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​​​​​Latin 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.

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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Plain Radical, Living, Loving and learning to leave the Planet Gracefully

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Robert Jensen on his book Plain Radical, Living, Loving and learning to leave the Planet Gracefully. Its hard to have hopeWhat will you tell the generations that come after youre gone? The young ask the old to hope.what will you tell them? Tell them at least what you say to yourself. Tell them we lived in a world face with many challenges and also amazing opportunities to create a new path grounded in local focus, fierce intelligence and deep connection with one another.

Tell them the path is made by walking, by engaging with open hearted-ness and wide-awakeness that provide for a meaningful and radical engagement with the world.

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Canada’s role in Venezuela and what is called the Trudeau doctrine

Yves Engler is a Montréal-based activist and author. He has published ten books, his most recent is Left, Right — Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada,

Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Yves about Canada’s role in Venezuela and what is called the Trudeau doctrine.

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In-depth discussion about the SNC Lavalin Affair and how to improve ethics

Duff Conacher, LL.B., is an internationally recognized leader in the area of democratic reform and government accountability. A graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, he has a long-standing interest in democratic process and corporate responsibility issues. He was the main founder of Democracy Watch.

Host Stuart Richardson has an in-depth discussion about the SNC Lavalin Scandal and how we can improve upon these ethical breaches.

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Universal Basic Income, Green New Deal and Public Banking

Ellen Brown has written what will become one of THE most important books of our time. She eloquently educates us on how the democratization of money is the very foundation of a free society in her book Web of debt,

In this weeks show host Sylvia Richardson talks about the need for a UBI, Green New Deal and the role public banking could play in transforming how our society is run.

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In this weeks show we speak about the implications of the new NAFTA deal

Host Sylvia speaks to Raul Burbano from Common Frontiers regarding the new NAFTA agreement being pushed by the Trump administration.

How these agreements subvert democratic rule, weaken worker and environmental rights and how they are related to the mass migration we are seeing form the global south. And how we as citizens need to stop fighting each other and play a role in international solidarity movements.

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Monsters a collection of wild, weird, and whimsical tales with a twist.

Derrick Jensen is an American author, radical environmentalist (and prominent critic of mainstream environmentalism). According to Democracy Now, Jensen has been called the poet-philosopher of the ecological movement.

Jensen has published several books, including The Culture of Make Believe and Endgame, that question and critique civilization as an entire social system, exploring what he describes as its inherent values, hidden premises, and modern links to supremacism, oppression, and genocide.

Host Sylvia Richardson has a lively discussion about his latest book Monsters a collection of wild, weird, and whimsical tales with a twist.

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US is risking international security by pulling out of nuclear treaties

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson interviews Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space and publisher of a blog called Organizing Notes. They speak about how the US is risking international security by pulling out of nuclear treaties, how this happened under Bush and is now intensifying under the Trump administration.

How these policies not only put ourselves at risk of endless wars but also rob the treasury of much needed money for social programs and large visionary projects like the New Green Deal. Every tax dollar that gets spent on the military industrial project is on

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The conflict in Venezuela is a neocolonial war

Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Venezuelan-Canadian Sociologist Maria Paez Victor who defines the conflict in Venezuela as a neocolonial war. In this interview we explore the historical revolutionary process of Venezuela of the past 20 years as the people rose up against the IMF and World bank’s structural adjustments and brought to life the Bolivarian revolution that elected Hugo Chavez to power and later elect Nicolas Maduro. What is at stake is the return to colonial warfare as way to strip Latin Americans of their independence and autonomy to choose their own governments while rejecting being colonies for resource expropriation by USA and European corporate interests.

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Raul Burbano speaks about the ongoing Coup attempt in Venezuela and what our role should be

Host Sylvia speaks to Raul Burbano from Common Frontiers about the ongoing Coup attempts in Venezuela, why Venezuela has been singled out and the role of ordinary citizens in holding their governments like Canada accountable when they endorse these illegal actions in our name.

  1. He speaks about the recent elections in Venezuela which had hundreds of electoral observers and how to get more info that is not being properly given by the mainstream media. Its critical to be well informed as our governments are fermenting a situation that could lead to a bloody civil war as 9 Million Venezuelans voted for President Madura only a few months ago.
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The US and opposition plan a Coup against democratically elected Government in Venezuela

Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Jorge Marti secretariat of Hands off Venezuela about recent events in Venezuela that can be seen as setting the stage for Coup in the near future. Venezuela has been under attack from the US since a socialist government was first elected in 1998, their was a failed Coup attempt in 2002, Venezuela has seen hard times due to the collapse in oil prices and severe sanctions by the US and EU that have frozen oversees assets.

Washington, Brussels, London and right wing Latin American governments are using this crisis calling for intervention based on humanitarian grounds while conveniently ignoring human rights violations in places like Honduras and Columbia.

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