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The German Left Leans Forward

Some say an anti-Trump sentiment is not enough. This week, "The Laura Flanders Show" reports from Berlin. In the lead-up to the German elections, the German left is saying that opposing Trump is simply not enough. But the left has work to do too.

Then, two guests join us in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss new governance from the left.

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Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show