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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.

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.

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Finding sustainable paths to coexisting is a call we all must answer

MarceloFLatin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speak with Aymara Elder and Professor of Indigenous Studies Marcelo Saavedra about the human journey of cultivating roots and becoming grounded to the life regeneration cycles of mother earth. In a world mired in ecological, economic, and political crisis finding sustainable paths to coexisting is a call we all must answer.

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Exalted Subjects, a critical analysis of race in Canada

thobaniFUBC Professor Dr Sunera Thobani speaks about her book Exalted Subjects, she gives a critical analysis of race and how the Canadian state has been active in nationalizing those “so called” Canadian values and then measuring them against the other in society

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Michael Albert on the current economic system and need to move to participatory economy

MichaelFMichael Albert is an American activist, speaker, and writer. He is co-editor of ZNet, and co-editor and co-founder of Z Magazine. He also co-founded South End Press and has written numerous books and articles.

Micheal speaks about the structures of society that continually enhance the few at the benefits of the many. And what we need to do to make the changes we need.

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How will the Liberals respond to Bill C51 , will they just jam the TPP through parliament

CsisFNow its time for Justin Trudeau to live up to his words about open and transparent government. Will he engage Canadians about the TPP trade agreement or will he simply jam it through parliament with his majority.

Is he going to made ad-hoc amendments to bill C51 or is he going to repeal the bill altogether, the Harper government did allot of harm to civil society , limiting our liberties , passing secretive trade deals etc. Are the new Liberals going to be different or are they simply window dressing on the status quo.

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Derrick Jensen – Violence against women and the politics of consent Part 2

DerrickFFDerrick Jensen is an American author and environmental activist living in Crescent City, California. Jensen has published several books questioning and critiquing modern civilization and its values, including The Culture of Make Believe and Endgame.

Sylvia speaks to Derrick about Violence against women and the politics of consent

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Violence against women and the politics of consent Part 1 of 2

DerrickFFDerrick Jensen is an American author and environmental activist living in Crescent City, California. Jensen has published several books questioning and critiquing modern civilization and its values, including The Culture of Make Believe and Endgame.
Sylvia speaks to Derrick about Violence against women and the politics of consent

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Arguing for Our Lives: A User s Guide to Constructive Dialog

arguing_for_our_livesFRobert Jensen, professor in the School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication, is the author of “Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialog,” (City Lights Publishers, March 2013).

The book explores issues with public discourse, trust in the leadership of elected officials and what Jensen calls an “Age of Anxiety.” It also offers strategies for addressing these crises.

We live in a time when public discourse is more skewed than ever by the propaganda that big money can buy, with trust in the leadership of elected officials at an all-time low. The “news” has degenerated into sensationalist sound bites, and the idea of debate has become a polarized shouting match that precludes any meaningful discussion. It’s also a time of anxiety, as we’re faced with economic and ecological crises on a global scale, with stakes that seem higher than ever before. In times like these, it’s essential that we be able to think and communicate clearly.
Sylvia speaks to Dr Jensen about traditional struggles, internal domination and a way forward.

Also Drop of Water by Dana Lyons

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Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence

ParentiChristian Parenti is an American investigative journalist and author. His books include: Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis (2000), a survey of the rise of the prison industrial complex from the Nixon through Reagan Eras and into the present; The Soft Cage: Surveillance in America From Slavery to the War on Terror (2003), a study of surveillance and control in modern


society. The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq (2004), is an account of the US occupation in Iraq. Parenti has also reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ivory Coast and China. He speaks to us about how Militarism, Neo Liberalism and climate change have created the perfect storm.

First aired 2011 and still relevant.

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Dr. Marcelo Saavedra – Regenerative ways of being – Part 3 of 3

Marcelo Saavedra

Marcelo Saavedra

Latin Waves Host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Aymara elder Dr. Marcelo Saavedra professor of Indigenous Studies at Ottowa University about a Regenerative ways of being, the ancient wisdom of ancestors of co-existence and co-creation. The Sacredness of our live and the call to live with attention, intention and love inspired action that honour life

In this edition we speak about the need to fall in love and how falling in love means taking action. The theory of biophilosophy and the need to think off our children and grandchildren.

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Dr. Marcelo Saavedra – Regenerative ways of being – Part 2 of 3

Marcelo Saavedra

Marcelo Saavedra

Latin Waves Host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Aymara elder Dr. Marcelo Saavedra professor of Indigenous Studies at Ottowa University about a Regenerative ways of being, the ancient wisdom of ancestors of co-existence and co-creation. The Sacredness of our live and the call to live with attention, intention and love inspired action that honour life

In this edition we speak about the 7 ancient teachings of the grandfathers, the need for dialogue between modern scientific theory and the science of mature cultures.

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