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"On the Ground: Voices of Resistance from the Nation’s Capital," produced and hosted by Esther Iverem, reports from Washington, DC on social justice activism addressing local, national and international issues.

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"On the Ground: Voices of Resistance from the Nation’s Capital," produced and hosted by Esther Iverem, reports from Washington, DC on social justice activism addressing local, national and international issues.

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JANUARY 21, 2021 – The F-Word: Canadian Scholar Warns of U.S Autocracy… U.S. War Machine and Corporate Media Threaten Russia… Senate Deals Blow to Voting and Democracy… Voting Rights Activists Speak Out on MLK Holid

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JANUARY 21, 2021 – The F-Word: Canadian Scholar Warns of U.S Autocracy… U.S. War Machine and Corporate Media Threaten Russia… Senate Deals Blow to Voting and Democracy… Voting Rights Activists Speak Out on MLK Holid

    The U.S. exports its war economy, this time to the border of Russia. Here at home, the Senate deals a blow, perhaps a lethal blow, to voting rights and democracy. And for this month's episode of the F-Word on fascism, Professor Thomas Homer-Dixon explains why he warned fellow Canadians about the U.S. descending into a violent autocracy. Voting rights activists speak out on MLK holiday. Plus headlines.







    Professor Thomas Homer-Dixon, Professor Gerald Horne, Melanie Campbell, LaTasha Brown, Cliff Albright, the Rev. Liz Theo Harris.







    The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

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    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JANUARY 14, 2022: Marking 20 Years of Torture at Gitmo… Oath Keepers Charged With Sedition for Jan. 6… The U.S. Continues to Fail at Covid… Chantal James Debut Novel… Plus Headlines

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JANUARY 14, 2022: Marking 20 Years of Torture at Gitmo… Oath Keepers Charged With Sedition for Jan. 6… The U.S. Continues to Fail at Covid… Chantal James Debut Novel… Plus Headlines

    Witness Against Torture Rallies at the White House to Mark 20 Years of Torture at the U.S. Guantanamo Detention Center... The U.S. Continues to Fail at Covid... OathKeepers Charged With Sedition for Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S.Capitol... Chantal James Critically Acclaimed Debut Novel... '







    Plus More Headlines: DC Substitute Teachers Protest for Better Wages and Work Conditions... Supreme Court Sinks Biden's Covid Plan... Sinema and Manchin Still Won't Eliminate Jim Crow Filibuster... 80 Groups and MLK Family Plan Voting Rights March for Jan 17 in DC...







    With Dr. Margaret Flowers, Witness Against Torture, Chantal James, Marty Walsh and Jacqueline Pogue Lyons and more.







    CORRECTION: On this show we incorrectly identified the source of this quote referring to the Supreme Court striking down President Biden's covid mandate: "After letting Texas's blatantly unconstitutional abortion ban remain in effect, the Republican justices have now swept into action to kneecap the Biden administration's common-sense public health measure." The statement was made by Brian Fallon, executive director of Demand Justice, not by the dissenting justices. We regret the error and always strive to be accurate.







    The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!







     

    • 55 min
    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JANUARY 7, 2022: Brian Becker, Gerald Horne and DC Residents on the One-Year Anniversary of January 6… Mainstream Fears of Fascism… The Demand for Voting Rights… Plus Headlines

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JANUARY 7, 2022: Brian Becker, Gerald Horne and DC Residents on the One-Year Anniversary of January 6… Mainstream Fears of Fascism… The Demand for Voting Rights… Plus Headlines

    On the one-year anniversary of January 6, DC is still wrestling with the meaning and aftermath of that day, when a violent mob attacked the U.S. Capitol as Donald Trump tried to decertify Joe Biden's win in the 2020 Presidential election. With voices from the streets, and a discussion between activist Brian Becker and Historian Gerald Horne.







    Plus more headlines: Wanda Mosley of Black Voters Matter calls out Biden and Chuck Schumer... Covid cases rise (and mismanagement continues)... Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit against Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger because of racial gerrymandering... Author Marian Williamson spoke to Code Pink Congress about the links between student debt and the military budget.







    The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    • 56 min
    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DECEMBER 31, 2021: End-Of-Year Review, Part 2: From Cop26, to Chile’s Progressive Victory, to Striketober, to the New Fight for Voting Rights and U.S. Democracy

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DECEMBER 31, 2021: End-Of-Year Review, Part 2: From Cop26, to Chile’s Progressive Victory, to Striketober, to the New Fight for Voting Rights and U.S. Democracy

    In Part 1, we covered the January 6th fascist attack on the U.S. Capital, the first year of the Biden administration, the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, ongoing cases of police terror and murder, including here in DC. And, finally, we began our discussion of international news with our geopolitical analyst professor Gerald Horne breaking down the latest on the triangular relationship BETWEEN the United States, Russia and China.







    In Part 2, we pick up that discussion, starting with the victory of Gabriel Boric and progressive forces in Chile over a far-right follower of the former U.S. backed dictator Augusto Pinochet. Also, labor victories and struggles, and the fight for Voting Rights and other basics of American democracy.  







    The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    • 54 min
    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DECEMBER 24, 2021: End-Of-Year Review, Part 1: The Year of the Inflection Point, From January 6, to Chauvin Conviction, To More Police Violence, to Russia, China and Chile

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DECEMBER 24, 2021: End-Of-Year Review, Part 1: The Year of the Inflection Point, From January 6, to Chauvin Conviction, To More Police Violence, to Russia, China and Chile

    Our End-Of-Year Review, Part 1: January 6, to Chauvin Conviction, To More Police Violence, to Russia, China and Chile.







    The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    • 55 min
    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DECEMBER 17, 2021 – The F-Word: Connecting the Dots Between Texas and Nazi Germany… Ethiopians in DC Continue to Protest U.S. Support of TPLF Terrorists… Crunch Time for Voting Rights and BBB

    ‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DECEMBER 17, 2021 – The F-Word: Connecting the Dots Between Texas and Nazi Germany… Ethiopians in DC Continue to Protest U.S. Support of TPLF Terrorists… Crunch Time for Voting Rights and BBB

    For our final episode of the F-Word on fascism for 2021, we present this conversation with our geopolitical analyst, professor Gerald Horne on "The Social Program" podcast with Brian Becker. We pick up the conversation with Gerald talking about how the model of U.S. genocide of the indigenous populations and enslavement of Africans served as a model for fascist Germany. It's crunch time for voting rights and for Biden's Build Back Better Act to support American families. And thousands of Ethiopians continue to march in DC, demanding that the U.S stop supporting the terrorist group the Tigrayan Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF).







    The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here or click on the Support-Donate tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. PATREON NOW HAS A ONE-TIME, ANNUAL DONATION FUNCTION! You can also give a one-time or recurring donation on PayPal. Thank you!

    • 56 min

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