‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEBRUARY 23, 2024: Richard Becker on Palestine, Israel and the American Empire… Gerald Horne on the ICJ and Navalny… More from “The Occupation of the American Mind…
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In our second excerpt from the documentary, “The Occupation of the American Mind,” Israel’s 1982 attack on Lebanon, and the massacre of hundreds of Palestinians at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, forces Israel to adopt a robust strategy of propaganda called hasbara. And a new book offers the untold history of Israel and Palestinian resistance. We speak with Richard Becker about the just-released second edition of his book, Palestine, Israel, and U.S. Empire.   Please make an urgently needed, tax-deductible donation to support On the Ground. The show is made possible only by our volun ..read more
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‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEBRUARY 16, 2024: ‘The Occupation of the American Mind’ With Sut Jhally…Israel as the Victim… Plus Headlines
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If corporate media’s coverage of the genocide in Gaza leaves you with that upside down feeling, you re not alone. Throughout Israel’s brutal 76-year system of occupation, ethnic cleansing and apartheid in Palestine, it has always portrayed itself not as the occupier but as the victim. We speak to author and film director Sut Jhally. And as Israel’s narrative become more and more over the top this time, perhaps we are witnessing that the propaganda of empire is breaking down along with the empire. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people’s voices on ..read more
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‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEBRUARY 9, 2024: John Pilger’s ‘Palestine is Still The Issue,’ With Excerpts, Discussion and Headlines with Gerald Horne
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John Pilger’s documentary, ‘Palestine is Still the Issue,’ is an unflinching analysis of state terrorism perpetrated by Israel. It is as relevant today as it was when he completed it more than 20 years ago. Then as now, good reporters in Palestine only need show actual facts on the ground to deliver a devastating account of the brutal 76-year occupation, and Palestinian resistance. Plus headlines 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 ..read more
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‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEBRUARY 2, 2024: Chris Hedges on the Death of Israel and How a Settler Colonial State Destroyed Itself. BONUS Extended Podcast with Headlines, Q&A with Hedges and Remarks from New Jersey Muslim Community
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As more than 100,000 Palestinians have been killed or seriously injured in Israel’s ongoing attack on Gaza, we present for this hour journalist and author Chris Hedges speaking on “The Death of Israel: How a Settler Colonial State Destroyed Itself.” Hedges argues that if the Gaza slaughter continues, supported by the United States, the UK and Europe, it signals a dangerous new world order.  Plus Headlines. He spoke January 18, 2024 at the The Islamic Society of Central New Jersey.  He was introduced by Omayma Mansour and the Q&A was moderated by Saffet Catovic. Chris Hedges is a ..read more
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‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JANUARY 26, 2024: World Court Stops Short of Ordering Ceasefire in Gaza But Genocide Case Against Israel Will Go Forward… Bigger Than Roe Women’s March in DC… Plus Headlines
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In its highly anticipated preliminary ruling, the International Court of Justice stops short of ordering a ceasefire in Gaza but will allow South Africa’s case of genocide against Israel to go forward. We discuss the latest with author and historian Gerald Horne. At the Bigger Than Roe Women’s March 2024, Black Lives Matter activists in DC speak out on the link between state violence and reproductive justice. Plus headlines.  With: Gerald Horne, Keanna Johnson, Nee-Nee Tay, Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, Frankie Seabron, Jamila White. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, o ..read more
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‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JANUARY 19, 2024: The F-Word on Fascism: From Gaza to Texas… Palestinian Americans Speak On Relatives Murdered By Israel… Plus Headlines 
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At the historic National March on Washington for Gaza, Palestinian Americans spoke out about the murder of family members, and about the terror and destruction of their homeland by Israel. And in our first episode of The F-Word for 2024, historian Gerald Horne discusses synergy between the settler colonial regimes of Israel and the United States. Plus headlines on the latest in Palestine, vigil on Capitol Hill for slain Gaza journalists, activists protest move of DC’s pro sports teams to Virginia, renown South African photographer Peter Magubane dead at 91… Palestinian athletes mount campaign ..read more
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‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JANUARY 12, 2024: Jon Jeter on Settler Colonialism… S. Africa Brings Genocide Case Against Israel… MD Supreme Court Hears Case About Historic African American Cemetery… Plus Headlines 
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At the International Court of Justice at the Hague, South Africa presents a damning case against Israel for committing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza. And descendants of those buried at a desecrated African American cemetery in Maryland get their day before that states Supreme Court. Plus headlines on U.S./UK attack on Houthis, Rashida Tlaib enters South Africa case against Israelbin Congressional Record, The National March on Washington for Gaza is Saturday Jan. 13, 1 PM, starting at Freedom Plaza.  With Jon Jeter, Marsha Coleman Adebayo,  speakers before the International Co ..read more
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‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JANUARY 5, 2024: Escalation by Israel and U.S. Could Widen War… Family of Man Slain in 2020 by MD Cops Still Fights for Justice… Plus Headlines  
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The Biden administration may say it doesn’t want genocide in Gaza to explode into a regional war, but actions speak louder than words. And four years later, the family of a Maryland man shot to death in police custody, is still seeking justice. Plus headlines on Harvard resignation, an MVP victory, landlocked Ethiopia secures a port, John Pilger RIP, National March on Washington for Palestine January 13.   With Gerald Horne, Gus Griffin, Maryland Coalition for Justice and Police Accountability, @mdcje, ACLU Maryland, @ACLUMD, Marian Gray-Hopkins, @COCMDMV, @tawanda.jones.754, @Justiceforw ..read more
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‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DECEMBER 29, 2023: The Year In Review Part 2: Ukraine War Sinks Europe’s Economy… 200 Years of the Monroe Doctrine… The Sahel Stands Up… And More…  
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This is part two of our look back at 2023, which, as we stated in part one, was a year of resistance. Key to that resistance was telling the true history of exploitation of the Global South by U.S. and European imperialist powers. 2023 marked 75 years since the 1948 Nakba genocide in Palestine, 50 years since the bloody U.S.-backed coup of Salvador Allende in Chile, and 200 years of the deadly U.S. Monroe Doctrine. With Ben Norton, Juan Gonzalez, Bassolma Bazie, and Yasmin from Maryland2Palestine.  The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people ..read more
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‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DECEMBER 22, 2023: The Year In Review Part 1: Issa Amro on Israel as a Fascist State, Jill Stein on Ukraine, the Tyre Nichols Police Murder, More Pipelines as Our Planet Burns, And More… 
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SUPPORT US! This is part one of our look back at 2023. From Palestine to a myriad of protests; from the climate crisis, to police terror, to the African Sahel: this year was a time of continuing and tremendous crisis for the world’s global majority. And it was a time of resistance and for challenging U.S. empire like never before.  When international human rights activist Issa Amro visited Washingon, DC in January 2023, dozens of Palestinians in the West Bank had already been murdered in the new year by IDF soldiers and illegal Jewish settlers. Also at the start of 2023, the brutal beatin ..read more
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