Welcome

Sylvia Richardson at Social Forum TunisisSylvia at Social Forum Tunisia 2013

Latin Waves was born in 2005 when Sylvia Richardson’s passion for social change hit the radio air waves. The show was started as a resource to educate the public about the extraordinary changes and social movements that are happening in Latin America, there is a literal blackout in the Canadian main stream media around these historic changes.

Shortly after the show started Stuart Richardson joined as co-producer channeling his passion into journalism and research, with such an overwhelming amount of critical news not being covered properly in the main stream media Latin Waves decided to open its spectrum. Our original mandate to cover Latin America still stands but we have expanded our coverage into local/national and international issues making those critical political connections, 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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Dana Lyons, The Great Salish Sea interview

Adobe Photoshop PDFStuart Richardson from Latin Waves Interviews Dana Lyons on his latest album the Great Salish Sea,  Dana speaks about the need for citizens to protect this pristine coast from Coal, Oil exports and how this is already happening in Oregon and Washington State.

Songs, The Great Salish Sea, The Salmon Come Home, Sometimes,

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Clinical Counsellor Suzanne Kyra on Robin Williams, dealing with depression

RobinFWith the tragic passing of Robin Williams Stuart Richardson speaks to Suzanne Kyra about healthy emotions, dealing with depression and what to do if your emotions take you into a dark place. Turning depression into its opposite which is learning how to live a rich life full of that untapped potential in all of us.

With over 20 years of experience, Suzanne Kyra, M.A., Registered Clinical Counsellor, is a highly regarded counsellor with offices in West Vancouver and Coquitlam. She is also an international empowerment speaker, CEO of Living Big Events, and an award winning author. Also Music by Lakai

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Parenti – Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid’s Life

ParentiFLatin Waves host Sylvia Richardson interviews Michael Parenti on his latest book Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid’s Life.

His insightful and poignant memoir invites us to playfully and artfully see the paradox of light and darkness that envelopes our journey to consciousness and political awareness.

A short promo for the Peoples Social Forum follows interview.

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Why the black leaders/political power-base has turned towards Apartheid Israel

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Bruce Dixon co-editor of the black Agenda Report speaks with Sylvia Richardson about his concern that the Black Political Class has been Paralyzed and Silent on Gaza Massacres. We explore the history of black resistance against racism.

 

What are our barriers to creating social participation, and collective response to uphold our ideals of democracy.

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Robert Jensen on Palestine

GazafInterview with Robert Jensen – “At least 1,200 Palestinians have been killed so far. As of Monday night (July 21. 2014) nearly 5000 homes have been completely destroyed and more than 200,000 Gazans have become internally displaced refugees. The UN Human Rights Council considers Israel s attack on a UN facility last week a war crime.” Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson explores the interlinking relationship of Israeli colonialism and U.S. Imperialism with Dr. Robert Jensen and points the light to the incestuous relationship between American imperialism and Zionist policies. Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas. His most recent books are Arguing for Our Lives: A User s Guide to Constructive Dialogue (City Lights, 2013); and We Are All Apocalyptic Now: On the Responsibilities of Teaching, Preaching, Reporting, Writing, and Speaking Out (MonkeyWrench Books/CreateSpace, 2013).

Plus Song Who would Jesus Bomb by David Rovics.

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Special Coverage on Palestine

bombingCharles Boylan is a Canadian radio broadcaster and political activist. He produced Wake up with co-op and still produces the show Discussion on CFRO 100.5FM; a community-run, co-operatively-owned, non-corporate radio station broadcasting from Vancouver,

Charles speaks about why the international community has been unwilling to stop the bombing, he speaks about the legal rights of Occupied people to resist. He also speaks about what simple demands Hamas has for Israel, simple demands that could end this conflict. Something that is never told on the main stream media.

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Dr Lund on his book The Great White North? Exploring Whiteness, Privilege and Identity in Education

LundFWe speak to Dr Darren Lund, Dr. Lund is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary, where his research examines social justice activism in schools and communities. Since the 1980s Darren has published over 230 articles, poems, books, and book chapters; his most recent books are co-edited with Dr. Paul Carr: He speaks about his most recent book The Great White North? Exploring Whiteness, Privilege and Identity in Education
Dr Lund has a frank discussion about the challenges of teaching privilege to students who can t even recognize their own privilege, he speaks about the need to problematize the classroom taking take students out of their comfort zones.

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Kinsman on his book The Canadian War on Queers

KinsmanFWith the annual Gay Pride celebrations quickly approaching in many cities across the country we speak to Gary Kinsman, one of Canada’s leading academics on lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender issues , He speaks about past victories and struggles that we must keep fighting for in regards to his most newest book, The Canadian War on Queers: National Security as Sexual.

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The role and potential of the first Canadian Social Forum

PSFFCo-host Stuart Richardson speaks to Ana Collins, Indigenous Coordinator for the Peoples Social Forum about the purpose and critical role a social forum can have in social change.

The Peoples’ Social Forum, to be held in Ottawa, August 21-24, 2014, is about relationship building, bringing people together who don’t usually work together but who might be working on common causes, changing the nature of future relationships, honouring treaties, changing the structure of how things are done on this land, and respecting the teachings that the land has for us.

This historic 4-day gathering will open with traditional Algonquin ceremony on Victoria Island. At the University of Ottawa, and other sites in the city, at hundreds of workshops, presentations, panels, movement assemblies, demonstrations and arts and cultural events we will all teach and we will all learn. We will see the interconnectedness of all our struggles and we will build a better future together in good relationships.

 

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PSA promoting historic first Canadian Social Forum

Maple Spring , Quebec

Peoples Social Forum: Ottawa,

August 21-24 ,2014

http://www.peoplessocialforum.org/

Build together, win together! The Future is Ours!

Michael Albert Znet, Haida elder Bill Lightbaum,Marcelo Saavedra an Indigenous Bolivian leader , Sylvia Richarson host of Latin Waves author or Fleshmapping

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