‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEBRUARY 24, 2017: Cornel West and Malik Zulu Shabazz Debate Which Way Under Trump…Headlines on DAPL, Pruitt, Bannon on the NSC, Oscars

This week marked one month, or 30 days, since Donald Trump took office and, during that time, he has ramped up raids and deportations of undocumented workers–including this week a brain tumor patient taken from her hospital bed and sent to a detention facility. He has gutted environmental regulations and human rights rules and tried […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPT. 16, 2016: Social Movements and the Surveillance State-REBROADCAST

As the 15th anniversary of 9/11 is commemorated and the movie “Snowden” opens in theaters, a rebroadcast of this important panel discussion, ‘Social Movements and the Surveillance State’ featuring Chip Gibbons (Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation) Brandi Collins (Color Of Change) Hendrik Voss (School of the Americas Watch) and Dr. Maha Hilal (National […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JULY 8, 2016–THE POLICE KILLINGS OF ALTON STERLING AND PHILANDO CASTILE; WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE MOVEMENT FOR BLACK LIVES; WORDS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF FIGHTERS FOR LEGAL JUSTICE

THIS WEEK HAS BEEN A WEEK OF STATE VIOLENCE, RAGE AND MOURNING—A TRIANGLE OF POLICE KILLINGS from Baton Rouge Louisiana, To St. Paul Minnesota, to New York City. And then Thursday night five Dallas police officers were shot to death and seven others seriously injured by what is believed to be at least two snipers. […]

‘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 FOR APR. 8, 2016–VOICES FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, AND DOES THE CBC REPRESENT BLACK PEOPLE OR CORPORATIONS?

A new generation of civil rights advocates question whether the Black Congressional Caucus is working for Black people or for corporations. And while leaders of 50 nations gathered here last week to talk about the threat of nuclear terrorism, anti-nuclear forces said to U.S. leaders, well, WHY NOT start with the getting rid of the […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, OCT 9, 2014–OCTOBER 9 MARKS TWO MONTHS SINCE THE KILLING OF MICHAEL BROWN, NATIONAL MOBILIZATION PREPARES TO CONVERGE IN FERGUSON

OCT. 9, 2014 OCTOBER 9 MARKS TWO MONTHS SINCE THE KILLING OF MICHAEL BROWN and there have been NO arrests. A national mobilization prepares to converge in Ferguson. Guests and voices: Matt Nelson, Color of Change; Richard Prince, Eugene Puryear, Katea Stitt and excerpts from the movie “Disruption.” Week One of Fall Fundraiser.