Advocacy & Activism

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"The Laura Flanders Show" (26 minutes)

2018 brought us #TimesUp, but the history of collaboration between grassroots activists and Hollywood celebrities was already very long. 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.

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"The Laura Flanders Show" (26.5 minutes)

Can sanctuary exist in a state that still insists on broken windows policing? 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.

Populist Dialogues - 18-02 - Saving the Net and Net Neutrality with Municipal Broadband System

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What do we do when the federal agency charged with protecting the free and open Internet instead attacks it, allowing large corporations to charge more depending on who is providing the content? In Portland OR, citizens have organized to create a municipal broadband system. We talk with Garrett Hour, founder of municipalbroadbandpdx.org, and Russell Senior, Pres. of Personal Telco Project on why Portland OR should create their own system, instead of having to rely on the private IPS mega-corporations.

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"Why Tax Breaks For the Rich Don't Create Jobs" (3 minutes)

It's time to end the "trickle-down" myth.

"Courage Is Contagious" (5.5 minutes)

When artist Damon Davis went to join the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after police killed Michael Brown in 2014, he found not only anger but also a sense of love for self and community. His documentary "Whose Streets?" tells the story of the protests from the perspective of the activists who showed up to challenge those who use power to spread fear and hate.

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"One Word Defined 2017: Resist" (2 minutes)

In the wake of Donald Trump becoming the U.S. president, people around the world poured into the streets to resist.

"40 Strangers, 50 Questions" (7.5 minutes)

As our country becomes increasingly divided, we must acknowledge our many differences, yet understand and embrace that we are all one. We must help one another, and pledge to step out of the boxes of fear and hate, and step into one of empathy, solidarity, and unity.

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"16 Women and Donald Trump" (4 minutes)

16 women have come forward to report being sexually harassed or assaulted by Donald Trump. Seeing their stories together is incredibly powerful, and damning.

It's time to hold him to account.



"The Laura Flanders Show" (27 minutes)

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"Conventional Economics Is a Form of Brain Damage" (4 minutes)

This video points out the fallacy of conventional economics - a belief that there are no limits to growth – and makes an emotional appeal to economists to include the biosphere and life itself in their economic models.



"The Laura Flanders Show" (27 minutes)

Populist Dialogues - 17-45 - District Attorneys: They Should Report to You

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With the ever increasing numbers of incarcerated, we need to discuss how we want the criminal justice system to work.Part of that discussion needs to be around one of the least accountable aspects of the system - the District Attorneys. Daniel Lewkow, campaign manager for the Oregon ACLU's:  "They Report to You" campaign, talks about the DA's power and how we can make them accountable. DAs have a lot of power without a lot of oversight. We can change that.