The Monroe Doctrine of undermining democracy in Latin America finally came home to haunt its creators. Following the deadly white-supremacist coup attempt in the Capitol, the LMC speaks with James Early on how US foreign policy in Latin America manifested itself in the MAGA insurrection. James Early is the former Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Education and Public Service.
Who was Queen Liliuokalani? Who were the paniolos? How did Latino migrant labor shape Hawaii’s modern-day agriculture? What was the Sugar Strike of 1946? The LMC seeks to find out as we speak with Leilani Ganser on the US overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom in 1893. Leilani Ganser is a Chamorro activist and freelance writer.
Anti-imperialist. Anti-dictatorship. Pro-Union. Pro-Palestine. Comrade of the Global South. Icon of the working class. On this episode, the LMC spends the hour with Dave Zirin on the political legacy of Argentinean futbol hero Diego Maradona. Dave Zirin is the sports editor for the Nation magazine, host of The Edge of Sports podcasts, & co-host of The Collision with Etan Thomas on WPFW in Washington.