On this show, as U.S. activists respond to the recent massacre in Gaza by ramping up the Boycott Divestment Sanctions Movement, they are opposing a bill advancing in Congress that would strip Americans of the right to boycott the apartheid state of Israel. We speak to Benjamin Douglas, an organizer with the DC Metro chapter Jewish Voice for Peace. And media critic Janine Jackson on new threats to reporters and journalism in the United States. Plus headlines on North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, NFL and more.
On The Ground: Voices of Resistance from the Nation’s Capital (www.onthegroundshow.org) is a weekly show that brings alternative news from DC. We cover social justice activism and activists, 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. Her most recent book is Olokun of the Galaxy, a book of poetry and visual art about honoring Earth’s oceans and ecosystem and those who perished or descended from the Atlantic Slave Trade. (Seeing Black Press).