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Laura Flanders Show
In April 2016, one century after the Easter Rising of 1916, Ireland marked a defining moment in its history: an armed rebellion against imperial rule, and a week in which a few thousand visionaries took over Central Dublin and declared an independent Republic of equals. In this episode we hear testimony from the Groves family of West Belfast whose daughter, born at the height of the Troubles, is now a Sinn Fein councilwoman; Fra McCann a former IRA prisoner, now running for office, and anti-austerity, anti-gentrification activists in the South, who are fighting to save a historic site of the 1916 revolt from being turned into a shopping mall. This episode combines footage Laura shot in 1984 as well as new interviews.
A special May Day report from the "Laura Flanders Show" covers the breadth of actions and hundreds of thousands who are joining across the world on International Worker's Day to call for transformative justice.
Taking the radical legacy of May Day, where thousands of workers struck for labor justice, and the joyous spirit of the springtime, people are rising up this year for a liberatory vision. This is a moment where snake-oil and soundbytes are set aside for telling the stories of those most marginalized.
Mainstream media keep telling us that Trump voters are sticking by him. But are they? And what do so-called swing voters really want? Working America, the community organizing affiliate of the A.F.L.-C.I. O., took to the streets and sidewalks of central Ohio to find out. Matt Morrison, the deputy director of Working America, is here with us to share the findings of the Front Porch Focus Group and what lessons progressives can take into the 2018 election. Plus, a report from the field canvassers in Ohio on the response they received during the process.