Can social movements take power and stick to their promises? There are lessons to be learned from the government of Syriza which ran against austerity and ended up imposing it. Laura’s joined by Helena Sheehan, author of a new book on The Syriza Wave in Greece and we consider the Movement for Black Lives. Should it ever run candidates? Natalie Jeffers, British Black Lives Matter activist, weighs in, ahead of the UK election. Also, a special feature on Stop And Frisk – UK style, And the Apple Corporation’s spending big to stop your Right To Repair? Laura explains in this week’s F Word.

Best-selling author and broadcaster Laura Flanders hosts the The Laura Flanders Show, where she interviews forward thinking people about the key questions of our time. The LF Show airs weekly on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeech TV, and in English & Spanish in teleSUR. Flanders is also a contributing writer to The Nation and Yes! Magazine (“Commonomics”) and a regular guest on MSNBC. She is the author of six books, including 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). The Laura Flanders Show first aired on Air America Radio 2004-2008. You can find all her archives and more at or via Twitter @GRITlaura.