Stories by Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders is the host and founder of "GRITtv with Laura Flanders." She is the author of "Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species" and "Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians." A regular contributor for MSNBC, Flanders has appeared on shows from "Real Time with Bill Maher" to "The O’Reilly Factor." For more information, visit subscribe to Laura Flanders's feed

Posted on: Nov 24, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, was clear that soup lines weren’t the answer to poverty.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Reporters were charged exorbitant fees for records that are supposed to be free.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2015, Source: GRITtv

Where's the media's curiousity about who's earning the lion's share of Uber's profits?

Posted on: Dec 15, 2014, Source: Truthout

In this wide-ranging interview, the scholar explains that legacy of slavery and genocide of the indigenous are very much with us.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2014, Source: YES! Magazine

As factories return to a struggling neighborhood, one school is training students for the jobs that actually need to be filled.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2014, Source: GRITtv

The theorists also speak about what activists fighting for a just economy have to do to reach that goal.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2014, Source: GRITtv

And while we're at it, how about the residents in towns with all this firepower review the program?

Posted on: Apr 29, 2014, Source: GRITtv

People's Federal Credit Union's Linda Levy describes what makes a credit union tick.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2014, Source: GRITtv

AOL's Tim Johnson may have apologized to his employees, but thousands of companies aren't backing down and continue to supress wages and benefits regardless of good earnings.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2013, Source: YES! Magazine

New York City's new mayor has laid out a radically inclusive economic agenda.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2013, Source: GRITtv

Video: NSA spying justified as preventing terrorism, when it is the administration's policies that are ensuring terrorism.

Posted on: May 23, 2013, Source: AlterNet

If companies can break the UMWA, heaven help the fast food workers.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2012, Source: The Nation

On February 14, 2013, Ensler says One Billion women will rise. I believe her.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2012, Source: The Nation

A new campaign called "Caring Across Generations," has in mind nothing less than a 180-degree turn in the way that Americans think about themselves, one another, and the economy.

Posted on: May 18, 2012, Source: The Nation

The “underground” is always with us. For better and often for worse, it’s how marginalized populations tend to survive—often not very well.

Posted on: May 4, 2012, Source: GRITtv

We’re a nation whose leaders are pursuing policies that amount to economic “suicide” Chomsky says. But there are glimmers of possibility.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2012, Source: The Nation

America's aging population is going to need care in the coming years--Caring Across Generations aims to create millions of good jobs and redefine our relationships to one another.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2012, Source: The Nation

Media consolidation narrows the range of channels and views; a few high-profile cable entrepreneurs like Magic Johnson and Sean "Puffy" Combs won't change that.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2012, Source: The Nation

To make the deal that saved the auto industry, Treasury demanded concessions from workers and a ban on strikes. Now Obama's bragging that he saved workers.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2011, Source: GRITtv

The war on drugs is the engine of 21st century discrimination - an engine that has brought Jim Crow into the age of Barack Obama.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2011, Source: The Guardian

Access to justice – like access to elected office, let alone a pundit's perch – is becoming a perk just for the rich and powerful.

Posted on: May 5, 2011, Source: GRITtv

At a time when dancing in the streets is accepted as a proper response to the killing of Osama bin Laden, it's ironic to see that support for human rights is still controversial.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Some people have argued that Americans love British royals because we don't have their own real thing. Except we do: corporations are our ruling class.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Mar 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

So after all that cash is gone, what are we left with? Not a whole heck of a lot for the rest of us.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2011, Source: Grit TV

Posted on: Feb 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Feb 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Feb 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jan 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jan 3, 2011, Source: The Nation

Posted on: Dec 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Dec 7, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Nov 2, 2010, Source: GRITtv

Journalist Jeremy Scahill talks with Laura Flanders about the U.S.'s failed efforts in Afghanistan.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2010, Source: Free Speech TV

Thousands gathered in Washington for a rally this Saturday organized by progressives, to show support for a progressive economic agenda.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2010, Source: GRITtv

In this interview, Klein explains how we can channel growing rage in this country and in the world into a true progressive movement.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Across the U.S., poor communities are grossly under-served when it comes to education, nutrition, housing and health care.