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The Laura Flanders Show stars forward looking people with reality-based strategies for realizing radical change. Watch on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeechTV and on YouTube, or subscribe to the free podcast.

The Laura Flanders Show stars forward looking people with reality-based strategies for realizing radical change. Watch on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeechTV and on YouTube, or subscribe to the free podcast.
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The Laura Flanders Show stars forward looking people with reality-based strategies for realizing radical change. Watch on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeechTV and on YouTube, or subscribe to the free podcast.

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@theLFshow

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English

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212.343.2353


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F-Word: U.S. Led Strike on Syria More of a Show of Weakness

4/20/2018
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“Politicians and pundits tend to get excited about war, but the US-led strike on Syria of April 14th, was more of a show of weakness than of strength, veteran Middle East correspondent, Patrick Cockburn tells Laura Flanders.“ Patrick has reported on the middle east since the 1970's. Please take the time to write a review in iTunes. Our goal is to thrive, not just survive. Become a member today. Thank you!

Duration:00:03:29

Workers, Wildcats & New Models for Labor Organizing

4/18/2018
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Laura talks to SEIU International President, Mary Kay Henry (of the Service Employees) and labor journalist Sarah Jaffe about worker wins, challenges, and some new models for organizing. Then, a conversation with Palak Shah and Michelle Miller on a new online platform that's helping labor activists cooperate and win. Music: "Everyday People" by Groove Collective, released on Kufala Records. Support the show by becoming a member via our Patreon campaign.

Duration:00:29:23

USA on Human Rights Has a Double Standard on Palestine and Syria

4/13/2018
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As Israeli forces kill unarmed demonstrators for a third week in Gaza and while the US simultaneously prepares to strike Syria over human rights abuses, I spoke to Lana Abu Hijileh, Country Director-Global Communities, a Palestinian humanitarian and development professional attending the SKOLL World Forum conference in Oxford, UK, April 13, 2018. Please take the time to write a review in iTunes. Thank you! Our goal is to thrive, not just survive. Become a member today.

Duration:00:07:59

We Need Local Media For Our Health

4/6/2018
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Related articles referenced: "When towns lose their newspapers, disease detectives are left flying blind" and How America's Largest Local TV Owner Turned It's News Anchors Into Soldiers In Trump's War Against the Media Please take the time to write a review in iTunes. Thank you! Why does independent media matter? Find out why. Our goal is to thrive, not just survive. By becoming a member, you sustain our independent, and grassroots-driven content!

Duration:00:02:59

Monopoly Capitalism: At The Breaking Point?

4/4/2018
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Monopoly capitalism may be on its last legs! This week, economist Michael Hudson joins us to say his predictions on the Trump budget have come true and seem to suggest, more than ever, that capitalism is not only a disservice to the people, but it's also unsuccessful. Then, Stacy Mitchell and Joe Maxwell join us at the Progressive Caucus Strategy Summit in Baltimore. Monopoly capitalism, they say, translates to monopolized power. Music featured: "Funkin' For the World" by Nona Hendryx on...

Duration:00:30:47

F-Word: Sesta Doesn't Make Us Safer

3/30/2018
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March 21st, 2018 the Senate approved the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, or SESTA. Sex trafficking is terrible. No one’s for it. Everyone’s against it. What’s awful is what SESTA does, which is encourage big-tech companies to robo-police the internet, with extreme filters that won’t know a survivor story from a sex ad. Please take the time to write a review in iTunes. Thank you! Why does independent media matter? Find out why. Our goal is to thrive, not just survive. By becoming a...

Duration:00:02:59

U.S. Democrats and the European Left - Do They Connect?

3/28/2018
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Xenophobia, austerity, and an activated constituency -- there's a lot in common across international progressive fronts. Voices from the Progressive Caucus Center Strategy Summit 2018 talk about what's next, in the Trump era, and otherwise. Raúl Grijalva, co-chair of the Progressive Caucus of U.S. Congress Democrats and Diane Abbott, UK Labour Party discuss the similar global landscape for progressive politics. Plus, Nancy Pelosi Democrat Party Minority Leader with a counterpoint on...

Duration:00:30:38

F-Word: An Exception to the Rule In Rio

3/23/2018
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#SayHerName: Marielle Franco, assassinated last Wednesday, advocated for the rights of Afro-Brazilian woman. “She was executed because she was a black favela dweller who fought against the murder of black favela dwellers. The genocide of the black population continues in this country.” Please take the time to write a review in iTunes or wherever you get this podcast. Thank you! Why does independent media matter? Find out why. Our goal is to thrive, not just survive. By becoming a member,...

Duration:00:03:29

Healthcare Isn't Big Business Or Big Philanthropy! Ben Palmquist & Dr. Steffie Woolhandler

3/21/2018
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Over 30million Americans are uninsured, and even more are sickened by the sky-high costs. While Congress seems sunk in a partisan fight over the Affordable Care Act, & Bernie Sanders Medicare for All bill nowhere near becoming law- though popular, might Big Business offer a way out? Guests: Ben Palmquist, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative & Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, Physicians for a National Health Program. Music by Dawn Drake "Cross Crocodile". Support theLFShow via our new...

Duration:00:30:10

Minicast: Voices From the 2018 NYC Int'l Women's Strike

3/20/2018
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We hear from some of the speakers and strikers present at the New York 2018 Women’s Strike. Unifying themes included an end to gender violence, a demand for adequate universal social services, the fight for labor rights, and the need for an anti-racist, anti-imperialist feminism. Guided by the tenets of a renewed radicalism, solidarity, and internationalism, the evening was an electric display of indignation where the spirit of hope permeated through the crowd. Support forward thinking...

Duration:00:06:39

Women Lead On Screen: Helen Clark & Gaylene Preston

3/14/2018
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Women's leadership on the screen, in the streets and on the world stage. This week, New Zealand's former prime minister, Helen Clark and filmmaker Gaylene Preston regarding their documentary, "My Year With Helen," about Clark's foiled bid to become the UN's 1st female Secretary General. Then we stop by the Athena Film Festival to find out why representation remains to important to leadership behind and in front of the camera. Music featured: Sharon Jones "Searching For A New Day". Support...

Duration:00:27:59

F-Word: West Virginia Workers And the Taste of Solidarity

3/9/2018
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Laura Flanders' weekly commentary the 'F-word'. Write to Laura, Laura@LauraFlanders.com And please take the time to write a review in iTunes or wherever you get this podcast. Thank you! Why does independent media matter? Find out why. Our goal is to thrive, not just survive. By becoming a member, you sustain our independent, and grassroots-driven content! Make a one time donation or become a sustaining member for as little as $2 a month.

Duration:00:02:29

Women's History Makes The Future - Blanche Wiesen Cook

3/7/2018
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"Some of us have too much of this world’s goods​... and we are thereby separated too widely from each other," ​wrote Eleanor Roosevelt, the subject of Blanche Wiesen Cook's three-volume biography​. ​For Women's History​ ​Month, Laura speaks to Cook about ​Eleanor - the First Lady of the World - and why her work still resonates. ​Plus, a documentary by filmmaker Ross Watne on Arthurdale, the ​​experimental​, government-funded community Roosevelt ​championed in Depression-era West​...

Duration:00:28:50

Racial Literacy and Rural Solidarity! - Lou Murray & Jessica Campbell

2/28/2018
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Racial Literacy and Rural Solidarity, this week, Laura talks with two pairs of young activists. Jessica Campbell of the Rural Organizing Project and Lou Murrey of Stay Together Appalachia share tips on combating the right in rural communities. Then, Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi share their high school project - a crowdsourced racial literacy curriculum. Music featured: "Afro-Dixie Remix" by multi-media artist John Sims. Get $30 off your first week of HelloFresh with promo code: LAURA30. ...

Duration:00:29:41

Smear's the Thing (March for our Lives)

2/23/2018
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Go to March For Our Lives for more information on the March 24th march. Laura Flanders' weekly commentary the 'F-word'. Write to Laura, she'd love to hear from you Laura@LauraFlanders.com Please take the time to write a review in iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you get this podcast, it helps spread the word. Thank you! Make a one time donation or become a sustaining member for as little as $2 a month.

Duration:00:02:59

Divesting Is The First Step: Daniel Zarrilli & Clara Vondrich

2/21/2018
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Power politics and the politics of power - this time on the show, we talk with New York City’s Chief Resilience Officer, Daniel Zarrilli, about the decision to divest from fossil fuels and Clara Vondrich of Divest/Invest, one of the activist groups that helped make it happen. And journalist, Christian Parenti, author of "If We Fail" and "Tropic of Chaos" explains why he thinks we don’t demand enough of government, but extreme weather asks that we demand more. Music featured: “Climate...

Duration:00:29:22

Trump Year 2: What's Next?

2/15/2018
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What lies ahead for change makers in 2018, the right and the rest. Laura talks politics, culture, and economics with Tarso Luis Ramos, executive director of Political Research Associates, and Sarah Ludwig, co-founder of the New Economy Project. Plus, Laura tries to imagine a real human family? Music Featured: “Um, Did He Lie?” a parody commentary on SOTU by Parody Project with lyrics by Don Caron and “Walking with Fire” by Sylvia Black ft Jaleel Shaw. Support theLFShow at our website

Duration:00:29:08

F-Word: Dr. King and the Ram

2/8/2018
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Laura Flanders' weekly commentary the 'F-word'. Write to Laura, she'd love to hear from you Laura@LauraFlanders.com Please take the time to write a review in iTunes, it helps spread the word. Thank you! Make a one time donation or become a sustaining member for as little as $2 a month http://LauraFlanders.com/donate

Duration:00:02:29

How Cities Respond To Climate Change

2/7/2018
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Architect Carl Anthony and activist Ashley Dawson in dialogue about the confluence of economic and racial inequality, and new forms of extreme weather. In the urbanscape, they argue, more inequality equals less resilience against climate disaster. [00:19:00] Then, Avery Bang from the non-profit Bridges to Prosperity, on how a community's access to bridges is a public right. Thanks to TED Women. Music featured: "Recycle" by Dub Poet Everton Sylvester. Watch our TV Show and More. Support...

Duration:00:28:15

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