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A Public Bank for Public Good

This week "The Laura Flanders Show" explores whether a public bank is possible and how this type of institution help worker co-ops, students, entrepreneurs. Deyanira del Río from the New Economy Project, Linda Levy of the Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union, and Enlace's Cindy Martinez discuss why it's more needed now than ever — and what they're doing to make it happen. Then, a look at the Public Bank NYC's recent launch action with New York City organizations, including New York Public Interest Research Group; NY Communities for Change; and The Working World.

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Laura Flanders Show

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, something unexpected rose up out of the devastation in the Rockaways, worker-owned businesses. Now 6 years later, we get an update from Lorena Giron and Brendan Martin of The Working World, an organization focused on starting and sustaining cooperatives in low-income communities. We also hear from noted Marxist geographer and anthropologist, David Harvey about the perils of the "State-Finance Nexus" in the face of economic upheaval.

Laura Flanders Show

Here at the traditional start of the Holiday Season, many in the U.S. come together with family and friends to celebrate and give thanks. Though for indigenous peoples around the world perhaps apologies, even recompense would be more in order. First, we hear from Native American Activists Michelle Cook and Hartman Deetz about the ongoing struggle for autonomy and environmental protection that has taken them into U.S. courtrooms and corporate boardrooms seeking justice.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show