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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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Sacred teachings of Quechua Aymara people about the path to coexistence

Marcelo Saavedra

The way to health is consciousness of our interdependence. In this interview Latin Waves Host Sylvia Richardson we speak with Aymara elder Marcelo Saavedra a professor of Indigenous Studies in Ottawa about the path to wholeness. The sacred teachings of Quechua Aymara people about the path to coexistence.

From quantum physics to sacred practice coexisting well, this interview will awake the sacred in you as we grow powerful in collaboration.

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Damien Gillis , Pipelines and the status quo energy policy

Damien Gillis is a B.C.-based documentary filmmaker and journalist. He co-directed and produced the award-winning feature doc Fractured Land and is the co-founder and publisher of the online journal, The Common Sense Canadian. His writing has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Desmog Canada, and The Tyee.

Host Stuart Richardson speaks to Damien about the politics and ideology of building pipelines and the status quo energy policy, he uncovers many falsehoods and misconceptions that stand in our way to a healthy future.

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Grassroots resistance including public meetings, protests and occupations.

Zoe Luba is an organizer with Stop Demovictions Burnaby, coordinated by the alliance against displacement, a political organization building dual power between working class and indigenous communities to dismantle capitalism and colonialism. Stop demovictions
Burnaby is fighting mass gentrification in the metrotown neighbourhood through grassroots resistance including public meetings, protests and occupations.

Host Stuart Richardson speaks to Zoe about the situation on the ground in Burnaby, the process of Demovictions, tenant rights and strategies to resist. With real estate prices soaring across North America we need an new paradigm shift in how we treat housing in the marketplace.

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David Bacon, Current Immigration under Trump

David Bacon is a photojournalist, author, political activist, and union organizer who has focused on labor issues, particularly those related to immigrant labor. He has written several books and numerous articles on the subject.

His most recent book is In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte: , David Bacon documents the experiences of some of the hardest-working and most disenfranchised laborers in the country: the farmworkers who are responsible for making California Americas breadbasket. Combining haunting photographs with the voices of migrant farmworkers.

Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to David about how US foreign policies combined with regressive trade agreements have been responsible for displacing millions of people from countries like El Salvador, Haiti and Mexico, and how Trump is adding insult to injury by repealing the TPS Status (Temporary Protected Status) from people who have been living and contributing to American society for many decades. And how as citizens we must stand together and protect those most vulnerable despite who the president is.

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The role of languages the fallacy of individualism in western culture

Marcelo Saavedra

A professor at Carleton University, Marcelo Saavedra is an Indigenous Bolivian leader and founder of the Bolivia Action Solidarity Network.

Host Sylvia Richardson speaks about the mature languages and cultures on Turtle Island, how that thinking challenges the fallacy of individualism in western culture.

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LINDA MCQUAIG ON HER BOOK THE TROUBLE WITH BILLIONAIRES

Linda gives an thorough interview about her new book The trouble with billionaires She touches on issues off philanthropy and academic freedom around controversial donations from corporations like Gold Corp, she offers alternatives to help us implement a more equitable tax system instead of the discredited neo liberal agenda currently in place

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Derrick Jensen on his latest book The Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad

Sylvia Richardson speaks with Activist and author Derrick Jensen on his latest book: The Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad. He makes visible the unspoken hierarchical structures of power and violence. Why in a capitalist, patriarchal system violence against women, people of colour and against nature is the norm not the exception

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Venezuela election, Western Propaganda and sanctions by the US, Canada and Europe

Maria Páez Victor is a sociologist, born in Venezuela and educated in Caracas, New York, Mexico City, and Canada. For several years she taught the sociology of health and medicine as well as health and environmental policies at the University of Toronto. Páez Victor has national and international experience in policy analysis and impact assessment, with expertise in the areas of health, environment, and energy.

Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to her about the recent election in Venezuela, the misinformation and propaganda from the Western media.

How the US and Canada have been interfering in the elections and how the sanctions against Venezuela from the US, Canada and Europe are illegal under international law and immoral. Also how Venezuela has used some innovations to work around those sanctions.

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Cultivating the habits and virtues that co-create the path to coexistence

Latin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with author Robert Jensen about cultivating the habits and virtues that co-create the path to coexistence. This interview is an invitation to integrate our political, cultural, spiritual and ecological worlds and ways of being in order to re-member our collective power. A sober look at the realities that face us and the opportunities this moment calls us to.

 

 

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Cuba-U.S. Relations: Obama and Beyond

Arnold August has an M.A. in political science from McGill University, Montreal, where he resides. His books include Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion, Cuba-U.S. Relations: Obama and Beyond . An accomplished journalist, he contributes articles in English and Spanish to websites in the United States, Canada, Cuba, Latin America and Europe. Since 1997, he has spent extended periods in Cuba pursuing his intensive investigations.

The Cuban revolution has sustained the assault of 5 decades of blockade to imports and trade with other countries. The Embargo though denounced by all members of the UN but two states the USA and Israel was sustained by US veto power. In 2014 president Obama signed an agreement with President Raul Castro to end the punishing embargo in this interview Arnold August speaks to Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson on the future of the Obama shift in US policy towards Cuba, under the rule of President Donald Trump.

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