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Digital Security 101: Protecting Your Cell Phone

"The CIA, the NSA, and our local police departments are coordinating surveillance in a way that they've never done before and are tracking us in a way that's unprecedented," Thenmozhi Soundararajan of Equality Labs. The Trump administration is anticipated to increase these surveillance practices to control and police people of color, women, and immigrants, she says.

Individuals can take a stand against this surveillance by securing their exposure on their cell phones. In the first installment of the Laura Flanders Show's collaboration with digital rights startup Equality Labs, learn tips on how to secure your iPhone.

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What most Americans know about Puerto Rico is based on a colonial fantasy, says journalist and Columbia University professor, Ed Morales. This fantasy, and the reality it obscures, is the subject of his new book, Fantasy Island. In this episode, Laura interviews Morales and scholar/activist Rosa Clemente about the personal and political implications of the island's ongoing debt crisis, recovering from Hurricane Maria, and #RickyRenuncia, the intersectional protest movement that led to the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló in the summer of 2019.

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Laura Flanders Show

Award-winning poet, performer, novelist, and activist Staceyann Chin has just published her first anthology of poems. She has been featured on Broadway, HBO, and Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam and her latest one woman show, MotherStruck, was adapted for film and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019. In this episode, Laura interviews Chin about the anthology, Crossfire, and her relationship to a cannon dominated by white men.

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