‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, JAN. 29, 2015–EXPLORING DYSTOPIA AS OUR REALITY

JANUARY 29, 2015 EXPLORING DYSTOPIA AS OUR REALITY When it comes to state violence, surveillance and repression, is our reality stranger than fiction? Today we’re introducing our new Arts and politics segment for each fourth Thursday of the month. Today, we’ll consider literature and movies that depict a dystopia—defined as a society characterized by human […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, JAN. 22, 2015–FROM SELMA TO FERGUSON TO GAZA TO HERE, #RECLAIM MLK WEEKEND

JANUARY 22, 2015 FROM SELMA TO FERGUSON TO GAZA TO HERE On #RECLAIM MLK WEEKEND, thousands of people, from Oakland to LA to Miami to Maine, to New York City and of course to DC were out in the streets, continuing to draw the links between denied human rights and state violence here in the […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, JAN. 15, 2015–FROM ‘I AM A MAN’ TO ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’

<strong>JANUARY 15, 2015</strong> <strong>FROM ‘I AM A MAN’ TO ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER'</strong> When the Rev. Martin Luther King was gunned down in 1968 in Memphis—where he had gone to support striking sanitation workers—the workers in the city marched with those iconic signs that read “I Am A Man.” Today—on the day that King would have […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, JAN. 8, 2015–THE BLACK FREEDOM MOVEMENT

JANUARY 8, 2015 THE BLACK FREEDOM MOVEMENT As we enter the new year, one fight for the social justice community is the fight for voice, for the TRUTH in Missouri, on Staten Island, New York and right in Washington, DC where ties have been revealed between high-ranking Republicans and ULTRA RIGHT-WING White Supremacists. And of […]