Resist 03: Brian Jones

Episode 3 October 30, 2020 00:55:53
Resist 03: Brian Jones
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Resist 03: Brian Jones
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Show Notes

On January 22nd, 2017 I attended a summit called "Inaugurate the Resistance" which was hosted by the Progressive Independent Party. It was held at a night club called the Kabin Lounge in Washington D.C. by Dupont Circle. It was a surreal event following a crazy couple of days in D.C.

I met Brian Jones at the summit where he was representing the Justice Party. I found his insights to be really interesting and he could arrticulate the frustration of the moment so well so I asked him to do an interview for the project. 

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