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.”
Does Bolivia’s current drought crisis and lack of accessible water setting the stage for a repeat of the 2000 Water War? Nasya Razavi tells us the latest on the new struggle for the right to water in Bolivia.
We start the new year by focusing on the struggle for environmental and indigenous rights in Ecuador. Freelance journalist Bryan Miranda speaks with us about the struggle for environmental justice by the indigenous Shuar community of Ecuador as they fight to prevent the development of a mining project on ancestral lands. We’ll also talk about a few similarities this case has with the Standing Rock struggle as well.