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Latin Waves has surpassed its 12th year on the air,  we bring our listeners in-depth coverage of issues with a focus on the history of an issue and what that history means for us today and most importantly what we can do to move society forward in a healthy way.

In short our show is focused on building community across borders, positive social change has only come through communities of interest working together.

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Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson is interviewed by the late  Charles Boylan from Vancouver’s Co-op Radio, she speaks about her new book Fleshmapping, Cartography of Struggle, Renewal and Hope in Education

Sylvia L. Richardson is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She is the host and producer of the internationally syndicated radio program Latin Waves.

A Brief Book synopsis
What can be learned from a story woven out of fragmented moments of joy, pain, horror, and blissful awareness? Flesh Mapping is an attempt to create a pedagogy of shared narrative, place, and politics; to narratively map the injuries of the material, emotional, and spiritual impact of poverty, displacement, hunger and war on an individual life.

The book is an invitation to instructors in education, anthropology, women’s studies, and labor studies to re-imagine education as the praxis for liberation, renewal, and hope. It serves as a process of naming the injuries inflicted on real bodies by privilege and power, like sites on a map. The goal is not simply to name and make visible privilege but to simultaneously create emergent spaces of dissonance in education that can challenge and transform power at the site where the personal is political. Purchase Copy Now




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US and Canadian Imperialism in Haiti

Yves Engler is a Montréal-based activist and author who has published 12 books including his latest Stand on Guard For Whom? A People’s History of the Canadian Military.

They speak about Haiti in historical and current context, Haiti was the first country to liberate itself from slavery , the only successful country to do so in human history. In 2004 a very popular president Jean-Bertrand Aristide was removed via a US backed coup because he wanted to make some mild reforms for the people.

It’s been one year since the assassination of their president, recently world leaders in particular US, France and Canada declared a new Haitian president on twitter. Canada walks hand in hand with US imperialism, they back and support coups wherever the US wants them to take place. Canada is currently building 7 military bases around the world to support US imperialism.

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Jorge Martin – Latin America since the pandemic

Host Sylvia Richardson interviews HOV Secretariat Jorge Martin , they do a check up on the 2022 conditions in Latin America since the pandemic. The three significant events in Latin America this year, the Columbian election , the general strike in Ecuador and the vote on the new constitution in Chile. Also take note of elections in Brazil later this year with the left ready to take back power. 
 
They touch on the changing political scene in the UK and the crisis Eurupe will face with citizen uprisings and strikes if things don’t change course with Russia. 
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Aviva Chomsky’s latest book Central America’s Forgotten History

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Dr. Aviva Chomsky, about the structured violence of empire. We are now in the grip of one of the worst economic crises in the history of modern capitalism.

Millions displaced by hunger, military violence and ecological destruction that puts them in the eye of multiple storms. Aviva Chomsky’s latest book: Central America’s Forgotten History, answers the urgent question “How did we get here?” Centering the centuries-long intertwined histories of US expansion and Indigenous and Central American struggles against inequality and oppression.

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Responsibilities of Teaching, Preaching, Reporting, Writing, and Speaking Out

In the face of multiple, cascading crises—economic and ecological, political and cultural—it is more important than ever to confront the reality of the threats we face. Based on a calm apocalypticism and a common-sense approach to intellectual life, We Are All Apocalyptic Now offers a framework for understanding our moment in history and the obligations of those who are trying to communicate that understanding to a wider world.

Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Robert Jensen about the recent truckers protest in Canada and the politics of division, how to respond to different world views for environmental change, how do we confront difference weather man or women or different cultures. How to think about cultural change in the modern world.

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To create schools that are deserving of our babies

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with David E. Kirkland, Vice Dean for Equity, and Community Action at NYU. The responsibility for educator to engage with issues of social justice. ” To create schools that are deserving of our babies”, what inspires him to stay engaged and the need for compassion for each other during struggle.

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Being Restless and Relentless to create a world for human flourishing and ecological health

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Dr. Robert Jensen about cultivating the ability to persevere as we face a death cult. Activating multiple crisis, social, economic and ecological. We must become restless and relentless as we make the world by action.

Being restless as we ask questions we may not have answers for, yet… in our wrestling with challenging problems we are striving to create a world for human flourishing and ecological health.

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Global Downturn, spending priorities, who pays and transitioning to new system

Robin Hahnel is a Professor Emeritus from American University in Washington DC where he taught for thirty-three years. During the past fourteen years he taught as a Visiting Professor at Portland State University, Lewis and Clark College, and Willamette University in Oregon.

Host Sylvia speaks to Dr Hahnel about the war in Ukraine vs spending priorities at home, who pays for things in America and and what kind of system we can build to replace capitalism.

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Dr Aviva Chomsky “Her latest book Organizing for Power: Building a 21st Century Labor Movement”

Latin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Dr. Aviva Chomsky, about creating a labour movement for the 21st century. The triumph of Neoliberalism has meant that the state no longer works toward the welfare of its population but rather to improve corporations conditions to profit. She speaks of the changing face of the labour movement, the diversity of voices that are forging a wider and more inclusion vision of labour rights and responsibilities to social justice.

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An Inconvenient Apocalypse: Environmental Collapse, Climate Crisis, and the Fate of Humanity.

 Robert Jensen is professor emeritus of journalism at the University of Texas in Austin and collaborates with the Ecosphere Studies program at The Land Institute.

Host Sylvia speaks to Dr Jensen on his newest book “An Inconvenient Apocalypse: Environmental Collapse, Climate Crisis, and the Fate of Humanity.”

How we come to terms with the fact that this high energy , high tech consumption culture is going to fail. How its better if it fails on our terms and not naturally, how we need to transition to a low energy culture, how we have to learn to live without and make different choices.

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The notion of rights/role of languages and women in paradigm shift

A professor at Carleton University, Marcelo Saavedra is an Indigenous Bolivian leader and founder of the Bolivia Action Solidarity Network.

He speaks to Latin Waves about the need to protect indigenous languages as these languages change how we view the world. He challenges the western notion of rights and how the paradigm shift that’s taking place must have women front and center.

“If we can harness that wisdom that is embedded in our ancestral cultures, we can get rid of capitalism, patriarchy , Globalization and colonialism. And Women are a central central piece in this puzzle”

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