"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.
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 speaks to them in Detroit during the summer of 2017 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.
"Kidnapped by the Palm Oil Industry" (3.5 minutes)
illagers in Suka Jaya in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia have had their land stolen out from under them by a company that sells palm oil to the global marketplace, and is financed by global banks and investors. These are their testimonies.
"The Power of Citizen Video to Create Undeniable Truths" (12.5 minutes)
Could smartphones and cameras be our most powerful weapons for social justice? Through her organization Witness, Yvette Alberdingk Thijm is developing strategies and technologies to help activists use video to protect and defend human rights. She shares stories of the growing power of distant witnesses — and a call to use the powerful tools at our disposal to capture incidents of injustice.
"How to Talk About the Muslim Ban" (6.5 minutes)
How we speak out against the Muslim Ban should be just as important as standing up against it in the first place. Here's why.
"Redefining Investment" (7 minutes)
Investment has been all about maximizing financial return at any cost, even if that cost is environmental pollution, human dignity, or our moral compass. Tim Jackson counters that the role of investment must be reconceived to instead create conditions for people to flourish.
"Koch Brothers Exposed" (56 minutes)
This documentary shines a light on billionaires David and Charles Koch, who were handed the ability to buy our democracy in the form of giant checks to the House, Senate, and soon, possibly even the Presidency. It investigates where their money went and who their money hurt during the process leading up to the 2014 elections.