‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JULY 29, 2016–‘We Know Freddie Gray Did Not Kill Himself’…Voices of Protest at the DNC…What About Environmental Justice?

Despite the pictures of unity, mass protests were held everyday inside and outside of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on issues of Democratic support for war and the war industry, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty, Black Lives Matter, fracking, and the occupation of Palestine. In the DMV, we learned that no police officers in Baltimore […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JULY 22, 2016–Climate Activists Blockade the DNC and Head to Philadelphia; The ‘People’s Convention’; Gerald Horne Talks Trump, Republicans and Turkey

ON THE ROAD TO PHILADELPHIA: OCCUPYING, RESISTING AND CREATING A COUNTER-NARRATIVE TO THE Democratic National Convention and definitely to the Republican National Convention. Starting Monday is the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and thousands of activists are gathering in the City of Brotherly Love to push the party to again be the party of working […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JULY 15, 2016–The Black Lives Matter Movement is the Only Thing Standing Between Black Lives and the Normalization of Murder by the State; Brave New Poetry Voices at the Kennedy Center; Activism in and Around DC.

In the week after three Black men were shot to death by police at point-blank range, the Black Lives Matter movement is the only movement that is standing between the survival of Black lives and the normalization of our murder. If there is no protest then our murder is normal and normalized. A conversation with […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JULY 8, 2016–THE POLICE KILLINGS OF ALTON STERLING AND PHILANDO CASTILE; WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE MOVEMENT FOR BLACK LIVES; WORDS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF FIGHTERS FOR LEGAL JUSTICE

THIS WEEK HAS BEEN A WEEK OF STATE VIOLENCE, RAGE AND MOURNING—A TRIANGLE OF POLICE KILLINGS from Baton Rouge Louisiana, To St. Paul Minnesota, to New York City. And then Thursday night five Dallas police officers were shot to death and seven others seriously injured by what is believed to be at least two snipers. […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JULY 1, 2016–SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND THE SURVEILLANCE STATE; ACTIVISM IS NOT TERRORISM

Social Movements and the Surveillance State, a panel co-sponsored by the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and Defending Dissent Foundation, DC Jacobin and the DC Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, held at the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library in Northwest DC Monday, June 27, 2016. Participants: Chip Gibbons (Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent […]