Stories by Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders is the host and founder of the Laura Flanders Show. She is the author of "Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species" and "Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians." Read her interviews and reports at or write to her [email protected] subscribe to Laura Flanders's feed

Posted on: May 5, 2011, Source: GRITtv

At a time when dancing in the streets is accepted as a proper response to the killing of Osama bin Laden, it's ironic to see that support for human rights is still controversial.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Some people have argued that Americans love British royals because we don't have their own real thing. Except we do: corporations are our ruling class.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

So after all that cash is gone, what are we left with? Not a whole heck of a lot for the rest of us.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2010, Source: GRITtv

Journalist Jeremy Scahill talks with Laura Flanders about the U.S.'s failed efforts in Afghanistan.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2010, Source: Free Speech TV

Thousands gathered in Washington for a rally this Saturday organized by progressives, to show support for a progressive economic agenda.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2010, Source: GRITtv

In this interview, Klein explains how we can channel growing rage in this country and in the world into a true progressive movement.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Across the U.S., poor communities are grossly under-served when it comes to education, nutrition, housing and health care.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2010, Source: GRITtv

Liliana Segura and Spencer Ackerman ask if this is just more security theater designed to get us to give up our civil liberties, and Mark Green and Malia Lazu on the Mass Election.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2009, Source:

A federal district judge has ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers was indeed responsible for part of the devastation in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2009, Source: GRITtv

THe Air Force veteran, community organizer and immigrants rights activist, joins Laura for an exclusive interview on Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s ongoing mistreatment of his community.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2009, Source: GRITtv

Americans voted for change and are getting frustrated with the lack of it, but our guests have both written about the powerful forces holding the status quo in place.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2009, Source: GRITtv

Watch Flanders live with Adam Thompson of the Progressive States Network, Paul Waldman from The American Prospect, and Rep. Raul Grijalva.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2009, Source: GRITtv

Underrepresented booming countries <i>may</i> get a bigger voice in global finance. Nice. But under-represented people? They got arrested.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2009, Source: GRITtv

Laura Flanders, Jeff Cohen and co. explore and celebrate the origins and success stories of the new, independent media.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2009, Source: GRITtv

Abortion Doctor Susan Wicklund discusses the political climate after the death of Dr. George Tiller.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2009, Source: GRITtv

Should we be calling this "Blackwatergate"?

Posted on: Jul 30, 2009, Source: AlterNet

While the media covers Obama, Crowley and Gates making up, sipping beer, the real issue is: Police who abuse power need to be reined in at once.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2009, Source: GRITtv

Laura Flanders and others explain why taxing the wealthy might be good for our health.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2009, Source: GRITtv

Matt Taibbi and Mike Lux discuss whether Goldman Sachs is a risk taker or a coup maker.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2009, Source: GRITtv

Author Sasha Abramsky on why hunger and homelessness receive so little attention.