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Laura Flanders

Contributing Writer

Best-selling author and broadcaster Laura Flanders hosts the The Laura Flanders Show, where she interviews forward thinking people from the worlds of politics, business, culture and social movements about the key questions of our day. The LF Show airs weekly on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeech TV, and in English & Spanish in teleSUR. Flanders is also a contributing writer to The Nation and Yes! Magazine (“Commonomics”) and a regular guest on MSNBC. She is the author of six books, including The New York Times best-seller, BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (Penguin Press, 2007). The Laura Flanders Show first aired on Air America Radio 2004-2008. You can find all her archives and more at

  • October 16, 2007

    40 Years On, a New Call to Resist?

    Forty years ago, a handful of smart Americans had an idea how to end a war. They published a call for moral, political and financial support for those refusing to serve. Initially signed by Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Grace Paley, Dr. Benjamin Spock, Marcus Raskin, and the Reverend William Sloane Coffin among others, eventually, 20,000 signed on and the indispensable RESIST foundation was formed.

    Listening as it was read aloud at a 40th anniversary party this weekend, "Resist: A Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority" seems as relevant as ever. How about a second Call?

    The Call:

    Laura Flanders

  • September 25, 2007

  • June 14, 2007

    Idiot Liberals Strike Again

    When will Democratic leaders stop dissing their base? David Obey is making a habit of it.

    Earlier this year, the Wisconsin veteran, who heads up the House Appropriations Committee called anti-war workers, "idiot liberals" for calling for a cut off in funds for Bush's Iraq disaster. This week, Obey told advocates for youth to grow up and stop complaining about the millions of dollars his committee intends to shovel to deadly, discredited abstinence-only programs.


    Laura Flanders

  • May 21, 2007

    Taking on Dobbs

    I had an interesting run in with Lou Dobbs on May 8th. The clip has just become available on my site. Dave Niewert at Orcinus transcribed the key part and kicked off an interesting conversation about Dobbs and macho bullying.

    Laura Flanders

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  • Campaigns and Elections April 9, 2007

    Bottom-Up Power

    In Montana, grassroots campaigns elected politicians and influenced policy. The same can happen across the country.

    Laura Flanders

  • Political Figures January 31, 2007

    Obama’s Ruined Homeland

    In Kenya's Yala Swamp, where Senator Barack Obama traces his African roots, an Oklahoma-based company has wrecked a rich and delicate ecosystem.

    Laura Flanders

  • December 22, 2004



    Manchester, NJ

    Thomas Geoghegan, Laura Flanders, Our Readers and Laura Ross

  • Armed Conflicts October 28, 2004

    Antifeminists Hit Iraq

    As the right wing's antifeminist front, the sisters of the Independent Women's Forum have been such a hit in this country that they're now getting taxpayer money to take their act on the road.

    Laura Flanders and Laura Ross

  • Election 2004 March 4, 2004

    Beware the Bushwomen

    This article was adapted from Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso). Check for book-tour information.

    Laura Flanders