Don Fitz returns to the LMC to discuss the latest on Cuba’s response to the Coronavirus when compared to the disastrous response in the US. Don Fitz is a member of the editorial board for Green Social Thought and the newsletter editor for the Green Party of St. Louis, MO. He’s also the author of a new book entitled, “Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution.”
On this Juneteenth 2020, the LMC spends the hour with Dr Fred McGhee on the importance of Juneteenth in Texas and what it still teaches us about racial tensions we see today. Fred McGhee is an archaeologist and urban and environmental anthropologist. He is a leading scholar-activist of the African Diaspora in the United States and a Texas based advocate and activist, particularly on affordable housing, education, community policing, and environmental justice issues.
Before the Coronavirus, Haitians faced the dangers of Cholera. And before the current health pandemic, Haitians have been fighting US-imposed neoliberalism. So the LMC spends the hour with France Francois about Haiti’s pushback against neoliberalism and how the Coronavirus stands in the way. France Francois is a social activist and the founder of In Cultured Company.