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Self-Governance - The Southern Movements Way

This week the "Laura Flanders Show" visits Whitakers, North Carolina, and the annual gathering of the Southern Movement Assemblies, a living experiment in popular democracy and local self-governance. 

A lot of the worst of the American experience has it roots in the U.S. south — plantation politics, monopoly capitalism, and incarceration instead of peace — but so does much of the best, from slave revolts, to abolition, to organized labor and civil rights. If the country goes as the South goes, what grassroots progressives do here matters.

For this special episode we partnered with Project South, an anchor organization of the Southern Movement Assemblies, and Laura was joined by co-host LaDie Mansfield.

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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.

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