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Latin Waves is celebrating its 10th 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.

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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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DANA LYONS AMAZING AND TIMELY NEW ALBUM THE GREAT SALISH SEA

Sylvia Richardson of 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, It’s a Matter of Asking. Visit

www.cowswithguns.com for more info.

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The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men

Robert Jensen is an emeritus professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, a founding board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center, and a member of the team developing Ecosphere Studies at The Land Institute.

Jensens most recent book, The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men from Spinifex Press, offers a critique of the pathology of patriarchy that is at the core of todays crises.

Host Sylvia Richardson has a lively discussion with Robert about radical patriarchy for men, what it means when men give up power and support women, moving from power over to power with. How to move society

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Anniversary of the attempted coup in Venezuela

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has supplied, since 2017, over 467 million dollars to the Venezuelan opposition for what they falsely call “humanitarian aid,” On this interview Host Sylvia Richardson talk with Dr. Maria Paez Victor about the anniversary of the attempted coup in Venezuela, the anniversary of the Battle of the Bridges, and the power of a united people against imperial aggression.

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Canadian foreign and domestic policy checkup with author Yves Engler

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Yves Engler about Canadian Colonialism, the role of Canadian corporations, oil and gas industries, and mining in the drafting of both domestic and international policy. The involvement of Canada in the attempted coup against Venezuelan elected president Nicolas Maduro. Canada’s hostility toward indigenous president of Bolivia Evo Morales, ousted in a military coup November 20, 2019. Canadian domestic and international policy of dispossession against Indigenous peoples is further exemplified in the ongoing aggression against Wet’suwet’en peoples’ Indigenous land rights in British Columbia.

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Canadian Imperialism from Venezuela to Bolivia to the Wet’suwet’en

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with journalist Arnold August about Canada’s imperialist campaign to recognize Juan Guaidó, a man who self-declared himself president of Venezuela in February 2019. Canada’s involvement in the failed attempted coup to oust democratically elected president Nicolas Maduro, Canada’s involvement in the Lima group has discredited any pretense of Canada as a democratic influence in Latin America. He connects the struggle of Bolivia as the Indigenous leader Evo Morales was ousted in a military coup, in November 2019 and Canada was quick to express support for the post-coup leader Jeanine Áñez Chávez. While in Canada the Wet’suwet’en people face aggression from the Canadian government for defending their unceeded lands from being further scared with pipelines.

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Dr David E. Kirkland, Transforming the world with more inclusive education methods

David E. Kirkland is a trans-disciplinary scholar of English and urban education, who explores the intersections among urban youth culture, language and literacy, urban teacher preparation, and digital media. He analyzes culture, language, and texts, and has expertise in critical literary, ethnographic, and sociolinguistic research methods.

He has received many awards for his work, including the 2008 AERA Division G Outstanding Dissertation Award and was a 2009-10 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and is a former fellow of NCTE’s Cultivating New Voices. Dr. Kirkland has published widely. His most recent articles include: ” Black Skin, White Masks’: Normalizing Whiteness and the Trouble with the Achievement Gap” in urban contexts: Politics, Pluralism, and Possibilities” (English Education), and “We real cool: Examining Black males and literacy” (Reading Research Quarterly). He is currently completing his fourth book, A Search Past Silence, to be published through Teacher College Press s Language and Literacy Series. Dr. Kirkland believes that, in their language and literacies, youth take on new meanings beginning with a voice and verb, where words when spoken or written have the power to transform the world inside-out

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Left , Right Marching to the beat of Imperial Canada

Yves Engler has been described as “Canada’s version of Noam Chomsky” (Georgia Straight), “one of the most important voices on the Canadian Left today

Yves Engler is a Montreal writer and political activist. In addition to ten 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. Host Sylvia Richardson interviews Yves on his newest book, “Left, Right Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada” , they speak about the need to go beyond traditional leftist political parties and left leaning groups such as labor as the left is supposed to be opposed to colonialism and at least skeptical of nationalism.

However, Left, Right shows that, for decades now, this hasn’t been the case in Canada.

Music by Buffy St Marie

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The opportunities for solidarity across borders

Latin Waves’ host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Raul Burbano, about the coup in Bolivia, the new face of imperialism and colonization. And also the opportunities for solidarity across borders. The ways revolutionary movements across Latin America, link up with Indigenous movements in Canada. The spirit of power that is coupled with justice is cultivated and cannot be legislated. A hope filled view of revolutionary processes in Latin America and Turtle Island.

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Puerto Rico, Haiti, Ecuador, Colombia and Chile marking a wave of resistance in 2019

Latin Waves Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Jorge Martin secretariat of Hands off Venezuela,about popular mobilizations in Latin American that sparked in 2019 in rejection of Capitalism.

The massive strikes against right wing governments in Puerto Rico, Haiti, Ecuador, Colombia and Chile marking a wave of resistance rising among the youth. The interview also explores lessons learned as the attempted coup against Venezuela failed, and coup against Bolivia. The limitations of juridical venues to fight back against imperialism and the power of internationalized movements of solidarity.

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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. It’s hard to have hope…What will you tell the generations that come after you’re 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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