Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders is a best-selling author and broadcaster who hosts the The Laura Flanders Show, where she interviews forward thinking people about the key questions of our time.  The LF Show airs weekly on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeech TV, and in English & Spanish in teleSUR. Flanders is also a contributing writer to The Nation and Yes! Magazine (“Commonomics”) and a regular guest on MSNBC. She is the author of six books, including The New York Times best-seller, BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (Penguin Press, 2007). The Laura Flanders Show first aired on Air America Radio 2004-2008. You can find all her archives and more at Lauraflanders.com or via Twitter @GRITlaura

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 "From DC, I returned to New York, a city that’s just spent hundreds of millions of public dollars on subway renovations that totally ignored one in six New Yorkers."(Photo: Emily Ladau/Twitter) Views
Monday, July 30, 2018
Ominous Silence on the Anniversary of the ADA
The Americans with Disabilities Act turned 28 this July. The ADA was signed into law on July 26th, 1990 by the first President Bush. It prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of public life. Traditionally, Capitol Hill marks the day, and, one way or another, the...
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Friday, July 20, 2018
From Co-op to Co-op
From Brooklyn to Brattleboro, I just drove four and a half hours to go from co-op to co-op. In Brooklyn, it’s the Park Slope Food Co-op—one of the nation’s, and the world’s, largest. A history-making experiment in pooling resources and worker hours to access high quality food at affordable prices...
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Friday, July 06, 2018
Jeff Sessions Sets Back the Clock
Pay no attention to what the media says about how undermined Jeff Sessions is. President Donald Trump may bait him publicly via tweet, but in private, at the Department of Justice, Sessions is a man on a mission to roll back civil rights. And that’s just what he’s doing. Take what he did this July...
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 "Families aren’t the only things being separated, she shows us. Americans, too, are being divided from their consciences." (Photo: Beppesabatini/Flickr/cc) Views
Friday, June 22, 2018
National Suicide Point?
After a few weeks overseas, away from the daily drip of US news, I’m home and horrified and thinking about Karl Polanyi. One of the 20th century’s great economic historians, Polanyi wrote about economics, but he started with humanity. What does it take to create a willing worker, a follower, a...
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Sunday, June 17, 2018
We Should Be Excited About the Bottom-Up Wins in Virginia's Primaries
A certain handshake in Singapore dominated the news June 12, so you might have missed Virginia's Democratic primaries. Call me crazy, but I put more faith in Anthony Flaccavento and Leslie Cockburn than in any part of that Singapore handshake.
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Students participate in a protest against gun violence February 21, 2018 outside the White House in Washington, DC. Views
Sunday, June 03, 2018
Throwing Shade, Not Light, on Youth Voting
It’s the summer before midterm elections, and the political forecast is already promising heavy showers of skepticism about young voters. The seasonal downpour is especially important this year because, for the first time, 18-35-year-old "millennials"—and their even younger counterparts, “...
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Friday, May 25, 2018
After Brexit, Blexit: Putting Your Money Where Your Life Is
You’ve heard of Brexit, but how about Blexit? Brexit’s what the British public voted to do when they felt the European Union wasn’t serving their best interests. Blexit’s what some Black residents of the Twin Cities have decided to do to free themselves from the city’s white dominated financial...
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Monday, May 21, 2018
Life or Death for the FCC
It’s life or death for the Federal Communications Commission, and death may be the honest option. Let’s face it, the FCC’s mission to regulate communications media in the public interest, has been beaten to a pulp by politicians of both parties over the last two decades. Now Trump’s FCC chair, Ajit...
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"Zuckerberg is free to suppress. He’s not a journalist; he’s the head of a for-profit corporation with a track record of mendacity and billions of private dollars at stake." (Photo: Legal Loop) Views
Monday, May 07, 2018
What If Ida B. Wells Depended on Facebook?
If Ida B. Wells had depended on Facebook, would we ever have had a National Lynching Memorial? Two stories collided in my head this week. One of which was the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama—this country’s first major effort to confront the vast scope...
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"Whatever’s happening on Wall Street, Main Street’s in trouble." Photo: YouTube/screenshot) Views
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Dr. King and The Ram
Super Bowl 2018 drew the smallest audience of any national championship game since 2009 but that didn’t quell the ruckus stoked by one of the mid-game ads. Listen carefully and there it was: Dr. Martin Luther King, pitching for trucks by RAM. What really got my goat - no pun intended - was fact...
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