Laura Flanders

Contributing Writer

@GRITlaura

Laura Flanders is the author of several books, the host of the nationally syndicated public television show (and podcast) The Laura Flanders Show and the recipient of a 2019 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship.

Why a UN Human Rights Adviser Quit Over Israeli War Crimes

Why a UN Human Rights Adviser Quit Over Israeli War Crimes Why a UN Human Rights Adviser Quit Over Israeli War Crimes

Craig Mokhiber explains why he resigned from his UN post with a letter accusing the organization of failing to stop an unfolding genocide in Gaza.

Jan 18, 2024 / Q&A / Laura Flanders

What Made the Lights Go Out in Moore County?

What Made the Lights Go Out in Moore County? What Made the Lights Go Out in Moore County?

As a drag show was taking place in the North Carolina region, an attack on the electrical grid shut the power down.

Dec 4, 2023 / Feature / Laura Flanders

Josh Paul in front of a stone wall

“Why I Resigned From the State Department” “Why I Resigned From the State Department”

An interview with Josh Paul.

Oct 30, 2023 / Laura Flanders

Canadian author Naomi Klein poses for a photograph at a press conference on September 3, 2015, in Sydney, Australia.

Naomi Klein Explains the Problems With Left-Wing Silence Naomi Klein Explains the Problems With Left-Wing Silence

The author of Doppelganger wants us to find stories that can “replace the socialism of fools with the socialism of facts.”

Oct 6, 2023 / Q&A / Laura Flanders

Esther Newton, left; Holly Hughes, right.

Surviving Hate Through Queer Kinship Surviving Hate Through Queer Kinship

Anthropologist Esther Newton and artist Holly Hughes tell Laura Flanders how they’ve flourished through decades of culture wars.

Aug 3, 2023 / Q&A / Laura Flanders

Bernard Winn speaking

Jubilee Justice Regenerative Farming: Tackling Racism With Rice Jubilee Justice Regenerative Farming: Tackling Racism With Rice

Out of the soil of rural Louisiana, a new model for food, farming, and restorative economics.

Jul 17, 2023 / Laura Flanders

Why Is It So Hard to Close Rikers?

Why Is It So Hard to Close Rikers? Why Is It So Hard to Close Rikers?

New York City’s public advocate Jumaane D. Williams and journalist Nick Pinto talk to Laura Flanders about the difficulties of shrinking the incarceration system.

Jun 15, 2023 / Q&A / Laura Flanders

Chuck D and Rosa Clemente.

After 50 Years, What’s Left for Hip Hop to Teach? After 50 Years, What’s Left for Hip Hop to Teach?

Chuck D and Rosa Clemente discuss the past and future of music and politics.

May 17, 2023 / Q&A / Laura Flanders

North Carolina Republicans Just Took Gerrymandering to a Whole New Level

North Carolina Republicans Just Took Gerrymandering to a Whole New Level North Carolina Republicans Just Took Gerrymandering to a Whole New Level

The conservative state Supreme Court majority has thrown the door open to virtually unchecked GOP rule.

May 5, 2023 / Laura Flanders

Headshot of the writer and activist V.

To Build a Better World, We Have to First Imagine It To Build a Better World, We Have to First Imagine It

V (formerly Eve Esner), author of the Vagina Monologues, discusses bodily autonomy, dismantling the patriarchy, and the pursuit of a better world.

Mar 16, 2023 / Laura Flanders

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