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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

A conversation with the feminist playwright and One Billion Rising leader, whose new play, O.P.C., opens in Cambridge on November 28.

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.

Blogs

The world’s best president could roll back every last anti-organizing law and set organizers on a mission to sign up every last...
The British banking scandal reveals just how much the world of finance needs an overhaul.
The workers at Republic Windows and Doors have formed a co-op, New Era Windows, and made a bid to buy the plant. The factory’s...
Chelsea Green employees celebrated July 4th this year, not only independent but as brand-new employee-owners of their company.
There are booby traps in the Court’s Commerce Clause reading, and the traps are baited and ready for tripping in the Medicaid part...
 Regardless of how the justices rule on Thursday, the Affordable Care Act did not go far enough.
From marriage to the military, LGBTQ people have won acceptance. Now can we tackle the unacceptable levels of fear, poverty and shame that...
Nurses and their allies launch a national campaign to push for a tax on financial transactions.