‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPTEMBER 22, 2023: Enough is Enough!… Australian MPs in DC Call for Julian Assange’s Freedom… World Meetings Further Sign That the U.S. Unipolar Moment is Over… Plus Headlines  

Members of the Australian Parliament speak in DC to call for release of imprisoned publisher Julian Assange… Portion of speech by Colombian President Gustavo Petro at UN… Gerald Horne: world meetings are further sign that the U.S. unipolar moment is over but Blinken still doubles down on two-front cold war…Poland’s president calls Ukraine’s head of state a ‘drowning man’ that is dangerous…

Plus Headlines: it looks increasingly likely that the U.S. federal government will shut down on October 1, 2023… United Auto Workers president Shawn Fain says that a general strike of all its 150,000 workers against the big thee auto makers is still on the table… GM and Ford made record profits but are paying an average combined tax rate of just one percent… Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and other lawmakers have introduced a resolution that apologizes for the role the United States played in the deadly 1973 military coup in Chile, and calls for release of all secret government documents about the coup and the mass murders, torture, and decades of fascist terror that followed… The American Library Association reveals that a record number of library books, all by or about people of color or the LGBTQ community, were challenged during the first eight months of 2023.

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