The Laura Flanders Show
The question of Irish sovereignty still looms large. In this special report, Laura Flanders returns to Ireland, 30 years after first reporting on the so-called “Troubles”.
Laura speaks with Michael Hudson about the manipulation of economic terminology and how this process serves economic elites. Countering the narrative that privatization is better, Hudson asks: “Better for whom?”
Although many affected by this election will be embittered and jaded by the “nightmarish” election season, Laura Flanders speaks to activists ranging from many backgrounds, communities, and ages who are calling to mobilize against empire, capitalism, racism, and oppression #AfterTheElection
Laura Flanders speaks to the lesbian couple who started the organic food startup Hip Chick Farms in rural CA, and the founder of an award-winning vineyard cooperative in inner-city Cleveland that employs local residents, formerly incarcerated workers, and youth as part of its project to invigorate the local community
Laura Flanders interviews former presidential candidate Ralph Nader to discuss what really constitutes “people power” when it comes to the 2016 election
Laura Flanders interviews economist and professor Pavlina R. Tcherneva, who says economic growth and employment begins with targeting women and racial minorities as the benefactors of policy
This week Laura Flanders speaks to Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman, and The Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade – a feminist bicycle crew based in East Los Angeles
In a special report, Navajo youth and elders explain their battles against state-led forced displacement, and the mining industry’s exploitation of both labor and environmental resources
Laura Flanders talks to Paul Mason about the alternatives to capitalism in the UK, followed by Patrick Cockburn on ISIS
One century after the Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising, an armed rebellion against British imperial rule, Laura Flanders reports on another rising underway against partition, austerity, and poverty
Investigative journalist and author of Blackwater, Dirty Wars, and The Assassination Complex Jeremy Scahill talks about the secrets he’s learned about our government’s assassination programs, and domestic militarization; Laura visits Ireland for the centenary of the Easter Rising, an Irish armed rebellion against the British Empire, and then provides her commentary on the undeserved power of hedge fund managers
Author, activist Sarah Schulman, cofounder of the Act-Up Oral History Project, is out with a new novel. Musician Lupe Fiasco is starting a tech entrepreneur program in one of New York City’s poorest neighborhoods. And with so much to spend public money on, why are taxpayers subsidizing church?
Author Craig Willse and organizer Imani Henry discuss housing, homelessness and the role of nonprofits in change-making (or not). Plus, an exclusive report from an upstate New York farm that’s feeding people while fighting the school-to-prison pipeline. All that and Laura, inspired by Detroit’s teachers, wonders when we’ll be ready for a grand national sick out.
From poisoning Flint to bankrupting Main Street, can residents regain a say in what happens in their communities? In this episode, Laura discusses race, gender, and banking with Gwendolyn Hallsmith, the author of Vermont Dollars, Vermont Sense, and she asks Michigan Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence who – and what – failed the people of Flint, MI.
Caledonia Curry, also known as Swoon, is one of the most recognized street artists in the world. She has brought her art from the streets to galleries and museums. Among her recent projects include creating musical houses in New Orleans, a ceramic tile factory in Pennsylvania, a floating city on rafts in the Mississippi River, and rebuilding a community in Haiti post-earthquake.