Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner: Hollywood and Socialism

Can a socialist choose Hillary over Bernie? Playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner discusses Socialism, Zionism, Hollywood, and the 2016 elections. Tony Kushner has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for drama, an Emmy Award, two Tony Awards, two Academy Award nominations, and President Obama presented him with the National Medal of Arts in 2013. Last fall he was entered into the National Theater Hall of Fame - and no wonder; among his plays are "Angels In America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes," and "The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures." His many screenplays include Steven Spielberg’s "Lincoln" and
"Munich." He has also written or edited several books, including "Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict." Later in the program, Laura visits with a Roma Gallery in Hungary that embraces Hip Hop and bell hooks. All that and a few words from Laura on recent political upheavals in Hungary.

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Continuing Revolution: Democratic National Convention 2016

"The Laura Flanders Show" reports from Philadelphia, a site of both historic and contemporary constitutional debate—as we've seen at this year's Democratic National Convention. With a myriad of messages coming from all corners of the party, we follow the movements, both inside and outside the Wells Fargo Center to ask: how can people continue to do the work of revolution?

  • 2020-10-05T04:30:00-07:00
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Free The Land: Shirley Sherrod and Black Land Struggles in the South

The struggle for Black economic independence: Not a lot of people have had a chance to design a new community, to be different and equal, co-owned by its residents. In 1969 Shirley Sherrod co-founded a collective farm in Lee County, Georgia. At 6,000 acres, it was the largest tract of black-owned land in the United States. What happened to the New Communities land trust they planned? Let's just say they were way, way ahead of their time but their time just might be coming back. Shirley Sherrod is a long-time civil rights organizer, and trainer.

  • 2020-10-12T04:30:00-07:00
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Laura Flanders Show

Two forms of government have dominated in the west over the last hundred years. In one big power is vested in the state, the government; in the other, policy is dominated by the influence of big industry, big corporations or big money. A hundred years after the Russian revolution, and ten years after the financial crash, it's clear that neither of those models has delivered on a promise of shared prosperity.

  • 2020-10-19T04:30:00-07:00
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