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Latin Waves covers 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. Latin Waves wants to mediate this change and create a more just equalitarian society. Many citizens are jaded and have given up on change which shows in low voter turnout, what is needed is a new political imagination



We are non corporate which means we can cover any story we wish unfiltered and uncensored and are beholden only to the public interest. Our society is in crisis, we have a financial, environmental and social meltdown with unresponsive governments.



Another World is possible and that depends on us working together.

Latin Waves Media Sylvia and Stuart Richardson

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Latin Waves covers 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. Latin Waves wants to mediate this change and create a more just equalitarian society. Many citizens are jaded and have given up on change which shows in low voter turnout, what is needed is a new political imagination



We are non corporate which means we can cover any story we wish unfiltered and uncensored and are beholden only to the public interest. Our society is in crisis, we have a financial, environmental and social meltdown with unresponsive governments.



Another World is possible and that depends on us working together.

    Global solidarity movement for Palestinians

    Global solidarity movement for Palestinians

    Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Yves Engler author of the Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy.As Israel intensified its occupation over the last decades, it has steadily built settlements, tookcontrol of water supplies, and laid its ‘apartheid wall’ and separate road system across the West Bank (with the consequence of severely damagingthe Palestinian economy). In Jerusalem, Israel has beenpersistently ethnically-cleansing East Jerusalem in a deliberate, planned policy of ‘Judaization’ through forced evictions, house demolitions, arcane judicial rulings on housing rights, and building new blocks for Israeli settlers.Yves Engler speaks of the global solidarity movement for Palestinians, and the lessons in resistance. Why solidarity matters and what is lost when fail to speak and actagainst imperialist aggression,Support Latin Waves atwww.latinwavesmedia.com Books by Yves Engler CLICK HERE 

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    Revolution in a time of Pandemic

    Revolution in a time of Pandemic

    Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Jorge Martin about May Day and the significance for workers in Latin America. The man made virus of Capitalism that has shut down economies worldwide. The militarization of life as the response of governments to the pandemic is bullets to those who clamour for justice. Jorge speaks of the repression of people in Colombia, the uprising in Peru, Chile, Haiti against impunity and hunger.Support Latin Waves atwww.latinwavesmedia.com 

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    Immigration Under Biden while COVID19 is going on

    Immigration Under Biden while COVID19 is going on

    David Bacon is a photojournalist, author, political activist, and union organizer who has focused on labor issues, particularly those related to immigrant labor. Some of his popular books include, Illegal People, The Right to Stay home and In the fields of the North.Host Sylvia Richardson interviews David Bacon on historic Roots of Inequality, how Biden may differ from Trump on immigration and the necessary struggle ahead.How we need to come together as one community of workers.Support Latin Waves atwww.latinwavesmedia.com Books by David Bacon at tinyurl.com/5e6uf459  

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    Aviva Chomsky “Organizing for Power: Building a 21st Century Labor Movement”

    Aviva Chomsky “Organizing for Power: Building a 21st Century Labor Movement”

     Latin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Dr. Aviva Chomsky, about creating a labour movement for the 21st century. The triumph of Neoliberalism has meant that the state no longer works toward the welfare of its population but rather to improve corporations conditions to profit. She speaks of the changing face of the labour movement, the diversity of voices that are forging a wider and more inclusion vision of labour rights and responsibilities to social justice.Books By Aviva Chomsky atClick Here Support the Show atwww.latinwavesmedia.com

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    Humanizing education so that it sustains learners in times of chaos

    Humanizing education so that it sustains learners in times of chaos

    Latin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Darren Lund, author of The Great White North? Exploring Whiteness, Privilege and Identity in Education.They speak about humanizing education so that it sustains learners in times of chaos. Resilience and hope are cultivated by actions. Likewise a world with justice is co-created daily by our commitments to act and to cultivate cooperation and wholeness.How despite COVID social movements like Black Lives Matter and Idle No More have only grown stronger.Consider Becoming a Member of the Show CLICK HERE Books By Lund – CLICK HERE 

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    How Progressives Move Forward post Trump

    How Progressives Move Forward post Trump

    Robin Eric Hahnel is Professor of Economics at Portland State University. He was a professor at American University for many years and traveled extensively advising on economic matters all over the world. His latest book is “For the people by the people” a case for participatory economics"Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Robin about economics and the politics of latin America Post Trump, the opportunities and failings of the Democratic part, New Green Deal, Universal Income and the future for progressives.Shop for Robin Hahnel Books Click Here Consider Becoming a Member of the Show CLICK HERE  

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