Meet the "activist hedge fund" that's hacking Wall Street

 

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?

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Nick Hanauer: Can the wealthy save the rest of us from themselves?

 

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. 

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Who needs Panama, When You Have the Home State of Joe Biden?

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.

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Eat the Rich? Raphaële Chappe & Nick Hanauer

 

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.

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Revolutionary Mothering

 

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, self-described Queer Black troublemaker and Black feminist love evangelist, is the author of Spill: Fugitive Scenes, coming later this year from Duke University press.

China Martens is the author of The Future Generation: The Zine-book for Subculture Parents, Kids, Friends and Others, and co-editor of Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities.

Mai’a Williams is a former journalist for teleSUR English and author of two books of poetry: No God but Ghosts Monsters and Other Silent Creatures.

Victoria Law is a freelance writer and editor and the author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women.

Cynthia Dewi Oka works at Grassroots Global Justice Alliance and her book of poems, Nomad of Salt and Hard Water, was a 2015 Pushcart Prize Nominee.

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Lucy Parsons: The Anarchist, Intersectional Feminist Labor Activist Who Inspired May Day, The Civil Rights Movement, and Occupy

"Workers shouldn't strike and go out and starve, but strike and remain in, and take possession"

     — Lucy Parsons.

Lucy Parsons was of Mexican American, African American, and Native American descent. Born into slavery, a feminist, anarchist, and a leading labor activist, she was an intersectional thinker a century before the term was coined.

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The Incomplete and Wonderful History of May Day: Peter Linebaugh & Avi Lewis

 

Author and professor Peter Linebaugh discusses his new book, The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day. Later in the show filmmaker Avi Lewis discusses worker-owned factories in Argentina, and Laura focuses on the intersectional feminism of 19th Century Anarchist Lucy Parsons. Peter Linebaugh is professor emeritus at the University of Toledo, and the author of many books, including the Magna Carta Manifesto; Stop Thief, The Commons, Enclosures and Resistance, and his newest, The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day. Avi Lewis is a filmmaker known for The Take, co-directed by Naomi Klein, and This Changes Everything, a documentary on climate change and resistance, released in 2015.

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Eric Foner On The Case For Reparations Today

 

Civil War & Reconstruction expert, Eric Foner, discusses the history of freedom, and the case for reparations today.

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Historian Eric Foner on the Elections, Reconstruction, and the Face of Racism Today

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.

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The Southern Reverend Taking on the Right: Rev. William Barber of Moral Mondays

The Moral Mondays Movement in North Carolina is building a powerful, grassroots, struggle against the right wing. Laura talks about Moral Mondays with Reverend Dr. William J Barber II, the architect of that movement about Reconstruction, Blacklivesmatter, faith and politics and LGBT rights.

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