In this episode, Laura learns about the culture of the Basque Country’s Mondragon Coop and the history of its founding by Catholic Priest José María Arizmendiarrieta’s. Catholic social doctrine, resisting Franco, and protecting Basque identity are all part of the story of the world’s largest cooperatively owned business. Follow Laura as she endeavors to understand…
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An in-depth look at a series of local scandals shows how politicians game the healthcare system for private benefit, raising the costs for everyone.
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Alex Kane discusses how US-Israel relations evolved from a bipartisan to a partisan issue in recent years and how Israel/Palestine serves a symbol for other social struggles over social justice in the US
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The town of Bishop Auckland in northern England has traditionally been a Labour stronghold. But frustration over Brexit and years of decline appear to have left many locals ready to switch allegiance.
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Angela Joya discusses the raid on the last independent media center in Egypt: Mada Masr. Thanks to international protest, the authorities allowed Mada Masr to re-open and resume publications. As opposition to Egypt’s President Al-Sisi continues, the government intensifies the repression of free speech.
President Evo Morales, as Bolivia’s first indigenous president, introduced numerous changes to the country to benefit Latin America’s largest indigenous population. The new coup government, however, is seeking to reverse all of these changes.
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This week: Updates on Kshama Sawant’s reelection victory in the Seattle City Council race; the obesity problem’s costs and causes in the U.S.; critiquing libertarian arguments in favor of capitalism; Prof. Wolff interviews Dr. Amy S. Cramer, a Professor of Economics at Pima Community College in Arizona about her accessible education project “Voices on the…
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Bolivia’s social movements and former President Evo Morales support the new elections, but it’s far from certain that they will be fair.
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Laura Flanders travels to Spain to learn how people in two of the regions most brutally repressed under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco built the world’s largest worker-owned co-ops. From the Basque Country to Barcelona, she speaks with co-op members who explain how humanist models of business helped their parents and grandparents survive dictatorship.
Investigative journalist and founder of the Empire Files Abby Martin talks about the implications Julian Assange’s case has for journalism; if what happened in Bolivia was a coup, and if it’s part of a trend unfolding throughout Latin America; and her latest documentary film, “Gaza Fights for Freedom.”
Co-author Nolan Higdon discusses “United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (And What We Can Do About It).”
Dave Zirin explains why Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing struggle with the NFL is really an example of how Black dissent is punished in the US.
David Swanson says there are plenty of reasons for impeaching Trump, but the Democrats’ Ukrainegate case is weak and will not galvanize the nation or challenge the Senate to convict.