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VIDEO: Connecting The Grassroots And The Global At COP21

In the newest episode of The Laura Flanders Show, Laura talks about the intersection of black liberation and the fight against climate change:

Eric Mann from The Los Angeles Bus Riders Union and the Labor/Community Strategy Center joins us this week. Mann is also the author of many books including “L.A.’s Lethal Air,” “Taking on General Motors,” “Playbook for Progressives: the 16 Qualities of the Successful Organizer” and “Katrina’s Legacy: White Racism and Black Reconstruction in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.”

Also in this episode:

Ecuador’s former Finance Minister Pedro Páez on when they renegotiated loans, cut debt payments and reinvested in the local economy. Plus a commentary from Laura on lessons learned from a 19th century African statue.

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Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and Occupy.com.