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.
As the peace process in Colombia continues, an insurgent feminist movement within the FARC guerrilla forces has emerged to gain a foothold on both the peace process and the future of women’s rights. This is not a whitewash for the FARC. This is a feminist movement developed within the FARC, but not solely beholden to the the FARC. Freelance journalist Kimberley Brown joins us to discuss this fascinating development.