‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEBRUARY 3, 2017: George Orwell’s 1984 in 2017?…A School Privatizer to Direct Public Schools?…More Headlines



This week, our theme is the novel 1984, what is Orwellian in our world where there are alternative facts, where science is denied, where White Supremacists are boldly assuming or are being nominated for positions of power, and the new president continues to make cavalier remarks about military intervention around the world. We speak to Gerald Horne, Vincent Intondi and Bob Peterson. Plus headlines. Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated documentary “I am Not Your Negro” opens in DC and nation-wide.

On The Ground”Voices of Resistance from the Nations Capital (www.onthegroundshow.org) is 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, visual artist and activist.

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