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Special Report: Ableism Out, Independent Living Now!

On July 26th, America marked the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Thousands of disability activists, including many of those who made this civil rights landmark a reality, convened at the National Council on Independent Living’s (NCIL) 2018 Annual Conference. Celebrating #ADA28, alongside disability activists allows us to revisit the story of how disability came to be a civil right, even as it was pathologized and co-opted into ableist narratives. How can we make this not a conversation about ability, but accessibility, one that is intersectional and empowering?

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Laura Flanders Show

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, something unexpected rose up out of the devastation in the Rockaways, worker-owned businesses. Now 6 years later, we get an update from Lorena Giron and Brendan Martin of The Working World, an organization focused on starting and sustaining cooperatives in low-income communities. We also hear from noted Marxist geographer and anthropologist, David Harvey about the perils of the "State-Finance Nexus" in the face of economic upheaval.

Laura Flanders Show

Here at the traditional start of the Holiday Season, many in the U.S. come together with family and friends to celebrate and give thanks. Though for indigenous peoples around the world perhaps apologies, even recompense would be more in order. First, we hear from Native American Activists Michelle Cook and Hartman Deetz about the ongoing struggle for autonomy and environmental protection that has taken them into U.S. courtrooms and corporate boardrooms seeking justice.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show