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Sylvia 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.

Interview with Latin Waves Host Sylvia Richardson 

fleshmapping_membersFLatin Waves host Sylvia Richardson is interviewed by 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 and serves as the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC)’s Vice President from the North America region.

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.  Click Here to Order Copy 

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John Holloway on his latest book “Crack Capitalism”

AntiCapFJohn 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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Derrick Jensen speaks about mind shift in order to face and engage in a new environmentalist movement-Part B

GreenResistanceFPart B of two part series.

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with author Derrick Jensen. We are undergoing a mass extinction, scientists now estimate that within 35 years the oceans could fish could be depleted due to pollution. Jensen speaks about mind shift in order to face and engage in a new environmentalist movement to mitigate the destruction created in part by our myopic view of what is development in an industrialized gospel of civilization

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Derrick Jensen speaks about mind shift in order to face and engage in a new environmentalist movement

DerrickFFLatin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with author Derrick Jensen. We are undergoing a mass extinction, scientists now estimate that within 35 years the oceans could fish could be depleted due to pollution. Jensen speaks about mind shift in order to face and engage in a new environmentalist movement to mitigate the destruction created in part by our myopic view of what is development in an industrialized gospel of civilization.

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Suzanne Kyra on balance in our personal and professional life

SuzanneFFFWith 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 of “Welcome Home to Yourself”

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Suzanne Kyra about healthy relationships. The importance of balance in our personal and professional life in attaining satisfaction and meaningful success.

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Dr. Maria Paez Victor’s book “Give me Liberty or Death”

MariaPFSeptember marks several independence landmarks throughout Latin America. Latin Waves Host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Sociologist Dr. Maria Paez Victor about her book Give me Liberty or Death!

This is the story of Richard Longfield Vowell, an audacious and intrepid young English adventurer who abandoned his studies at Oxford in 1817 to fight against the Spanish Empire that had ruled Latin America for 300 years. It is also the story of the little known British Legion, formed of English and Irish volunteers, which became an integral part of Simon Bolivar’s patriot army. What are the stories of liberation and collaboration bounding us through solidarity and a commitment to justice today?

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Bruce Gagnon, Analysis of global conflict zones, bigger agenda, Youth Contest for Peace

globalnetworkFLatin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Bruce Gagnon the co-founder of Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space . Why is a US military base in South Korea an ecological treat? What is the significance of Jeju Island in this conflict? Officially named an “Island of Peace” by the late President Roh Moo Hyun, Jeju was the site of a 1948 massacre in which more than 30,000 civilians were estimated to have been slaughtered during a democratic uprising.

How do progressive movements co-create collaboration to create an ecologically, economic, political and culturally diverse world. “Jeju isn’t just any island,” Jeju is one of the “Seven Wonders of Nature” for its breathtaking beauty, unique traditions and sacred groves. Of the world’s 66 UNESCO Global Geoparks, nine are on Jeju Island. Bruce Gagnon speaks about US military base in South Korea and the need to end US imperialism in the world. He shares one of his upcoming campaigns engaging youth, please visit Global network

http://www.space4peace.org/

Music By Dana Lyons, The Great Salish Sea and My Tiny Room www.cowswithguns.com

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Robin Hahnel “For the people by the people a case for participatory economics”

of_the_people_by_the_people_-_robin_hahnelFFRobin Eric Hahnel (born March 25, 1946) 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. He is best known for his work on participatory economics with Z Magazine editor Michael Albert.

Latin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Robin Hahnel about his book “For the people by the people a case for participatory economics” as one alternative of cooperation to Global Capitalism.

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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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