‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEBRUARY 21, 2020: The F-Word: Omali Yeshitela on Fighting Colonialism Versus Fascism…Billionaire Smackdown at Presidential Debate…Remembering Marcelino dos Santos


ON THE GROUND FOR FEBRUARY 21, 2020

As Bernie Sanders continues to surge in the presidential race , he gets an assist in putting billionaires in their place. We speak to political scientist Niambi Carter about the competition in the Democratic Party and the Trump administration’s proposed budget. And in this month’s episode of “The F-Word,” Omali Yeshitela, head of the African People’s Socialist Party, says that the majority of the world needs to fight colonialism rather than fascism. Historian Gerald Horne also joins us for news from Africa and the Pan-African Film Festival.

  • Headlines: Fireworks at the Democratic Nevada debate and Trump’s proposed budget.
  • Wet’suwet’en protests in Canada continue. U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear  oral arguments on whether a pipeline can cross the Appalachian Trail. Chantal James reports on panel featuring indigenous environmental activists.
  • 10,000 DMV Safeway grocery store workers rallied  to set a strike vote.
  • A coalition of peace and press freedom activists is planning daily rallies starting February 24th when a London hearing is scheduled to begin to determine if Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will be extradited to the United States.
  • On Friday February 28, members of the Venezuela Embassy Protectors collective are scheduled to head back to court. Their first trial resulted in a hung jury and on the 28th they will learn if the Trump administration plans to try their case again..

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Photo: credit: image of Omali Yeshitela from the African People’s Socialist Party

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