Chamorro rights activist and writer Leilani Ganser returns to the LMC to discuss the latest on Guam’s struggle for self-determination, the Davis vs Guam case, the anniversary of Japan’s occupation of Guam and the ensuing re-takeover by the US military. She also discusses how issues raised by the Black Lives Matter movement even reaches the Pacific Islands.
In a country where the president is an open fascist and the police murder nearly seven times more people per capita than the United States; to say that police murders of Black people is a pandemic is almost an understatement. To shed some more light on this issue the LMC speaks with Kiratiana Freelon, a freelance journalist based in Brazil.
On this Juneteenth 2020, the LMC spends the hour with Dr Fred McGhee on the importance of Juneteenth in Texas and what it still teaches us about racial tensions we see today. Fred McGhee is an archaeologist and urban and environmental anthropologist. He is a leading scholar-activist of the African Diaspora in the United States and a Texas based advocate and activist, particularly on affordable housing, education, community policing, and environmental justice issues.