Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders is an English broadcast journalist living in the United States, who presents the weekly, long-form interview show The Laura Flanders Show.

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US Capitalism Was Born in the Destruction of the Commons

The practice of commoning, and the idea that we might hold and manage land and assets together in common, holds a lot of appeal these days. To help us think forward as we do on this show, we have two world-renowned experts on commoning in the house.

April 4, 2019

New Economy Models: The Victory of the Commons

A new world based on community and collaboration is closer than you think. We can steward resources together, in fact, millions of people are doing just that. And not just in the history books. This week, from Kingston, NY, author and activist David Bollier, Co Founder of the Commons Strategy Group, explains what it means to Think Like A Commoner.

June 23, 2017

Own the Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time

78 percent of Americans believe that too much power is concentrated in the hands of a few huge companies.

February 18, 2015

Forget Venture Capitalists—This Scrappy Composting Co-Op Found Another Way to Get Startup Money

The banking system makes it tough for local businesses to get their hands on startup money. But creative entrepreneurs are finding solutions.

February 17, 2015

The New Grassroots Heroes: They Fight Pollution—and Police Brutality—And They’re Changing How Social Movements Happen

It’s remembered as the global march for climate justice, but how did that word “justice” get into the title of the huge rallies that took place in New York and other cities this September?

November 17, 2014

How America’s Largest Worker Owned Co-Op Lifts People Out of Poverty

Can worker-owned businesses lift families out of poverty? “They did mine,” Ramos said.

August 15, 2014

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