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Laura Flanders is the host of "GRIT TV" the new, news and culture discussion program aired daily on Free Speech TV (Dish Network ch. 9415) and online at the popular blog site Firedoglake.com. Flanders also hosts RadioNation, on Air America Radio, the weekly radio program of the Nation Magazine. She is the author of Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics Back from the Politiicans (The Penguin Press, 2007) and the New York Times bestseller BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004), an expose of women in George W. Bush's Cabinet. Flanders was founding director of the Women's Desk at the media watch group, FAIR and for more than ten years she produced and hosted CounterSpin, Fair's radio program. For more information and to contribute video to GRIT TV go to www.grittv.org.


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Monumental Valley Navajo Tribal Park, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 25, 2021
In Indian Country, It's Not the Weather, It's the Racism That's Leaving Thousands in the Dark If deaths from lack of care, cold, and a lack of access to electricity are deemed disasters in Texas, how do we explain the fact that of the 55,000 homes in the Navajo Nation, about 15,000 don't have electricity now, or at any time?
Bernie-Sanders-Mittens-Meme, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 29, 2021
Time to Take the Mittens Off! For those who have been paying attention to something else, in the days after the Biden/Harris inauguration, a picture of Vermont's Senator Sanders siting masked and in mittens went viral.
Social Media, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 19, 2020
The Media's Quadrennial Eclipse It's the quadrennial eclipse. Every election season, our picture of power momentarily opens up to include something resembling a society before it snaps back to narrow in on a few so-called "power brokers" in Washington and on Wall Street.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 7, 2020
If the President had HIV, He Could be in Prison Could Donald Trump be charged with a crime for knowingly exposing others to an infectious disease? He could if that disease was hepatitis. If the Donald was a poor man, poorly defended and in poor health, there's a good chance he'd be facing criminal charges.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' congressional testimony, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 2, 2020
Take On the Tech Mob Now or Perish Six months into a global pandemic, the US economy just took its most grievous hit on record, while Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook only added wealth.
Kendall Jenner Reacts To Black Lives Matter, From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 17, 2020
As Trump Moves to Hide Covid-19, We Already Know Which Communities Are Suffering Most There was another skirmish this week when the administration ordered hospitals to send their COVID-19 data not to the Centers for Disease Control, where it's publicly available, but rather to the Department of Health and Human Services, where it will be stored in a database that is shut to the public.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 2, 2020
Armed and Unmasked: Whiteness at the Core of a Public Health Crisis Defunding public health services and deregulating gun ownership have been catastrophic for public health and yet, the majority of white voters support exactly those policies.
Defund the Police, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Paradigms Take Years to Shift Defund Police. Invest in Black Lives. What just weeks ago was a slogan is fast becoming law. Minneapolis City Council has voted with a veto-proof majority to replace law enforcement with a "transformative new model of public safety."
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Covid-19 Demands A National Reckoning The U.S. already has over one million confirmed cases of Covid-19 and tens of thousands of deaths. Victims of the disease are disproportionately black and working class. What explains our failure to build a more caring state?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Mutual Aid Justice: Beyond Survival Transformative justice applies the principles of mutual aid to justice. It seeks to resolve violence for the long term at the peer-to-peer, grassroots level by looking for resolution, not punishment, and relying on community, not the system.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 29, 2020
Forward Thinking on Covid-19: Lebanon In this interview, activist Dayna Ash breaks down the people's response to Covid-19 and the fight for justice in Lebanon. "Losing hope is a privilege we cannot afford," she says. "We will continue. We will push forward..."
Roger Stone Swears Loyalty To Donald Trump After Being Indicted In Mueller Probe, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 16, 2020
Democracy vs Dictatorship: Don't Let Bloomberg Muddy That Choice The 2020 presidential race didn't get decided this week, but the choice before us did: more democracy or less of it. That's the decision we are facing, and if the Democrats manage to foul this up, they may not get another chance.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 17, 2019
Woodstock Urges Roaming Radical journalist Andrew Kopkind wrote about the Woodstock Peace and Music Fair in August 1969, just days after the event. "When we find out we have to fight for love, all hell will break loose," he wrote. Fifty years on, after a night spent largely on that big wet, now commercialized field in Bethel, New York, I'm pondering what's happened since. What's taken so long?
Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 18, 2019
In Barcelona, Being a Fearless City Mayor Means Letting the People Decide Led by former housing activist Ada Colau, who was elected Mayor in May 2015, Barcelona's government has been in the hands of a movement that had become a political party -- Barcelona en Comú. They won office on a pledge to "develop the city as a commons," meaning a place for people, not a profit center for speculators and extractive corporations.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Special Report: Whose Economy Is It? Ours. New York City faces the serious challenges of any major city, specifically when it comes to inequality and climate risks. But with democratic majorities at both the city and state level in government, addressing those challenges is more possible now than it's been in decades.
No Collusion Remix, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 30, 2019
Collusion in Plain Sight The media has no reason to worry. There's plenty of collusion in plain sight, and it wouldn't take a 22-month inquiry to find Trump conspiring with enemies of US democracy, if only the US media spent a fraction of the time they've spent covering Russia-gate looking at Trump's relationship with killer corporations and hate groups.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 10, 2019
Making American Journalism Great and Different Local papers have taken a hit. There's no debate about that. The same miserable mob that mauled Main Street banks has plundered and pillaged newspapers across the country. Pursuing only profits, private hedge funds bought and stripped even long-lived legacy papers, leaving them for dead.
Trump condemns socialism at State of the Union address., From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time For Socialist History Month? his primary campaign is not going to be about where Democrats stand on things like abortion and marriage and voting rights, but rather on where they stand on property rights and public ownership and workplace democracy and taxes. Much as they're out of practice, journalists are going to have to grapple with economics.
ArundhatiRoy, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 31, 2018
Arundhati Roy on Fiction in the Face of Rising Fascism The thing is, people spend so much time mocking Trump or waiting for him to be impeached. And the danger with that kind of obsession with a single person is that you don't see the system that produced him. What would happen if he wasn't there tomorrow and Mike Pence came? Would it be better?
Trump Plaza NYC, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 8, 2018
HUD Official to Move Into Public Housing? The federal housing official responsible for the New York City region says she plans to move into public housing to spotlight inhumane conditions, but if she really wanted to spotlight inhumanity in housing, she'd move big money out of precious city housing stock.

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