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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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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 Lebowitz latest book Between Capitalism and Community

In Between Capitalism and Community, Lebowitz demonstrates that capitalism contains within itself elements of a different society, one of community.

Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Dr Lebowitz about how capitalism creates accumulation but overlooked is how capitalism also deforms and changes those who work within it. How the communal councils in Venezuela profoundly changed those who worked within them and how struggle changes those for fight for it. Within the experience of struggle is embodied resilience,

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John Holloway on his book Crack Capitalism

John Holloway (born 1947) is a lawyer, Marxist-oriented sociologist and philosopher, whose work is closely associated with the Zapatista movement in Mexico, his home since 1991. It has also been taken up by some intellectuals associated with the piqueteros in Argentina; the Abahlali baseMjondolo movement in South Africa and the Anti-Globalization Movement in Europe and North America. He is currently a teacher at the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences at the Autonomous University of Puebla.

John Holloway author of Crack Capitalism and Changing the world without Taking Power speaks of the role of the individual in perpetuating a system based on capital and consumption. As John puts it, the question we should be asking is Not how do we defeat capitalism but Why do we keep reproducing it everyday

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Ukraine, USA , Imperial Wars and the only way to stop them is a system class analysis

Latin Waves’ host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Jorge Martin Secretariat of Hands off Venezuela, they speak about the current conflict in Russia, some history of the conflict and how Western powers and now Russia make excuses for imperial wars. How hypocritical it is for our media and the US to condemn some wars but not others.

How if we care for peace we must do the hard work of agitating for a new kind of system beyond capitalism.

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Struggle against Imperialism continues in Haiti

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with film maker/Journalist Kevin Pina about Haiti and the recent waves of protests against another invasion

The 2004 coup that removed the democratically elected president Jean Bertrand Aristide now marks over two decades of invasion in Haiti. The ongoing occupation of Haiti by USA, Canada, France and Brazil under the guise of humanitarian aid, the import of cholera by Nato forces and Ottawa’s participation and diplomatic leadership for a new foreign military intervention.

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Canadian colonial history and war in Ukraine

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.

Host Sylvia speaks to Yves about the historic role of Canadian foreign policy and its current role in the world in places like Ukraine .

Music by David Rovics We are Everywhere

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The US is not helping Ukraine fight Russia, the US is using Ukraine to fight Russia

Host Stuart Richardson interviews Bruce Gagnon, co-founder and coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, he fights the reach of corporate greed into space.

We give a historical perspective on the Russia/Ukraine conflict, how events escalated since 2014 and how/why the US/NATO is prolonging this war. the US is not helping Ukraine fight Russia, the US is using Ukraine to fight Russia. How this war impacts the people of the world and the evil and apathy of our leaders misguided priorities. We speak about the lack of a Peace movement while we flirt with nuclear war and the failings of civil society and people of the faith community. I give an open invitation, if your promoting peace in anyway let me know at latinwaves@gmail.com and I will work with you.

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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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