For today’s show, we go back to Latin America and discuss ongoing struggles there. First up, Aviva Chomsky talks about the problems with Biden’s immigration plan for Central America and describes the history of America’s “bipartisan push to stop migration before it reaches the U.S. border.” Then, Jack Laun explains the current mass protests in […]
A longtime activist and student of Central America, Aviva Chomsky, professor of history and the Coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies at Salem State University in Massachusetts, has written numerous books on Central America. Her latest article “Will Biden’s Central America plan slow migration — or speed it up?” details the details of […]
For months, farmers in India have been protesting against three farm acts passed by the Parliament of India in September 2020. To provide some context for these massive and historic protests, we speak with anthropologist Andrew Flachs about farming in India. He and Patty discuss a wide range of related topics, including the impact of […]
According to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 18 million people worldwide left their homes due to weather-related disasters. That’s almost twice as many people as those who were displaced by war or conflict. With atmospheric greenhouse gasses hitting historic highs in January, 2021, climate change models predict more frequent, intense and prolonged storms, floods and […]
Jan talks to Kelsey Freeman about her recent book “No Option but North: The Migrant World and the Perilous Path Across the Border”, a story of the issues surrounding the desperate travels of migrants to the U.S.
For today’s pledge drive episode, Allen is joined in the studio by Armando Ibarra, co-author of The Latino Question. They look at labor migration and the role of working-class Mexicans in U.S. history, the ideology and practice of empire, the significance of political economy to Latino politics, and how Latino politics could breathe new life into […]