The nation’s capital was filled with protests and all kinds of activism this week, opposing AIPAC and Israeli apartheid, fighting for single payer health care or police accountability. But, still, the corporate media is focusing on the war of investigations going on between Democrats and Republicans. Today, well be speaking with former CIA analyst turned human rights activist Ray McGovern, who says the surveillance state is the real story of Russia-gate. Also, a forum held here in DC this week about how community land trusts are the answer to preserving affordable housing in this country.
On The Ground”Voices of Resistance from the Nations Capital (www.onthegroundshow.org) is a weekly show produced for WPFW Pacifica Radio in Washington, DC 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, creator, executive producer and host, is an award-winning journalist, poet, visual artist and activist.
Photo from RayMcGovern.com from his recent trip to Israel. The caption on that website reads: This brave man was convicted of leaking secrets because he blew the whistle on Israel’s nuclear bomb-making capabilities. He spend 18 years in prison, and he is not allowed to leave Israel. He’s also not allowed to meet with foreigners, unless it’s by chance, which this was.
Producer and Host: Esther Iverem
Engineer: Michael Nasella
Contributors: Michele Roberts,
Lydia Curtis and Michael Byfield