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Laura Flanders Show: Mondragon’s Cooperatives and the Legacy of its Founder

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December 2, 2019

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…

Laura Flanders Show: Cooperation vs Authoritarianism in Spain

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November 25, 2019

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.

Laura Flanders Show: The Rise of Authoritarianism in Brazil

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November 19, 2019

A Conversation with Petra Costa the Director of the documentary “The Edge of Democracy.” It is the last film in a trilogy by Brazilian actor and filmmaker Petra Costa. Each film explores the personal and political dimensions of her life, her family, and her country. The Edge of Democracy, however, is by far the most…

Laura Flanders Show: What Progressives Have to Do to Take the White House & Pass #MedicareForAll

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November 13, 2019

Laura Flanders Show creative director, Matt Colaciello, interviewed congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, about single-payer #medicareforall, the state of the Union, and the responsibility that activist have to bring the “street heat” to public office.

Laura Flanders Show: Fixing The People’s Water in Newark

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November 4, 2019

The people of Newark, New Jersey—the majority of whom are black and brown—are grappling with a lead contamination crisis that has drawn comparisons with Flint, Michigan. There, the state took control of the city’s water after municipal officials and a private management company failed to provide clean water. In Newark, local residents want to keep…

Laura Flanders Show: Making Buffalo Our City

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October 28, 2019

Renewable energy, racist redlining, and now possibly a renaissance. The people of Buffalo, New York have seen a lot. In the last century, this was a booming industrial town fueled by a falls and people from all over the planet. But most of the wealth concentrated at the top, and at the end it mostly…

Laura Flanders Show: How to Make a Democratic Economy

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October 21, 2019

The U.S. economy, weak or strong, is the question at the heart of the election. But it doesn’t get to the reality which is that, whatever else it may be, the U.S. economy is not democratic or good for the planet. But it could be. Marjorie Kelly and Ted Howard of the Democracy Collaborative say…

Laura Flanders Show: Fighting for the Future of Hong Kong!

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October 14, 2019

The People’s Republic of China celebrated its 70th anniversary as months of pro-democracy demonstrations continued in Hong Kong. The historic demonstrations began in June as a response to the proposal of an extradition agreement with Mainland China. Concerned that the bill would further erode the civil liberties they enjoy under the one country two systems…

Laura Flanders Show: How Can Municipal Government Promote Economic Democracy?

October 8, 2019

New York, NY…its a city with close to 100 billion dollar budget every year and 1 deputy mayor with some pretty creative plans for how to spend it.  What can one city do? And what’s it gonna take to create a non-racist democracy? J Phillip Thompson, NYC Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives is my…

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Laura Flanders Show: Reporting on Economic Hardship

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September 30, 2019

Roughly 40 million people live in poverty in the USA. Can you imagine living under $24,000 a year for a family of four? If you can’t, why not? Surely the media should help. This week, why mainstream media are so poor at covering poverty – and what one organization, The Economic Hardship Reporting Project,  is…