Do you know the challenges faced by migrant farm workers when they cultivate and harvest your food during a pandemic? The LMC explores this problem by speaking with Robin Lewy on the challenges faced by migrant farm workers in Florida, both by the pandemic and the horrid decisions made by the local government. Robin Lewy is the Director of Programming for the Rural Women’s Health Project in Gainsville, Fla.
On this episode, LMC co-producer Abby Roberts takes the lead and spends the hour with Never Again Action organizer Sonya Mendoza about the continued importance of defeating the for-profit migrant detention system in a time of police violence and a health pandemic. Never Again Action is a movement of Jewish people and allies fighting back by taking nonviolent direct action to end the United States’ cruel immigration policies.
While the US is sending a military gunship to Venezuela during a health pandemic, Cuba is sending doctors abroad instead. So the LMC speaks with Don Fitz about the history of Cuba’s medical diplomacy and how they are dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic today. Don Fitz is a member of the editorial board of Green Social Thought and a newsletter editor for the Green Party of St. Louis, Mo.