As corporate media & political figures compare the white-nationalist Capitol siege as something from a “banana republic”, the LMC spends the hour with Joseph Nevins to set the record straight on its true origins & meaning. Joseph Nevins is a professor of Geography @ Vassar College in New York. He is also the author of “A People’s Guide to Greater Boston.”
The LMC kicks off 2021 by focusing on the continued struggle for Western Saharan independence. So as another example of Donald Trump’s criminal enterprise abroad, the LMC speaks with Mulay Ahmed on the Trump administration’s recognition of Morocco’s illegal occupation of Western Sahara & why the Sahrawi struggle should matter to Latinos in the US. Mulay Ahmed is the public secretary for Sausa, the Sahrawi Association in the USA.
Norberto Martinez, the founder and original producer of the LMC, joins the crew to recap the high’s and low’s of a truly frustrating year. We speak about the Coronavirus, the collapse of the US healthcare system, how Black Lives Matter gained ground in Latin America, and a review of some of our favorite shows. Let’s hope for a better day in 2021.