Don Fitz returns to the LMC to discuss the latest on Cuba’s response to the Coronavirus when compared to the disastrous response in the US. Don Fitz is a member of the editorial board for Green Social Thought and the newsletter editor for the Green Party of St. Louis, MO. He’s also the author of a new book entitled, “Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution.”
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.
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.