Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders Show: Divest to Decolonize

Laura Flanders Show: Divest to Decolonize

November 25, 2018

At the traditional start of the holiday season, many in the US come together with family and friends to celebrate and give thanks. Though for indigenous peoples around the world perhaps apologies, even recompense, would be more in order. We hear from Native American activists Michelle Cook and Hartman Deetz about the ongoing struggle for…

Laura Flanders Show: Catastrophes, Cooperatives, and Capital

Laura Flanders Show: Catastrophes, Cooperatives, and Capital

November 18, 2018

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, something unexpected rose up out of the devastation in the Rockaways– worker-owned businesses. Six years later, we get an update from Lorena Giron and Brendan Martin of The Working World, an organization focused on starting and sustaining cooperatives in low-income communities. We also hear from noted Marxist geographer and…

Laura Flanders Show: Resistance Continues After The Election

Laura Flanders Show: Resistance Continues After The Election

November 12, 2018

Historian Jeff Biggers on the history of resistance in the United States and his new book, “Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition.”

Laura Flanders Show: Can a Progressive Candidate Win in Rural America?

Laura Flanders Show: Can a Progressive Candidate Win in Rural America?

November 9, 2018

Anthony Flaccavento is running for the US House seat in Virginia’s 9th district, a large, sparsely populated region in the southwestern corner of the state.  We’ll meet the people working on his grassroots campaign, a coalition of farmers, miners, students, seniors and activists that may serve as a practical blueprint for many Democrats competing in…

Laura Flanders Show: Kingston Calling - Making Media Into Action

Laura Flanders Show: Kingston Calling – Making Media Into Action

October 29, 2018

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 media infrastructures that have existed previously. This week, we visit a local, innovative radio station in Kingston, NY and talk to Pod Save the People’s…

Laura Flanders Show: The Next Economy

Laura Flanders Show: The Next Economy

October 22, 2018

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 cooperatives to cryptocurrency, people are continuously building economic alternatives. So says Nathan Schneider, crusader for collective ownership and author of “Everything for Everyone: the Radical…

Laura Flanders Show: Food Justice in Urban Agriculture

Laura Flanders Show: Food Justice in Urban Agriculture

October 16, 2018

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 creating equitable food systems inside cities, from urban agriculture to worker-owned cooperatives

Laura Flanders Show: Transformative Cities - Crisis and Opportunity in Amsterdam

Laura Flanders Show: Transformative Cities – Crisis and Opportunity in Amsterdam

October 7, 2018

“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’ opening statements at the Transnational Institute’s convening on Transformative Cities in Amsterdam during July 2018

Laura Flanders Show: Transgender Narratives Are Expansive

Laura Flanders Show: Transgender Narratives Are Expansive

October 1, 2018

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 justice. Laura speaks with Imara Jones, a trans activist, former policymaker, and host of The Last Sip on Free Speech TV about her work to…

Laura Flanders Show: Puerto Rican People's Power #1YearAfterMaria

Laura Flanders Show: Puerto Rican People’s Power #1YearAfterMaria

September 24, 2018

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 Puerto Ricans building, organizing, and recovering on the island