Predating the riots in Los Angeles, the Mount Pleasant Uprising in 1991 marked a turning point for Washington DC’s Central American community as well as the beginning of the gentrification movement that has transformed the city. So the LMC spends the hour with DC activist and poet Quique Aviles to reminisce on this period in DC history and what has happened to the community since.
On this episode, the LMC spends the hour with Sarah Seidman on the political legacy of civil rights activist Angela Davis’ time in Cuba as it pertains to women’s rights. Sarah Seidman is a Puffin Foundation Curator of Social Activism for the Museum of the City of New York.
As corporate media continues to paint Bolivia as a backwards country while whitewashing the US-supported coup in 2019, the LMC spends the hour with Joe Emersberger to set the record straight on the continued absurdity and hypocrisy of media coverage regarding Bolivia. Joe Emersberger is a freelance writer, engineer, and member of the UNIFOR trade union in Canada.