

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February 25, 2021 115 min
In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Jim Kavanagh, political analyst and contributor to Counterpunch and ThePolemicist.net, where you can read his latest piece, “The American Farce Unravels: Shreds of January 6th," to discuss the latest in Democrats' efforts to pass a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, and why Democratic Representative Pramila Jayapal thinks any...
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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Max Blumenthal, Editor of The Grayzone, Co-host of the Moderate Rebels podcast, Author of The Management of Savagery, to discuss his recent article exposing the British government's program which secretly paid ostensibly neutral news sources including Reuters and the BBC in a drive to "weaken Russia," how Twitter's introd...
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In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by are joined by Sheila Xiao, organizer and co-founder of the organization Pivot to Peace (PeacePivot.org), to discuss the dramatic rise in hate crimes against people of Asian descent and the under-discussed role of corporate media in paving the way for the trend by ginning up anti-Chinese sentiment.


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In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Frank Chapman, Director of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, to discuss his new book, “Marxist-Leninist Perspectives on Black Liberation and Socialism,” the significance of the conceptualization of Black people in the US as a distinct 'nation,' and the role of scientific socialism in achieving real em...
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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by are joined by Sheila Xiao, organizer and co-founder of the organization Pivot to Peace (PeacePivot.org), to discuss the dramatic rise in hate crimes against people of Asian descent and the under-discussed role of corporate media in paving the way for the trend by ginning up anti-Chinese sentiment.
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In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Albert Saint Jean, grassroots organizer, freelance writer, contributor to HL, to discuss US President Joe Biden’s backtrack on his 100-day deportation moratorium promise, why many organizers view anything short of the complete abolition of ICE as a step backwards, and why anti-Blackness and anti-immigrant sentiment leave Haitian migrants...
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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Chris Garaffa, editor of TechForThePeople.org, to discuss the dragnet-style information collection operation conducted by the FBI in the aftermath of the would-be coup at the Capitol, the software bug that whistleblowers insist is keeping hundreds of people in Arizona imprisoned well after their release date, and the latest high-profile ...
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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Albert Saint Jean, grassroots organizer, freelance writer, contributor to HL, to discuss US President Joe Biden’s backtrack on his 100-day deportation moratorium promise, why many organizers view anything short of the complete abolition of ICE as a step backwards, and why anti-Blackness and anti-immigrant sentiment leave Haitian migrants...
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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Kairi Al-Amin, the son and lawyer of Imam Jamil Al-Amin (formerly known as H. Rap Brown), to discuss the latest in the struggle to free his father from imprisonment, how the state’s mistreatment of his father is exacerbating chronic health issues, and the relationship between the long-term persecution of Al-Amin and the US government’s C...
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In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Dr. Margaret Flowers, Co-Founder of Popular Resistance Director of the Health Over Profit for Everyone Campaign, to discuss the news that the US has officially passed 500,000 coronavirus deaths, reports that life expectancy in the US has officially dropped by a full year, and why Latin and Black communities have been left to bear the bru...
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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Kamau Franklin, Founder and Board President of Community Movement Builders in Atlanta, to discuss the letter by a recently-deceased New York Police Department officer implicating both the NYPD and the FBI in the assassination of Malcolm X, why the revelation bolsters long-time accusations that the US government had a hand in the murder o...
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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Dr. Seyed Mohammad Marandi, Professor of English Literature and Orientalism at the University of Tehran, to discuss fallout from the Biden administration's refusal to axe Trump-era sanctions on Iran, the stopgap agreement between the Iranian government and the IAEA to maintain inspections at nuclear facilities for the next three mont...
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In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Ted Rall, award-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist, and author of the new book, "Political Suicide: The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party," to discuss his new article, "Biden Offers Moderate Solutions to Radical Problems," the relationship between the failures of the US healthcare system and the Texas ele...
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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Ted Rall, award-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist, and author of the new book, "Political Suicide: The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party," to discuss his new article, "Biden Offers Moderate Solutions to Radical Problems," the relationship between the failures of the US healthcare system and the Texas ele...
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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Nate Wallace, co-host of Red Spin Sports podcast, for another edition of the weekly segment, "The Red Spin Report." They discuss Rush Limbaugh's brief stint at ESPN, how the racist rhetoric which characterized his career quickly led to his termination, and the death of former NFL wideout Vincent Jackson.
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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Gloria La Riva of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, to discuss the conditions at a Houston-area shelter in Texas giving refuge to families seeking relief from the cold, the broad systemic failures exposed by the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the state, and how other organizations are stepping in to fill the gaps left by their ab...
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In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Chris Smalls, labor activist, founder of The Congress Of Essential Workers, and host of the podcast “It’s a Smalls World,” to discuss the ongoing struggle to unionize the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, the extensive efforts by management to combat the organization by workers, and what a successful unionization there would mean fo...
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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Chris Smalls, labor activist, founder of The Congress Of Essential Workers, and host of the podcast “It’s a Smalls World,” to discuss the ongoing struggle to unionize the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, the extensive efforts by management to combat the organization by workers, and what a successful unionization there would mean fo...
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In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Brianna Griffith, host and producer of People's Republic Radio, to discuss the dangerous conditions facing millions of people amid the ongoing blackouts in Texas, how the crisis is playing out in different cities across the state, and why the power grid in Texas was uniquely unprepared for this moment.


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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Erica Caines, founder of Liberation Through Reading and member of the Black Alliance for Peace, to discuss her new article on Hood Communist, “The Caribbean Diaspora Has A SOUTHCOM Problem,” Joe Biden’s troubling support for Jovenel Moise as he continues to maintain his grip on power in Haiti after his term’s expiration, and how Vice Pre...
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