On this episode, the LMC spends the hour with human rights attorney German Romero from DH Colombia to discuss some of his cases and threats against his life during the course of his work. Cases include the 2005 massacre in San Jose de Apartado, the case of Claudia Julieta Duque, and the 1985 siege of the Palace of Justice. Special thanks to Charlie Roberts from the Colombian Human Rights Committee for interpretation.
In recent times, the concept of Assimilation is used against immigrants to push them into submission and subservience. However, very few people know about the dark and tragic history of Assimilation in the US & Canada against native peoples of the Western Hemisphere. Freelance writer Julian Brave Noisecat speaks with the LMC about the dark and deadly history of Assimilation in North America. He is a member of the Canim Lake band Tsq’escen and descendant of the Lil’Wat of Mt Currie in British Columbia, Canada.
Forget turkey day. Instead, the LMC chats with freelance reporter Melissa Vida about the life and teachings of the late Tata Genaro Ramirez and his efforts to revive and preserve the indigenous Nawat language in El Salvador. An alternative history of indigenous peoples persevering after the Salvadoran genocide of 1932.