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.
As the peace process in Colombia continues, an insurgent feminist movement within the FARC guerrilla forces has emerged to gain a foothold on both the peace process and the future of women’s rights. This is not a whitewash for the FARC. This is a feminist movement developed within the FARC, but not solely beholden to the the FARC. Freelance journalist Kimberley Brown joins us to discuss this fascinating development.
Austerity, tax cuts for the rich, call it what you like. The end result of economic policies benefiting the rich ultimately harms poor and working class people. Argentina is no exception. Juan Cruz Ferre, a columnist for Left Voice & La Izquierda Diario, speaks with the LMC about austerity measures in Argentina and how people are mobilizing against it.