‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JULY 29, 2016–‘We Know Freddie Gray Did Not Kill Himself’…Voices of Protest at the DNC…What About Environmental Justice?

Despite the pictures of unity, mass protests were held everyday inside and outside of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on issues of Democratic support for war and the war industry, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty, Black Lives Matter, fracking, and the occupation of Palestine. In the DMV, we learned that no police officers in Baltimore […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JUNE 24, 2016–THE BREXIT, WHAT’S REALLY HAPPENING IN VENEZUELA, ANOTHER COP ACQUITTAL IN BALTIMORE

This week, a continued upswell of activism—and a challenge to business as usual in DC—in the aftermath of the massacre of 49 people inside a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Early in the week, 18 people were arrested after staging a die-in at the headquarters of the powerful pro-gun lobby the National Rifle Association, the NRA, […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, MAY 7, 2015–THE WAR AT HOME AND THE WAR ABROAD

MAY 7, 2015 THE WAR AT HOME AND THE WAR ABROAD We spend the hour with writer and activist Gerald Horne, discussing the Baltimore uprising, police brutality and economics, including the priorities for U.S. spending, war and the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty. GUEST: Professor Gerald Horne. OTHER VOICES: Maria Hamilton, founder of the Million Moms March. […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, APR. 30, 2015–THE DEATH OF FREDDIE GRAY, ECONOMIC VIOLENCE AND THE ‘LOOTING’ OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY

APRIL 30, 2015 THE DEATH OF FREDDIE GRAY, ECONOMIC VIOLENCE AND THE ‘LOOTING’ OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY More so than other cases in this recent spate of deaths at the hands of police, Freddie Gray’s death has allowed the camera aperture to widen to take in the larger picture of economic violence, the life-suffocating impact […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, APR. 23, 2015–MARCHING 250 MILES FOR JUSTICE AND THE DEATH OF FREDDIE GRAY

APRIL 23, 2015 MARCHING 250 MILES FOR JUSTICE As the DMV becomes the focus for the latest death in police custody, 100 marchers in the March2Justice descend on the nation’s capital to stop police violence and murder. Guest: Linda Sarsour of the New York Justice League. Other voices: Jasiri X, Charles Rangel (D-New York), Rep. […]