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 deaths caused by the Coronavirus pandemic in Latin America is tragic by any measure; the number of deaths in Ecuador along with the governments horrid response has been particularly tragic for the whole world to see. So on this episode, the LMC speaks with former Ecuadorian government minister Guillaume Long on the tragic chain of events that has led to huge numbers of Coronavirus deaths in Ecuador. Guillaume Long is currently a senior policy analyst for the Center for Economic & Policy Research.
On a special May Day 2020 episode, the LMC speaks with Angela Stuesse about the challenges facing immigrant workers in the meat-processing and farming industry regarding safer working conditions and human rights during the Coronavirus pandemic. Angela Stuesse is a Cultural Anthropologist @ the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She is also the author of, “Scratching Out a Living: Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South.”