‘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 US and abroad in places like Gaza. We hear from hip-hop artist and community activist Jasiri X who spoke on the program “From Selma to Ferguson to Gaza to Here” held in DC at Plymouth Congregational Church. In the second half of the show, we launch a new feature called “The F Word,” which will explore on the third Thursday of each month the ways that the United States is-–and is not-—a fascist country. Fascism as described by Black revolutionary and assassinated political prisoner George Jackson, is the complete control of the state by monopoly capital. Our first guest for The F Word is author and activist Gerald Horne. GUESTS AND VOICES: Jasiri X, Gerald Horne, Rep. Keith Ellison. Headlines on the fifth anniversary of the Citizens United ruling and more.

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