Special Report: The Day After The Election

 

This week, American voters come to end of a long national "nightmare," as Laura has called it. This electoral seasons has left many of us battered and jaded, resigned to hit the polls for a less than satisfying ballot. And yet, this is the same election season that has seen the urgent rise of bombastic movements such as Fight for $15, #NoDAPL, and Movement4BlackLives. So what happens #AfterTheElection?

How will we resist post-election complacency and the four-year cycle of civic engagement? How should we continue to mobilize against empire, capitalism, racism, and oppression when it’s not just the presidency at stake?

Our guests this week might have a few answers. They explain why it’s necessary that people continue to raise their voices against injustice - especially at the point that most of us will clue out of politics.  Organizing communities on a range of issues, including gentrification and LGBTQI advocacy, our guests understand one thing well: the problems aren’t going to go away with a new president, no matter who it is.

Featuring words from a radical motley: Mab Segrest (Southerners on New Ground), Imani Henry (Equality for Flatbush), Cindy Weisner (Grassroots Global Justice), Pamela Brown (WBAI), Emma Yorra (Center for Family Life), William Brownotter Jr. (Intl Indigenous Youth Council), Agunda Okeyo, Brigid Flaherty (#GOPHandsOffMe), Jodeen Olguin(Movement Strategy Center), and Richard Seymour (Salvage Magazine).

 

Plus, an F-word from Laura on why she never wants to be faced with this kind of political choice again.

 

 

 


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