In this episode of The Laura Flanders Show, author and scholar Dr. Priyamvada Gopal discusses her latest book, Insurgent Empire, which examines a history of abolition and rebellion under colonial rule to demonstrate how these resistance movements served as active participants in their own liberation...
Social change and systems change go hand-in-hand. Movements for democracy and human rights are most effective when they aim to transform unjust, unequitable economic systems. In this episode, Laura travels to Spain to learn how people in two of the regions most brutally repressed under the...
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...
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 how...
New York, NY... Its a city with close to 100 billion dollar budget every year and one 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...
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 project is doing about it.
Lynn Ellsworth, Human-scale NYC, interviews Ben Richardson on effects of Supertall buildings (80 Flatbush Ave.) on NYC neighborhoods and of Real Estate Board interests taking over the Boards of Directors of Non-Profit organization that guide public policy.
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