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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Robinhood Reddit and when average people gamble on the Stock Market

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Ellen Brown about a populist revolution to Occupy Wall Street. The story of how using a game-like trading app called “Robinhood” a Reddit social media forum caused GameStop shares to rise up nearly 900% in five days from 2.57 a share to $380 a share on January 27.

What happens when average people learn to gamble in the stock market. And the power of people acting together.

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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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Graham Russel from Rights Action speaks about the humanitarian crisis of people trying to flee Honduras

Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Graham about the thousands of people trying to flee Honduras, how the western media and politicians have let us down by presenting these humanitarian crisis without any context.

Never is it mentioned how US and Canadian resource industries are complicit in the suffering of these people, their role in installing repressive Coup governments. If we had proper context and info we could act to make our governments and corporations respect human rights and prevent much unnecessary suffering.

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