Is the climate movement heating up? This week on the show, activists at all levels of the climate justice movement discuss how inter-generational, cross-coalition, and global organizing is taking control of the future without waiting for anyone. Can the U.S born Green New Deal learn from yellow-vested workers’ agitation in France? And who’s new Deal is it anyway? In this episode: Elizabeth Yeampierre, co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance; Sean Sweeney,Director of Cornell Global Labor Institute’s International Program for Labor, Climate & Environment; and Varshini Prakash, co-founder of the Sunrise Movement. Music featured: "Leaving This Planet" Charles Earland re-make by Mark De Clive-Lowe featuring Sharlene Hector; “Song for the Yellow Vests” by Birmingham, UK’s, Lee Brickley.
The following minicast features Laura in conversation with Thomas Hanna, research director at The Democracy Collaborative and author of “Our Common Wealth: The Return of Public Ownership in the United States”. They discuss public ownership. From banks and parking meters to water and electrical supplies, there's more of it in the US than you might think. Who’s afraid of it and what are they afraid of? For more, watch or take a listen to our recent episode, ‘Revolution at the Federal Reserve’ featuring former Goldman Sachs manager, Nomi Prins and Thomas Hanna in a conversation about the way that central bankers steer world development and how things could be different. Support theLFShow! Become a member.
As the World Economic Forum takes place in Davos, Switzerland, we talk about the way central banks steer world development and for whom. Former Goldman Sachs managing director Nomi Prins, author of "Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World," and public ownership researcher, Thomas Hanna, author of “Our Common Wealth: The Return of Public Ownership in the United States,” and Research Director at The Democracy Collaborative, believe that banking, and development, could be very different. Music featured: “You & Me” by Danny McGraw. Support theLFShow!
Soul Fire Farm’s Leah Penniman talks with Chris Hedges, author of America: The Farewell Tour, about environmental threats, societal breakdown, and how we might come back together as humans. Then, a glimpse of CAGED, a play written and conceived by Hedges’ writing students in a high-security prison in New Jersey. Music featured: “Babylon Falling” by Thievery Corporation featuring Puma, released on Eighteenth Street Lounge Records.
Despite efforts over the last two years to curtail progress for trans people by the current administration, trans activism has gained momentum and become prominent within the movement for queer justice. Laura speaks with Imara Jones, a trans activist, former policymaker, and host of The Last Sip on Free Speech TV about her work to amplify transgender narratives, on and off the screen. Music featured: Anohni of Antony & the Johnson's "Everything Is New" from the film “Turning” created in collaboration with Charles Atlas. Support theLFShow, 10 Years of Making Power Through Media!
Holiday Rewind: Since the 2008 financial crash, one thing we've learned is that there exist in the US not just one economy, but many, as well as many kinds of economic actors. From platform cooperatives to cryptocurrency, people are building economic alternatives to climate devastation and capitalist extraction. So says Nathan Schneider, crusader for the internet of ownership and author of Everything for Everyone: the Radical Tradition That Is Shaping The Next Economy. Plus, Virginia Eubanks on how government and corporations are erasing social services through unequal digital practices. Music: “You Are the One the World Becomes” by Morley, from her new album ‘1000 Miles’. Support theLFShow, 10 Years of Making Power Through Media!