‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR AUGUST 12, 2016–Baltimore’s Police State…A Back-To-School Boycott of Walmart…Gerald Horne on South Africa’s Elections, Brazil and the West’s ‘Loose Talk’ of War with Russia


Gerald Horne discusses the latest Department of Justice Report detailing the horror we already knew of Baltimore’s Black community basically living in a totalitarian, Jim Crow, police state. We also hear from the president of the Washington Teachers’ Union that is part of a national action to discourage teachers and parents from buying school supplies at Walmart because of the chain s deplorable labor practices and because Walmart s owners, the Walton Family, are huge supporters of privatizing public schools.

Headlines on the Movement for Black Lives, a planned September 9, 2016 prisoner work stoppage and more.

On The Ground “Voices of Resistance from the Nation s Capitalis a weekly show produced for WPFW Pacifica Radio devoted to activists for social justice, those who are in the DC area and those who come to DC from across the nation or from across the globe to speak truth to power. Esther Iverem, founder, executive producer and host, is an award-winning journalist, poet and visual artist whose most recent book is We Gotta Have It: Twenty Years of Seeing Black at the Movies, 1986-2006 (De Capo Press).

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