For many, mass movements have made them aware of media's failure to inform and represent them. Activists are now working to make their own media, and to rebuild traditional empowering media infrastructures. This week, we re-visit Radio Kingston, a station connecting communities and lifting up voices. Than joining Laura in studio, activist DeRay Mckesson, Pod Save the People host and author of ‘On the Other Side of Freedom’. Support theLFShow, 10 Years of Making Power Through Media!
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As family and friends celebrate and give thanks, for indigenous peoples around the world perhaps apologies, even recompense, would be more in order. We’ll hear from Native American activists Michelle Cook and Hartman Deetz about the ongoing struggle for autonomy and environmental protection. Then our report on the thousand people in attendance at the American Museum of Natural History on Indigenous Peoples Day organized by Decolonize This Place. Music Spotlight: “Retribution” by Tanya Tagaq on Six Shooter Records. November 27th join Laura & guests - New Economy Screenings: Survival Socialism. Support theLFShow
Building a new economy for and by Native Americans requires election level attention beyond election week.
That new book out from the Democracy Collective, "An Indigenous Approach to Community Wealth Building: A Lakota Translation".
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In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, out of the devastation in the Rockaways-- worker-owned businesses formed. We get an update from Lorena Giron and Brendan Martin of The Working World, an organization focused on starting and sustaining cooperatives in low-income communities. Plus Marxist geographer and anthropologist, David Harvey. Music Spotlight: “New Laughter Mode (The Way In)” by Laraaji and Audio Active.November 27th join Laura & guests - New Economy Screenings: Survival Socialism. Support theLFShow
"The particular patriarchs whom white women have put in office this November are on the record, anti-female. They’re even anti-white-female, if you happen to be pregnant or foreign-born, or poor or in imperfect health."
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From no, I won't to yes, we will. It’s official, over a hundred women, more women than ever, were voted into Congress including New Mexico’s Deb Halland and Sharice Davids, the Congress’ first 2 Native American women, and Davids is the first out lesbian Native American too. With the midterms behind us we’re looking at the roots of struggle for good governance in these United States. Joining us Jeff Biggers, Phillip Agnew and Niaz Dorry. Plus, Susan B. Anthony from people's historian, Howard Zinn. Music Spotlight: “What the World Needs Now” a rework by Jonathan Butler, featured on “Close To You”, his tribute album to Burt Bacharach released on Mack Avenue. Support theLFShow
Someone scrawled KILL N@%gers on the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York this week, not thirty five feet from the headquarters of the Department of Homeland Security, ICE and the FBI.
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