The Panama Canal was built for the benefit of US imperialism, under the dark cloud of Jim-Crow racism, with little regard to worker’s rights, and almost no recourse for disability rights. This is the dark story of the forgotten victims of the Panama Canal. the LMC speaks with Caroline Lieffers, a PhD candidate in the History of Science & Medicine at Yale University.
Janelle Chanona, the Vice President of the Belize Committee of Oceana, speaks with the LMC about the extraordinary grassroots efforts to ban future oil drillings in Mesoamerican coral reef, the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Belize may be small, but it is front and center in the struggle for environmental justice in Latin America/West Indies.
Following racist & xenophobic remarks by Donald Trump regarding Haitians and other Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients, the LMC speaks with Haitian-American Jessicah Pierre to set the record straight on the Haitian-American experience. Jessicah Pierre is the Inequality Media Specialist for the Institute for Policy Studies.