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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. Consider becoming a member of Latin Waves. CLICK HERE

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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Humanizing education so that it sustains learners in times of chaos

Latin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Darren Lund, author of The Great White North? Exploring Whiteness, Privilege and Identity in Education.

They speak about humanizing education so that it sustains learners in times of chaos. Resilience and hope are cultivated by actions. Likewise a world with justice is co-created daily by our commitments to act and to cultivate cooperation and wholeness.

How despite COVID social movements like Black Lives Matter and Idle No More have only grown stronger.

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How Progressives Move Forward post Trump

Robin Eric Hahnel is Professor of Economics at Portland State University. He was a professor at American University for many years and traveled extensively advising on economic matters all over the world. His latest book is “For the people by the people” a case for participatory economics”

Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Robin about economics and the politics of latin America Post Trump, the opportunities and failings of the Democratic part, New Green Deal, Universal Income and the future for progressives.

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Coronavirus pandemic is more than a medical crisis, it is also a political and ideological crisis

The current coronavirus pandemic is more than a medical crisis, it is also a political and ideological crisis. It is a crisis deeply rooted in years of neglect by neoliberal governments that denied the importance of public health and the public good while defunding the institutions and decades of austerity.

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Jorge Marti about government’s response to the coronavirus in Western countries, the impact of decades of austerity and neoliberalism policies on health institutions. This pandemic is a call for an end to all sanctions, causing needless death.

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6th year anniversary of the war in Yemen

Host Stuart Richardson interviews Azza Rojbi North African social justice and anti-racism activist, author of the book “U.S. & Saudi War on the People of Yemen” (Battle of Ideas Press, 2019) and secretary of Vancouver’s anti-war coalition Mobilization Against War & Occupation. She is active in the solidarity movement with Latin America and is the coordinator of Friends of Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade. Azza is a member of the Editorial Board of the Fire This Time Newspaper writing and researching on Middle Eastern and North Africa politics.

We speak about the 6th year anniversary of the war in Yemen, how western powers like the US and Canada are supporting the conflict by selling arms to Saudi Arabia, ignoring calls from the UN calling this the largest humanitarian crisis on the planet. Also how ordinary Canadians and US citizens are being to wake up to this crisis once they know the facts, that our governments, public and corporate media are complicit in this genocide.

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The art for social justice

Latin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with film maker Jesse Freeston, about the art for social justice.

his film Resistencia released in 2015 was a gift to the untold histories of struggled in Central America against imperialism, colonization and the onslaught of neoliberalism for the past 30 years. He speaks of why art is not only essential for our own spiritual well being, but also for our movements towards social justice.

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Venezuela, Resistance to empire

Latin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Sociologist Dr. Maria Paez Victor about resistance to empire. The USA continued violence against Venezuela unveils the many faces of USA imperialism political, economic, military and media wars. The people have suffered sanctions intended to starve the people into surrender, coup attempts, blockades, and invasions. Dr. Paez reminds us of the legacy of Hugo Chavez and the strength of the Venezuelan revolution. She points out imperialism is naked and so too is the peoples’ rooted resilience to resist its violence and points out that Venezuela has weathered a world pandemic despite all the challenges they face.

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History of oppression and repression of Haiti poor majority, Western powers complicit

Yves Engler (born 1979) is a Montreal writer and political activist. In addition to seven published books, Engler’s writings have appeared in the alternative press and in mainstream publications such as The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen and Ecologist. His The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy book was on a short list for the Quebec Writers’ Federation Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction along with two other books.

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Yves Engler about empire and black history month. Look in any encyclopedia. Ask which was the first country to abolish slavery. The encyclopedia will answer Britain. The first country that was free, truly free, was Haiti. It abolished slavery in 1804, and has since been fighting to defend its right to self governance. In this interview we speak about the history of oppression and repression of Haiti poor majority. The face of imperialism in the 21st century.
How the US and Canada are currently backing an illegitimate president despite massive uprisings.

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Organizing during COVID, the intrinsic value of the people who grow our food

David Bacon is a photojournalist, author, political activist, and union organizer who has focused on labor issues, particularly those related to immigrant labor. Some of his popular books include, Illegal People, The Right to Stay home and In the fields of the North.

Host Sylvia Richardson speaks about how the community and Union organizers came together to get rights for farm workers during COVID, how surviving COVID has literally been an act of resistance. Removing Trump was a huge win but how do we move forward post Trump.  www.latinwavesmedia.com 

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New Green Deal or Military Spending, which future will we fight for

Host Stuart Richardson interviews Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space and publisher of a blog called Organizing Notes. We speak about why Bath Iron Works ship yard (a shipbuilding yard in Maine that builds US Naval destroyers) needs to be converted into a plant that builds Green technology, how US military spending is out of control globally and how that steals from the American people. We speak about the new Biden administration and how social change happens, how we cannot sit on our hands and hope things change for the better.  Support independent media Now by becoming a member at 

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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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