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Where the Waters Divide Neoliberalism, White Privilege, and Environmental Racism in Canada

​​​​​The interview examines how Neo-liberal reforms (in the manner of De-regulation, austerity measures, common sense policies, privatization, etc.) are woven through and shape contemporary racial inequality in Canadian society. Using recent controversies in drinking water contamination and solid waste and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Undocumented How Immigration Became Illegal

​​​​​Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speak with immigrant rights activist Dr. Aviva Chomsky about her latest book Undocumented How Immigration Became Illegal. Dr. Chomsky speaks of how “illegality” and “undocumentedness” are concepts that were created to exclude and exploit. With … Continue reading

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Marcelo Saavedra on the notion of rights/role of languages and women in paradigm shift thats happening

​​​​​A professor at Carleton University, Marcelo Saavedra is an Indigenous Bolivian leader and founder of the Bolivia Action Solidarity Network. He speaks to Latin Waves about the need to protect indigenous languages as these languages change how we view the … Continue reading

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Derrick Jensen on hierarchical structures of power and violence in a capitalist society

Sylvia Richardson and author Derrick Jensen make 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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Big money in politics with a focus on the BC Elections and the Federal Canadian government

Stuart Richardson co-host of Latin Waves interviews co-founder of Democracy Watch Duff Conacher who is an internationally recognized leader in the area of democratic reform and government accountability, and is Director of GoodOrg.ca Consulting. They speak about big money in … Continue reading

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Solving contemporary issues facing humanity using the wisdom and spirituality of our ancestors

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Aymara Elder and Professor of Indigenous Studies Marcelo Saavedra-Vargas about solving contemporary issues facing humanity using the wisdom and spirituality of our ancestors. How remembering the stories of the land about living and … Continue reading

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Dr Lund on his book The Great White North? Exploring Whiteness, Privilege and Identity in Education

​​​​​We speak to Dr Darren Lund, Dr. Lund is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary, where his research examines social justice activism in schools and communities. Since the 1980s Darren has published over 230 … Continue reading

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

Michael 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 … Continue reading

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Sister Elizabeth Kelleher speaks about the moral need to build social housing

​​​​​**This interview aired in 2011 and is still relevant today, Sister Kelleher passed on Aug 16 2013 and her life continues to be an inspiration to all***Gives us all something to think about at this time of year** We speak … Continue reading

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