‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JUNE 24, 2016–THE BREXIT, WHAT’S REALLY HAPPENING IN VENEZUELA, ANOTHER COP ACQUITTAL IN BALTIMORE

This week, a continued upswell of activism—and a challenge to business as usual in DC—in the aftermath of the massacre of 49 people inside a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Early in the week, 18 people were arrested after staging a die-in at the headquarters of the powerful pro-gun lobby the National Rifle Association, the NRA, […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JUNE 17, 2016–‘INTERSECTIONALITY’ AND THE ORLANDO MASSACRE, ALEXIS PAULINE GUMBS AND HER POEM ‘PULSE’

Here in DC this week, much of the activity in the streets, suites, halls and assemblies focused on last weekend’s massacre inside the gay nightclub, Pulse, in Orlando Florida and, unlike the simplistic narratives in the mainstream media, diverse populations in the DMV are exploring the intersection of anti-immigrant rhetoric, islamophobia and attacks on the […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JUNE 10, 2016–BDS FIGHTS BACK…AND SO DO BRAZILIAN ACTIVISTS AGAINST A COUP…DC HOLDS LAST U.S. PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

Activists in the Brazilian community in the U.S. are fighting against the legislated coup against President Dilma Rousseff in their country. Also, the latest from those active in the Boycott Sanctions and Divestment Movement in the DMV. What’s happening in the capital region as a new effort from the corporate establishment and Israel lobby tries […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JUNE 3, 2016–REPORT FROM LONDON…THE TPP’S GLOBAL CORPORATE GRAB…THE FIGHTBACK AGAINST PERPETUAL U.S. WAR

Gerald Horne, just returned from London, gives an exclusive report on what’s happening there and on other current events. Then we present two more voices from the recent ‘Breaking Through Power’ mobilization in DC: Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, on how the TPP—or Trans Pacific Partnership-will give corporations more power than […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 27, 2016–THE TRILLION DOLLAR MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL-CONGRESSIONAL-COMPLEX; ONE ACQUITTAL IN THE DEATH OF FREDDIE GRAY; A ‘DISPLACEMENT-FREE ZONE IN DC?

The third day of the historic Breaking Though Power mobilization held in DC focused on war. The organizer, Ralph Nader, said that the day was dedicated to “enhancing the waging of peace over the waging of war…the horrors of war, its huge costs here and abroad to innocents and the weakening blow backs of Empire […]