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Laura Flanders Show: Design for Justice - Disabled Hackers Lead the Way

Laura Flanders Show: Design for Justice – Disabled Hackers Lead the Way

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July 21, 2019

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, technology, and art are accessible and equitable. Not just ideas, they’re doing it… and they are sparking a movement.

Mandela Would have Turned 101 – What Has Become of his Legacy?

July 18, 2019

South African scholar and activist Rasigan Maharajh describes South Africa as a microcosm of capitalism’s world crisis in a conversation that takes us from corruption to hope. We also discuss anti-apartheid activist and singer Johnny Clegg, who died on July 16th

5 Years Later: No Indictments in Choking Death of Eric Garner

5 Years Later: No Indictments in Choking Death of Eric Garner

July 17, 2019

Attorney and activist Kamau Franklin says the decision not to bring civil or criminal charges against NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the murder of Eric Garner is an example of the criminal justice system working as intended

As Republicans Push Pro-Life Agenda, Maternal and Infant Death Rates Rise

As Republicans Push Pro-Life Agenda, Maternal and Infant Death Rates Rise

July 16, 2019

Not only has maternal and infant health mortality rates increased in the U.S. but these rates are double for black women compared to their white counterparts–no matter what their education or income level. Community Doulas and midwives think they have part of the solution

A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee

A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee

July 16, 2019

Victor Grossman defected to East Germany while serving in the US military in the 1950’s. His latest book recounts his assessment of life in the US, in East Germany, and in the united Germany. We discuss the book with the author

Laura Flanders Show: Listening to Our Better Angels

Laura Flanders Show: Listening to Our Better Angels

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July 16, 2019

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 people of Better Angels believe there’s still value in talking, and they’ve come up with a way of doing it that actually seems to bring people…

Jeffrey Epstein: The Lawlessness of Patriarchy and Power

Jeffrey Epstein: The Lawlessness of Patriarchy and Power

July 11, 2019

Author David Rosen asks whether justice will prevail in the insidious web of power that protects pedophillic predators who sexualy prey on young girls. Will Epstein’s prosecution uncover the intricate relations of the powerful that include Trump, Clinton, and others?

Poll: Religion in Decline in Arab Countries, Anger at the U.S Growing

Poll: Religion in Decline in Arab Countries, Anger at the U.S Growing

July 10, 2019

James Zogby of the Arab American Institute discusses the results of a large survey conducted by the BBC in 11 Arab countries among 25,000 responders. The results show interesting developments in Arab public opinion on matters of religion and politics

Laura Flanders Show: Feminists Writing History

Laura Flanders Show: Feminists Writing History

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July 8, 2019

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 activist and author Cherríe Moraga about her first book release in eight years. Then, a unique kind of activism from adrienne maree brown, whose latest bestselling…

The Struggle of Toronto Uber Drivers to Unionize Part of a Larger Movement

The Struggle of Toronto Uber Drivers to Unionize Part of a Larger Movement

July 7, 2019

Uber considers their drivers to be independent contractors, but the struggle to have them recognized as employees is making progress. Pablo Vivanco reports from Toronto