‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 8, 2020: Past as Present: The Killing of Ahmaud Aubrey…May Day Protests, Labor Rights and The People’s Bailout…Plus Headlines and Much More

From the cold-blooded killing of a young black man in Georgia, to imperialist attacks by the US around the world, the present is echoing the past. We speak to our geopolitical analyst professor Gerald Horne. And we go to the streets of DC to hear voices from the Shutdown DC-Climate Strike protest on May Day. Also, voices from the National People’s Bailout action. Plus headlines: –Dems promise to unveil a “Rooseveltian” coronavirus aid package for the American people. –Rep. Rashida Tlaib, democrat of Michigan, tells journalists Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper that Congress lacks “urgency.” –New COVID-19 and unemployment numbers. –The right-wing uses COVID-19 as a cover to rollback hard-won rights. –Chantal James reports on state lawmakers using the crisis to further intrude on women’s reproductive health and rights. -The Justice Department drops all charges against former Trump staffer Mike Flynn. –Two men arrested in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery. –U.S. attacks on Venezuela and Cuba. –New items on history, culture and media.

Voices: Gerald Horne, Philip Agnew, Sayokla Kindness, Liz Butler, Kathleen Brophy, Hope Neyer, Serge Kostin.

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Correction: Some versions of this show misidentified Michael Flynn. He was briefly President Trump’s National Security Advisor.

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