What difference does it make when some people are left out of the picture? When police don’t keep data on queer women, for instance - or when the culture looks all white. Activist attorney Andrea Ritchie returns with her book, Invisible No More and Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas - 2 generations of picture makers talk about mothers, sons and radical art. Thanks to TED Women for their collaboration on this report. Plus V20 call to action “My Revolution Lives In This Body” by Eve Ensler ft. Rosario Dawson from a film short directed by Deborah Anderson. For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit HelloFresh and enter promo code: LAURA30
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Can sanctuary exist in a state that still insists on broken windows policing? This week on the Laura Flanders Show, Ravi Ragbir and Sara Gozalo of The New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City describe pushing back state pressure and creating real sanctuary, communally, through partnering not policing.
We re-visit Laura's F-Word from 11 months ago on how the Trump administration has launched a Soviet era, McCarthyist witch hunt to catch "illegal" immigrants, that's not really about immigrants at all.
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Before #TimesUp, a history of successful collaboration between grassroots activists and celebrities was already realized. Laura talks to Eve Ensler, who will be returning to Broadway with a new play titled "In The Body of the World," about why our bodies must be connected to our politics. Then, an interview with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, of the hit show 'Grace and Frankie,' alongside Saru Jarayaman, president of Restaurant Opportunities Center United. Laura spoke to them in Detroit after they went to canvas door to door for a ballot initiative that seeks not only to win a single fair minimum wage, but to help build a broad progressive agenda in Michigan statewide. +Music featured by Maya Azucena.
theLFShow partnered with Project South covered the 2017 annual gathering of the Southern Movement Assemblies -- a living experiment in popular democracy and local self governance. Plantation politics, monopoly capitalism, incarceration instead of peace: a lot of the worst of the American experience has it roots in the US South, but so does much of the best, from slave revolts, to abolition, to organized labor and civil rights. If the country goes as the South goes, what grassroots progressives do here matters. Featuring music by Deep Seedz Collective.
Enjoy a minicast featuring several revolutionary poets who have performed on theLFShow including Cynthia Dewi Oka featured in revolutionary mothering an anthology giving voice to mothers of color and marginalized mothers, Janani Balasubramanian of Dark Matter, a trans gender south asian performance duo, Aja Monet author of “My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter” and from the movement music scene, Climbing Poetry.
This week a special report covering Trans National Institute's (TNI) gathering earlier this year in South Africa where participants exchanged thoughts and ideas in order to discover a New Politics. Laura Flanders has been part of an initiative promoted by the TNI incorporating activists and organizers from all over the world in a conversation about what many are calling "new politics." We're talking about alternatives, negotiating the space between Soviet-style socialism and Wall Street capitalism. This episode is a co production of theLFShow and TNI.