‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, JAN. 21, 2016–ACTIVISTS DEMAND POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY IN MARYLAND AND IT’S THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF ‘THE F-WORD’

Thousands of activists around the country reclaimed the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend with rallies, protests and acts of civil disobedience. Black Lives Matter activists shut down the San Francisco Bay Bridge for an hour and airport workers in several cities, including New York, Boston and here in DC, marched and blocked traffic in […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, JAN. 14, 2016–PROTESTERS SAY SHUT DOWN GUANTANAMO AND A NEW BOOK SAYS, WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN!

During the week when President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address, we went OUTSIDE the White House, where the cry was SHUT IT DOWN, meaning shut down the U.S.-run Guantanamo Bay Prison, site of indefinite detention and torture. Also, authors and artists of a new book, WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN!: Twenty […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, JAN. 7, 2016–WITNESS AGAINST TORTURE, THE BLACK RADICAL TRADITION CONFERENCE, ‘Y’ALL QAEDA’ IN OREGON AND MORE

Activists gear up for President Obama’s final State of the Union Address. Topics include Witness Against Torture, the Trans Pacific Partnership Treaty, the Black Radical Tradition Conference in Philadelphia and “Y’All Qaeda” in Oregon. Other Headlines: Activists like Moms Demands Action on Sensible Gun Laws enjoy a victory. Services announced for Dr. Frances Cress Welsing. […]

‘CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP’ – WPFW’S YEAR-END LIVE SPECIAL ON SOCIAL JUSTICE FROM THE NATION’S CAPITAL

‘Can’t Stop, Wont Stop’—WPFW Pacifica’s year-end live special on social activism in the nation’s capital, reviewing 2015 and looking forward to 2016 for such urgent issues and movements, including Black Lives Matter, Climate Justice, and economic Justice. With Gerald Horne, Barbara Arnwine, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Kevin Zeese, Makini Owusu of APPEAL,Tawanda Jones, Sister of Tyrone […]