Our Revolution's 'Summer of Progress'

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Mon, 07/31/2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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, its the fourth Friday and media critic Janine Jackson is in the house to discuss possible U.S. war crimes in Mosul, Fox News and right-wing trolls. Headlines on Trump's Trans ban in the military; in the midst of the healthcare debate, Medicare turns 52; activists protest anti-BDS Senate bill and Gerald Horne discusses Russia-China military maneuvers, the RayMcGovern-Bill Binney report on the DC 'hack' and solidarity with Venezuela. 

On The Ground"Voices of Resistance from the Nations Capital (www.onthegroundshow.org) is a weekly show that brings alternative news from DC. We cover social justice activism and activists, those who are in the DC area and those who come to DC from across the nation or from across the globe to speak truth to power. Esther Iverem, creator, executive producer and host, is an award-winning journalist, poet, visual artist and activist. Her most recent book is We Gotta Have It: Twenty Years of Seeing Black at the Movies (Hatchette Book Group).

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