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Connecting the Grassroots and the Global: Eric Mann and Pedro Paez

Displacement, genocide and climate crimes: a web of connected crises? This week's guest, Eric Mann, has been helping people’s movements make the links for decades now. He is founder and director of the Labor/Community Strategy Center in Los Angeles and the author of many books including "L.A.’s Lethal Air," "Taking on General Motors," "Playbook for Progressives: the 16 Qualities of the Successful Organizer," and "Katrina's Legacy: White Racism and Black Reconstruction in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast." He is host of KPFK/Pacifica’s Voices from the Frontlines.

In Ecuador, Laura speaks with Pedro Páez, that nation's former Finance Minister when they they did just about everything the international banks told them not to do: renegotiated loans, cut debt payments, and reinvested in the local economy.

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Laura Flanders Show

This year at the Progressive Strategy Summit members of Congress and progressive change makers came together to build a movement that won t only win back the White House in 2020 but also create long term systemic change. Laura interviewed activists and congresswomen to understand how they see this critical moment when business-as-usual politics simply won’t cut it. Will a movement led by women of color inside and outside Congress—transform the government so that it truly serves the diverse people it purports to represent?

  • 2019-11-15T18:00:00-08:00
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Laura Flanders Show

In her new film, The Edge of Democracy, director Petra Costa tells the story of how Brazil went from a rising star among free nations to a democracy on the verge of collapse. With unprecedented access, Costa documents the rise and fall of Brazil’s Workers Party and its charismatic leader Lula da Silva, the impeachment of Brazil’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff, and the rise of President Jair Bolsonaro who has ushered in, as Costa puts it, a new era of rule by the bible, the bullet, and the banks.

  • 2019-11-18T05:30:00-08:00
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  • 2019-11-25T05:30:00-08:00
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  • 2019-12-06T18:00:00-08:00
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