‘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 28, 2019: Journalist and Author Jon Jeter on Corporate Media and the Framing of News…DC Mayor and Police Ordered by Court to Record Stop-and-Frisk Data…Headlines on Border Crisis, Supreme Court Decisions, G20 and More…

From U.S. warmongering, to the imprisonment of Julian Assange, to the stories that movies tell us. We have an in-depth conversation about corporate media and national and international news with journalist Jon Jeter. And after three years of delay by Mayor Bowser and DC police, a Superior Court judge orders Washington, DC to begin collecting […]

‘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 JUNE 7, 2019: Thom Hartmann on the U.S. and Guns…Lawmakers Question the FBI about White Supremacists…And Are Relations with China Turning Dangerous?

At the second in a series of congressional hearings on white supremacist violence in the United States, lawmakers questioned this week the priorities and placement of resources by the FBI and other federal agencies. And as the United States faces the horror of the latest mass shooting in Virginia Beach, a new book traces Americas […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 31, 2019: African Liberation Day 2019…Activists Denounce U.S. Sanctions on Zimbabwe…Saving a Public Hospital in the Nation’s Capital…Plus Headlines

Marchers rallied at the White House on May 25th for African Liberation Day and called on the Trump administration to end crippling sanctions against the Southern African country of Zimbabwe. And in DC, advocates for quality health care vow to continue the fight for DC’s only full service hospital east of the Anacostia River. Plus […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 24, 2019: Six Children Die During (or Just After) U.S. Border Custody…The White Nationalism of Walt Whitman…Headlines on Assange, Venezuela Embassy, Climate Strike and More…

With the deaths of six migrant children in U.S. custody–and hundreds more children still separated from their parents–when will cruel immigration policies bear any responsibility for cruel outcomes? And as DC and cities around the United States launch celebrations of the poet of democracy, Walt Whitman, we speak to one historian about new bodies of […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 17, 2019: The U.S. Breaks Into Venezuela Embassy and Arrests Activists…Part 2 Interview with Gerald Horne on ‘White Supremacy Confronted’…Plus Headlines: Fourth Migrant Child Dies in Feds Custody, Green New Deal Tour and More…

The U.S. breaks Into Venezuela embassy and arrests activists…Part 2 Interview with Gerald Horne on New S. Africa Book, ‘White Supremacy Confronted’…Plus Headlines: Fourth Migrant Child Dies in Feds Custody, Green New Deal Tour and More…  If you enjoy our grassroots news show, which we provide free online, on podcast and on Pacifica stations and […]

‘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 APRIL 12, 2019: Voices on Hate Crimes and Rising White Nationalism… Protesters Support Julian Assange…Headlines on Barr, Beating a Go-Go Music Ban and More…

This week’s important Congressional hearing on Hate Crimes and White Nationalism was marred by bitter partisan politics, but the four-hour meeting produced rare testimony about the dangerous rise in intimidation and violence from those espousing hate. And in the aftermath of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange being expelled from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, will the […]

‘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 […]