In a country where the president is an open fascist and the police murder nearly seven times more people per capita than the United States; to say that police murders of Black people is a pandemic is almost an understatement. To shed some more light on this issue the LMC speaks with Kiratiana Freelon, a freelance journalist based in Brazil.
On this episode, LMC co-producer Abby Roberts takes the lead and spends the hour with Never Again Action organizer Sonya Mendoza about the continued importance of defeating the for-profit migrant detention system in a time of police violence and a health pandemic. Never Again Action is a movement of Jewish people and allies fighting back by taking nonviolent direct action to end the United States’ cruel immigration policies.
In 2017, a fire at the Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asuncion orphanage in Guatemala killed at least 41 girls. Three years later, it is still a symbol of government negligence and femicide in Guatemala. Award-winning novelist and journalist Francisco Goldman joins the LMC to recount the events both during and after one of the saddest moments in recent Guatemalan history. Francisco Goldman is the author of, “The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop.”