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.
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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.”
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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. Then activists from Brazil, Haiti, and right here in the U.S. on what healthy communities need to thrive. Music by Dawn Drake "Cross Crocodile". Support theLFShow via our new Patreon campaign.
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 media by making a one time donation or become a sustaining member for as little as $2 a month.
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 the show by becoming a member via our Patreon campaign.
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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 Virginia. Music featured: “Superman” by violinist Richmond Punch featuring Christian LACE and Tomea Coleman from Richmond’s album “Finally”. Why not become a LFShow member? Do so and unlock more content. Help us reach our goal of $2G together by July!