Laura Flanders is the Executive Producer and host of The Laura Flanders Show, an online source for in-depth intelligent interviews with cutting-edge thinkers and doers. She was the founder and host of “GRITtv with Laura Flanders” which appeared daily on Free Speech TV and on cable and public television stations across the US from 2008 to 2011. On Air America Radio, Flanders hosted The Laura Flanders Show and RadioNation.
She is currently a contributing writer to The Nation magazine and a regular contributor to MSNBC. She has also appeared on shows from Real Time with Bill Maher to The O’Reilly Factor. Her books include 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). She tweets @GRITlaura.Before joining Air America when it launched in March 2004, Laura hosted the award-winning “Your Call,” Monday-Friday, on public radio, KALW, 91.7 fm in San Francisco.
She was also founding director of the Women’s Desk at the media watch group, FAIR and for more than ten years she produced and hosted CounterSpin, FAIR’s nationally-syndicated radio program. About her first book Real Majority, Media Minority; the Cost of Sidelining Women in Reporting (Common Courage Press, 1997) Susan Faludi wrote, “If only there were a hundred of her.”Among other awards, Flanders is the recipient of the 2013 Metro Labor Press Council’s Communicator of the Yearaward for her coverage of labor issues, and in the same year, a Stonewall Award from the Stonewall Community Foundation for her leadership in the LGBTQ community. She lives in NYC with her partner, choreographer Elizabeth Streb.
SEAC, 1995 conference
This October 13-15, 1995, Student Environmental Action Coalition returned to its roots at UNC-Chapel Hill to host ts fourth National Conference. The conference will bring young people together from all over the country to learn more about current environmental issues.
Partial speakers list;
- Vandana Shiva (Third World Network)
- Barbara Dudley (Executive Director, Greenpeace)
- Cecilia Rodriguez (USA spokesperson for National Commission for Democracy in Mexico and the EZLN)
- Laura Flanders (FAIR, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting)
- Jeanette Galanis (President, USSA)
- Lina Cabaero (Asian Student Association)
- Si Kahn (Director, Grassroots Leadership)
- Rebecca Flores Harrington (United Farm Workers)
- Guy Lopez (International Indian Treaty Council)
- Suk Rhee (Southwest Network for Environmental & Economic Justice)
- Spring Diep (Asian Immigrant Women Advocates)
- Rich Cowan (Center for Campus Organizing)
- Abbie Illenberger (Empty the Shelters, Atlanta)
Critical Resistance event=
Friday, May, 20, 2011 Riverside Church, South Hall Admission: $50-$250. (includes admission to main event -"The World We Want is the World We Need". Riverside Church, Nave 490 Riverside Drive. Admission: $20-$30
Host Committee: Rashidah Ismaili AbuBakr, Malaika Adero, Seth Adler, Shana Agid, Sam Anderson, Kai Barrow, Andrea Bible, Jean Carey Bond, Dorothy Burnham, Melanie Bush, Rod Bush, Angela Cali, Susie Day, Jesse Ehrensaft-Hawley, Joan Gibbs, Elspeth Gilmore, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Lennox Hinds, Esther Cooper Jackson, Peter Marcuse, Jerry Meyer, Charlene Mitchell, Mary Morgan, Mary Lou Patterson, Beth E. Richie, Shreya Shah, Alvin Starks, Farrah Tanis, Laura Whitehorn.
RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Coleen Rowley, and many others.
Mapping Socialist Strategies
Mapping Socialist Strategies was convened from August 1-4 in Briarcliff Manor, NY, by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office. It brang together 100 influential progressives and leftists from across the United States, Canada, and Europe for an “un-conference” on socialist strategies.
The "Advisory Group" consistied of Greg Albo, Laura Flanders, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Rachel LaForest, Sarah Leonard, John Nichols, Frances Fox Piven, Bhaskar Sunkara, Maria Svart, Sean Sweeney, Bill Tabb, and Steve Williams.
The Kopkind Colony Program Advisory Committee, as of 2015; The Kopkind Colony Honorary Board, as of 2015; Angela Ards, Fred Azcarate, Jennifer Berkshire, Pamela Bridgewater, Francis Calpotura, Margaret Cerullo, Tim Costello, Kim Diehl, Heidi Dorow, Scott Douglas, Theo Emery, Laura Flanders, Ku‘umeaaloha Gomes, Joe Grabarz, Jennifer Gordon, Pronita Gupta, Muna Hamzeh, Amber Hollibaugh, Mary Howell, Janine Jackson, Si Kahn, Robin D. G. Kelley, KipuKai Kuali‘i, Brad Lander, Eric Mann, Nikki Morse, Scot Nakagawa, Debbie Nathan, Amy Newell, Rev. James Orange, Robert Pollin, Verandah Porche, Luis Rodriguez, Deb Schwartz, Barbara Smith, Makani Themba-Nixon, Jerry Tucker