‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEBRUARY 18, 2022: U.S. Ups War Tensions with Russia… The F-Word for BHM: 70 Years Ago, the Civil Rights Congress Charged the U.S. with Genocide… Plus Headlines 

As the U.S. continues to ratchet up war tensions with Russia, there are fresh attacks on ethnic Russian communities in Eastern Ukraine. And as Western journalists and pundits take great license with the term genocide, Esther Iverem and Professor Gerald Horne discuss the legacy of the Civil Rights Congress. Seventy years ago, the Civil Rights Congress documented scores of lynchings and extrajudicial police killings and charged the U.S. with genocide against African Americans.

Plus more headlines: Americans held vigils across the the United States urging that more than $9 billion that belongs to Afghanistan be returned to the Afghanistan people, who are starving and dying during the harsh winter.  DC substitute teachers continue to demand fair pay and a rally marking “A Day Without Immigrants.” WPFW News Director Askia Muhammad dies at the age of 76.

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