The struggle to protect water and labor unions in El Salvador

The Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) is a grassroots solidarity organization that has been supporting the Salvadoran people’s struggle for social and economic justice since 1980.

Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to CISPES about the new right wing president of El Salvador and the ongoing threats to water and the labor movement in El Salvador and the need for international solidarity.

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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.

Jensen’s 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 today’s 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 forward within all the current systems of power we live under.

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Dr Cajete speaks about the ecology of Indigenous education

Sylvia speaks to author, artist and educator Dr. Gregory Cajete, an elder with of the Tewa Peoples, about the ecology of Indigenous education. Faced with the affects of colonization on the lives of indigenous people, a dominant Euro-centric education system can no longer be called neutral. How do we build bridges to the many ways of knowing how we come to know what we know.

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Venezuela check up , UN meeting and crisis in Ecuador

Host Sylvia Richardson speak to Jorge Martin secretariat of Hands off Venezuela about the ongoing coup attempt in Venezuela and the resilience of the Venezuelan people. How imperialism has impacted the region and how the people in Ecuador are resisting recent IMF structural adjustment policies.

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Neo Liberalism and the relationship to the Prison Industrial Complex

Christian 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.His most recent book is Tropic Of Chaos: Climate Wars and the New Geography Of Violence (2011), Parenti has also reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ivory Coast and China.

Dr Parenti engages in a lively discussion about the rise of Neo Liberalism that replaced Keynesian economics and the relationship to the Prison Industrial Complex

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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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A discussion about the Canadian election and party platforms

Tom parkin is a frequent colomist/freelance journalist on Canadian politics, he is host of Game Changers podcast.

Host Stuart Richardson speaks to Tom about the current Canadian election platforms and policy of each party. We focus on the environment , affordability, housing and strategic voting.

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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 Mari

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Dr Aviva Chomsky on her book They Take Our Jobs and 20 Other Myths about Immigration

Dr Aviva Chomsky is a professor and the coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State College. She has previously been a professor at Bates College and a faculty research associate at Harvard University, specializing in the history of Latin America and the Caribbean. The eldest daughter of linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky, she has a longstanding interest in Latin American cultures and histories which she traces to the year she spent working for the United Farm Workers union in 1976-77. Her six books and many articles explore, among other questions, the history of immigration, labor, globalization, and social mobilization in Latin America and in the United States.

She speaks to us about her “Her latest book They Take Our Jobs and 20 Other Myths about Immigration, she dismantles common assumptions and beliefs underlying statements like I’m not against immigration, only illegal immigration

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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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