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Woodstock Urges Roaming

Radical journalist Andrew Kopkind wrote about the Woodstock Peace and Music Fair in August 1969, just days after the event. "When we find out we have to fight for love,...
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LF SHOW EXCLUSIVE: Exile of Bolsonaro’s Brazil: Feminist Debora Diniz

  Death threats and violence are driving Brazilian dissidents into exile, including feminists, LGBTQ+ leaders and anyone speaking out against the violent extremism of Jair Bolsanaro, the Donald Trump of...
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Accessible Art: Jaye Moon’s “Call Me by Your Name”

  Jaye Moon is an Asian American artist in New York who makes urban art on political themes. She has a mural up this summer at 50 Avenue A in...
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Chinese Women Then And Now: Yang Lan, China’s Premier TV Anchor

  In this web exclusive, Yang Lan, China’s most well-known and well-respected media personality, talks about Her Village Academy, and shares insights on the way women's lives in China have...
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New Justice: A World Beyond Prisons

New Justice: A World Beyond Prisons

  Prisons, police and punishment through incarceration. Are they with us forever in the land of the free? Sustained campaigns for change are beginning to pay off. At the community...
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The Mad Military Money Machine

  There’s something sick about US Military spending. It’s certainly not keeping anyone safe. This week, why we the public spend billions on bad technology and what happens to service...
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Housing as a Human Right

  The great American housing crunch and what organizing can do about it. In this episode of The Laura Flanders Show, we discuss some of the challenges and victories in...
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Design for Justice: Disabled Hackers are Leading the Way

  Can technology advance society if it doesn't include all of society? This week, we talk to three disability justice activists who have ideas about how tech can ensure design,...
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Love and Rage at the Border: An Artistic Uprising

  In July 2019, we joined an artistic uprising in El Paso, Texas with folks from One Billion Rising, La Mujer Obrera, and more, who rise against the systemic violence...
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Listening to Our Better Angels

  Red, blue, rich, poor, country, city, left or right. Chances are you probably fall into one of those categories. And you may be quite happy where you are. The...
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A Hub for Radical Thinking: Bluestockings Bookstore & Activist Center

  For the past 20 years, the Bluestockings Bookstore & Activist Center has established itself as a hub of radical thought in New York City's Lower East Side. How can...
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Feminists Writing History: Cherríe Moraga and adrienne maree brown

  This week on the show, native hearts and pleasure. We go in-depth with two feminist authors and a feminist bookstore. First to Barnard College for a talk with Chicana...
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Democracy: Past, Present… and Future?

  Don't remember the past? Does that mean that you're condemned to repeat it? What does our country's past tell us about our present— and how can it help us...
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Stonewall 100: Riotous Past, Rapturous Futures

  Fifty years ago at The Stonewall Inn, gay pride took the form of a riot, not a parade. Today, the question remains as relevant as ever: Just how do...
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Aging Isn’t A Problem, Ageism Is

  Someone turns 65 every 8 seconds in this country, and as our elderly population grows, so does the need to build an economy around our future selves. In this...
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Mary Robinson: Women Leading on Climate Change

  In April 2019, Laura interviewed Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and U.N. Special Envoy on Climate Change, at the Bellagio Women's Leadership Forum. Robinson speaks on producing visionary...
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Community Land Trusts: A Model for Reparations?

  400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, many people agree reparations are due, but what would they look like? How about affordable property put into Black...
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2019-05-20

Special Report: Whose Economy Is It? Ours.

  Our city's economy – what is it for? New York's has been very good at piling up profits and building tall buildings. But all that private profit has come...
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Can It Happen Here?

Can it happen here? Absolutely it can. Even in a liberal bastion. A few weeks ago, a handful of white supremacists marched into a bookstore in Washington D.C., temporarily disrupting...
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Dance as World-Changing Movement: Alice Sheppard and STREB

Two artists who expand our ideas about beauty, risk, mobility, and inclusion. Wheelchair dancer and esteemed choreographer Alice Sheppard, and MacArthur Genius Award-winning action architect Elizabeth Streb. What difference does...
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adrienne maree brown: Pleasure Activism and Black Women’s Legacy of Joy

Get the full interview by becoming a supporter on our Patreon! We must recognize that “pleasure is a measure of freedom,” that’s the first ambition writer, healer, and teacher adrienne...
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Standing Up To The Sacklers

Purdue Pharma and other opioid makers are facing thousands of suits, accusing them of sparking a deadly opioid epidemic. But what's that got to do with your local art museum...
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Web Exclusive: Will Schumer See The Sunrise?

Seven activists were arrested on Tuesday, April 30, while demonstrating outside Senator Chuck Schumer's office, demanding that he sponsor a Green New Deal Resolution. "In its current form, the Green...
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Chattanooga to Karachi: Resilient Under Violence

A suspicious fire and a white power symbol at a legendary leadership school in the U.S. South. And a brutal backlash to a women's rights march in Pakistan. This week,...
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Minicast Exclusive – Teachers on Trial: Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton

Get the full minicast when you join our Patreon community!     Search for school cheating stories today and you’ll find a slew of articles and news reports on parents...
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Lyra McKee, Shot Dead In Derry, Reported on the Uncomfortable

I had the honor of receiving an Izzy Award this year, named after dissident journalist I.F. Stone. Presented by the Park Center for Independent Media, the ceremony had me thinking...
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Drawing Comix at the Margins

Drawing Comix at the Margins

Far more than an escape, comics can pack a political punch, and so do our guests. First up, Mohammad Saba’aneh describes how he transposed his lived experience to the page,...
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Excerpt: Afro-centric Education and Black Power in Bed-Stuy

Excerpt: Afro-centric Education and Black Power in Bed-Stuy

"How do we put self-empowerment at the center of schools?" We visit Ember Charter Schools for Mindful Education, a culturally-responsive school in Brooklyn's Bedford Stuyvesant. With over 40 nations represented,...
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Integration Won’t Solve Racism in Schools

  Segregation in education is as bad as ever, and no end appears to be in sight. So what approaches might make a difference? What if segregation, per se, wasn’t...
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Are Women Better At Waging Peace?

Are Women Better At Waging Peace?

Making the future while surviving a war. In humanity’s never ending war stories, combat makes the news, but the macho gaze misses the complex reality and tends to ignore the...
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Laura Flanders Awarded An Izzy Award

Izzy Award to Be Shared By Earth Island Journal and Journalists Laura Flanders, Dave Lindorff and Aaron Maté The Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College has announced that this...
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Can Marijuana Create a Path to Justice?

Can Marijuana Create a Path to Justice?

The fight to legalize marijuana has never been easy, as evidenced by the recent collapse of months-long efforts in New Jersey and New York. A key issue in both is...
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Remembering Marielle Franco

Remembering Marielle Franco

Just days before the one year anniversary of activist Marielle Franco's assassination in Brazil, prosecutors there charged two former police officers with her murder. Those arrests may provide a partial...
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Web Exclusive: Fran and David Korten – Anti-Capitalist Love

Fran and David Korten – Anti-Capitalist Love

Fran and David Korten, entrepreneurs, longtime anti-capitalist advocates for global economic justice, and married couple. They speak to us about their lifelong efforts to challenge the capitalist and privatizing schemes...
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The State of Human Rights in Brazil – K.K Verdade

The State of Human Rights in Brazil – K.K Verdade

K.K Verdade of Fundo ELAS, Brazil's largest and only women's foundation, updates us on the fight for human rights post-Bolsonaro's election, gender ideology, and how Marielle Franco's fight still continues.
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Gender Ideology: A Pretext for Murder in Brazil

Gender Ideology: A Pretext for Murder in Brazil

  #EleNao! Just days before the anniversary of activist Marielle Franco's assassination in Brazil, prosecutors there charged two former police officers with her murder. Those arrests may provide a partial...
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New Media, Old Problems: Buzzfeed, Vox, and Vice Unionize

New Media, Old Problems: Buzzfeed, Vox, and Vice Unionize

The media layoffs are here. It's new media’s sky-is-falling moment. Instead of the promised golden age, we're seeing rolling cutbacks and massive layoffs at digital darlings like VICE and BuzzFeed....
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How To Stop Letting The System Screw Us All: Jaclyn Friedman

How To Stop Letting The System Screw Us All: Jaclyn Friedman

We talk a lot about economics on the show, but we're not just economic beings, we're human ones, with a wide range of wants and desires; including desires for sex....
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Sex, Pleasure, and Liberation: Desire in A World Transformed

Sex, Pleasure, and Liberation: Desire in A World Transformed

Regulation, degradation, shaming, blaming - enough! Is it time for sexual liberation yet? We talk a lot about sex but not often enough about pleasure, On today's show we try...
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The Need For Accessible Technology – Chancey Fleet

The Need For Accessible Technology – Chancey Fleet

What's missing in the tech industry? We need developers to really know something about accessibility and to challenge the notion that some things are too visual, says Chancey Fleet in...
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International Women’s Day: the View from Kyrgyzstan

International Women’s Day: the View from Kyrgyzstan

Britain's John Smith Trust works with up and coming leaders who are building civil society in the former Soviet Union. The Trust recently invited Laura (along with her sister Stephanie,...
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Tech: Existential Threat or Life Support?

Tech: Existential Threat or Life Support?

Days of wonder, days of rage. We're living through an information revolution as profound as any since Gutenberg and the printing press, but are we the people, the so-called "users",...
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The City as Living Laboratory: Mary Miss

The City as Living Laboratory: Mary Miss

In this excerpt we visit Mary Miss, a Guggenheim fellow and celebrated artist, whose organization, The City as Living Laboratory, strives to empower people to create not the cliché of...
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Commoning Our Cities: Mary Miss, Silvia Federici, Peter Linebaugh

Commoning Our Cities: Mary Miss, Silvia Federici, Peter Linebaugh

Reinventing our cities and re-enchanting the world. Who gets a say in designing where they live? What if more of us did? This week, we visit Mary Miss, a Guggenheim...
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A Love Letter to Long Island City

A Love Letter to Long Island City

Amazon might no longer be putting its headquarters here, but Western Queens and specifically, Long Island City are a new frontier for New York City's politicized land battles. A Long...
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NYC Organizers Say #NOHQ2 and Win

NYC Organizers Say #NOHQ2 and Win

Amazon’s New York City headquarters is off. As we go to air, it looks as if the mega-seller has pulled out of its plan to locate in New York. In...
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The Pregnancy to Prison Pipeline: Media Matters

The Pregnancy to Prison Pipeline: Media Matters

As the President sounds off about holy babies born and unborn, we talk about the ongoing criminalization of women who happen to get pregnant. What has been the media’s role...
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Affordable Internet, One Rooftop at a Time

Affordable Internet, One Rooftop at a Time

In this excerpt, we learn how Eastern Tennesee and Detroit are reclaiming their right to accessible, affordable internet, one rooftop at a time.
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By Every Means Necessary: Southern Progressives Are Shaking Up Politics

By Every Means Necessary: Southern Progressives Are Shaking Up Politics

When you live in the rural South, your story rarely makes the news, but Southern activists are shaking things up, with their votes, and their broadband transmitter too. This week,...
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Green New Deal, Yellow Vests

Green New Deal, Yellow Vests

Is the climate movement heating up? This week on the show, activists at all levels of the climate justice movement discuss how inter-generational, cross-coalition, and global organizing is taking control...
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Excerpt: How Central Bankers Rigged the World: Nomi Prins

Excerpt: How Central Bankers Rigged the World: Nomi Prins

In Nomi Prins' new book "Collusion," she reveals the collaboration between central bankers as they control global markets and dictate economic policy from Wall Street to Main Street.
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Excerpt: Artificial Money Feeds the Financial System

Excerpt: Artificial Money Feeds the Financial System

Author Nomi Prins explains how central bankers have cornered themselves in a catch 22 with artificial money.
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Revolution at the Federal Reserve: Nomi Prins and Thomas Hanna

Revolution at the Federal Reserve: Nomi Prins and Thomas Hanna

This week, as Jim Yong Kim resigns from the World Bank, we talk about the way central banks steer world development and for whom. Former Goldman Sachs managing director Nomi...
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American Decline: A Case for Optimism

American Decline: A Case for Optimism

This week, Soul Fire Farm’s Leah Penniman talks with Chris Hedges, author of "America: The Farewell Tour," about environmental threats, societal breakdown, and how we might come back together as...
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Automating Inequality: Virginia Eubanks

Automating Inequality: Virginia Eubanks

SUNY professor and author Virginia Eubanks on how our government and corporations are erasing social services through unequal digital practices.
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Hallelujah Farewell: Chris Hedges and Reverend Billy with Savitri D.

Hallelujah Farewell: Chris Hedges and Reverend Billy with Savitri D.

Farewell to America, or just to this year? This week, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Chris Hedges explains why President Donald Trump is just the predictable end of a long sad history...
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White Women Showing Up for Racial Justice: SURJ

White Women Showing Up for Racial Justice: SURJ

We meet the co-founders of SURJ, Showing Up for Racial Justice, and ask tough questions about white women voters and race while looking back at the 2018 midterm elections.
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Fandango at the Border: Arturo O’Farrill

Fandango at the Border: Arturo O’Farrill

Grammy Award Winner Arturo O’Farrill introduces Laura to the hi-pinky salute across the border, which he hopes will turn into an international symbol of humanity over commodity.
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Fandango at the Vote: SURJ & Arturo O’Farrill

Fandango at the Vote: SURJ & Arturo O’Farrill

Looking back on the midterm elections, we ask the tough questions about white women voters and race, then get introduced to the hi-pinky salute across the border. We meet the...
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Kingston Calling: Making Media Into Action

Radio Kingston Calling: Making Media Into Action

For many, mass movements have made them aware of media's failure to inform and represent them. Activists are now working to make their own media, and to rebuild the empowering...
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North Dakota’s Native American Voter Suppression: Michelle Cook and Hartman Deetz

North Dakota’s Native American Voter Suppression: Michelle Cook and Hartman Deetz

The Supreme Court ruled in October 2018 to uphold a lower decision requiring North Dakota voters to bring proof of residential address to the polls. Many Native Americans living on...
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The Next Economy: Worker-Led, for Public Interest

The Next Economy: Worker-Led, for Public Interest

10 years since the financial crash we've learned that there exists in the US not just one economy, but many, as well as many kinds of economic actors. From platform...
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Excerpt: What Are The Most Shocking Things Affecting Your City?

Excerpt: What Are The Most Shocking Things Affecting Your City?

Listen to officials, activists, and theorists from across the world talk about the most pressing issues in their cities from our full episode filmed at the TNI conference. In cities,...
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Decolonize Is A Verb: Anti Columbus Day Tour 2018

Decolonize Is A Verb: Anti Columbus Day Tour 2018

Up to 1,000 people were in attendance at the American Museum of Natural History for the Anti Columbus Day Tour on Indigenous Peoples Day (October 8.2018), organized by the Decolonize...
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Farm to Coop to Table: Food Justice in Urban Agriculture

Farm to Coop to Table: Food Justice in Urban Agriculture

Food --- from where it grows, to where it goes, all of it matters to our bodies and our communities. We begin October with a conversation about how farmers are...
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Transformative Cities: Crisis and Opportunity in Amsterdam

Transformative Cities: Crisis and Opportunity in Amsterdam

"Cities accumulate capital, people, aspirations, and power. But, whose power? Whose aspirations? How can we find in the city a place of possibility?" These are the questions from Laura Flanders'...
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Imara Jones: Transgender Narratives Are Expansive

Imara Jones: Transgender Narratives Are Expansive

Despite efforts over the last two years to curtail progress for trans people by the current administration, trans activism has gained momentum and become prominent within the movement for queer...
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Alternative Education in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Alternative Education in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Education activists Ana Yris Guzman Toress of Nuestra Escuela Puerto Rico and Nicolle Teresa Ramos, coordinator of Universidad Sin Fronteras talk about how they're building, organizing, and recovering on the...
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Unsung: Puerto Rican People’s Power #1YearAfterMaria

Unsung: Puerto Rican People’s Power #1YearAfterMaria

The Trump administration claims its response to Hurricane Maria was a "tremendous," "unsung" success. Yet, what has been truly tremendous in the year since the hurricane is the will of...
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Education Activists Back To School With A Test for Devos

Education Activists Back To School With A Test for Devos

2018 has been a year of upheaval for students, in and out of the classroom. This week on the Laura Flanders show, educators and education activists talk about educational justice,...
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Ableism Separated Disabled People from Autonomy: Kelly Buckland and Vilissa Thompson

Ableism Separated Disabled People from Autonomy: Kelly Buckland and Vilissa Thompson

Kelly Buckland, Executive Director of the National Council on Independent Living and Vilissa Thompson, founder of Ramp Your Voice! join us in DC to discuss the movement for independent living....
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Policy Demands for #DisabilityRights: An Animated Explainer w Dara Baldwin

Dara Baldwin Senior Public Policy Analyst at National Disability Rights Network explains what disability rights advocates are demanding in policy form from this administration. Excerpted from our Special Report: Ableism...
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Kimberly Tissot: Large Obstacles to Parenthood for Those With Disabilities

Kimberly Tissot: Large Obstacles to Parenthood for Those With Disabilities

From sterilization abuse to ineligibility for adoption, people with varied disabilities, from physical to intellectual face a tough climb when becoming parents. Excerpted from our special report on disability rights...
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SPECIAL REPORT: Ableism Out, Independent Living Now!

Special Report: Ableism Out, Independent Living Now!

On July 26th, America marked the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Thousands of disability activists, including many of those who made this civil rights landmark a...
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Web Exclusive: JoAnn Wypijewski On What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo

Web Exclusive: JoAnn Wypijewski On What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo

Writer JoAnn Wypijewski joins us to discuss her piece in The Nation, "What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo." In it, she argues that the pandemonium of...
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Work is Poetry is Work: The Worker Writers’ School

Work is Poetry is Work: The Worker Writers’ School

We visit Berl's Bookstore in Downtown Brooklyn to attend a reading of tankas. Featuring writing by workers from groups such as Picture the Homeless, the Retail Action Project, and Domestic...
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Excerpt: Jerry Hebron and Bryce Detroit

Excerpt: Jerry Hebron and Bryce Detroit

Community wealth building on urban farms in Detroit, MI. Jerry Hebron and Bryce Detroit join us from Oakland Avenue Urban Farms in Detroit to discuss their plans to revitalize a...
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Excerpt: Salaam Green – Democrats Should Learn from Black Voter Organizing in Alabama

Excerpt: Salaam Green – Democrats Should Learn from Black Voter Organizing in Alabama

Journalist Salaam Green on #BlackVotersMatter in Alabama, a movement led by grassroots coalition organizing and, notably, by black women.
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Ferguson to Detroit: Community Building from the Barbershop to the Polls

Ferguson to Detroit: Community Building from the Barbershop to the Polls

Entrepreneurship in St. Louis, MO; electoral organizing in Uniontown, AL; and community wealth building on urban farms in Detroit, MI. This week on the Laura Flanders Show, we hit the...
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Excerpt: Edgar Villanueva Discusses the Actual Net Value of Philanthropy

Excerpt: Edgar Villanueva Discusses the Actual Net Value of Philanthropy

Edgar Villanueva has made a career out of radically rethinking the traditional philanthropic model. He joins us on the show to give his analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at...
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Decolonizing Wealth Through Indigenous Leadership: Edgar Villanueva

Decolonizing Wealth Through Indigenous Leadership: Edgar Villanueva

This week Laura speaks to Edgar Villanueva, about being one of the very few indigenous people working in grant-making, and ask what he thinks Native American traditions have to teach...
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Excerpt: Lewisham Councillor Sakina Sheikh – “Migrant Families Have Survival in Their System”

Excerpt: Lewisham Councillor Sakina Sheikh – “Migrant Families Have Survival in Their System”

UK Labour Councillor Sakina Sheikh in Perry Vale, Lewisham on bridging gaps between political activism and political institutions as a young politician of color. Watch the full show on our...
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Excerpt: Jeremy Corbyn on the Replicability of Labour’s Model and Education as A Right

Excerpt: Jeremy Corbyn on the Replicability of Labour’s Model and Education as A Right

"...you can't cut your way to prosperity, you invest your way into prosperity." - Jeremy Corbyn on the replicability of The Labour Party's Model. Watch his full interview here: http://www.lauraflanders.org/
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Excerpt- BLM UK Organizer Joshua Virasami on UK Labour Party's Criminal Justice Platform

Excerpt: BLM UK Organizer Joshua Virasami on UK Labour Party’s Criminal Justice Platform

"The fact that a lot of progressive people, thinkers, writers, organizers, campaigners, academics are now getting the ear of the Labour Party is a very, very welcome move." Watch the...
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Excerpt: Corbynomics 101 – Labour “Would Set Up A National Investment Bank”

Excerpt: Corbynomics 101 – Labour “Would Set Up A National Investment Bank”

Jeremy Corbyn on the economic inequity in the UK and the need for regional investment and nationalizing key industries. Watch his full interview here: http://www.lauraflanders.org/
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Special Report: Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party’s Radical Rise

Special Report: Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party’s Radical Rise

​What difference does a Party make? This week on the Laura Flanders Show, we talk about what's happening in the UK where one of the two main parties is picking...
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Excerpt: Voces de La Frontera Says #FamiliesBelongTogether at Trump Event in WI

Excerpt: Voces de La Frontera Says #FamiliesBelongTogether at Trump Event in WI

A report by Jonathan Klett on a community in Wisconsin that mobilized to greet Republicans attending a Trump fundraiser: Voces de La Frontera.
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Telling Stories of the Syrian Civil War: Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple

Telling Stories of the Syrian Civil War: Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple

Our wars abroad and our wars at home. This week on the show, acclaimed graphic artist Molly Crabapple and Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham join me to talk about their collaborative...
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All Families Belong Together: Immigration and Incarceration

All Families Belong Together: Immigration and Incarceration

Families torn apart at the border and through our prison system. Can we use this moment of public awareness to create change? Emani Davis, a long-standing advocate for children of...
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Excerpt: Arundhati Roy – On Hope

Excerpt: Arundhati Roy – On Hope

"One of my books of essays was dedicated to those who have learned to divorce hope from reason," says author, Arundhati Roy. "I think it would be very very sad...
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Excerpt: Arundhati Roy – Global War Economies Need A World Constantly at War

Excerpt: Arundhati Roy – Global War Economies Need A World Constantly at War

The problem with obsessing over Donald Trump is that it makes us oblivious to the system that produced him, says author, Arundhati Roy. We live in a world where governments...
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Excerpt: Arundhati Roy – How Much Beauty Still Exists in the Saddest Places

Excerpt: Arundhati Roy – How Much Beauty Still Exists in the Saddest Places

An excerpt from our full episode. After 8-year-old Asifa Bano was raped and murdered in Kashmir, angry protests swept across India. What could compel such brutality? asks author and activist,...
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Bodies, Borders, Resistance, Rebirth: Arundhati Roy

Bodies, Borders, Resistance, Rebirth: Arundhati Roy

India in the throes of a fascism that echoes what we have in America. The country is undergoing a political upheaval with PM Modi at its front, and fueled by...
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Excerpt: What is the Preston Model?

Excerpt: What is the Preston Model?

The Preston Model -- based off Evergreen Cooperative, a community wealth building model in Cleveland, OH -- is designed to keep and build wealth within a designated area by emphasizing...
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Web Exclusive: Movement Coalition Presents UN Human Rights Complaint for #FamiliesBelongTogether

Web Exclusive: Movement Coalition Presents UN Human Rights Complaint for #FamiliesBelongTogether

In the midst of nation-wide outrage over the Trump administration's family separation policy, a coalition of New York City leaders and organizations came out to present a complaint at the...
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Excerpt: Britain’s 40-year Old Economic Model is Not Working. –  Aditya Chakrabortty

Excerpt: Britain’s 40-year Old Economic Model is Not Working. – Aditya Chakrabortty

Senior Economics Commentator for the Guardian, Aditya Chakrabortty sits down with Laura to discuss how new models for community wealth building in Preston and Enfield are transforming these towns from...
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Excerpt: Jeremy Corbyn on Worker Cooperatives As A Core Part of UK Labour Party Plan

Excerpt: Jeremy Corbyn on Worker Cooperatives As A Core Part of UK Labour Party Plan

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the UK Labour Party discusses the importance of worker cooperatives in empowering communities across Britain. Wealth inequality obstructs a democratic society. Emphasizing investment at a local...
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​SPECIAL REPORT: Building the Democratic Economy, from Preston to Cleveland​

​SPECIAL REPORT: Building the Democratic Economy, from Preston to Cleveland​

Two forms of government have dominated in the west over the last hundred years. In one big power is vested in the state, the government, in the other policy is...
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Excerpt: NY Public Bank Putting Communities Over Commodities

Excerpt: NY Public Bank Putting Communities Over Commodities

Resist. Protect. Build. Public Bank NYC's recent launch action with New York City organizations, including New York Public Interest Research Group; NY Communities for Change; and The Working World, calls...
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A Public Bank for Public Good!

A Public Bank for Public Good!

What would students in debt, worker coops, and entrepreneurs stand to gain from a public bank in the financial capital of the world? This week, putting communities over commodities w/...
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Excerpt: Maurice ‘Moe’ Mitchell on the Culture Shifts Taking Place in the American Electorate

Excerpt: Maurice ‘Moe’ Mitchell on the Culture Shifts Taking Place in the American Electorate

Maurice 'Mo' Mitchell, National Strategist for the Working Families Party discusses the culture shifts taking place in the American electorates and how the WFP will put forward candidates voters can...
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Outsider Power Shifts Insider Politics: Working Families’ Maurice Mitchell

Outsider Power Shifts Insider Politics: Working Families’ Maurice Mitchell

Social movements and party politics - inherently at odds or natural allies? This week, in his first in-depth TV appearance, Maurice Mitchell, the new National Director of the Working Families...
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Web Exclusive: Christine Hong – Nuclear Brinkmanship is Business As Usual

Web Exclusive: Christine Hong – Nuclear Brinkmanship is Business As Usual

Christine Hong, board member of the Korea Policy Institute and an anti-war activist, on how the history of American militarization on the Korean peninsula is disrupting ongoing diplomacy in the...
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Excerpt- Community Wealth in Freddie Gray's Neighborhood of Sandtown

Excerpt: Community Wealth in Freddie Gray’s Neighborhood of Sandtown

Community organizer Dominique Stevenson takes the LF Show on a tour through Tubman House, a community farming project in Sandtown, Baltimore. From a vacant, rundown lot to a thriving urban...
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Should Activists Run for Congress? - Pramila Jayapal and Dominique Stevenson

Should Activists Run for Congress? – Pramila Jayapal and Dominique Stevenson

Activism in the community and in the halls of Congress. This week, our final interview from our Progressive Caucus Center Strategy Summit coverage with Seattle Democratic Representative Pramila Jayapal and...
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Excerpt: Worker Cooperatives and Democratizing Tech with Kayleigh Walsh

Excerpt: Worker Cooperatives and Democratizing Tech with Kayleigh Walsh

Outlandish is a worker cooperative making the world of tech a fairer place. Kayleigh Walsh joins us on this week's LF Show to discuss alternative social enterprise models and putting...
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Web Exclusive: Noam Chomsky on International Solidarity in the Nuclear Age (and Jazz!)

Web Exclusive: Noam Chomsky on International Solidarity in the Nuclear Age (and Jazz!)

Donald Trump just called off the much anticipated North Korean nuclear summit. Maybe not much of a surprise given the president's inner circle but Noam Chomsky says he should have...
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Making Data Shift Power Bex Hong Hurwitz and Rashida Richardson

Making Data Shift Power: Bex Hong Hurwitz and Rashida Richardson

Self-driving cars, biased algorithms, and a social media quiz that scrapes your data -- it seems like the only tech headlines we have are about disasters. But what about the...
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“Indigenous people are marginalized in almost all development” – Indigenous Women Leaders at UNPFII

We speak to indigenous women leaders at the 17th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) at the UN Headquarters in New York. Among them are...
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Excerpt: Inclusive Design for Justice  – Liz Ogbu and Deanna Van Buren

Excerpt: Inclusive Design for Justice – Liz Ogbu and Deanna Van Buren

When working with those who have been displaced by gentrification -- the process of new, wealthier, residents moving into neighborhoods and forcing older, lower-income residents to move out -- how...
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Excerpt: Gianpaolo Baiocchi – Affordable and Inclusive House is a Human Right

Excerpt: Gianpaolo Baiocchi – Affordable and Inclusive House is a Human Right

Gianpaolo Baiocchi is director of the Urban Democracy Lab at NYU and the lead author of The Community of a Commodities Report. He discusses the need not only for affordable...
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Communities Over Commodities: How to Get There?

Communities Over Commodities: How to Get There?

Housing affordability and power by design? This week on the show, Monique George of Picture the Homeless and Gianpaolo Baiocchi from NYU's Urban Democracy Lab argue that a truly just...
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Excerpt- From Cleveland, OH to Preston, UK - Community Wealth Building

From Cleveland, OH to Preston, UK: Community Wealth Building

The city of Preston, UK is taking its lessons from rust-belt Cleveland, and spearheading a global movement to invest in local economies through economic cooperation. With the potential to subvert...
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Excerpt: From Cleveland, OH to Preston, UK – Community Wealth Building

Excerpt: From Cleveland, OH to Preston, UK – Community Wealth Building

The city of Preston, UK is taking its lessons from rust-belt Cleveland, and spearheading a global movement to invest in local economies through economic cooperation. With the potential to subvert...
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Hujar, Wojnarowicz: Art, AIDS & Challenge of Retrospection

Hujar, Wojnarowicz: Art, AIDS & Challenge of Retrospection

1980’s Art – turbulent and provocative – arose out of the AIDS epidemic. Two major art exhibits on view in New York City – one universally-acclaimed a must-see, the other...
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Excerpt: “Rope A Dope, For Sandra Bland” by Pamela Sneed

Excerpt: “Rope A Dope, For Sandra Bland” by Pamela Sneed

Pamela Sneed is an American poet, performance artist, actress, activist, and teacher. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery (Henry...
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Excerpt: Genesis Be – Mississippi performer and activist on #TakeItDown

Excerpt: Genesis Be – Mississippi performer and activist on #TakeItDown

Artist from Mississippi, Genesis Be, returns to her hometown to speak to a childhood friend who thinks the Confederate flag should stay.
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Taking Down the Confederacy — Symbol by Symbol

Taking Down the Confederacy — Symbol by Symbol

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has proclaimed April as Confederate Heritage Month, and many are protesting. Mississippi is the last state banner to feature confederate iconography, and the movement to change it has...
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Web Exclusive: “Marielle Lives, Free Lula, Stop Black Genocide” – Douglas Belchior

Web Exclusive: “Marielle Lives, Free Lula, Stop Black Genocide” – Douglas Belchior

From the field: Douglas Belchior is the founder of UNEAfro Brasil, a grassroots organization focused on educating poor, Black, youth and mobilizing around political issues in Brazil. The need for...
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Bringing the Public Back to Public Art: Betty Yu, Charlotte Cohen, Amin Husain

Bringing the Public Back to Public Art: Betty Yu, Charlotte Cohen, Amin Husain

Money for the arts. Where’s it come from? Where does it go?  Every day there’s another multi-million dollar art auction. Art as a private commodity is the preserve of the very rich....
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Excerpt: “Data is the currency right now.” – Michelle Miller of CoWorker.org

Excerpt: “Data is the currency right now.” – Michelle Miller of CoWorker.org

When technology is being used to put workers out of jobs, what sorts of platforms put power back in the hands of workers? CoWorker.org is one example of tech that's...
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Excerpt: U.S. Has A Double Standard on Human Rights in Palestine and Syria

Excerpt: U.S. Has A Double Standard on Human Rights in Palestine and Syria

As Israeli forces kill unarmed demonstrators for a third week in Gaza and while the US simultaneously prepares to strike Syria over human rights abuses, Laura spoke to Lana Abu...
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Patrick Cockburn on Syria

Patrick Cockburn on Syria

“Politicians and pundits tend to get excited about war, but the US-led strike on Syria of April 14th, was more of a show of weakness than of strength, veteran Middle...
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Workers, Wildcats & New Models for Labor Organizing

Workers, Wildcats & New Models for Labor Organizing

Laura talks to SEIU International President, Mary Kay Henry (of Service Employees) and labor journalist Sarah Jaffe about worker wins, challenges, and some new models for organizing. Then, a conversation...
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Excerpt: People Resisting Disaster Capitalism in PR – Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz

Excerpt: People Resisting Disaster Capitalism in PR – Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz

Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carmen Yulin Cruz, on how resilience and the support of allies from across America -- and the world -- are helping Puerto Ricans brave...
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After Maria: Puerto Rican Self-Determination

After Maria: Puerto Rican Self-Determination

What's in store for Puerto Rico's future? More disaster capitalism, or solidarity economics? While the lights have come back on for most, 8% of electrical customers are still waiting. The...
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“Black Women are the Architects of Our Movements” with Agunda Okeyo

“Black Women are the Architects of Our Movements” with Agunda Okeyo

Black history month and women's history month are all year! We visit Women's March NYC's inaugural "daring discussions" event at Verso Books to take a look at how Black women...
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F-Word: An Exception to the Rule in Rio

The slaying of Marielle Franco, a black, gay Brazilian council member, and activist is a blow to Brazil's most marginalized and vulnerable communities. In this week's F-word, Laura celebrates the...
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Amazon Is A Dangerous Monopoly: Stacy Mitchell and Joe Maxwell

The problem with Amazon has less to do with Trump's criticisms and more to do with a government that's helped it become a market monopoly. Two experts on community wealth...
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Monopoly Capitalism: At The Breaking Point?

Monopoly Capitalism: At The Breaking Point?

Monopoly capitalism may be on its last legs! This week, economist Michael Hudson joins us to say his predictions on the Trump budget have come true and seem to suggest,...
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Excerpt: “If the people lead, eventually the leaders will follow.” – Mark Pocan & Eduardo Maura

Mark Pocan (D-WI 2nd District)​, also co-chair of Dems' Progressive Caucus and Eduardo Maura, spokesperson of Spanish political party, Podemos, on where a populist progressive vision can take us, even...
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U.S. Democrats & Europe’s Left – Connecting Across Borders

Xenophobia, austerity, and an activated constituency -- there's a lot in common across international progressive fronts. ​ ​At the Progressive Caucus Center Strategy Summit in Baltimore, Laura talks to progressive...
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Boycott Wendy’s: Immokalee Workers Call on Wendy’s to Join Fair Food Program

14 corporations have joined the Fair Food Program so far, but Wendy's has not. Instead, Wendy's has moved its tomato-picking operations to Mexico. Without proper protection for farmworkers in Mexico...
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Excerpt: Cooperatives and Sustainability – Kamau Franklin

Kamau Franklin is a co-founder of Community Movement Builders in Pittsburgh, Atlanta. Community Movement Builders (CMB) is a member based collective of black people dedicated to being a force for...
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Excerpt: “Transforming the Food System is Key” – Maria Luisa Mendonça & Mamyrah Dougé-Prosper

Two scholars, from Haiti and Brazil, discuss the global solidarity that forms between states who have faced similar oppressions. Food sovereignty is a necessary part of resistance movements in the...
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Healthcare Isn’t Big Business Or Big Philanthropy! – Ben Palmquist & Dr. Steffie Woolhandler

Healthcare Isn’t Big Business Or Big Philanthropy! – Ben Palmquist & Dr. Steffie Woolhandler

US healthcare is still in crisis. Over thirty million Americans remain uninsured, and even more are sickened by sky-high insurance costs. This January Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon...
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Women Lead On Screen: Helen Clark & Gaylene Preston

Women Lead On Screen: Helen Clark & Gaylene Preston

More from Women's History Month: women's leadership on the screen, in the streets and on the world stage. This week, we speak with New Zealand's former prime minister, Helen Clark...
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The International Women’s Strike Calls for Systems Change!

The International Women’s Strike Calls for Systems Change!

On March 8 2018, poor, working, disabled and chronically ill, trans, indigenous, Black, immigrant, refugee, Muslim, sex workers, women of color, are just some of the many women who will...
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Women’s History Makes The Future – Blanche Wiesen Cook

Women’s History Makes The Future – Blanche Wiesen Cook

"Some of us have too much of this world’s goods​... and we are thereby separated too widely from each other," ​wrote Eleanor Roosevelt, the subject of Blanche Wiesen Cook's three-volume...
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Excerpt: Two High-Schoolers Write the Textbook On Racial Literacy – Winona Guo & Priya Vulchi

Excerpt: Two High-Schoolers Write the Textbook On Racial Literacy – Winona Guo & Priya Vulchi

Two young activists partnered with Princeton University to collect interviews that helped them write 'The Classroom Index,' a textbook for teaching racial literacy.
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Racial Literacy and Rural Solidarity! – Lou Murrey & Jessica Campbell

Racial Literacy and Rural Solidarity! – Lou Murrey & Jessica Campbell

Laura talks with two pairs of young activists about their work. Jessica Campbell of the Rural Organizing Project and Lou Murrey of the Stay Together Appalachia share tips on combating...
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Excerpt: “The elites are going to have to pay more than they currently do.” – Christian Parenti

Excerpt: “The elites are going to have to pay more than they currently do.” – Christian Parenti

Author, journalist, Christian Parenti believes that we don’t demand enough of government but extreme weather will force that behavior to change. Christian Parenti is an American investigative journalist, academic, and...
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Divesting Is The First Step: Daniel Zarrilli & Clara Vondrich

Divesting Is The First Step: Daniel Zarrilli & Clara Vondrich

Power politics and the politics of power - this time on the show, we talk with New York City’s Chief Resilience Officer, Daniel Zarrilli, on the decision to divest from...
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Trump Year 2: What’s Next?

Trump Year 2: What’s Next?

What lies ahead for change makers in 2018, the right and the rest. Laura talks politics, culture, and economics with Tarso Luís Ramos, executive director of Political Research Associates, and...
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Excerpt:  Avery Bang – “A Bridge is an Equalizer”

Excerpt: Avery Bang – “A Bridge is an Equalizer”

Avery Bang, of nonprofit Bridges to Prosperity, on building footbridges to freedom for isolated communities.
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How Cities Respond To Climate Change: Ashley Dawson and Carl Anthony

How Cities Respond To Climate Change: Ashley Dawson and Carl Anthony

Climate change can go one of two ways, bring us together or drive us apart, and cities will lead the way. This week, veteran architect, author and planner Carl Anthony...
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Excerpt: Bourbon Street Strippers Fight Back – February 1, 2018

Excerpt: Bourbon Street Strippers Fight Back – February 1, 2018

On January 19 and 24, New Orleans police and Louisiana state police raided eight strip clubs on Bourbon Street, the city's tourism center. Male officers reportedly stood in the dressing...
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Excerpt: Preserving the Family Album – Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas

Excerpt: Preserving the Family Album – Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas

A conversation with iconic photographer Deborah Willis (NYU Tisch) & son Hank Willis Thomas about connecting across generations through art and documentation. In collaboration with TED Women.
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Invisible No More: Andrea Ritchie on the Policing of Black Women and Women of Color

Invisible No More: Andrea Ritchie on the Policing of Black Women and Women of Color

What difference does it make when some people are left out of the picture? When police don’t keep data on queer women, for instance - or when the culture looks...
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Excerpt: Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on the road with #OneFairWage Campaign

Excerpt: Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on the road with #OneFairWage Campaign

An interview with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, of the hit show 'Grace and Frankie,' alongside Saru Jarayaman, president of Restaurant Opportunities Center United. Laura speaks to them in Detroit...
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Star Power for People Power: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Saru Jarayaman, Eve Ensler

Star Power for People Power: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Saru Jarayaman, Eve Ensler

This week on the show, 2018 brought us #TimesUp, but the history of collaboration between grassroots activists and Hollywood celebrities was already very long. Laura talks to Eve Ensler, who...
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Excerpt: Commons Rise, in Barcelona and Mozambique

Excerpt: Commons Rise, in Barcelona and Mozambique

The digital commons and rural commons, what characteristics do they share? Graça Samo, Director of the World March of Women and Mayo Fuster, Director of Pro-Comuns.net discuss connections.
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Immigrants Dream of Sanctuary: Ravi Ragbir and Sara Gozalo

Immigrants Dream of Sanctuary: Ravi Ragbir and Sara Gozalo

Can sanctuary exist in a state that still insists on broken windows policing? This week on the Laura Flanders Show, Ravi Ragbir and Sara Gozalo of The New Sanctuary Coalition...
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Excerpt: Special Report: Emery Wright and Fred Bauma at the Southern Movement Assembly

Excerpt: Special Report: Emery Wright and Fred Bauma at the Southern Movement Assembly

A segment from our special report at the 2017 Southern Movement Assembly.
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Excerpt: Omar Barghouti – Palestinian Human Rights Advocate on Jerusalem

Omar Barghouti is a Palestinian human rights activist and co founder of the largest coalition representing civil society, the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC). Reached yesterday in the...
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Special Report: Self Governance – The Southern Movements’ Way

Special Report: Self Governance – The Southern Movements’ Way

This week's Laura Flanders Show comes from Whitakers, North Carolina and the annual gathering of the Southern Movement Assemblies -- a living experiment in popular democracy and local self governance....
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Excerpt: Revolutionary Poetry  –  “We Are” by Aja Monet

Excerpt: Revolutionary Poetry – “We Are” by Aja Monet

My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter is poet Aja Monet’s ode to mothers, daughters, and sisters—the tiny gods who fight to change the world. Out now from Haymarket Books. Watch...
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Excerpt: Revolutionary Poetry – “Dark Matter,” Reading by Aja Monet

Excerpt: Revolutionary Poetry – “Dark Matter,” Reading by Aja Monet

My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter is poet Aja Monet’s ode to mothers, daughters, and sisters—the tiny gods who fight to change the world. Out now from Haymarket Books. Watch...
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Excerpt: Aja Monet Reads “Apologies to All The People in Lebanon” by June Jordan

Excerpt: Aja Monet Reads “Apologies to All The People in Lebanon” by June Jordan

Aja Monet celebrated iconic poet June Jordan, in a reading of a poem dedicated to the 600,000 Palestinian men, children, and women who lived in Lebanon from 1948 to 1943....
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Riane Eisler: Partnerships in the Post Industrial Economy

Riane Eisler: Partnerships in the Post Industrial Economy

This week on the Laura Flanders Show, Riane Eisler, author of the groundbreaking book The Chalice and the Blade, and The Real Wealth of Nations, discusses partnership and post-industrial economics....
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Excerpt: Dispatches From Cleveland

Excerpt: Dispatches From Cleveland

Dispatches from Cleveland documents the community organizing that changed the prosecutor's office in Cleveland in the wake of the killing of Tamir Rice.
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The F-Word: Election Night 2017 – Dems Divided Along Progressive Fault Lines

The F-Word: Election Night 2017 – Dems Divided Along Progressive Fault Lines

Plus, an F-word from Laura on how election night wins on the part of Democrats shouldn't conceal their internal fissures or the work being done by progressives.
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Chokehold: Policing Black Men – Paul Butler – The Laura Flanders Show

Chokehold: Policing Black Men – Paul Butler – The Laura Flanders Show

On the third anniversary of #TamirRice's murder by police, a reminder that existing while Black is often a fatal offense in America. #BlackLivesMatter Former prosecutor Paul Butler talks about his...
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Resistance and Revolutionary Poetry: Aja Monet

Resistance and Revolutionary Poetry: Aja Monet

This week on the show, resistance and revolutionary poetry: Aja Monet talks about free-speech, accountability, the poet June Jordan and the fight for Palestinian liberation. All that, and her new...
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A New Politics of Liberation – The Laura Flanders Show

A New Politics of Liberation – The Laura Flanders Show

100 years after the Russian Revolution of 1917 and almost ten years after the financial crisis that drove a stake of austerity through many of our surviving social democracies, this...
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Excerpt: “Emergent Strategies” – adrienne maree brown

Excerpt: “Emergent Strategies” – adrienne maree brown

adrienne maree brown's, 'Emergent Strategy,' has been the movement book of the year. As brown says, it's a way of looking for connections between the human and natural worlds as...
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Tracing the Arc of Justice: Reverend Jacqui Lewis and adrienne maree brown

Waging love and watching resilient wildlife; this week, we mark the one year anniversary of the 2016 election by asking two charismatic leaders how they keep their spirits brave. Reverend...
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Excerpt: “They want a Puerto Rico without Puerto Ricans for a playground.” – Rosa Clemente

Excerpt: “They want a Puerto Rico without Puerto Ricans for a playground.” – Rosa Clemente

Rosa Clemente is back from Puerto Rico, where she worked on the ground with the #PRonTheMap coalition. Before we can talk about cancelling debt, says Clemente, people must have water....
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Seeking Reason During Chaos: David Harvey and Pau Faus

This week, distinguished professor David Harvey joins us in the studio to talk about the spirals of capitalism and his new book Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason....
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Excerpt: Resisting Shock Doctrine in Puerto Rico – David Galarza Santa

Excerpt: Resisting Shock Doctrine in Puerto Rico – David Galarza Santa

David Galarza Santa, a labor and community activist, on a Puerto Rican plan to recover, revitalize and resist calls for electricity privatization by building back different.
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Excerpt: Detroiters Take Control —  Over the Narrative and the Network

Excerpt: Detroiters Take Control — Over the Narrative and the Network

From Detroit, a special report on the work grassroots media activists are doing, telling new stories, and creating their own media networks, with Jenny Lee of the Allied Media Projects,...
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Paths to Just Recovery in Puerto Rico – The Laura Flanders Show

Paths to Just Recovery in Puerto Rico – The Laura Flanders Show

This week on the show, Patri Ramirez Gonzalez from the Puerto Rico/Detroit Solidarity Exchange Network talks about grassroots plans to save family farmers and the ecosystem in Puerto Rico, and...
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New Media for a New Economy – The Laura Flanders Show

New Media for a New Economy – The Laura Flanders Show

This week on The Laura Flanders Show, an urgent conversation about media diversity and our lack of it. We can do better, and we must. In studio we are joined...
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Whose Streets? Going Beyond the Headlines of the Ferguson Story

Whose Streets? Going Beyond the Headlines of the Ferguson Story

Going beyond the headlines of the Ferguson story, this week on The Laura Flanders Show we'll talk with one of the directors of the documentary Whose Streets?. As the news...
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Excerpt: “Capital is not necessary…what is needed now is social collaboration.”

Excerpt: “Capital is not necessary…what is needed now is social collaboration.”

Greek cooperative, Without Middlemen, collects consumer orders and distributes goods without depending on middleman merchants to execute the transaction. Watch the full episode: https://youtu.be/RNWeUyllIIc
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Excerpt: Anna Lascari – “Those years of left revolt…they gave hope to people.”

Excerpt: Anna Lascari – “Those years of left revolt…they gave hope to people.”

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SPECIAL REPORT: GREECE – Taking Power vs Making Power

SPECIAL REPORT: GREECE – Taking Power vs Making Power

From taking power to making power. This week on The Laura Flanders Show, a special report from Athens, Greece where many are asking if progressives in government can change much...
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Excerpt: –  Thanu Yakupitiyage – “Movements are messy. Movements are not linear.”

Excerpt: – Thanu Yakupitiyage – “Movements are messy. Movements are not linear.”

350.org's communications director, Thanu Yakupitiyage, on connecting immigrant rights to climate justice.
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Excerpt: David Harvey on Post-Capitalism

Excerpt: David Harvey on Post-Capitalism

"There's no technology that's been invented that capital hasn't found a way to take advantage of." Watch the full episode on our channel: youtu.be/BqZcYX6I3jY
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Planning for Climate Disaster: David Harvey & Thanu Yakupitiyage

Planning for Climate Disaster: David Harvey & Thanu Yakupitiyage

Harvey on Harvey. This week on The Laura Flanders Show, Marxist geographer David Harvey weighs in on natural and not so natural disasters and how we might organize our cities...
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F-Word: Anti Racist Rebellions Deserve Their Own Monuments

F-Word: Anti Racist Rebellions Deserve Their Own Monuments

A commentary from Laura on monuments - where are the monuments to the motley crew?
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Riots, Impeachments & Night Thoughts: Ed Whitfield and Wallace Shawn

Dreams and defiance. This week on The Laura Flanders show we are joined by award-winning playwright and essayist Wallace Shawn, who has a new book of essays he calls his...
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Excerpt: In Bolivia, State Power Must Connect to People Power: Pablo Solón & Andreas K

Excerpt: In Bolivia, State Power Must Connect to People Power: Pablo Solón & Andreas K

Wherever you are in the world, being in government is hard. Still, all sorts of progressives and radicals pursue high office. This century started with new people in groups winning...
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Excerpt: “We shouldn’t attach a system to a personality” – Emilia Roig

Excerpt: “We shouldn’t attach a system to a personality” – Emilia Roig

"We don't need to have Trump to engage in advocacy for racial justice and intersectional justice, and it's that even in the Obama administration, there were a lot of things...
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Excerpt: Seeking Queer Refuge in Germany – Mahmoud Hassino

Excerpt: Seeking Queer Refuge in Germany – Mahmoud Hassino

I have been working on the Syrian issue, Syrian LGBT issue, for a while, and for me, it's just maybe a lot more pressure to highlight the dilemma and the...
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The German Left Leans Forward: Anti Trump is Not Enough!

The German Left Leans Forward: Anti Trump is Not Enough!

Anti-Trump is not enough! This week, the Laura Flanders show comes to you from Berlin. In the lead up to the German elections, the German left is saying that opposing...
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Music, Spirit & Protest: The Hippie Idea & Climbing Poetree

Music, Spirit & Protest: The Hippie Idea & Climbing PoeTree

Can music make a movement? This week, legendary music producer Danny Goldberg takes us back to a time when "All You Need is Love" was not meant to be ironic,...
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Reality-based Economics with Renegade Economist, Kate Raworth

Reality-based Economics with Renegade Economist, Kate Raworth

Throw out what you think you know about economics. This week, self-described “renegade economist” Kate Raworth of Oxford University, explains how to think like a reality based economist, and two...
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Excerpt: Practicing Global Ecofeminism – Donna Andrews & Kashmira Banee

Excerpt: Practicing Global Ecofeminism – Donna Andrews & Kashmira Banee

How can we move away from extraction and towards manifesting eco-conscious politics? Two eco-feminists, one from South Africa, the other Mauritius, share a chat under a tree, about Marx, feminism...
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Excerpt: Ed Whitfield – Against Consumer Politics in the New Economy

Excerpt: Ed Whitfield – Against Consumer Politics in the New Economy

Ed Whitfield, co Managing Director of the Fund for Democratic Communities, on cooperatives, consumer politics, and conspiring for a commonwealth beyond Trump.
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F-Word: The Revolution Will Be Fed – The Diggers

F-Word: The Revolution Will Be Fed – The Diggers

This week, a commentary from Laura on the Diggers and feeding while rebelling. Watch the full episode on our channel!
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Pluralism vs. Authoritarianism: Gar Alperovitz with Laura Flanders

Pluralism vs. Authoritarianism: Gar Alperovitz with Laura Flanders

"No is not enough, says Naomi Klein, so if no isn't sufficient, what might be? This week, ​Laura talks with author/activist Gar Alperovitz, co-chair of the Next System Project (a...
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Making Healthcare About People, Not Partisan Politics! The Laura Flanders Show

The GOP's anti-Obamacare push is defeated for now. But what if the debate over healthcare was as much about human and community health as it is about partisan politics? This...
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F-Word: Hunger Strike Against Inhumane Detention of Immigrants

F-Word: Hunger Strike Against Inhumane Detention of Immigrants

You've gotta wonder, protests, congress, hunger strike, deaths? What's it gonna take before Americans notice what's happening?
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What’s A Sanctuary with Jails? – Hamid Khan and Jennicet Gutiérrez

What’s A Sanctuary with Jails? – Hamid Khan and Jennicet Gutiérrez

Although cities across the country have announced themselves as sanctuaries, the queer and trans communities who defined this movement have been routinely failed by those same cities' adherence to regressive...
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Excerpt: “The Biggest Barrier to Worker Organizing is Employer Retaliation” – Sophia Zaman

Excerpt: “The Biggest Barrier to Worker Organizing is Employer Retaliation” – Sophia Zaman

"In this particular moment, where we see that union density is on the decline, and we see that this culture of fear is permeating every workplace, we need organization that...
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Workers’ Dissent is Putting Them in Danger  – The Laura Flanders Show

Workers’ Dissent is Putting Them in Danger – The Laura Flanders Show

This July 4, it bears remembering that many of us are still organizing for independence from a capitalist, extractive, and immoral system. Organizing in a Trump and Amazon World --...
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Excerpt: Free Red Fawn – The Laura Flanders Show

Excerpt: Free Red Fawn – The Laura Flanders Show

A short report on water protector Red Fawn Fallis, who faces an imprisonment for life sentence as a result of her participation in the Standing Rock protests of 2016.
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F-Word: What It Means To Be “For the Many, Not the Few”

F-Word: What It Means To Be “For the Many, Not the Few”

A commentary from Laura on the Labour Manifesto, who take their motto, "for the many, not the few" to heart. A political statement that says "We will measure our economic...
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Yes to the People’s Movement: Naomi Klein

Yes to the People’s Movement: Naomi Klein

The lines between politics and branding have been blurred, not just in recent years, but in a gradual effort by corporations to commodify media and politics. So says our guest...
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Can Trump’s Base Survive? Working America Surveys Ohio

Can Trump’s Base Survive? Working America Surveys Ohio

Money media keep telling us that Trump voters are sticking by him, but are they? And what do so-called swing voters really want? Working America, the community organizing affiliate of...
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Can the European Left Save Itself?

Can the European Left Save Itself?

Can social movements take power and stick to their promises? There are lessons to be learned from the government of Syriza which ran against austerity and ended up imposing it....
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Excerpt: Mandy Cabot & Richard Eidlin – CEO Chooses Employees Over Corporation

Excerpt: Mandy Cabot & Richard Eidlin – CEO Chooses Employees Over Corporation

We hear from Mandy Cabot, CEO of Dansko shoes who chose her workers over a corporate buyout. She's joined by Richard Eidlin, co-founder of the American Sustainable Business Council.
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Excerpt: Scot Nakagawa – A History of Resistance Against White Nationalism in Portland, OR

Excerpt: Scot Nakagawa – A History of Resistance Against White Nationalism in Portland, OR

"This community is not a community that is going to support that kind of hate." The stabbing of two men by a white supremacist in Portland, Oregon is a sign...
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Debt that Lasts Forever: Can’t Cash in on Credit

Debt that Lasts Forever: Can’t Cash in on Credit

If, in the twenty-first century, credit is the new capital , what are the implications for our finances, but also our relationships? This week, Laura talks with Ivan Ascher, author...
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Excerpt: “We became a part of this longer legacy of black self-determination.”

Excerpt: “We became a part of this longer legacy of black self-determination.”

Activists Masera Maru and Johnae Strong discuss black self-determination and the personal nature of revolution.
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New Economy Models: The Victory of the Commons

New Economy Models: The Victory of the Commons

A new world based on community and collaboration is closer than you think. We can steward resources together, in fact, millions of people are doing just that. And not just...
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Black and Queer Around the World: What Does Solidarity Look Like?

Black and Queer Around the World: What Does Solidarity Look Like?

Systematic problems don't limit themselves to just the countries we know and hear about; racism, occupation, profiteering, these are global problems and the solutions, too, must look to the world....
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Decarceral Politics , Abolition, and R-Entry: The Women’s Building NYC

Decarceral Politics , Abolition, and R-Entry: The Women’s Building NYC

Formerly incarcerated organizer Iris Bowen and gender activist, philanthropist Pamela Shifman on the Women's Building Project NYC -- what it takes to fund abolition, and then to use such a...
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Excerpt: How can we resist commodification of the arts?

Excerpt: How can we resist commodification of the arts?

Yoav Litvin on societal devaluation of art and creation, and avenues for resistance.
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Women and the New Economy – Trailer – The Laura Flanders Show

Women and the New Economy – Trailer – The Laura Flanders Show

"Women are being asked to bear the brunt of neoliberalism." - Sarah Leonard Some highlights of our coverage of women and the new economy. What would a democratic economy with...
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Former Women’s Prison Becomes Feminist Community Space

Former Women’s Prison Becomes Feminist Community Space

Support media that supports you. Become a member now! How can we collaborate across skills, communities, and history to build new spaces? On this week's show, we talk to Pamela...
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From the Field: Socialism, Immigration, and B&H Strike (May Day)

From the Field: Socialism, Immigration, and B&H Strike (May Day)

Want to see more from the field? Become a member now and your donation will be MATCHED and doubled. Laura speaks to Mahoma Lopez, of the Laundry Workers Center, fighting...
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Excerpt: Sanctuary Stories & May Day w/ Ravi Ragbir

Excerpt: Sanctuary Stories & May Day w/ Ravi Ragbir

Ravi Ragbir of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City on why #sanctuarystories are such a big part of May Day 2017. #beyondthemoment #LFLive
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May Day Special Report: 100+ Movements Go Beyond The Moment

May Day Special Report: 100+ Movements Go Beyond The Moment

A May Day Special Report from the Laura Flanders Show features the mass mobilization of the people on International Worker's Day! Before May Day 2017, we talk to organizers about...
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PROMO: May Day 2017 – Movements Unite for Change.

PROMO: May Day 2017 – Movements Unite for Change.

Coming Up - Dismantle. Change. Build. Together. That's the message coming from over 80 organizations uniting across the United States and the world, this May 1st, also known as International...
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After the Protest – L.A. Kauffman and Jesse Myerson

​On this week's episode, a question of how we can use direct action to create and sustain long-range, inclusive and effective movements. Guests L.A. Kauffman and Jesse Myerson discuss the...
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Ireland’s New Rising: An Exclusive Report from The Laura Flanders Show

Ireland’s New Rising: An Exclusive Report from The Laura Flanders Show

With the news around Brexit, we revisit an episode filmed last year in Ireland and reflect upon the Easter Rising of 1916. The question of Irish sovereignty still looms large....
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Excerpt: J Bob Alotta – “We are redirecting disparate flows of capital.”

Excerpt: J Bob Alotta – “We are redirecting disparate flows of capital.”

J Bob Alotta on economic redistribution towards serving community needs.
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Excerpt: J Bob Alotta on Healing and Liberation

Excerpt: J Bob Alotta on Healing and Liberation

"We can be comfortable throwing around the words 'liberation' or 'movement building' but we say the word 'healing' and we have this intellectual divorce from that concept."
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Restore, Renew and Reparations: Adaku Utah and J Bob Alotta on Healing Justice

Restore, Renew and Reparations: Adaku Utah and J Bob Alotta on Healing Justice

The chorus for radical action demands a versatile effort: it needs people power, initiative, and funding, but if we're caught between offense and defense, how do we take time to...
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Policy with a Conscience: Angela Glover Blackwell

Policy with a Conscience: Angela Glover Blackwell

This week, Angela Glover Blackwell, executive director of PolicyLink and former Obama advisor, has a long history of using policy for progressive, radical, change. Blackwell says this is a moment...
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Excerpt: Angela Glover Blackwell – “We are seeing a revitalization of democracy.”

Excerpt: Angela Glover Blackwell – “We are seeing a revitalization of democracy.”

The people are taking things back into their own hands, says Angela Glover Blackwell.
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Excerpt: Angela Glover Blackwell – Overcoming the Legacy of Racism

Excerpt: Angela Glover Blackwell – Overcoming the Legacy of Racism

Amidst changing demographics, equality becomes an economic, democratic, and national imperative.
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Excerpt: Angela Glover Blackwell: Equity is not a zero sum game

Excerpt: Angela Glover Blackwell: Equity is not a zero sum game

By making sure that everyone can participate, everyone benefits.
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Excerpt: “Public infrastructure is appropriated by wealthy elites through debt” – Michael Hudson

Excerpt: “Public infrastructure is appropriated by wealthy elites through debt” – Michael Hudson

Michael Hudson on how governments are forced into deficit; and how we pay through the expropriation of public goods.
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F-Word: Trump’s Budget is Socialism for the Rich and Corporates

F-Word: Trump’s Budget is Socialism for the Rich and Corporates

Laura’s F-Word on why Donald Trump’s new budget isn’t about cuts -- it’s about conversions. The budget wants to convert public dollars into private funding for military research and spending,...
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Excerpt: Yemeni Bodega Workers Go On Strike in NYC!

Excerpt: Yemeni Bodega Workers Go On Strike in NYC!

From the Diverse Filmmakers Alliance, a short film and interview featuring the thousands of Yemeni bodega workers who went on strike in NYC to protest Trump's Muslim Ban. Watch more...
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Excerpt: Michael Hudson on infrastructure for profit

Excerpt: Michael Hudson on infrastructure for profit

When Donald Trump talks about public-private partnership, he means infrastructure, like roads, schools, and hospitals, for private profit.
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Cheat, Lie & Steal: Michael Hudson on the Capitalist Way

Cheat, Lie & Steal: Michael Hudson on the Capitalist Way

We’re living in a time of economic babble, where politicians and economists throw out words like “reform,” “privatize,” and “austerity” to prop up corrupt capitalist opportunists. So says our guest...
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Excerpt: Kim Crenshaw – Intersectionality, Not White Nationalism

Excerpt: Kim Crenshaw – Intersectionality, Not White Nationalism

Kim Crenshaw describes "diminished over representation" as a framing that has been used to describe white voters in the 2016 election, but one that fails to look at class and...
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Excerpt: Kim Crenshaw – Not Going Back

Excerpt: Kim Crenshaw – Not Going Back

Professor Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw on the history of African-American disenfranchisement and why this moment cannot go backwards.
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What Intersectionality Really Means for Movements: Prof Kimberlé W. Crenshaw

What Intersectionality Really Means for Movements: Prof Kimberlé W. Crenshaw

Laura is joined this week by celebrated academic, organizer, and advocate Professor Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, who is perhaps best known for coining the term intersectionality. In order to use this...
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Women’s Solidarity Strikes Back: Jodeen Olguín-Tayler, Sarah Leonard & Cinzia Arruzza, Nelini Stamp

Women’s Solidarity Strikes Back: Jodeen Olguín-Tayler, Sarah Leonard & Cinzia Arruzza, Nelini Stamp

When feminism has come so far, how do modern day strikes, marches, and protest reflect the evolving and complex aspects of the movement, as well as its radical herstory? Featuring...
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F-Word: Trump’s Immigration Program Mimics the Cold War Dragnet

F-Word: Trump’s Immigration Program Mimics the Cold War Dragnet

Laura's F-Word this week on how the Trump administration has launched a Soviety era, McCarthyist witch hunt to catch "illegal" immigrants, that's not really about immigrants at all.
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Excerpt: What’s at stake for women?

Excerpt: What’s at stake for women?

Nelini Stamp, National Membership Director of Working Families Party​, and Cinzia Arruzza​, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The New School​ discuss what's at stake for women in movements.
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Excerpt: Socialist Feminism in Europe

Excerpt: Socialist Feminism in Europe

Cinzia Arruzza​, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The New School​ on Europe's socialist approach towards feminism in recent years.
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Excerpt: What can be achieved from the strike on International Women’s Day?

Excerpt: What can be achieved from the strike on International Women’s Day?

Jodeen Olguín-Tayler, Vice President of Policy and Strategic Partnerships at Demos , and Sarah Leonard, Senior Editor at The Nation Magazine and co-orgaziner of the International Women's Strike, on what...
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Excerpt: Why is there a huge mobilization on International Women’s Day?

Excerpt: Why is there a huge mobilization on International Women’s Day?

Sarah Leonard, senior editor at The Nation Magazine and co-orgaziner of the International Women's Strike explains the rise in women mobilizing on International Women's Day and what we can learn...
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Trumpism, Warfare, and Fixing Fissures in the Left: Rashad Robinson, Kica Matos, Medea Benjamin

Trumpism, Warfare, and Fixing Fissures in the Left: Rashad Robinson, Kica Matos, Medea Benjamin

Donald Trump's tweets and divisiveness on Capitol Hill tend to draw the money media in and hold them there, but if progressives and the Left focus only on the beltway...
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Making the Police Count: Eric Adams, Donna Lieberman, and Judi Komaki

Making the Police Count: Eric Adams, Donna Lieberman, and Judi Komaki

With the Trump administration embracing private prisons, and a crackdown on all crimes, how police departments operate will come under scrutiny. We treasure what we measure so why do police...
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To Save The Progressives: U.S. Reps Pramila Jayapal, Mark Pocan, Barbara Lee, Yvette Clark

To Save The Progressives: U.S. Reps Pramila Jayapal, Mark Pocan, Barbara Lee, Yvette Clark

In the run up to the Democratic National Committee's election of its new leader, Laura attends the Progressive Congress Summit to speak with members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC)...
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Excerpt: Thenmozhi Soundararajan – Trump Administration Surveillance

Excerpt: Thenmozhi Soundararajan – Trump Administration Surveillance

"The CIA, NSA, and our local police officers are coordinating surveillance in a way they've never done before," so says our guest Thenmozhi Soundararajan. The Trump campaign will, if anything,...
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Excerpt: Thenmozhi Soundararajan – History of Surveillance

Excerpt: Thenmozhi Soundararajan – History of Surveillance

Award winning Dalit technologist, journalist, and digital security activist Thenmozhi Soundararajan gets into the history of surveillance and how it has always been a mode of control over capital and...
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F-Word: Trump Vs The Judiciary

F-Word: Trump Vs The Judiciary

Laura on why Trump's first target might be the courts and the judiciary system.
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Standing up to Big Brother: Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Standing up to Big Brother: Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Trump has been critiqued, among other things, as the troll-in-chief. His presidential win can be credited to the rise of alt-right internet 'trolls,' complex bots, and the online harassment of...
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Uniting Racial Justice and Migrant Justice: Opal Tometi

Uniting Racial Justice and Migrant Justice: Opal Tometi

In a time where unconstitutional and violent orders like the #MuslimBan are the daily occurrence, it's important to lift up the people and organizations who have continuously been on the...
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Voices: From the Women’s March

Voices: From the Women’s March

Impassioned, multiethnic, queer, Muslim, Black, disabled, old, young, Latinx, trans and non-binary, immigrants, undocumented neighbors, and more came together to say that they would be taking a stand at the...
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A Vision for the Progressive Left: Kate Aronoff, Jonah Birch, and Bhaskar Sunkara

A Vision for the Progressive Left: Kate Aronoff, Jonah Birch, and Bhaskar Sunkara

Guest host Bhaskar Sunkara (editor of Jacobin Magazine) engages political voices Kate Aronoff and Jonah Birch in a conversation about the future of the Left: were the election results a...
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Excerpt: Aaron Tanaka – What can we do leveraging power?

Excerpt: Aaron Tanaka – What can we do leveraging power?

Aaron Tanaka, director of the Center for Economic Democracy on what we can do to leverage our people power, local power, economic, and governance power. #GoLocal
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Excerpt: Boston Ujima Project – Models for Participatory Budgeting

Excerpt: Boston Ujima Project – Models for Participatory Budgeting

The Boston Ujima Project is empowering residents in underserved communities in Boston, to fund and invest in the businesses they want to support in their neighborhoods. Founders, friends, and members...
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Excerpt: Aaron Tanaka – What are we going to do differently?

Excerpt: Aaron Tanaka – What are we going to do differently?

Aaron Tanaka, director of the Center for Economic Democracy, on why this moment requires us to think creatively and originally about how we will empower POCs, queer people, Muslim people,...
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F-Word: Reimagining Our Systems of Power

F-Word: Reimagining Our Systems of Power

Who governs is important, but what we really need to be talking about is government itself. Let's remember that least discussed statistic, 49% of eligible voters, some 117 million Americans,...
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Cooperative Economics for a POC-Led Future: Aaron Tanaka

Cooperative Economics for a POC-Led Future: Aaron Tanaka

Under the Trump regime, we’ll certainly have to be on the defense to protect the communities most likely to be attacked -- but we’ll also have to build powerful, alternative...
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Excerpt: Xenia Rubinos – Lockdown or Liberation

Excerpt: Xenia Rubinos – Lockdown or Liberation

Brooklyn based musician, Xenia Rubinos​, talks to us about being a brown girl in America and how that influenced her second album, Black Terry Cat.
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Excerpt: Constitution Up For Grabs?: Stephanie Gilloud on the Convention of States

Excerpt: Constitution Up For Grabs?: Stephanie Gilloud on the Convention of States

Stephanie Gilloud, co director of Project South, explains the convention of states. For a stated reason (in this case budgeting), states can call for a convention of states to make...
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All-Inclusive Southern Liberation: Stephanie Gilled & Suzanne Pharr

All-Inclusive Southern Liberation: Stephanie Gilled & Suzanne Pharr

Radical Southern activists Suzanne Pharr and Stephanie Guilloud, who spoke with Laura at Facing Race in November 2016, just days after the election. Through their movement work in the South,...
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Excerpt: Mondragon Principles, Worker-Led Prosperity

Excerpt: Mondragon Principles, Worker-Led Prosperity

While we wait for the possibility of an #ACA repeal, and watch wealthy elites' and CEO's salaries grow at the expense of workers, #neweconomy cooperatives provide a model for future...
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Lockdown or Liberation: Stephanie Guilloud, Suzanne Pharr, and Xenia Rubinos

Lockdown or Liberation: Stephanie Guilloud, Suzanne Pharr, and Xenia Rubinos

If we're going to liberate anyone in the era of Trump, we'll have to start looking where we haven't looked before. Or so say our guests this week, radical Southern...
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Excerpt: Farah Tanis – “For Us, Capitalism Has Never Worked”

Excerpt: Farah Tanis – “For Us, Capitalism Has Never Worked”

Farah Tanis of Black Women's Blueprint on why capitalism has failed Black and Brown bodies throughout history, not least because it has commodified them, without any real justice. Watch the...
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Capitalism, Raced & Gendered: Rick Wolff & Farah Tanis

Capitalism, Raced & Gendered: Rick Wolff & Farah Tanis

Capitalism looks different to those who were once commodities, and that has implications for how we build a future not based in domination. In this conversation, Laura talks with Farah...
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Why Does Independent Media Matter?

Why Does Independent Media Matter?

A group of celebrated activists, from many different movements and visions, tell us why they believe independent media -- like ours -- has always mattered and continues to be vital...
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Not Trickle Down, But Bottom Up: Anthony Flaccavento

Not Trickle Down, But Bottom Up: Anthony Flaccavento

At the Laura Flanders Show, we want to find the common ground that unites Americans, stories of progress, equity, and resilience -- to discover that there is more evidence of...
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Facing the Right: Notes from the Field

Facing the Right: Notes from the Field

Supposedly, the far right have won. So what now? We ask our guests this week the same question, taking from a mixed pot of loss and success. Whether it's about...
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Arlie Hochschild: The “Deep Story” at the Polls, VS the Facts

Arlie Hochschild: The “Deep Story” at the Polls, VS the Facts

Scholar and writer Arlie Hochschild on the "deep story" narratives that drove some Trump voters to the polls, regardless of how American inequality really functions. Be sure to watch the...
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Could You have Written This Book as a Black Woman?

Could You have Written This Book as a Black Woman?

Laura interviews author of 2016 National Book Award Finalist, Strangers in their Own Lands, about her ethnographic project to interview the conservative electorate of the Louisiana Bayou.
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Donna Jackson’s “Deep Story”

Donna Jackson’s “Deep Story”

We featured writer Arlie Hochschild speaking on her concept of the "deep story," which hopes to grasp the intrinsic and personal narratives that drove voters towards Trump at the polls....
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Clip: Adam Hochschild on Demagogues

Clip: Adam Hochschild on Demagogues

Adam Hochschild, writer and co-founder of Mother Jones, on the rise and rhetoric of demagogues in times of economic distress. Be sure to watch our full episode, with both Adam...
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From the Spanish Civil War to Trump’s Strange Lands: Arlie and Adam Hochschild

From the Spanish Civil War to Trump’s Strange Lands: Arlie and Adam Hochschild

In the aftermath of the election, much has been said about what liberal government, media, businesses failed to do: contextualize his rise to office and connect with his voters to...
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Judith LeBlanc: Take Standing Rock to Washington

Judith LeBlanc: Take Standing Rock to Washington

Native Organizer's Alliance Director, Judith LeBlanc, talks about how it is necessary that we build a sustained political movement to absorb the huge mobilization occurring at Standing Rock.
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Bodies of Revolution: Part 2

Bodies of Revolution: Part 2

Last week, we brought you part 1 of a panel convened last year and moderated by Laura, that took on what violence -- in all its avatars -- means for...
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Standing Rock Frontline: Nov 20 Tear Gas, Water Cannons, 18F Temperatures

Standing Rock Frontline: Nov 20 Tear Gas, Water Cannons, 18F Temperatures

From the frontline, an interview and footage of law enforcement officials targeting peaceful NODAPL water protectors. They are using water cannons in freezing North Dakota temperatures, as well as tear...
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LF Excerpt: The Day After The Election

LF Excerpt: The Day After The Election

10 activists and organizers around labor, immigration, race, and economic justice answer the question: what will they be doing the days after the election?
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Bodies of Revolution: Part 1

Bodies of Revolution: Part 1

Grappling with the devastating results of the 2016 election will entail that we also grapple with the phenomenon it will distribute amongst our lives thricefold: violence. We are about to...
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Special Report: The Day After the Election

Special Report: The Day After the Election

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PROMO: The Day After The Election

PROMO: The Day After The Election

Look out for our very special elections episode, out tomorrow, featuring 10 organizers and activists, including Imani Henry, Mab Segrest, Pamela Brown, and more. Our guests speak to some shared...
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Hip Chick Farms: Growing a Business

Hip Chick Farms: Growing a Business

Hip Chick Farms' founders Serafina Palandech and Chef Jennifer Johnson on the difficulties and rewards of starting a meat business when you're queer, women, and rural.
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F-Word: The gritty work of marriage equality

F-Word: The gritty work of marriage equality

In this week's F Word, Laura discusses "Political Animals", a documentary that tells the story of the civil rights struggle of this century, the gay rights movement, through the eyes...
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Don’t Feed the Racist Patriarchy!:  Chateau Hough + Hip Chick Farms

Don’t Feed the Racist Patriarchy!: Chateau Hough + Hip Chick Farms

2016 is an exciting -- and precarious -- time to be an entrepreneur, particularly when you’re queer women. Serafina Palandech and her wife Jennifer Johnson, the founders of organic food...
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To Be the First South Asian Woman: Pramila Jayapal Excerpt 1

To Be the First South Asian Woman: Pramila Jayapal Excerpt 1

This week's guest, Pramila Jayapal, discusses her engagement with social movements and her run for Congress.
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Mark Ruffalo Speaks at Standing Rock

Mark Ruffalo Speaks at Standing Rock

Watch activist and actor Mark Ruffalo on the front lines of #StandingRock with protectors as a few miles away hundreds of law enforcement personnel are mobilizing, preparing for a possible...
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Movement Building Politics: Pramila Jayapal & Chase Iron Eyes

Movement Building Politics: Pramila Jayapal & Chase Iron Eyes

At the Laura Flanders Show, we say we talk with “tomorrow’s heroes today.” One of those could well be forward-thinker Pramila Jayapal, Washington State Senator, now running for Congress. If...
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F-Word: In Spite of Stress

F-Word: In Spite of Stress

An F Word from Laura on being stressed, and organizing anyway.
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People Power and U.S. Elections: Ralph Nader & Chase Iron Eyes

People Power and U.S. Elections: Ralph Nader & Chase Iron Eyes

Are we stuck in a two-party gridlock, or is there still room for democracy? Ralph Nader, former presidential candidate and famed political maverick, joins us to discuss what really constitutes...
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Jeff Chang: White Wealth is Moving Back To The City

Jeff Chang: White Wealth is Moving Back To The City

It may seem at times like there’s a thousand movements to be a part of, a thousand and one tragedies in the news. How do we keep ourselves accountable to...
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We Gon’ Be Alright – Really! Jeff Chang / #StandingRock

We Gon’ Be Alright – Really! Jeff Chang / #StandingRock

It may seem at times like there’s a thousand movements to be a part of, a thousand and one tragedies in the news. How do we keep ourselves accountable to...
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RISE With Standing Rock

RISE With Standing Rock

There's a revolution happening in Standing Rock, at the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ camp, and across the country. Over 200 indigenous American nations and 6,000 people have travelled to the community in...
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Can Fiscal Policy Be Feminist: Pavlina Tcherneva

Can Fiscal Policy Be Feminist: Pavlina Tcherneva

Economist and professor Pavlina Tcherneva speaks to the concept of feminist fiscal policy and says, quite simply, that yes -- fiscal policy can definitely be feminist. By that, she means...
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Can Fiscal Policy Be Feminist: Pavlina Tcherneva

Can Fiscal Policy Be Feminist: Pavlina Tcherneva

Economist and professor Pavlina Tcherneva speaks to the concept of feminist fiscal policy and says, quite simply, that yes -- fiscal policy can definitely be feminist. By that, she means...
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“A Place in the Middle:”  Hawaii’s Transgender Curriculum

“A Place in the Middle:” Hawaii’s Transgender Curriculum

http://aplaceinthemiddle.org/ A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE is the true story of a young girl in Hawaiʻi who dreams of leading the boys-only hula group at her school, and a teacher...
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Fiscal Feminism: Pavlina R. Tcherneva

Fiscal Feminism: Pavlina R. Tcherneva

This week, we are joined by economist and professor Pavlina R. Tcherneva, who says the current practice of gender-blind and race-blind fiscal policy lacks visions and helps no one. Congress,...
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All Nations Rise by Lyla June

Song and Lyrics by Lyla June at Standing Rock, Oceti Sakowin camp, protesting #NpDAPL. Motion graphics by Danica D'Souza.
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A Special Report From #StandingRock: Part I

A Special Report From #StandingRock: Part I

Part 1 of our field reports from the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, or Seven Council Fires Community, at #StandingRock in Cannonball, North Dakota. Representatives from over 200 nations have travelled to #StandingRock...
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Standing Their Ground: African American Farmers vs. the USDA

Laura Flanders (GRIT TV): This timeline is one of the first to follow the troubled history of African-American farmers in the United States. It shows what happened leading up to,...
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Château Hough: Mansfield Frazier

When we were in Cleveland for the 2016 Republican National Convention, we stopped by Vineyards and BioCellar of Château Hough, one of America's first vineyards set on reclaimed urban land....
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Paul Mason on Post-Capitalism and “A Guide to Our Future”

Paul Mason on Post-Capitalism and “A Guide to Our Future”

A new way of living is in the process of formation. Capitalism as we know it has reached the limits of its ability to adapt. A networked Alternative is already...
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Jordan Flaherty: Say No To The Savior Complex

Jordan Flaherty: Say No To The Savior Complex

"In the real world, people don't need heroes, they need systemic solutions to racism, patriarchy, colonialism, and capitalism." Journalist and author of "No More Heroes: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior...
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Shirley Sherrod and Black Lives Matter

Long time civil rights organizer, Shirley Sherrod, shares her thoughts on Black Lives Matter and its significance today.
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Free The Land: Shirley Sherrod and Black Land Struggles in the South

Free The Land: Shirley Sherrod and Black Land Struggles in the South

The struggle for Black economic independence: not a lot of people, particularly people of color, have had a chance to design a new community, to be different and equal, co-owned...
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The People’s Revolution at the DNC – What Mainstream Media Didn’t Show You

The People’s Revolution at the DNC – What Mainstream Media Didn’t Show You

A convergence of progressive movements in Philadelphia. This highlights the actions and voices mainstream media ignored and silenced at the Democratic National Convention. #ClimateRevolution, #BernieorBust, #DemExit, #BLKDNCResistance, Democracy Spring, #uptous,...
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Continuing Revolution: Democratic National Convention 2016

Continuing Revolution: Democratic National Convention 2016

The Laura Flanders Show reports from Philadelphia, a site of both historic and contemporary constitutional debate -- as we've seen at this year's Democratic National Convention. With a myriad of...
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USA vs No More War at DNC

USA vs No More War at DNC

Laura Flanders caught reaction from the California delegation to the speech of secretary Clinton and before her, to Retired Marine Gen John Allen, former Commander of international security forces in...
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DNC: Laura Intro

DNC: Laura Intro

THE AMERICAN DREAM IS MELTING: Laura Flanders gives an introduction to the Democratic National Convention in Philadephia.
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DNC: Jill Stein gives a speech at the DNC gates

DNC: Jill Stein gives a speech at the DNC gates

Green Party's Jill Stein gives a speech outside the DNC gates with Bernie's delegates and supporters who walked out, and Democracy Spring activists, after a march in solidarity with BlackLiveMatter...
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DNC 2016: An Explainer

DNC 2016: An Explainer

Having a hard time following the complicated politics this week? Here's a refresher on the Democratic National Convention taking place in Philadelphia
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In The New Black, a film by Yoruba Richen, same-sex marriage in the black community comes under examination, in particular, the black church which has long been a mainstay as...
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An interview with Jodi, an anti-fracking activist, during a blockade of the entrance to a proposed gas storage facility in the Finger Lakes of New York. For more information, visit...
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Preview: US Drones Behead More People Than ISIS: Chris Hedges

Preview: US Drones Behead More People Than ISIS: Chris Hedges

There is no difference between a beheading by ISIL and a US drone strike, says Chris Hedges. He joined us on The Laura Flanders Show. Full episode up Tuesday.
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Fighting for Abortion Rights: Dr. Susan Robinson and Martha Shane

Fighting for Abortion Rights: Dr. Susan Robinson and Martha Shane

Martha Shane director of the documentary After Tiller, talks about the current state of the abortion wars in the US. Her film profiles the last four doctors who provide later-term...
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Chris Hedges on #Ferguson Grand Jury, Violence and Property Destruction

Chris Hedges on #Ferguson Grand Jury, Violence and Property Destruction

Chris Hedges talks in anticipation of protests in Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the case of Darren Wilson, who shot and killed an unarmed teenager Mike Brown, this...
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Robin D. G. Kelley on Ferguson

Robin D. G. Kelley on Ferguson

We asked Dr. Robin DG Kelley about the upcoming grand jury decision in Ferguson. It isn't just about Mike Brown - it is about an endemic system, he says.
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Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley on #OccupyWheeler

Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley on #OccupyWheeler

Robin D.G. Kelley offers solidarity and support to students currently occupying the offices of UC Berkeley and talks about the struggles facing students across the nation, especially those at public...
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Sandra Steingraber: In Jail Over Thanksgiving #WeAreSenecaLake

Sandra Steingraber: In Jail Over Thanksgiving #WeAreSenecaLake

Activist, biologist and author Sandra Steingraber reacts to a week of sustained civil disobedience in the Finger Lakes area of New York, protesting proposed fracking.
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#WeAreSenecaLake: Sandra Steingraber

#WeAreSenecaLake: Sandra Steingraber

Biologist and author Sandra Steingraber explains the We Are Seneca Lake movement, which saw more than 30 activists arrested yesterday, protesting fracking and promoting environmentalism.
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ACT UP Against Ebola: Organizing Against Fear

ACT UP Against Ebola: Organizing Against Fear

Healthcare panic surrounding ebola seems familiar to activists of the ACT Up era. Should we focusing on science or sensationalism? Anne-christine d'Adesky and National Nurses United's Deborah Burger on GRITtv....
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#NursesFightEbola – New CA Regulation Will Protect Nurses

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"All the mistakes that happened in Dallas hopefully will not happen in a California hospital because of this regulation. That's an amazing thing." - Roseann Demoro National Nurses United director...
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Noam Chomsky: Cannibal?

Noam Chomsky: Cannibal?

Russell Brand mentioned it on Democracy Now and Laura Flanders posed the question to Prof. Chomsky himself. Full interview with Chomsky on The Laura Flanders Show on GRITtv in December.
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PREVIEW: ACT UP against EBOLA: Organizing against Fear

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Building Grassroots to Strengthen Movements: Gopal Dayaneni and Cindy Wiesner

Building Grassroots to Strengthen Movements: Gopal Dayaneni and Cindy Wiesner

Where to next in the Global Justice Movement? Gopal Dayaneni has been involved in fighting for social, economic, environmental and racial justice through organizing & campaigning, teaching, writing, speaking and...
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PREVIEW: Strengthening Grassroots

PREVIEW: Strengthening Grassroots

This week on GRITtv - Cindy Wiesner and Gopal Dayaneni of Grassroots Global Justice Alliance on strengthening grassroots movements. Full episode up Tuesday!
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Glenn Greenwald addresses diversity concerns about his new media venture TheIntercept.com, tackles Palestinian politics, and the economics of spying
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Glenn Greenwald on the Liberal Media and Diversity at the Intercept

Glenn Greenwald on the Liberal Media and Diversity at the Intercept

Glenn Greenwald talks his issues with partisan politics and liberal media's choice to not cover negative stories when their president is in the White House.
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#GRITtv exclusive: Alaskan lawmakers passed a law against sex trafficking, but who does it really affect? A documentary short from GRITtv. See full episodes at grittv.org
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Rebecca Nagle: Upsetting Rape Culture

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FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture co-founder and activist Rebecca Nagle joins The Laura Flanders Show to talk about on-campus rape, corporate culture jamming, and Emma Sulkowicz and Carry that Weight. And...
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Preview: Upsetting Rape Culture: Rebecca Nagle | The Laura Flanders Show on #GRITtv

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture co-founder Rebecca Nagle on culture jamming in the age of online petitions and high profile pranks on corporations, surrounding rape culture. And a special report from...
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ACT UP Against Ebola: Anne-christine d’Adesky

ACT UP Against Ebola: Anne-christine d’Adesky

ACT UP Against EBOLA is calling for smart, science-based reaction to Ebola. WATCH journalist and AIDS activist Anne-christine d'Adesky explain the movement. Keep an eye out for this movement! Big...
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