Watch: L.A. Kauffman Advocates for the Organizing We Need After the Protests

On this week's episode, a question of how we can use direct action to create and sustain long-range, inclusive and effective movements.

Guests L.A. Kauffman and Jesse Myerson discuss the history of protest movements, the limits, and the potential that they incur for creating community-oriented solutions to patriarchy, capitalism, and colonialism.

L.A. Kauffman is the author of a celebrated books Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism, which looks at the history of protest movements. Jesse Myerson is an organizer, former 'Occupy' leader and writer for publications like Dissent, Rolling Stone. And an F-word from Laura.

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