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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.

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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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Biden refuses to remove Trumps additional sanctions on CUBA further punishing ordinary Cubans

Latin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Jorge Martin secretariat of Hands off Venezuela about Cuba. The UN has declared the USA’s blockade of Cuba illegal 29 times the last vote on June 23 with 182 countries voting against the blockade and only two in support the USA and Israel. Jorge explains how the instead of removing the blockade the USA has increased sanctions and the compounded the impact of loss of income from tourism due to Pandemic travel restrictions.

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Cuba and its 60 years of resistance to US Imperialism

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with journalist Arnold August about the legacy of empire.

After more than 100 years of US imperialistic aggression in Latin America, people in the Latin America have learned the habits of empire. Starve the nation with sanctions, make the people scream so they will turn against their own leaders and if that doesn’t work invade with military force…

Cuba alone has resiliently stood against the 60+ years of US Blockade, an act denounced by the world in countless calls at the United Nations council to lift the embargo on Cuba. Arnold takes us back to 1959 when the story we are living now began

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The role of languages the fallacy of individualism in western culture

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

Host Sylvia Richardson speaks about the mature languages and cultures on Turtle Island, how that thinking challenges the fallacy of individualism in western culture.

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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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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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Social Movements in 2020, Capitalism and Covid and new president Joe Biden

Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Jorge Marti  about social movements in 2020 in both South and North America, how Neo Liberalism and decades of austerity have left powerful capitalism societies unprepared for the pandemic.

His views about new President Joe Biden as compared to Donald Trump

 

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Imperialism that informs colonial processes in Canada

Arnold August has an MA in political science from McGill University. He is an author, journalist and lecturer living in Montreal. He is the author of Democracy in Cuba and the 1997 “98 Elections (Editorial Jos Mart )

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with author and journalist Arnold August about the history of imperialism that informs colonial processes in Canada. The Indigenous resistance in Canada to Genocide and uprising across Latin America, against neoliberalism, surveillance capitalism the multiple faces of imperialism.

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Global revolution against injustice and impunity

Latin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Jorge Martin about a global revolution against imperialism and capitalism. Brazil is facing deadly second COVID-19 wave and thousands are dying due to inadequate healthcare system the result of 30 years of Neoliberalism. Yet despite the threat of the violence, people are rising up to fight the plague of imperialism and colonialism. Jorge takes us on a world tour of uprisings against imperialism a global revolution against injustice and impunity. The month long uprising under way in Colombia, one of the most murderous government in Latin America against worker is the center of an historic uprising where workers and lay people are uniting in their struggle against imperial power.

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Indigenization of our Struggle against Capitalism

Silvia Federici

Latin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Silvia Federici author of Revolution at Ground Zero. The zero point of revolution is our social relations, the violence of capitalism as our primary organizing system has normalized slavery, repression, control, and surveillance of brown and black people. We speak of pandemic but the virus that is killing society is a man made system of exploitation, and injustice. We must remember our ability to re-enchant the world, to envision a society with justice.

She speaks of a new Indigenization of our social movements.

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Uprisings In Columbia

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Common Frontiers director Raul Burbano, about the up rising in Colombia. From April 28 to May 8, the violent actions of the state security forces resulted in the death of least 47 people, the arbitrary detention of 963 people, 28 victims of
eye-related injuries, and 12 victims of sexual violence. In total, they registered 1,876 cases of police violence.  Yet despite the violence people kept coming out in defiance of the latest austerity package introduce by president Duque.  Colombia has been known for decades, as the epicentre for violence against indigenous movements and workers.  A country with seven USA military bases, intimidating their neighbours and its local population. Raul reminds us that revolution is still a dance for people in Latin America, as people correct the history of colonization and conquest of America as a story of unceasing dignity.  Not a day has gone without rebellion to injustice, repression and exploitation.

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