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Laura Flanders

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Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders

Contributing Writer

Contributing writer Laura Flanders is the host and founder of GRITtv with Laura Flanders, a daily talk show for people who want to do more than talk. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians  (Penguin Press, 2007). A regular contributor on MSNBC, Flanders has appeared on shows from Real Time with Bill Maher to The O’Reilly Factor. Flanders is the editor of At the Tea Party: The Wing Nuts, Whack Jobs and Whitey-whiteness of the New Republican Right… and Why we Should Take it Seriously (October 2010, OR books). For more information, go to LauraFlanders.com or GRITtv.org.

Articles

News and Features

The business press still insists on equating strong union organizing with communism.

A conversation with the two-time Green Party vice presidential candidate.

Still mourning Chokwe Lumumba, progressives gather to push his vision for worker-owned co-ops.

New York City’s new public advocate on homeless children, the former mayor and her office’s shrunken budget.

The fearless Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond, California, has taken on Chevron and big banks on behalf of taxpayers and underwater homeowners. 

After the 2012 elections, women in Washington have a long to-do list—and it doesn’t stop at reproductive rights.

With a new play, Emotional Creature, and big plans for V-Day 2013, the activist playwright reaches for new heights. 

Una nueva organización une a prestadores y destinatarios de cuidados domiciliarios para personas mayores o discapacitadas, bajo una perspectiva revolucionaria.

A new campaign unites caregivers and care-receivers with a revolutionary vision.

Blogs

What, to a critic of marriage, makes the ceremony itself so tear-worthy?
The numbers on job creation and unemployment are not as positive as they first appear—just watch American Winter.
March 15 marks the start of Hungary’s 1848 revolution—and protesters are once again hitting the streets for basic rights.
On GRITtv, a member of the Open Solidarity Initiative discusses the ongoing occupation of a Greek factory.
Nineteen years after the passage of the Violence Against Women Act, we need to reauthorize. We also need to do more.
After breaking the silence around physical violence against women, will the global mobilization take on the economy?
To send labor supporters into their final week of preparing for One Billion Rising, United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard recorded this...
Seattle’s one-of-a-kind city program holds all public officials accountable for racial equity.