‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCTOBER 4, 2019: Khashoggi Murder One Year Later…70 Years of the People’s Republic of China…Headlines on Guaido Gang Looting Venezuela, Prison Abolition and More…

On this show, calls for justice for Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered one year ago in Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Turkey. And this week also marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of China. What is the impact of China’s revolution today? We speak to Brian Becker of […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JULY 19, 2019: Freshmen Progressive Congresswomen Speak Out…Historic Meeting in Africa…Headlines on House Passage of $15 Min. Wage and More..

After announced immigrant raids all but fizzled, this week, the Trump administration turned to attack four progressive members of Congress, all women of color, who fought back. And as the politics of distraction heats up before the 2020 election, progressive activism keeps the focus on policy and human needs. Plus headlines: Rep. Ilhan Omar introduced […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JUNE 14, 2019: The Rev. William Barber and Faith Leaders Hand ‘Moral Indictment’ to Trump…A ‘Persian Gulf of Tonkin?’…Headlines on Bernie Sanders and Democratic Socialism and More

Rallying in front of the White House this week, faith leaders from around the country handed down what they called a moral indictment against the Trump administration, for a range of wrongs, from denying health care to millions, to ripping migrant children from their parents. And in what some analysts are calling a suspicious provocation […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR APRIL 19, 2019–The F-Word: Francis Boyle on the U.S. Destroying International Law…Peace Activists Occupy Venezuela Embassy… Headlines on Bernie Sanders on Fox, Andrew Yang, DC Hospital Crisis and More…

For this month’s episode of “The F-Word” on fascism, Professor Francis Boyle breaks down how the US is destroying International Law. And in continued solidarity with Venezuelas people and Bolivarian Revolution, peace activists are occupying the Venezuelan embassy at the invitation of the Venezuelan government. We hear what one Puerto Rican activist has to say […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEBRUARY 15, 2019: Gerald Horne on Commemoration of 1619 and Legacy of African Enslavement…Headlines: Ilhan Omar Grills Abrams on War Crimes … Trump’s Wall and ‘Emergency,’ Immigration and More

Gerald Horne on Commemoration of 1619 and Legacy of African Enslavement…Headlines on Trump’s Wall and “National Emergency,” Ilhan Omar Grills Abrams on War Crimes, Immigration, Social Security and More.  If you enjoy our grassroots news show, which we provide free online, on podcast and on Pacifica stations and affiliates, please click here or click on […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JANUARY 11, 2019: Unpaid Federal Workers Rally and Say to Trump: ‘You Are Not a King, I am Not a Pawn, This is Not a Game’

On Thursday,  January 10, hundreds of U.S. federal employees,  joined  by labor union leaders and some members of Congress, rallied near the  White House before marching to the White House, stating that Donald Trump is using them as pawns in an effort to force House Democrats to spend $5.7 billion for a discredited wall or fence […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAR 23, 2018: Marking 15 Years Since the U.S. Invasion of Iraq…Go-Go Music Goes to Ghana…Headlines on Yemen, Sanders Town Hall, Texas Bombings and More

On this show, we mark the 15th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, which killed up to two million Iraqis, displaced millions more and destabilized the entire Middle East. We speak with Sam Husseini, director of media and communications for the Institute for Public Accuracy. Also, DC’s own homegrown music, go-go, just went home […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPT. 15, 2017–The F-Word: Richard Wolff on the Economics of Fascism…Bernie Sanders Introduces Medicare for All Bill…Headlines on Virginia Pipeline Protests and More

It’s the third week of the month and today we have a new episode of ‘The F-Word,’ our series on fascism. We are excited to have as our guest professor and author Richard D. Wolff, co-founder of Democracy at Work and host of the nationally syndicated program ‘Economic Update.’ Headlines on introduction of Medicare for […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JULY 28, 2017: Nina Turner on Our Revolution’s ‘Summer of Progress’…Janine Jackson on Mosul, Fox News and Right-Wing Trolls…Activists Rally for Medicare for All, Trans Rights and BDS

On this show, the political organization, Our Revolution, founded by Senator Bernie Sanders, launches its ‘Summer of Progress’ campaign with a rally on Capitol Hill and a push for eight pieces of legislation called the Peoples platform. We speak to the new president of Our Revolution, former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner. Also, it’s the […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JUNE 23, 2017: Hundreds Attend Vigil for Murdered Muslim Girl…Trumpcare is Not a Secret Anymore…Headlines on Libya’s Slave Markets…DAPL, the Planet, J20 and More… Janine Jackson on Media…Gerald Horne on U.S. Wars 

Today’s packed show is all about resisting the normalization of war abroad and at home, resisting the idea that militarism, police terror and hate crimes will accepted as part of a new hyper reality. We hear voices from among the hundreds that gathered in DC for a vigil for Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old Muslim girl […]