From taking power to making power. This week on The Laura Flanders Show, a special report from Athens, Greece where many are asking if progressives in government can change much at all if people don’t first change society. In 2015, anti-austerity Greeks were disappointed by the progressive left Syriza government, which they'd voted into office after the financial crisis, but the other things they did to meet society’s needs just might be sowing the seeds for transformation. Music featured: "Hook or Crook" by Antibales and "Histoire De Molly" by Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal. Please write a review where ever you subscribe to this podcast.
This week dreams and defiance. Award winning playwright and essayist Wallace Shawn, discusses his new book Night Thoughts, meditations and speculative dreams for a better world. And Ed Whitfield, from The Fund for Democratic Communities in Greensboro, NC, on cooperatives, consumer politics and impeachments. And the fword, where are the monuments to the motley crew? Music featured: “Heart Seed” by DJ Sun featuring Leah Alvarez and Martin Perna and “Funk That” by Nickodemus featuring The Illustrious Blacks.
Anti-Trump is not enough! This week, Laura Flanders show comes to you from Berlin. In the lead up to the German elections, the German left is saying that opposing Trump is simply not enough. But the left has work to do too, as we'll see. Then, two guests join us in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss new governance from the left. Music featured: "Histoire De Molly" by Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal, "Gentrified Children" by Congo Sanchez, and Scott Hardkiss mix of "Revolution" by the Hardkiss Brothers.