‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, OCT. 22, 2015–BLACK JACOBINS: THE U.S., THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION AND THE ORIGINS OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

OCTOBER 22, 2015 Today, a history of social justice. We speak with prolific author and activist Gerald Horne about his new book, Confronting Black Jacobins: The U.S., the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic. The book chronicles the world and historic impact of the Haitian Revolution, which was the product of the […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015–THE MIGRATION CRISIS AND ITS ROOT IN IMPERIALIST WARS, INTERVENTION AND DESTRUCTION. ALSO, ANTI-WAR ACTIVISTS CELEBRATE THE IRAN-NUCLEAR DEAL

SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 This month’s installment of “The F Word” is all about the migration crisis and the root of that crisis in imperialist wars, plunder and destruction. Also, anti-war activists supporting the Iran-nuclear deal celebrate a victory and there are actions to end the blockade on Cuba. Guests: Gerald Horne and Arturo Viscarra. Other […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, JULY 23, 2015–THE LINKS BETWEEN CUBA AND THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, SANDRA BLAND DIES IN POLICE CUSTODY

JULY 23, 2015 A new video shows the racist bullying, assault and arrest of Sandra Bland by Texas state trooper Brian Encinia. And the island nation of Cuba scores a victory against its big racist, bullying neighbor to its North. A look at the links between Cuba, which celebrates the re-opening of its embassy in […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, JULY 2, 2015–THE ATTORNEY FOR FREDDIE GRAY’S FAMILY SPEAKS AND GERALD HORNE DISCUSSES U.N. PRESSURE ON THE U.S.

JULY 2, 2015 The attorney for Freddie Gray’s family urges Black law students to be strong advocates for the Black community. Also, should the United Nations pressure the U.S. about terrorist attacks against African Americans?. Guests and Voices: Gerald Horne and William H.”Billy” Murphy delivering the 36th annual memorial lecture to the Charles Hamilton Houston […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, JUNE 18, 2015–THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF JUNETEENTH INTERSECTS WITH AN INCREASINGLY URGENT BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT AND THE MASSACRE OF NINE AFRICAN-AMERICANS BY AN AVOWED WHITE SUPREMACIST

JUNE 18, 2015 THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF JUNETEENTH INTERSECTS WITH AN INCREASINGLY URGENT BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT AND THE MASSACRE OF NINE AFRICAN-AMERICANS BY AN AVOWED WHITE SUPREMACIST…AND CAN PEOPLE POWER OVERCOME THE CORPORATE STATE AND THE TPP? THIS MONTH’S INSTALLMENT OF ‘THE F-WORD. Also headlines. Guests and Voices: Lynae Pindell of Baltimore Say Her […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, MAY 7, 2015–THE WAR AT HOME AND THE WAR ABROAD

MAY 7, 2015 THE WAR AT HOME AND THE WAR ABROAD We spend the hour with writer and activist Gerald Horne, discussing the Baltimore uprising, police brutality and economics, including the priorities for U.S. spending, war and the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty. GUEST: Professor Gerald Horne. OTHER VOICES: Maria Hamilton, founder of the Million Moms March. […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, APR. 2, 2015–VOICES OF POETS AND GERALD HORNE DISCUSSES MEDIA AND RACE

APRIL 2, 2015 VOICES OF POETS AND GERALD HORNE At the start of National Poetry Month, touted as the largest literary celebration in the world, voices of poets on today’s show. And Gerald Horne joins us to discuss the latest media excursion into race. Guests and voices: Gerald Horne, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Tomkat, Niki Herd,DC’s Youth […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, MAR. 5, 2015–BEFORE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF BLOODY SUNDAY, A NEW JUSTICE REPORT REVEALS SYSTEMATIC ATTEMPT TO DEPRIVE AFRICAN AMERICANS OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

MARCH 5, 2015 AS THE NATION PREPARE TO COMMEMORATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF BLOODY SUNDAY, a new justice report reveals a systematic attempt to deprive African Americans of their constitutional rights. Also, the documentary “India’s Daughter,” about the shame of rape culture in India, is banned in that country. Guests and Voices: U.S. Attorney General […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, JAN. 22, 2015–FROM SELMA TO FERGUSON TO GAZA TO HERE, #RECLAIM MLK WEEKEND

JANUARY 22, 2015 FROM SELMA TO FERGUSON TO GAZA TO HERE On #RECLAIM MLK WEEKEND, thousands of people, from Oakland to LA to Miami to Maine, to New York City and of course to DC were out in the streets, continuing to draw the links between denied human rights and state violence here in the […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, OCT. 30, 2014–AN INTERVIEW WITH GERALD HORNE ABOUT HIS BOOK, RACE TO REVOLUTION: THE U.S. AND CUBA DURING SLAVERY AND JIM CROW

OCT. 30, 2014 THE UNITED STATES AND CUBA have a complex, centuries-long relationship involving slaves, Jim Crow and revolution. An interview with Gerald Horne about his book, Race to Revolution:The U.S. and Cuba during Slavery and Jim Crow. Headlines and more. Final week of the fall fund drive.