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"On the Ground: Voices of Resistance from the Nation’s Capital," produced and hosted by Esther Iverem, reports from Washington, DC on social justice activism addressing local, national and international issues.

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    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JUNE 24, 2022: Voices in Crowd at Moral March on Washington… Jon Jeter on Jan. 6 Hearings, Media and More… Headlines on Far-Right Supreme Court Decisions, Including Abortion, and More…. 

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 55:47

    For many of the tens of thousands converged in Washington, DC, for the Poor Peoples Campaign Moral March on Washington, the key demand was to shift billions spent on war and overseas to instead be spent on urgent needs at home. And after the fifth televised hearing of the House January 6 Commission, I discuss with our media critic Jon Jeter the coverage and impact of the hearings. Headlines on far-right Supreme Court decisions, Including abortion, and more....   The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JUNE 17, 2022–Judge: The Next Trump Coup Attempt is Underway… Poor People’s Campaign Steps Off in DC… Chantal James Debut Novel About Post-Hurricane Katrina… Plus More Headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 54:53

    As the January 6 Commission reveals details of an attempted coup by Donald Trump, a retired federal judge says that the real threat is the next coup being planned in plain sight. We speak historian and author Gerald Horne on the hearings. We also speak to "On the Ground" contributor Chantal James about her critically acclaimed debut novel, None But the Righteous, set in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. " And the the Poor People's Campaign steps off in DC. Plus more headlines on the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC), Black Alliance for Peace, The Grayzone and Julian Assange. (After our broadcast we learned that the UK had authorized extradition of Assange to the U.S.) The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you  

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JUNE10, 2022: Gerald Horne on the Roots of U.S. Fascism… Headlines on Jan. 6 Commission… Uvalde Testimony… COINTELPRO in DC? and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 56:51

    What do the attacks of January 6, the horrific massacre of children in Uvalde, and the U.S. obsession with guns all have in common? The answer is the state of Texas. We spend the hour with our geopolitical analyst, the prolific historian Gerald Horne, discussing his new book: The Counterrevolution of 1836: Texas Slavery & Jim Crow and the Roots of US Fascism. Not only was Texas a bulwark in the effort to maintain slavery. it was a place where the Old South met the Wild West, and where the genocide of indigenous people was official policy.   The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JUNE 3, 2022: Attorney Soffiyah Elijah On The Release of Sundiata Acoli… Young Activists on School Shootings, Abortion and Climate… Headlines on Advanced Weapons to Ukraine… And More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 58:18

    After serving 49 years behind bars, political prisoner Sundiata Acoli is released from prison. We speak to a key organizer, Attorney @Soffiyah Elijah, who worked for decades for Acoli's release. And for young activists from #FridaysForFutureDC rallying on Capitol Hill, the urgent issues of school shootings, abortion rights and the climate catastrophe are all intertwined. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 27, 2022: Washington’s War on Dissent Continues… With Journalist Dan Cohen… Cuban Foreign Minister Speaks… Headlines on Texas Shooting and More 

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 57:36

    As Washington's war on dissent continues, I speak to journalist and filmmaker Dan Cohen for this month's extended segment on culture and media. And as the United States attempts to bar Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua from the upcoming Summit of the Americas, we hear from Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. Plus headlines on Texas shooting, the $40 billion "aid" bonanza, and more... The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!  

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 20, 2022: The F-Word: Gerald Horne on White Supremacist Violence, From Buffalo, to Ukraine, to Palestine… Women Vow to Fight back for Abortion Rights… Lawmaker Asks Could She be Imprisoned for a Miscarr

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 57:54

    On this show, we explore the truth about white supremacist violence -- from Buffalo, to Ukraine, to Palestine, for this month's episode of the F-WORD on fascism with professor Gerald Horne. And, as the Supreme Court is poised to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights, tens of thousands women march nationwide and vow to fight back. Plus more headlines.  Voices: Gerald Horne, Rep. Lucy McBath, Mary Kay Henry, Tirzah Patterson, Dave Zirin  The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 13, 2022: Senate Fails to Affirm National Abortion Rights… Pro-Choice Protesters Rally at the Supreme Court… Settlement in 2020 Attack on BLM Protesters Near White House… And More…

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 58:19

    The Women's Health Protection Act, guaranteeing safe and legal abortion nationwide, fails to pass the Senate this week after demonstrations around the country and here at the Supreme Court. And while Congress failed to support reproductive justice, it did vote to give $40 billion dollars more to Ukraine for what is openly acknowledged now to be a U.S. proxy war against Russia. But while signs of system failure and insanity abound, add D.C. bus drivers to the recent wave of victories for labor across the United States. Plus a legal update on the June 1, 2022 on Black Lives Matter protesters near the White House and headlines. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 6, 2022: Cuban Workers Speak Out On U.S. Economic War… Investing in Vaccines and Homes Not Bombs… Inside the Historic Hotel Nacional de Cuba… And More…

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 55:56

    Show No. 2 from Cuba: While the U.S. says it is defending democracy in Ukraine, Cuban leaders and hundreds gathered on the island from around the world for May Day, denounce the U.S. and Europe for decades of military and economic war on them in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. But, even in this new special period of hardship, the Cuban government is using its resources, not for bombs, death and destruction but to build communities for health and survival. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR APRIL 29, 2022: From Havana — Cuba Prepares First Public International Workers’ Day Since Start of Pandemic and Denounces Illegal U.S. Blockade… Climate, Care and Jobs Rally Outside White House…

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 58:34

    As the U.S. funnels more weapons to Ukraine, prolonging the war and ensuring more death and destruction, Cuba prepares to celebrate the lives of workers on International Workers Day, the first public celebration since 2019. Plus, in Cuba and around the world, people are suffering more impacts from the climate catastrophe. We hear voices from 'Fight for Our Future: Rally for Climate, Care, Jobs and Justice' in front of the White House. And cannabis activists want President Biden to keep his promises to decriminalize marijuana. We speak to Dasheeda Dawson, Cannabis Program Manager for the City of Portland. Plus an interview with Witness for Peace organizer in Cuba, Pambana Bassett, and headlines on the 60-year illegal blockade of Cuba, freedom for Steven Donziger and more.   Voices: Pambana Bassett, Dasheeda Dawson, Michele Roberts, Jerry Hudson, Liz Schuler, Yhamir Chabor, Magnolia Meade The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR APRIL 22, 2022: Continuing War on Information in Ukraine… Demanding Police Accountability… Plus Headlines Honoring Paul Robeson and Scrutinizing State Repression By Zelensky… And More

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 58:36

    As the war in Ukraine escalates, so does the U.S. War on information, truth and facts. We speak to Journalist Jon Jeter for OUR APRIL EPISODE OF On the Media. And police accountability activists sound the alarm as needed reforms fought for after the murder of George Floyd, are scuttled by local officials.   Plus headlines: Grayzone exposes Zelensky overseeing a campaign of assassination, kidnapping and torture of political oppositions... Gonzalo Lira... Patrick Lyoya... DOJ Slaps Mississippi Prison... Assange... Florida Bans 'CRT' Math Books... Paul Robeson birthday celebration. More voices: Beverly John and Kymone Freeman of WeAct Radio. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR APRIL 15, 2021 – The F-Word: U.S. Funding and Support of Nazis in Ukraine… Labor Activists Call Out AFL-CIO for collaborating with the NED to Suppress Labor Movements Abroad… Plus Headlines  

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 59:05

    For this month's episode of the F-word on fascism, Brian Becker and Professor Gabriel Rockhilll discuss U.S. funding and support of Nazis in Ukraine. And activists call out the AFL-CIO for collaborating with the National Endowment for Democracy in suppressing progressive labor movements in other countries. Plus headlines on a Howard U. nurses strike, climate protests and more. CORRECTION: On some broadcasts of this show, the speaker at the April 8 press conference by the Labor Education Project on AFL-CIO International Operations (LEPAIO) is misidentified. The speaker was Eric Gjertsen, an organizer with the project. We regret the error and always strive for accuracy. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR APRIL 8, 2022: Joe Lauria on Bucha and the Fog and Lies of War… Ajamu Baraka on the Propagandized American Public… Poor People’s Campaign Report: A Pandemic of the Poor… Plus Toward June 18 Mas

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 58:47

    Is an alleged massacre in the Ukrainian town of Bucha part of the fog of war or the lies of war? We speak to human rights activist Ajamu Baraka and Consortium News Editor Joe Lauria. And marking the Rev. Martin Luther King's Beyond Vietnam speech, activists with the Poor People's Campaign release a new report about the pandemic in the U.S. as a pandemic of the poor. The campaign is organizing for their Mass Moral March on Washington on June 18th.   The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR APRIL 1, 2022: Russia-Ukraine Conflict Unleashes Political and Economic Upheaval… Gerald Horne, Carlos Ron, Venezuela’s Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs for North America… Plus Headlines 

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 58:06

    As President Biden mentions the quiet part out loud, about U.S. dreams for regime change in Russia, the conflict in Ukraine is unleashing a tide of political and economic changes in the world. We speak to historian Gerald Horne. And the effort to evict Russia and Russian oil and gas from the world economy even prompts the U.S. to meet with Venezuela, where U.S. sanctions have killed more than 100,000 people. An interview with Carlos Ron, Venezuelas Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs for North America. Plus headlines, including signing of Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MARCH 25, 2022: Vast P.R. Campaign Supports ‘Perception Management’ of Russia-Ukraine Conflict… Supreme Court Nominee Weathers Right-Wing Attack… Plus Headlines 

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 59:22

    As Russia's intervention into Ukraine enters the second month, the U.S. and NATO continue to win the war of words and 'perception management' with a wall-to-wall media campaign unrivaled by anything in our memory. Our lead story is the new investigation by Dan Cohen speak to journalists Jon Jeter and Ben Norton. And as Washington approves another billion dollars for Ukraine, the first Black woman nominated to sit on the Supreme Court faces a barrage of racist attacks and right-wing dog whistles. While outside, her detractors and supporters square off with insults and praise. Plus headlines on New African Films Festival and more. TThe show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MARCH 18, 2022 – The F-Word: The Nazis of Ukraine… Peace Activists Say a No-Fly Zone Equals World War III… Plus Headlines on 200th Birthday for Harriet Tubman and More…

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 60:11

    As Ukraine's president receives a standing ovation from Congress and a billion dollars more in U.S. weapons for its conflict with Russia, the peace movement wants to tamp down the war hysteria in Congress.And in the face of corporate media's overwhelming war propaganda and demonization of Russia, peace activists say that a primary task is still to educate the American public about what is really happening in Ukraine. With Brian Becker, Gerald Horne and Medea Benjamin. Plus headlines: Peace activists say no to a no-fly zone... Bonus Audio of full program at Busboys and Poets. Support us on Patreon! A prisoner at a Central Intelligence Agency "black site" in Afghanistan was used as a training prop to teach U.S. agents  how to torture other prisoners... A series of earthquakes off the coast of Japan on Wednesday triggered a tsunami advisory near the Fukushima reactor... the Progressive Congressional Caucus listed 55 executive actions President Biden could take on to help working families... IN DC, the Chicago Justice Project filed suit against the District of Columbia for the Metropolitan Police Department's failure to comply with the D.C. Freedom of Information Act... A virtual peace and justice teach-in will be held SATURDAY, March 19th, 4pm to 6pm Eastern time on the subject: "Why Ukraine should matter to faith communities"... Covert Action Magazine writes that CIA Director William Burns admitted earlier this month the US is waging an “information war” against Russia... On the weekend of March 12, Maryland officially kicked off the celebration of the 200th birthday of abolitionist Harriet Tubman at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Church Creek, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you! Photo from Code Pink

    ’ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MARCH 11, 2022: Did NATO and the U.S. Want War?… Activists Brian Becker and Walter Smolarek on U.S. Empire… International Women’s Day.. Plus Headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 56:14

    The United States sent a billion dollars in advanced weapons to Ukraine last year, while rejecting all of Russia's security guarantees. Did the U.S. want war? My conversation this week with activists Brian Becker and Walter Smolarek. Meanwhile, American corporations engage in price gouging, Congress fails to approve new funds for human needs, and a few words on International Womens Day. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MARCH 4, 2022: The War in Ukraine as a War of Words and Facts… Jon Jeter on the Media… DOJ Rally to Free Mumia, Peltier and Assange… Plus Headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 56:42

    The war in Ukraine is also a war of words, a fight on the battlefield for ideas and truth. We speak to journalist Jon Jeter about fact-free Western coverage. And thanks to independent media voices, the hypocrisy and racism of the U.S. and NATO, which have invaded and destroyed countries with people of color throughout the globe, is laid bare. Plus headlines: Mother of Tamir Rice, who was shot and killed by Cleveland police, speaks at activist gathering; DC substitute teachers continue protests. Russian news outlets, artists and athletes targeted. Public memorial for WPFW news director Askia Muhammad. Native American activist Peter Brooks speaks at 'Free All Political Prisoners' rally at the Department of Justice on February 28, 2022. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you! Photo: From video shared by blackwithnochaser

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEBRUARY 25, 2022: After Three Decades of NATO Menacing its Border, Russia Draws a Line and Pushes Back in Ukraine….What’s Next… Follow the Money… Plus Headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 55:44

    After decades of watching the NATO military alliance move right up to its border—and after months of having its security guarantees dismissed—Russia attacks military targets in neighboring Ukraine. We speak to Our geopolitical analyst Professor Gerald Horne. In response to Russia's action, the U.S. announced NEW economic sanctions claiming that Russia's actions are unprovoked. Economist Richard Wolff joins us to follow the money of war. Plus headlines: Cop Convictions in Minneapolis, Hate Crime Convictions in Georgia,Anti-War Activists Convene. Economist Richard D. Wolff, Gerald Horne, Leela Anand. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEBRUARY 18, 2022: U.S. Ups War Tensions with Russia… The F-Word for BHM: 70 Years Ago, the Civil Rights Congress Charged the U.S. with Genocide… Plus Headlines 

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2022 54:15

    As the U.S. continues to ratchet up war tensions with Russia, there are fresh attacks on ethnic Russian communities in Eastern Ukraine. And as Western journalists and pundits take great license with the term genocide, Esther Iverem and Professor Gerald Horne discuss the legacy of the Civil Rights Congress. Seventy years ago, the Civil Rights Congress documented scores of lynchings and extrajudicial police killings and charged the U.S. with genocide against African Americans. Plus more headlines: Americans held vigils across the the United States urging that more than $9 billion that belongs to Afghanistan be returned to the Afghanistan people, who are starving and dying during the harsh winter.  DC substitute teachers continue to demand fair pay and a rally marking "A Day Without Immigrants." WPFW News Director Askia Muhammad dies at the age of 76. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEBRUARY 11, 2021: Protesters in 55 Cities Say “Disband NATO and No War With Russia”… Independent Journalist Ford Fischer on Corporate Media Control… Plus Headlines — Trump is Really in t

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 58:16

    Activists in more than 55 cities tell the Biden Administration to stop misleading the American people in a build-up to war with Russia. And independent journalist Ford Fischer, who was on the ground January 6 and was demonetized on YouTube for documenting that history, discusses corporate media biased coverage of the left, the direction of right-wing protests, and how social media giants censor content and control users. Plus headlines: Biden continues to send heavy weapons to Ukraine... Trump investigated for destruction of White House records... New book says Trump flushed documents down the toilet... RNC endorses January 6... Justice for the U.S. Postal Service?… Amir Locke... DC BLM activists organize to end police "stop and frisk." NBC goes all jingoistic for its Olympics coverage...  With Ford Fischer, Brian Becker, Leo Flores, David Swanson, Luci Murphy and Carlos Andino. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEBRUARY 4, 2022: 100 Organizations, Former U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union, Urge Biden to End the Brinksmanship Between Russia and the United States… Jon Jeter on the Complicity of Corporate Media… Plus He

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 61:13

    One hundred organizations urge President Biden to end the brinksmanship between Russia and the United States. Our media critic Jon Jeter joins us to discuss the media's part in beating the drums of war. Plus headlines: Biden Get a Backbone protest, DC Sanitation workers organize for job safety ad respect as essential workers. Atlanta DA asks FBI for security after Trump rally. HBCU bombs threats; no plea deal for Ahmaud Arbery killers. Amnesty International designates Israel as an Apartheid state. With: Jon Jeter, Ambassador Jack F. Matlock Jr., Kevin Cramer Jr., Robert Hollingsworth, Kevin Pogue, Medea Benjamin. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JANUARY 28, 2021: At the ‘No War With Russia and Disband NATO’ Action at the White House, Activists Rally to Stop Potential Conflict Between the World’s Largest Nuclear Powers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 56:53

    As the Biden administration, the Pentagon and NATO continue to provoke war with Russia, anti-war activists rally in front of the White House to stop a potential conflict between the world's two largest nuclear powers. The U.S. is sending more lethal weapons and public treasure to Eastern Europe as, at home, working families struggle with housing, food and fuel prices and mounting death and sickness from covid. With: Sean Blackmon-ANSWER Coalition, Rafiki Morris-All-African Peoples Revolution Party, Erica Caines-Black Alliance for Peace, Micheal Bearman-PSL, Samantha Garcia-National Priorities Project, Olivia DiNucci-CODEPINK and vocal artist Luci Murphy. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JANUARY 21, 2021 – The F-Word: Canadian Scholar Warns of U.S Autocracy… U.S. War Machine and Corporate Media Threaten Russia… Senate Deals Blow to Voting and Democracy… Voting Rights Activists

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 61:14

    The U.S. exports its war economy, this time to the border of Russia. Here at home, the Senate deals a blow, perhaps a lethal blow, to voting rights and democracy. And for this month's episode of the F-Word on fascism, Professor Thomas Homer-Dixon explains why he warned fellow Canadians about the U.S. descending into a violent autocracy. Voting rights activists speak out on MLK holiday. Plus more headlines. Professor Thomas Homer-Dixon, Professor Gerald Horne, Melanie Campbell, LaTasha Brown, Cliff Albright, the Rev. Liz Theo Harris. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JANUARY 14, 2022: Marking 20 Years of Torture at Gitmo… Oath Keepers Charged With Sedition for Jan. 6… The U.S. Continues to Fail at Covid… Chantal James Debut Novel… Plus Headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 55:09

    Witness Against Torture Rallies at the White House to Mark 20 Years of Torture at the U.S. Guantanamo Detention Center... The U.S. Continues to Fail at Covid... OathKeepers Charged With Sedition for Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S.Capitol... Chantal James Critically Acclaimed Debut Novel... ' Plus More Headlines: DC Substitute Teachers Protest for Better Wages and Work Conditions... Supreme Court Sinks Biden's Covid Plan... Sinema and Manchin Still Won't Eliminate Jim Crow Filibuster... 80 Groups and MLK Family Plan Voting Rights March for Jan 17 in DC... With Dr. Margaret Flowers, Witness Against Torture, Chantal James, Marty Walsh and Jacqueline Pogue Lyons and more. CORRECTION: On this show we incorrectly identified the source of this quote referring to the Supreme Court striking down President Biden's covid mandate: "After letting Texas's blatantly unconstitutional abortion ban remain in effect, the Republican justices have now swept into action to kneecap the Biden administration's common-sense public health measure." The statement was made by Brian Fallon, executive director of Demand Justice, not by the dissenting justices. We regret the error and always strive to be accurate. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!  

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JANUARY 7, 2022: Brian Becker, Gerald Horne and DC Residents on the One-Year Anniversary of January 6… Mainstream Fears of Fascism… The Demand for Voting Rights… Plus Headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 56:27

    On the one-year anniversary of January 6, DC is still wrestling with the meaning and aftermath of that day, when a violent mob attacked the U.S. Capitol as Donald Trump tried to decertify Joe Biden's win in the 2020 Presidential election. With voices from the streets, and a discussion between activist Brian Becker and Historian Gerald Horne. Plus more headlines: Wanda Mosley of Black Voters Matter calls out Biden and Chuck Schumer... Covid cases rise (and mismanagement continues)... Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit against Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger because of racial gerrymandering... Author Marian Williamson spoke to Code Pink Congress about the links between student debt and the military budget. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DECEMBER 31, 2021: End-Of-Year Review, Part 2: From Cop26, to Chile’s Progressive Victory, to Striketober, to the New Fight for Voting Rights and U.S. Democracy

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 54:55

    In Part 1, we covered the January 6th fascist attack on the U.S. Capital, the first year of the Biden administration, the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, ongoing cases of police terror and murder, including here in DC. And, finally, we began our discussion of international news with our geopolitical analyst professor Gerald Horne breaking down the latest on the triangular relationship BETWEEN the United States, Russia and China. In Part 2, we pick up that discussion, starting with the victory of Gabriel Boric and progressive forces in Chile over a far-right follower of the former U.S. backed dictator Augusto Pinochet. Also, labor victories and struggles, and the fight for Voting Rights and other basics of American democracy.   The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DECEMBER 24, 2021: End-Of-Year Review, Part 1: The Year of the Inflection Point, From January 6, to Chauvin Conviction, To More Police Violence, to Russia, China and Chile

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 55:25

    Our End-Of-Year Review, Part 1: January 6, to Chauvin Conviction, To More Police Violence, to Russia, China and Chile. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DECEMBER 17, 2021 – The F-Word: Connecting the Dots Between Texas and Nazi Germany… Ethiopians in DC Continue to Protest U.S. Support of TPLF Terrorists… Crunch Time for Voting Rights and BBB

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 56:32

    For our final episode of the F-Word on fascism for 2021, we present this conversation with our geopolitical analyst, professor Gerald Horne on "The Social Program" podcast with Brian Becker. We pick up the conversation with Gerald talking about how the model of U.S. genocide of the indigenous populations and enslavement of Africans served as a model for fascist Germany. It's crunch time for voting rights and for Biden's Build Back Better Act to support American families. And thousands of Ethiopians continue to march in DC, demanding that the U.S stop supporting the terrorist group the Tigrayan Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF). The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DECEMBER 10, 2021: ‘Hands Off Ethiopia’ Protest Movement Targets Biden and Dems… Groups Stage Civil Disobedience to Pass BBB… Speaking out for the Undocumented and for Childcare.

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 56:35

    As the legislative calendar for Congress comes to a close, people are marching in DC to get the attention of lawmakers and the White House to pass the Build Back Better Act to meet the human needs of Americans families, fight climate catastrophe and keep fading promises made by Democrats to win the White House, House and Senate. We'll hear voices on the rights of the undocumented and a call for Congress to keep a path to citizenship on its agenda. But first we go to the White House, where on Dec. 5th, there was the third of three mass "Hands Off Ethiopia" demonstrations by the Washington, DC-area Ethiopian community, the largest population of Ethiopians outside of their native country. They are protesting U.S. support of the terrorist organization the TPLF, the Tigrayan Peoples Liberation Front, which is waging war against the democratically elected government of Abiy Ahmed and is terrorizing the country. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DECEMBER 3, 2021: As a Far-Right Majority on the Supreme Court Heard Arguments that Could Overturn Roe v. Wade, Reproductive Justice Activists Rallied Outside, Saying that “Abortion is Essential”

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 58:28

    As a far-right majority on the Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case that could overturn the landmark abortion rights law, Roe v. Wade, reproductive justice activists spoke outside the court at the Abortion Is Essential Rally. These organizers from around the country competed for ear space with hecklers and nearby anti-abortion activists, including those specifically targeting Black women in the pro-choice movement. With Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, Maya Ward, Lori Bertram Roberts, Jessica Arens, Irma Garcia and other speakers at the Abortion is Essential Rally. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you! 

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR NOVEMBER 26, 2021: Three Court Verdicts About Racism in the US… Journalist Jon Jeter on False Ethiopia Coverage and Censorship of Student Journalists at Howard U. … Native Americans Mark National Day of

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 56:40

    Three Court Verdicts About Race and Racism in the US… Journalist Jon Jeter on False Ethiopia Coverage, Censorship, Threats Against Student Journalists at Howard U and More… Native Americans Mark National Day of Mourning. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR NOVEMBER 19, 2021 – The F-Word: The Mounting Fascist Threat from Right-Wing Violence, Censorship and Conspiracy Theories… 200 Activists Arrested Demanding Federal Voting Rights Legislation… Plus More

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 61:26

    PEASE SUPPORT OUR YEAR-END DRIVE! Under the pressure of extreme Republican gerrymandering and voter suppression around the country, activists demand federal voting rights legislation and Democrats take the next steps to provide promised benefits for America's working families. And in this months episode of the F-Word on fascism, we speak to Professor Gerald Horne about mounting threats from right-wing violence, censorship and conspiracy theories in the United States. Plus headlines. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR NOVEMBER 12, 2021: The Global South Speaks Out at Glasgow… ‘On the Ground’ for the Real Story in Ethiopia… Plus Headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 57:06

    From climate justice warriors in Glasgow, to the elected government of Ethiopia fighting for its sovereignty, to the Poor Peoples Campaign here in the United States, the urgent demand is for an end to imperialist wars, and an end to economic and environmental exploitation. And one journalists fight to get the real story out about Ethiopia is evidence of a larger fight -- against the same talking points of U.S. warmongers fed to a pliant corporate media. Plus headlines. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR NOVEMBER 5, 2021: Militarism and War Called Out at Climate Summit in Glasgow… Howard U. Protesters Draw National Solidarity… Plus Headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 54:56

    ot even existential threat can stop corporate polluters and their political minions from digging our graves. We hear some sane voices from the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow Scotland. And in Washington, DC, an environmental justice scandal with national reverberations. As students at Howard University are in their fourth week of protesting student housing plagued by mold and rodents. Civil rights leaders, are stepping in, saying that Howard is violating federal regulations for education, housing and environmental protection. Plus headlines on infrastructure and more.  The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCTOBER 29, 2021: The Rev. William Barber Rallies on Capitol Hill… A New Inflection Point for Human Needs in the U.S… Jon Jeter on the War on Truth… Also on Dave Chappelle’s “The Closer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 55:45

    As the United States arrives at an inflection point about a federal budget for human needs versus billionaire and corporate greed, we speak to the Rev. William Barber and the Poor People's Campaign rallies on Capitol Hill.And then journalist Jon Jeter join s me for this months deep dive into culture e and media " from the war on truth, to the right-wing embrace of political violence, to the controversy of over Dave Chappelles Netflix special 'the Closer.' Plus more headlines. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCTOBER 22, 2021: Two Tales of Colin Powell… How a Natural Disaster Turns Into a Human Rights Disaster… The Kidnapping of Alex Saab and Headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 49:06

    Two Tales of Colin Powell... How a Natural Disaster Turns Into a Human Rights Disaster: The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Investigates the Disaster Response Toward People of Color during and After Hurricane Harvey... Alex Saab, CRT, Texas Mandates "Both Sides" of the Holocaust... and Headlines.. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION FOR $33. You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCTOBER 15, 2021: Imperialism in the 21st Century With Brian Becker… Gerald Horne on Taiwan… More than 500 Arrested at People vs. Fossil Fuels Protests… Plus Headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 56:13

    Imperialism in the 21st Century With Brian Becker… Gerald Horne on Taiwan… More than 500 Arrested at People Vs. Fossil Fuels Protests. Plus headlines on Indigenous People's Day, George Floyd's 48th birthday, other BLM news and more. To come: bonus content with Gerald Horne on Ethiopia and Iran The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCTOBER 8, 2021: New Documentary Investigates 2013 Death of Georgia Teenager Kendrick Johnson. Plus headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021

    A new documentary investigates the unsolved death of Kendrick Johnson, the high school sophomore whose body was found rolled up in a school gym mat in Valdosta, Georgia in 2013. Was the death a tragic accident or a case of murder with racial overtones in the deep South?  Plus headlines. Link to Department of Justice Report, Subverting Justice. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCTOBER 1, 2021: Progressives in Congress Draw a Line in the Sand… Meng Wanzhou’s Release and the New U.S. Cold War With China… Congresswomen Offer Own Stories to Support Abortion Rights

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021

    Progressives in Congress stand up for American working families... On Meng Wanzhou's release and the New U.S. cold war with China... Congresswomen offer their own stories of abortion to support abortion rights. Plus headlines on funding human needs versus war, cancel the rents protests in more than 50 cities, report about plot to assassinate Julian Assange, rallies to support Haitian asylum seekers.   Voices: Jon Jeter, Cori Bush, Pramila Jayapal, Gerald Horne. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPTEMBER 24, 2021: The Real Story of Haitian Immigration with Jemima Pierre… Jon Jeter on the Sorry Corporate Media… Deadline for the Biden Budget (and Presidency)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 56:06

    With the broken U.S. immigration system is in the news, we hear voices of those rallying on the National Mall at the March for Citizenship, Climate and Care. And we speak to Jemima Pierre of the Black Alliance for Peace about Haitian migrants at the Southern border. And finally, when it comes to these and other complex issues, corporate media obscures more than it explains. Journalist Jon Jeter is in the house. Plus headlines on the infrastructure showdown and much more.  Bonus coverage with Jon Jeter on U.S. rape culture, the loss of faith in government, the post-truth society and a tribute to Melvin Van Peebles and "Watermelon Man" The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPTEMBER 17, 2021: The F-Word: Twenty Years Since 9/11…USA Gymnasts Ask Why FBI and USA Olympics Have Not Been Held Accountable for Ignoring Sexual Abuse…Plus Headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 55:46

    The F-Word: Twenty Years Since 9/11…USA Gymnasts Ask Why FBI and USA Olympics Have Not Been Held Accountable for Ignoring Sexual Abuse…Plus Headlines on Philadelphia Mother Assaulted by Cops Awarded $2 Million... And Much More... With Voices: Gerald Horne, Makani Themba, Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPTEMBER 10, 2021: The “Making Good Trouble Rally” at the Lincoln Memorial Marking the 58th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 56:06

    A summer of activism in DC -– protests for voting rights, for housing, for a living wage, for climate policy, for the right to tell the truth about Black History and be protected from police terror-- culminated on August 28th in a day of actions, including the Make Good Trouble Rally, which brought together a coalition of organizations on the 58th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Plus headlines on pandemic unemployment; Biden vaccine mandates; indictments in case of Ahmaud Arbery and Elijah McClain; Robert E. Lee monument goes down; Ida impact lingers; activists want to avoid 'disaster capitalist' exploitation of poor and haphazard treatment of evacuees from Ida. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPTEMBER 3, 2021: In an Historic Session of Congress, Lawmakers Speak Up for the Rights of Palestinians and Say the Israeli Occupation Must End … With Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, AOC, Ayanna Pressley and MoreR

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021

    During an historic evening in Congress, on May 13th 2021, members of the House of Representatives delivered a full hour of speeches in support of rights of the Palestinian people. The impassioned remarks, including by the only Palestinian member of Congress, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, were the first such efforts in Congress, which approves annually nearly $4 billion dollars for the apartheid state of Israel, and where there is growing pressure to have that aid be conditioned due to Israel's war crimes and crimes against humanity.  With Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Cori Bush, Rep. Betty McCollum, Rep. Andre Carson and Rep. Mark Pocan. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR AUGUST 27, 2021: Afghanistan and the Future of U.S. Empire, With Activist Brian Becker and Historian Gerald Horne

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021

    For this hour, the subject is Afghanistan and the future of U.S. empire. Our geopolitical analyst professor Gerald Horne spoke on the podcast 'The Socialist Program with Brian Becker' on August 19th, before the August 26th deadly terrorist bombings at the Kabul airport that killed dozens of Afghan civilians and at least 13 members of the U.S. military. Brian has also joined us here on 'On the Ground' as national organizer for the ANSWER Coalition, which stands for Act Now Stop War and End Racism.  The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR AUGUST 20, 2021: Indigenous Leaders Speak on Preserving Water, Earth and Air… DC Residents Sue to Save Historic, Rare Green Space… How Will Afghanistan Defeat Impact U.S. Empire?… And More

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 55:45

    While we may have given our eulogy for the Afghanistan War, what does this defeat mean for U.S. empire? On the National Mall, Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians, is among the indigenous leaders vowing to fight back against continued violation and pollution of treaty lands. DC Residents Sue to Save Historic, Last Green Space. Plus headlines. With Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians. Daniel Wolkoff of the Committee for the McMillan Park Conservancy. Jerome Peloquin, Jimmie Boykin, Gerald Horne and Jay Julius. Bonus content on McMillan Park: Activists Speak Out on the fight to save DC's First Integrated Park--And Saving Precious Green Space and Historic Structures--In the Rapidly Gentrifying District. And Can This Urban Park Grow Food for the Community? Links: SaveMcMillan.org / Red Road to DC / Stop Line 3 The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND' SHOW FOR AUGUST 13, 2021: Our Eulogy for the Afghanistan War… Families Sue MD County for Desecrated African Cemetery… BLM Activists Measure Toll from Police Violence… Plus Headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 54:56

    As the Taliban overtakes at least a dozen provincial capitals in Afghanistan, and the U.S. leaves in defeat, I speak with historian Gerald Horne who gives his eulogy on this country's longest war. And in a major milestone in the five-year battle to save a desecrated African cemetery in Maryland, descendants of those buried at the site file a lawsuit to prevent the land, now covered by a parking lot, to be sold to another land developer. Plus headlines on the delta variant spread in U.S. southern states, UN "Code Red" climate report, voting and protest rights, and the 14th African Diaspora International Film Festival D.C is underway through August 19, 2021. Also with: Joshua Newman - Pan African Community Action, Nikki Owens - cousin of William Greene, Gus Griffin - Archie Elliott III Coalition for Justice… Beverly John- Community Justice The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you! Photo: family of William Mason, founder of Macedonia Baptist Church, who was buried in Moses Cemetery, which is paved over by a parking lot in Bethesda, MD.

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR AUGUST 6, 2021: A Win For Millions of Families Facing Eviction… ‘Foreign Meddling’ in Elections OK If It’s Israel Against Nina Turner… Headlines on Line 3, Police Arrests and More…

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 56:04

    An occupation on the steps of the U.S. Capitol leads to a victory for millions of families facing the threat of eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic. And while the Russiagate hoax still bubbles up among Hillary Democrats and corporate media, an actual multi-million-dollar campaign by pro-Israel lobbyists interfering in Nina Turner's bid for Congressional seat is ignored. Plus headlines on climate, Black Lives Matter, policing, media and more. Richard Trumka and Glen Ford remembered. Interviews with journalist Jon Jeter and Fernando Abarca, national field organizer with Right to the City. Bonus coverage from Jon Jeter on the influence of the apartheid state of Israel on U.S. and international politics. Also, exclusive audio of the Rev. William Barber speaking at the occupation of the U.S. Capitol to extend the eviction moratorium during the Covid-19 pandemic. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JULY 30, 2021: ‘Let Cuba Live’ Rally in Front of the White House to End Illegal U.S. Economic Blockade and Sanctions on the Island Nation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 56:05

    Hundreds of protesters rally in front of the White House to say "Let Cuba Live" and to demand that the illegal U.S.embargo and sanctions on Cuba be lifted. While supporting a campaign led by Cuban Americans to end the blockade, these protesters were also the target of hostile far-right demonstrators who tried but failed in their attempt to stop this action for Cuba solidarity, which is shared by almost every country on the planet. The rally welcomed the Bridges of Love / Puentes De Amor project of Seattle teacher Carlos Lazo, a Cuban American who walked 1300 miles to DC from Miami with friends to deliver petitions signed by 27,000 people across the country to lift the blockade. With Rev. Graylan Hagler, Medea Benjamin, Sean Blackmon, Carlos Lazo, Adeyemi Bandele, Attorney Jose Pertierra, Robin Harris of the Green Party Florida, Omari Musa, Musician Patricio Zamorano. Web exclusive report by Chantal James on on African Americans, the legacy of he Tuskegee experiments and vaccine hesitancy. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JULY 23, 2021: Jon Jeter on Critical Race Theory As Just History… The Cuba PSYOP… Arrests for Voting Rights Protesters… Plus Headlines on DOJ, Climate, Libya and More…

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 60:08

    Whether it is the fight for voting rights, infrastructure or real aid to the suffering Cuban people, progressives are confronting urgent issues. And with a very sophisticated social media WAR waged by the U.S. against Cuba and ongoing attacks in the U.S. on teaching historical facts, it's time, once again, to talk with our media critic Jon Jeter. Plus headlines: President Biden issued new sanctions against Cuba but has not fulfilled his campaign promise to roll back Trump sanctions... Code Pink and partners raises more than a half million dollars to send the first 1.6 million of a total 6 million syringes to Cuba... 400 people sign onto full page NYT ad to end Cuba sanctions and blockade... Rally July 25, 2021, 2pm, in front of the White House, to end embargo... Nearly 80 women were arrested as they blocked the street near the Supreme Court, in an action to support voting rights... Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia was among those arrested in another voting rights rally... The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund gave the Biden administration a grade of C-minus...  Amnesty International documents new sexual violence, against men, women and children intercepted while crossing the Mediterranean Sea and forcibly returned to detention centers in Libya... The U.S. Department of Justice announced a strike force to help reduce gun violence... Rights groups  are demanding a probe of the FBI's apparently limited 2018 background investigation into U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JULY 16, 2021: The F-Word: Jim Crow and Dictatorship in Pre-Revolutionary Cuba… With Manolo De Los Santos… Cuba Protests…Hands off Haiti… (White) Protester Privilege in Florida… and More H

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 56:17

    Whether it is a social media bot campaign or a murky assassination plot, the call is: "Hands off Haiti" and "Hands off Cuba." And for this month's episode of the F-Word on fascism, Esther Iverem wonders aloud and about racist Jim Crow conditions and brutal dictatorship before the Cuban Revolution and asks writer and activist Manolo De Los Santos if this is the throwback reality that right-wing plotters want to revive. Plus headlines. Bonus content on Patreon: Professor Gerald Horne on the coming clash between U.S. and E.U. over climate policy. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JULY 9, 2021: Gerald Horne and Brian Becker on July Fourth, Juneteenth, and the 100th Anniversary of the Communist Party of China

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 56:06

    For this hour,  our geopolitical analyst professor Gerald Horne, on the real meaning of the July 4th holiday, the new Juneteenth holiday and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, which is also being marked this month, starring on July 1st, 2021. Gerald speaks with Brian Becker, host of the The Socialist Program podcast, which I also contributed to every week.   Brian  has also joined us here on On the Ground as national organizer for the ANSWER Coalition, which stands for Act Now Stop War and End Racism.  The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

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