Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill talks about the secrets he’s learned about our government’s assassination programs, and how our military policies are leading to more oppression at home as well.
Jeremy Scahill is an award-winning investigative journalist and a founding editor of The Intercept. He is the author Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, and a producer of the film Dirty Wars, which was nominated for an academy award for best documentary. His newest book, co-written with the staff of The Intercept, is The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government's Secret Drone Warfare Program.
Then, Laura visits Ireland for the anniversary of a one hundred year old rising against empire, and her commentary looks at the undeserved power of hedge fund managers.Read more
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield turned a gas station ice cream parlor into a global phenomenon in Bernie Sanders’ town of Burlington. Since then they have modeled what a progressive, and massively successful, business can look like. They have also been outspoken and active on a number of issues and it's no surprise they’re going all out in favor of Bernie Sanders for president. They’ve even made a Bernie ice cream.Read more
In this interview, Laura talks to former union organizer and current CEO of Amalgamated Bank Keith Mestrich about the bank's union history, its progressive principles, and reforming the financial industry from the inside.Read more
Another Way to Occupy Wall Street? In this exclusive interview, former Goldman Sachs Vice President Raphaelle Chappe introduces us to Robin Hood 2.0, an "activist hedge fund" that's trying to de-privatize finance and build an alternative economy. Could finance capital really be used to redistribute power and resources and not just to amass private wealth?Read more
In this exclusive interview, venture capitalist and author Nick Hanauer talks to Laura about the cost of inequality to our pocket books, the need for "disruptive" civic innovation, and the perils of the "trickle-down" myth.Read more
Remember the Panama papers? That staggering dump of 11.5 million documents leaked on fourteen thousand clients of the law firm Mossack Fonseca in Panama. Mossack Fonseca offered legal assistance to people and businesses seeking to set up shop in tax havens around the world.Read more
Can the wealthy save the rest of us from themselves? Venture capitalist Nick Hanauer tells us what’s wrong with rich people, and former Goldman Sachs Vice President Raphaële Chappe tells us about her work to even the playing field between the 1% and the 99% with the Robin Hood Hedge Fund.Read more
Civil War & Reconstruction expert, Eric Foner, discusses the history of freedom, and the case for reparations today.Read more
This Week on the Laura Flanders Show: Making sense of the election season with prominent historian, Eric Foner. From Confederate monuments and the Black Lives Matter movement to election politics and utopian communities, Foner discusses today’s politics through the legacy of the past, and Laura takes a new look at a hundred-year-old proclamation.Read more