Breakthrough News w/ Eugene Puryear – Ep 137
Henri and Jovanni chat with Eugene Puryear from BreakThrough News about his career as a journalist and a community organizer, the state of the anti-war movement to include a few comments on the Rage Against The War Machine rally, and a few other topics. Enjoy!
Eugene Puryear is a longtime journalist and community organizer currently based in New York City. As a high school student in Charlottesville, Va, Eugene organized a walkout when the war in Iraq began in 2003. He helped to manage a number of the large-scale demonstrations that took place against the continuing U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. He was a crucial leader In the struggle to free the Jena Six in 2007, was a founder of the anti-gentrification group Justice First as well as the Jobs Not Jails coalition, DC Ferguson Movement and Stop Police Terror Project-D.C. Puryear is the author of the book Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America and worked for four years as the lead host of “By Any Means Necessary” a public affairs radio program in Washington D.C. Currently, he is a host at BreakThrough News, a social justice media project based in New York.
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