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We spotlight the solutions of tomorrow, today. The show airs weekly on PBS stations across the U.S. Check for air times on your local station here: www.lauraflanders.org/watch/tv-schedule. You can also watch the complete show here on YouTube along with extra interviews and other content made exclusively for the web. To learn more about the show & host Laura Flanders, check out our website: www.lau

Operating as usual

01/12/2022

As a journalist, Rebecca Solnit started out to document The Auntie Sewing Squad’s mutual aid response to racism and the pandemic, but she became so inspired - and engrossed - she became an Auntie herself! https://bit.ly/3F02yWs

Auntie Sewing Squad Kristing Wong #TheLFShow #KristinaWong #RebeccaSolnit #AuntiesSewing #AuntiesSewingSquad #MutualAid #COVID #Pandemic #GrassrootsOrganizing #Grassroots #SweatshopOverlord #Aunties #AsianAmericans

01/12/2022

Another way of asking why is it so often women who step up to meet a need - is why men don’t? Women of color especially carry undue burdens, thanks to misogyny & white supremacy – but enough about that. What’s up with men? Isn’t it time we asked that question? Rebecca Solnit calls the question, this week on The Laura Flanders Show https://spoti.fi/3r1EVrD

Auntie Sewing Squad #TheLFShow #KristinaWong #RebeccaSolnit #AuntiesSewing #AuntiesSewingSquad #MutualAid #COVID #Pandemic #GrassrootsOrganizing #Grassroots #SweatshopOverlord #Aunties #AsianAmericans #Podcast

01/12/2022

For 17 months The Auntie Sewing Squad collected & gave all of the support they could give to communities disproportionately hit by COVID and racist violence. When we act in solidarity with one another, we create an impenetrable connection rooted in care, say aunties Kristina Wong and Rebecca Solnit on The Laura Flanders Show this week: https://spoti.fi/3r1EVrD

#TheLFShow #KristinaWong #RebeccaSolnit #AuntiesSewing #AuntiesSewingSquad #MutualAid #COVID #Pandemic #GrassrootsOrganizing #Grassroots #SweatshopOverlord #Aunties #AsianAmericans #Podcast

"The digital age & then the Covid pandemic caused many of us to withdraw further from contact with people unlike ourselv...
01/12/2022
Opinion | Why Republicans Keep Falling for Trump’s Lies

"The digital age & then the Covid pandemic caused many of us to withdraw further from contact with people unlike ourselves, & pundits & social media offered those 'others' back as phantasms & gargoyles leering at us through the filters." - Rebecca Solnit

https://nyti.ms/3G5GECp

Authoritarians don’t just want to control the government, the economy and the military. They want to control the truth.

"The Auntie Sewing Squad Guide to Mask Making, Radical Care, & Racial Justice tells a powerful story... (they) speak bac...
01/12/2022
Kristina Wong with Rebecca Solnit: The Power of Art and Aunties

"The Auntie Sewing Squad Guide to Mask Making, Radical Care, & Racial Justice tells a powerful story... (they) speak back to the history of exploited immigrant labor as it enacts an intersectional commitment to public health for all." - Kristina Wong

Get her new book here on Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3qgiSOw
Full Episode featuring Kristina Wong: https://bit.ly/3F02yWs

University of California Press #TheLFShow #KristinaWong #RebeccaSolnit #AuntiesSewing #AuntiesSewingSquad #MutualAid #COVID #Pandemic #GrassrootsOrganizing #Grassroots #SweatshopOverlord #Aunties #AsianAmericans

“Had the government stepped in and done its job, had they not advocated against vaccines and mask mandates, we wouldn't have been frantically gathering our c...

Join us TODAY at 7pm ET on IG Live for an in-depth conversation with Kristina Wong & Laura Flanders on the Auntie Sewing...
01/11/2022

Join us TODAY at 7pm ET on IG Live for an in-depth conversation with Kristina Wong & Laura Flanders on the Auntie Sewing Squad collective, #SweatshopOverlord, and how art can be used for tangible community care. Follow us on IG here: https://bit.ly/31Iw858

FULL EPISODE: https://bit.ly/3F02yWs

Join us TODAY at 7pm ET on IG Live for an in-depth conversation with Kristina Wong & Laura Flanders on the Auntie Sewing Squad collective, #SweatshopOverlord, and how art can be used for tangible community care. Follow us on IG here: https://bit.ly/31Iw858

FULL EPISODE: https://bit.ly/3F02yWs

Join us TODAY at 7pm ET on Instagram Live for an in-depth conversation with Kristina Wong & Laura Flanders on the Auntie...
01/11/2022

Join us TODAY at 7pm ET on Instagram Live for an in-depth conversation with Kristina Wong & Laura Flanders on the Auntie Sewing Squad collective, #SweatshopOverlord, and how art can be used for tangible community care. Follow us on IG here: https://bit.ly/31Iw858

EPISODE: https://bit.ly/3F02yWs

Join us TODAY at 7pm ET on Instagram Live for an in-depth conversation with Kristina Wong & Laura Flanders on the Auntie Sewing Squad collective, #SweatshopOverlord, and how art can be used for tangible community care. Follow us on IG here: https://bit.ly/31Iw858

EPISODE: https://bit.ly/3F02yWs

Join us TODAY at 7pm ET on IG Live for an in-depth conversation with Kristina Wong & Laura Flanders on the Auntie Sewing...
01/11/2022

Join us TODAY at 7pm ET on IG Live for an in-depth conversation with Kristina Wong & Laura Flanders on the Auntie Sewing Squad collective, #SweatshopOverlord, and how art can be used for tangible community care. Follow us on IG here: https://bit.ly/31Iw858

FULL EPISODE: https://bit.ly/3F02yWs

Join us TODAY at 7pm ET on IG Live for an in-depth conversation with Kristina Wong & Laura Flanders on the Auntie Sewing Squad collective, #SweatshopOverlord, and how art can be used for tangible community care. Follow us on IG here: https://bit.ly/31Iw858

FULL EPISODE: https://bit.ly/3F02yWs

01/10/2022

#MusicOfTheWeek; “Mystery of Life” by Nickodemus ft. Andrea Monteiro from the Turntables on the Hudson ‘Lost & Found in the Frying Pan’ collection. And enjoy this week's #Podcast ft. Kristina Wong here: https://spoti.fi/3r1EVrD

Join us TOMORROW at 7pm ET on IG Live for an in-depth conversation with Kristina Wong & Laura Flanders on the Auntie Sew...
01/10/2022

Join us TOMORROW at 7pm ET on IG Live for an in-depth conversation with Kristina Wong & Laura Flanders on the Auntie Sewing Squad, Sweatshop Overlord, and how art can be used for tangible community care. Follow us on IG here: https://bit.ly/31Iw858

FULL EPISODE: https://bit.ly/3F02yWs

Join us TOMORROW at 7pm ET on IG Live for an in-depth conversation with Kristina Wong & Laura Flanders on the Auntie Sewing Squad, Sweatshop Overlord, and how art can be used for tangible community care. Follow us on IG here: https://bit.ly/31Iw858

FULL EPISODE: https://bit.ly/3F02yWs

01/09/2022

"Our mothers and grandmothers did this as a survival skill when they got to America." - Kristina Wong

Racism against #AsianAmericans skyrocketed at the onset of the Pandemic with false claims that they were the reason it began. Yet despite the injustice of the moment, many Asian American women came together to offer essential, (yet unpaid) mutual aid: https://bit.ly/3F02yWs

#TheLFShow #KristinaWong #RebeccaSolnit #AuntiesSewing #AuntiesSewingSquad #MutualAid #COVID #Pandemic #GrassrootsOrganizing #Grassroots #SweatshopOverlord #Aunties #AsianAmericans

“The Auntie Sewing Squad is a remarkable mutual aid group” says Rebecca Solnit. Having sewn over 500,000 masks, led reli...
01/09/2022

“The Auntie Sewing Squad is a remarkable mutual aid group” says Rebecca Solnit. Having sewn over 500,000 masks, led relief efforts from L.A to the Navajo Nation, dispersed countless medical and hygiene supplies, and redistributed hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s easy to see why: https://bit.ly/3F02yWs

#TheLFShow #KristinaWong #RebeccaSolnit #AuntiesSewing #AuntiesSewingSquad #MutualAid #COVID #Pandemic #GrassrootsOrganizing #Grassroots #SweatshopOverlord #Aunties #AsianAmericans Rebecca Solnit Kristina Wong Auntie Sewing Squad

“The Auntie Sewing Squad is a remarkable mutual aid group” says Rebecca Solnit. Having sewn over 500,000 masks, led relief efforts from L.A to the Navajo Nation, dispersed countless medical and hygiene supplies, and redistributed hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s easy to see why: https://bit.ly/3F02yWs

#TheLFShow #KristinaWong #RebeccaSolnit #AuntiesSewing #AuntiesSewingSquad #MutualAid #COVID #Pandemic #GrassrootsOrganizing #Grassroots #SweatshopOverlord #Aunties #AsianAmericans Rebecca Solnit Kristina Wong Auntie Sewing Squad

01/09/2022

While our government flailed at the onset of the pandemic, The Aunties of Kristina Wong’s Auntie Sewing Squad knew how to get the job done. Jumping into the breach (while simultaneously fighting the demonization of Asian Americans) their mutual aid efforts served thousands across the country: https://bit.ly/3F02yWs

#TheLFShow #KristinaWong #RebeccaSolnit #AuntiesSewing #AuntiesSewingSquad #MutualAid #COVID #Pandemic #GrassrootsOrganizing #Grassroots #SweatshopOverlord #Aunties #AsianAmericans

Every day the pandemic forces us to ask ourselves, what can I do to change conditions where I live? How can we sew a str...
01/08/2022

Every day the pandemic forces us to ask ourselves, what can I do to change conditions where I live? How can we sew a stronger web between us to bring power back to our communities? The Auntie Sewing Squad provides another stunning framework of how one artist got busy and ended up organizing hundreds of women to sew and save their own peace of mind, and thousands of other people’s lives: https://bit.ly/3F02yWs

#TheLFShow #KristinaWong #RebeccaSolnit #AuntiesSewing #AuntiesSewingSquad #MutualAid #COVID #Pandemic #GrassrootsOrganizing #Grassroots #SweatshopOverlord #Aunties #AsianAmericans

Every day the pandemic forces us to ask ourselves, what can I do to change conditions where I live? How can we sew a stronger web between us to bring power back to our communities? The Auntie Sewing Squad provides another stunning framework of how one artist got busy and ended up organizing hundreds of women to sew and save their own peace of mind, and thousands of other people’s lives: https://bit.ly/3F02yWs

#TheLFShow #KristinaWong #RebeccaSolnit #AuntiesSewing #AuntiesSewingSquad #MutualAid #COVID #Pandemic #GrassrootsOrganizing #Grassroots #SweatshopOverlord #Aunties #AsianAmericans

The moment we are faced with could go either way: we can come together or we will fall apart. We have a choice. To watch...
01/08/2022

The moment we are faced with could go either way: we can come together or we will fall apart. We have a choice. To watch our society collapse under the weight of inaction, or to come together and face the crises head-on. This week we are featuring The Auntie Sewing Squad, who shows us what can happen when we do the latter: https://bit.ly/3F02yWs

#TheLFShow #KristinaWong #RebeccaSolnit #AuntiesSewing #AuntiesSewingSquad #MutualAid #COVID #Pandemic #GrassrootsOrganizing #Grassroots #SweatshopOverlord #Aunties #AsianAmericans

The moment we are faced with could go either way: we can come together or we will fall apart. We have a choice. To watch our society collapse under the weight of inaction, or to come together and face the crises head-on. This week we are featuring The Auntie Sewing Squad, who shows us what can happen when we do the latter: https://bit.ly/3F02yWs

#TheLFShow #KristinaWong #RebeccaSolnit #AuntiesSewing #AuntiesSewingSquad #MutualAid #COVID #Pandemic #GrassrootsOrganizing #Grassroots #SweatshopOverlord #Aunties #AsianAmericans

“I feel like I got more done for the world by running a mutual aid group than as an elected official,” - Kristina Wong /...
01/08/2022
Kristina Wong’s Pandemic Story: Sewing With Her Aunties

“I feel like I got more done for the world by running a mutual aid group than as an elected official,” - Kristina Wong / The New York Times

From mutual aid to the New York Theatre Workshop stage, Kristina Wong is making the most of her creative talents: https://nyti.ms/3f0xZFz

The performance artist ran a mask-making operation during the pandemic. That inspired her new comedy at New York Theater Workshop.

01/08/2022

Money media tells us we are powerless without the influence of policymakers & politicians, when in fact, the most meaningful power is consolidated by the multitudes of movements interweaving through our communities. Movements like Auntie Sewing Squad: https://bit.ly/3F02yWs

#TheLFShow #KristinaWong #RebeccaSolnit #AuntiesSewing #AuntiesSewingSquad #MutualAid #COVID #Pandemic #GrassrootsOrganizing #Grassroots #SweatshopOverlord #Aunties #AsianAmericans

01/08/2022

For 17 months The Auntie Sewing Squad helmed by artist Kristina Wong, served communities affected by COVID-19 across the United States by banding together a creative collective of over 800 “Aunties”. Kristina and Rebecca Solnit join us this week to discuss this remarkable effort: https://bit.ly/3F02yWs

Video Description: The video begins with a colorful box with text that says, "What makes artists and aunties essential in times of crisis?". It then goes to guest Kristina Wong, an Chinese-American woman with long dark hair. As she speaks we see images of masks being sewed, and the creation of the Aunties Sewing Squad group on Facebook. It then goes to guest Rebecca Solnit, a white woman with long fair hair. It then goes to footage of Kristina Wong performing her piece, Sweatshop Overlord. We then see more photos of volunteers making masks and gathering mutual aid supplies.

#TheLFShow #KristinaWong #RebeccaSolnit #AuntiesSewing #AuntiesSewingSquad #MutualAid #COVID #Pandemic #GrassrootsOrganizing #Grassroots #SweatshopOverlord #Aunties #AsianAmericans

Are We Facing the Rise of a Paramilitary Industrial Complex?
01/06/2022
Are We Facing the Rise of a Paramilitary Industrial Complex?

Are We Facing the Rise of a Paramilitary Industrial Complex?

The episode of The Laura Flanders Show linked below is well worth watching. It points to the expansion of far-right paramilitary organizations and the development of what Laura Flanders suggests is a budding paramilitary industrial complex made up, at its core, of tactical military training centers.

01/06/2022

White supremacy will do everything it can to worm its way into our communities. We need our leaders to be courageous and hold steadfast to prevent violent white militias from getting what they want: https://apple.co/2ZeQMbv

#TheLFShow #Militarization #NorthCarolina #USAMilitary #OathKeepers #WhiteSupremacists #EnvironmentalRacism #PublicSafety #Community #Organizing #Insurrection #TacticalTraining #CivilianTraining #Racism #CommunitySafety #January6th

01/06/2022

While the focus today is on the #Jan6th insurrection, let's remember the local communities in #NorthCarolina organizing against the expansion of paramilitary training centers.

'Community Safety in a Time of Insurrection'
bit.ly/3Gj0AlL

#Jan6thInsurrection

01/05/2022

Hoke County provided a stunning example of how when we engage with our community organizers, leaders, and processes we can get the job DONE to protect our communities from white supremacist violence. It may be unsexy work, but it's powerful: https://apple.co/2ZeQMbv

#TheLFShow #Militarization #NorthCarolina #USAMilitary #OathKeepers #WhiteSupremacists #EnvironmentalRacism #PublicSafety #Community #Organizing #Insurrection #TacticalTraining #CivilianTraining #Racism #CommunitySafety #January6th

"One year after the attack and roughly six months after starting its work, the committee is signaling that it may be nea...
01/05/2022
Nearly one year after Jan. 6, investigation into riot in full force

"One year after the attack and roughly six months after starting its work, the committee is signaling that it may be nearing the final stages of its investigation." - The Hill

When will we finally see accountability for #January6th?: https://bit.ly/3HxNVLD

The House select committee’s investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is in full force as the U.S. prepares to mark one year since the deadly riot rocked the nation.

01/04/2022

With the growing threat of domestic extremist groups, as evident by the January 6th uprising, private paramilitary facilities are popping up across the country, training civilians in military combat & guerrilla warfare. How are some communities stopping these violent threats?: https://bit.ly/3Gj0AlL

#TheLFShow #Militarization #NorthCarolina #USAMilitary #OathKeepers #WhiteSupremacists #EnvironmentalRacism #PublicSafety #Community #Organizing #Insurrection #TacticalTraining #CivilianTraining #Racism #CommunitySafety #January6th

Video Description: Guest Jim Davis speaks with host Laura Flanders in a city hall meeting room. Jim is an older Black man with short greying hair and facial hair, wearing glasses and a formal suit. Laura is a white woman with short blonde hair wearing a suit and a colorful shirt.

"Middle Collegiate Church burned down, but its senior minister says the global response showed how 'the theory of fierce...
01/04/2022
The Fierce Love of the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

"Middle Collegiate Church burned down, but its senior minister says the global response showed how 'the theory of fierce love is actually practiced in real life.' " - The Laura Flanders Show / The Nation Magazine

Let us continue the spirit of #FierceLove in #2022: https://bit.ly/3ERWYW7

Middle Collegiate Church burned down, but its senior minister says the global response showed how “the theory of fierce love is actually practiced in real life.”

01/04/2022

With the aftershocks of the January 6th insurrection still being felt today, what should WE be on the lookout for to protect our communities from the growing violence?: https://bit.ly/3Gj0AlL

#TheLFShow #Militarization #NorthCarolina #USAMilitary #OathKeepers #WhiteSupremacists #EnvironmentalRacism #PublicSafety #Community #Organizing #Insurrection #TacticalTraining #CivilianTraining #Racism #CommunitySafety #January6th

Video Description: Guest Serena Sebring speaks directly two us on a wood deck against a forest. Serena is a Black woman with braided hair wearing a denim button-up shirt and dangly earrings. As she speaks we see footage of paramilitary groups in camouflage wielding guns and marching down city streets.

"Meadows likely knows a hell of a lot more than he’s saying about what really went down on 1/6, and who was behind it. H...
01/03/2022
The Meadows Texts May Be the Watergate Tapes of the 1/6 Inquiry

"Meadows likely knows a hell of a lot more than he’s saying about what really went down on 1/6, and who was behind it. He has been indicted for his failure to cooperate, and faces a steep climb in the courts trying to hide behind Trump’s laughable argument for immunity." - Truthout

https://bit.ly/33F3By3

Mark Meadows likely knows a hell of a lot more than he’s saying about what really went down on January 6.

Fostering the world's largest military footprint, it comes as no surprise that the U.S hosts countless military training...
01/02/2022
Community Safety in a Time of Insurrection

Fostering the world's largest military footprint, it comes as no surprise that the U.S hosts countless military training facilities. But a proliferation of private paramilitary sites across the backcountry has many residents in fear for their safety. Extremist groups are on the rise, and they are training in our backyards: https://bit.ly/3Gj0AlL

The last US soldier to leave Afghanistan returned home this August, but private security personnel long outnumbered US troops in that war, and the for-profit...

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