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Chokehold: Policing Black Men

On the third anniversary of #TamirRice's murder by police, a reminder that existing while Black is often a fatal offense in America, the Laura Flanders interviews former prosecutor Paul Butler. He talks about his book "Chokehold: Policing Black Men." 

This episode also explores the film "Dispatches from Cleveland," which documents the community organizing that changed the prosecutor's office in Cleveland in the wake of the killing of Tamir Rice.

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After Maria: Puerto Rican Self-Determination

What's in store for Puerto Rico's future? More disaster capitalism, or solidarity economics? While the lights have come back on for most, 8 percent of electrical customers are still waiting. The conversation in other media seems to be shifting to the social crises that are emerging — but for many, basic supplies, services and medical care are still nowhere in sight. And let’s not forget that some people are pushing to privatize everything from education to the power grid.

  • 2018-04-19T09:00:00-07:00
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Laura Flanders Show

This week, Laura talks to SEIU International President, Mary Kay Henry (of Service Employees) and labor journalist Sarah Jaffe about worker wins, challenges, and some new models for organizing. Then, a conversation with Palak Shah and Michelle Miller on a new online platforms that's helping labor activists cooperate and win.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show