‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR AUGUST 11, 2023: Gerald Horne on Niger… Scott Ritter and Garland Nixon Mark Hiroshima Bombing… Plus Headlines 

The military takeover in Niger provides a lens though which we can see the impact of post-colonial exploitation of Africa. We continue our conversation with professor Gerald Horne about the international implications of this flashpoint. And the 78th anniversary of the dropping of an atomic bomb on the people of Hiroshima is occurring as a movie about the “father” of the bomb, Robert j Oppenheimer, is box office hit. Former Iraq weapons inspector Scott Ritter and political analyst Garland Nixon spoke at commemoration near the United Nations. Plus headlines.

Photo: Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga of Mali speaks in support of the new government in Niger.