‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 18, 2018: The F-Word–Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka on Dangers to Freedom of Speech and Democracy…Peace Activists Say Try Netanyahu for War Crimes….Launch of Poor People’s Campaign at U.S. Capitol…Plus Headlines

On today’s show, a tremendous week in DC, marked by demonstrations denouncing that massacre of peaceful protesters in Gaza and the launch of the national Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. And it’s the third show of the month, our time to talk about fascism on our segment The F-Word. Jill Stein […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 4, 2018: May Day 2018…Comedian Michelle Wolf Shakes Up the Beltway Press…Headlines on Teachers, Auto Emissions Lawsuit, Report from New Museum on Lynching and More…

On today’s show, voices from May Day, International Workers Day, celebrated here in DC, in solidarity with people around the country and world. And that performance by comedian Michelle Wolf at the White House Correspondents Dinner is still raising controversy. And the response to it is proof positive that the corporate media can dish it […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR APRIL 20, 2018: The F-Word: Ray McGovern on the Military-Industrial Complex, Syria and ‘RussiaGate’…Headlines on Gaza, Wells Fargo, China and More…

On today’s show former CIA officer turned peace activist Ray McGovern on what is really happening in Syria, what ‘Russiagate’ is really about, and breaking news about all the DC palace intrigue, chaos, positioning, spinning and plotting. Of course Gerald Horne joins us to break down international news. More Headlines: -Some members of Congress have […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR APRIL 6, 2018: 50 Years After King’s Assassination…At The Rally To End Racism…Activists Condemn Massacre of Palestinians by IDF and U.S. Police Killings…Plus Headlines

This week and show marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. We speak with Sean Blackmon, organizer in the Movement for Black Lives. we also have Voices from the Rally to End Racism and from a rally to condemn the massacre of unarmed Palestinian protesters by Israel Defense […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAR 30, 2018: ‘Gaslighting’ the Public…Media Critic Janine Jackson on 50 Years After Kerner…15 Years After Start of Iraq Invasion…Unheard Voices from the March for Our Lives and Headlines on Education, Climate and More…

On today’s show, truth and lies in the news. ‘Gaslighting’ is a form of manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, hoping to make them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. We speak with media critic Janine Jackson and with our geopolitical […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAR 16, 2018: The F-Word: Margaret Stevens on Fascism Exported to the Caribbean and Africa…Students Say Disarm the NRA…Gerald Horne on May’s Russia Gamble…Headlines on Yemen, Deregulation of Banks and More…

On this show, our first 2018 episode of ‘The F-Word,’ when we talk about fascism. Professor Margaret Stevens, author of the new book, Red International and Black Caribbean: Communists in New York City, Mexico and the West Indies 1919 to 1939, joins us And one million students marching around the country to demand sensible gun […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEB. 2, 2018: Muslim-Refugee Ban: A Year of Resistance…Horne and Wolff on the State of the Union…Headlines on Fossil Free Fast, Black Lives Matter and More

At the end of January 2018, there were dozens of actions in and around DC this week, some related to the now infamous State of the Union address. Some dealing, rather, with the REALITIES we face like climate change and the U.S. government’s involvement in wars and attacks in the Middle East. In the second […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DEC. 22, 2017–The F-Word: Christopher Chambers on Corporate Media…The ‘Potomac Pipeline’ Threatens DC Area…Headlines on DACA, Tax Scam, Medical Marijuana…Gerald Horne on ANC Elections and International Rebuke to Trump on Jerusalem

This year’s final segment of The F-Word, our monthly discussion of fascism and fascist directions, this month with Georgetown media studies professor Christopher Chambers. We also hear voices from a protest this week against a controversial pipeline project, this one directly impacting the nation’s capital. Headlines: DACA, Tax Scam, Medical Marijuana…Gerald Horne on ANC elections […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DEC. 15, 2017: Activists, Legislators and Policymakers Rally at the FCC , Vow to Fight the Killing of Net Neutrality…Headlines on Germany, EU and Rwanda

The Federal Communications Commission votes to scrap Net Neutrality rules that ensure equal access to the Internet for everyone. Now, corporations like Comcast and Verizon can create fast lanes and slow lanes of Internet traffic, sabotage the content of rivals, block content and charge websites to simply reach their users. On the Ground was at […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DEC. 8, 2017: Richard Wolff on the GOP Tax ‘Flim-Flam’…Gerald Horne on Jerusalem and Honduras…Millennials Protest Environmental Destruction.

On this show, economist Richard Wolff discusses the GOP tax plan”some call it a tax scam” which experts say would be one of the largest transfers of wealth to the one percent in the history of the United States. Gerald Horne on Jerusalem and Honduras. And with other measures tucked into the tax bill, such […]