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Laura Flanders Show

Cities accumulate capital, people, aspirations, and power. But, whose power? Whose aspirations? How can we find in the city a place of possibility? These are the questions from Laura Flanders' opening statements at the Transnational Institute's convening on Transformative Cities in Amsterdam during July 2018. While there, we spoke to officials, activists, and theorists from across the world working to build better designed, more public, more democratic cities. In cities, can we find liberation? Can we build fearless spaces that help us become fearless people?

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10 years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the financial crash, one thing we've learned is that there exist in the US not just one economy, but many, as well as many kinds of economic actors. From platform cooperatives to cryptocurrency, people are building economic alternatives to climate devastation and capitalist extraction. So says Nathan Schneider, crusader for the internet of ownership and author of Everything for Everyone: the Radical Tradition That Is Shaping The Next Economy.

Laura Flanders Show

For many, mass movements have made them aware of media's failure to inform and represent them. Activists are now working to make their own media, and to rebuild the empowering media infrastructures that have existed previously. This week, we visit a local, innovative radio station in Kingston, NY and we talk to DeRay McKesson, activist and author, about how he's turned social media into social justice.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

  • 2018-11-18T13:30:00-08:00
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