‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPTEMBER 8, 2023: Will Niger Kick Out France But Be Captive by the U.S?… Role of AFL-CIO in Chile Coup 50 Years Ago… Plus Headlines 

It remains to be seen if Niger and Gabon are throwing off French neocolonialism, only to be captured by U.S. imperialism. But in the meantime, they want their countries natural resources to benefit Africans. We speak to historian, political analyst and author Gerald Horne. And, 50 years after the U.S.-backed coup in Chile, organizers remember the role of the AFL-CIO in ushering in a fascist state that murdered Chilean union leaders.

Plus Headlines: Protests outside the French embassy in DC. United Auto Workers have rejected a counteroffer by General Motors as part of ongoing negotiations to avoid a strike, authorized to begin on September 14. Huge private equity firms like Blackstone are both massive funders of fossil fuel projects, which cause climate disasters, and are also new investors or buyers of disaster cleanup companies such as Servpro. Five “Stop Cop City” demonstrators, including faith leaders, were arrested after chaining themselves to construction equipment. Chantal James covered a talk by the author of a new memoir that includes discussions with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Paul Robeson. 500 organizations across the U.S. and world have endorsed the September 17, 2023 March to End Fossils Fuels in New York City. 

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