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Trump's Wall and the End of the American Frontier

In this episode, Laura interviews author and Yale historian Greg Grandin about his most recent book, The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America. They explore how America's foundational myth of progress has given way to protectionism. Will opposition to the wall finally force us to reckon with the white supremacist conquest the frontier myth has always but thinly veiled? And what can we do to replace destructive myths with productive truths?

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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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