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Tracing the Arc of Justice: Reverend Jacqui Lewis and Adrienne Maree Brown

As we wage love and watch resilient wildlife, this week, we mark the one-year anniversary of the 2016 election by asking two charismatic leaders how they keep their spirits brave. Reverend Dr. Jacqueline J. Lewis is senior minister at New York’s Middle Collegiate Church and a contributor to the 2017 collection "Faith and Resistance in the Age of Trump." Adrienne Maree Brown is co-editor of "Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements," and "Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds," in which she urges activists to become as open to change as nature is. 

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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.

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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