Guam has found a lot in common with Puerto Rico when it comes to its colonial status under the US. Latinos should do the same in return by standing in solidarity with the Chamorro people of Guam. On this episode, the LMC speaks with Chamorro rights organizer Leilani Ganser about the latest in Guam’s struggle for self-determination.
The LMC revisits the story of the struggle for independence in Western Sahara, one of only 2 regions in Africa where Spanish is spoken. We speak with Sahra Libre (alias) about the continued fight against Moroccan occupation, which has lasted for over 43 years. Sahra Libre is a Sahrawi refugee and activist living in the US. She conducted this interview in an undisclosed location in Morocco in order to circumvent the media blockade.
Puerto Rico is still recovering from two disasters: last year’s Hurricane Maria and the continued onslaught of US neo-liberal economic policies. So what is the future of the Puerto Rican Left? Is statehood or independence the answer? The LMC asks these daunting questions with Fernando Tormos. He is a postdoctoral fellow at the Scholars Strategy Network @ the University of Missouri-St Louis.