Tag Archives: #Colonialism

January 17th, 2020: Guam vs Global Warming

The threat of global warming is now for the former Spanish colony of Guam. Not a few decades or generations into the future, but now. So the LMC speaks with Chamorro rights activist and writer Leilani Ganser about how Guam is fighting two fronts; the threat of global warming and how US colonialism stands in the way.

Sept 14th, 2018: LGBTQ Victory in Trinidad & Tobago

On our first ever episode on Trinidad & Tobago, the LMC speaks with Andre Bagoo about a landmark victory for the local LGBTQ community on striking down colonial-era anti-gay laws. Andre Bagoo is a Trinidadian poet and journalist. He will also discuss the significance of T&T’s first ever pride parade after the court ruling.

August 31st, 2018: US Virgin Islands Examined

Before last year’s hurricane season struck Puerto Rico, the first US territory to be hit hard was the US Virgin Islands. As the controversy over the failed US response to give relief to Puerto Rico continues to unfold, almost no coverage has been given to the 100,000+ Americans in the USVI. The LMC speaks with poet and novelist Tiphanie Yanique about what we need to know about her home islands. Tiphanie Yanique is also an associate professor in the English department at Wesleyan University.