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Greece - Taking Power vs. Making Power

From taking power to making power. This week "The Laura Flanders Show" presents a special report from Athens, Greece, where many are asking if progressives in government can change much if people don’t change society first. Many people recall the story of Syriza, the progressive left government that took power after the financial crisis. But what fewer people know is the creativity with which Greeks responded to the financial crisis to meet the needs of their community. Their approach to meeting the needs of their community could be be sowing the seeds for societal transformation.

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Star Power for People Power: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Saru Jarayaman, Eve Ensler

Before #TimesUp, there was a history of successful collaboration between grassroots activists and celebrities. Laura speaks with Eve Ensler, who will be returning to Broadway with a new play titled "The Body of the World," about why our bodies must be connected to our politics. Then, an interview with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, of the hit show "Grace and Frankie," alongside Saru Jarayaman, president of Restaurant Opportunities Center United.

Laura Flanders Show

This week on the Laura Flanders Show an interview with immigrant and human rights leader, Ravi Ragbir. Ragbir, of the New Sanctuary Coalition in New York was detained January 11 at a routine check in with ICE. He is currently awaiting a hearing on his status. If the intent, or at least the effect of deportations like this one is to silence voices like Ragbir's our response is to lift them back up.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show