‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEBRUARY 10, 2017: On the Front Lines With Asylum Seekers and Immigrants from Central America…DAPL Water Protectors Vow to Resist Pipeline…Headlines on Jeff Sessions, Black Lives Matter and More

As President Trump’s overturned executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries continues to wind its way through the courts, lawyers in DC and around the country continue to take up the cause of asylum-seekers and immigrants from our own hemisphere, from Central and South America. Today we speak with attorneys about controversial family detention […]

‘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 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 […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, DEC. 3, 2015–FATHER OF SLAIN TEENAGER JORDAN DAVIS TALKS ABOUT AWARD NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY “3 1/2 MINUTES, 10 BULLETS” AND ABOUT THE ECONOMIC BOYCOTT FOR BLACK LIVES

Ron Davis, whose son Jordan Davis was shot to death by Michael Dunn after a dispute over loud rap music at a Florida gas station, talks about the award-nominated documentary “3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets” and about the economic boycott to support Black lives. Also, Side-Eye on the creeping fascism of Election 2016 and headlines […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, OCT. 15, 2015–FOLLOWING THE ‘JUSTICE OR ELSE’ MARCH AND THE FIRST DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE, A FOCUS ON ACTIVISM AND ECONOMICS

OCTOBER 15, 2015 Following up the October 10 “Justice or Else” march and the first Democratic presidential debate, this show focuses on activism and economics. We speak to Black Lives Matter activist Kymone Freeman and activist Ruth Caplan, about new initiatives to create more control over our public dollars. Then in the second half of […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, JUNE 18, 2015–THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF JUNETEENTH INTERSECTS WITH AN INCREASINGLY URGENT BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT AND THE MASSACRE OF NINE AFRICAN-AMERICANS BY AN AVOWED WHITE SUPREMACIST

JUNE 18, 2015 THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF JUNETEENTH INTERSECTS WITH AN INCREASINGLY URGENT BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT AND THE MASSACRE OF NINE AFRICAN-AMERICANS BY AN AVOWED WHITE SUPREMACIST…AND CAN PEOPLE POWER OVERCOME THE CORPORATE STATE AND THE TPP? THIS MONTH’S INSTALLMENT OF ‘THE F-WORD. Also headlines. Guests and Voices: Lynae Pindell of Baltimore Say Her […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, FEB.19, 2015–BLACK HISTORY AND STATE VIOLENCE, ‘THE F WORD’ AND MORE

FEBRUARY 19, 2015 BLACK HISTORY AND STATE VIOLENCE During Black History Month 2015, the Black Lives Matter Movement forces us to examine the long history of physical and economic violence by the state against African Americans…A conversation for this month’s installment of “The F Word” with veteran activists and educators Rosemari Mealy and Sam Anderson…Also, […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, JAN. 15, 2015–FROM ‘I AM A MAN’ TO ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’

<strong>JANUARY 15, 2015</strong> <strong>FROM ‘I AM A MAN’ TO ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER'</strong> When the Rev. Martin Luther King was gunned down in 1968 in Memphis—where he had gone to support striking sanitation workers—the workers in the city marched with those iconic signs that read “I Am A Man.” Today—on the day that King would have […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, DEC. 4, 2014–FROM FERGUSON TO NEW YORK CITY: NATIONWIDE, PROTESTERS TAKE TO THE STREETS TO SAY THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER

DECEMBER 4, 2014 FROM FERGUSON TO NEW YORK CITY: NATIONWIDE, PROTESTERS TAKE TO THE STREETS TO SAY THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER Protesters remain on the streets of New York City, in Washington, DC, around the country and world because a second grand jury has failed to indict a White police officer for killing an unarmed […]