Cuba and its 60 years of resistance to US Imperialism

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Sylvia Richardson speaks with journalist Arnold August about the legacy of empire.

After more than 100 years of US imperialistic aggression in Latin America, people in the Latin America have learned the habits of empire. Starve the nation with sanctions, make the people scream so they will turn against their own leaders and if that doesn’t work invade with military force…

Cuba alone has resiliently stood against the 60+ years of US Blockade, an act denounced by the world in countless calls at the United Nations council to lift the embargo on Cuba. Arnold takes us back to 1959 when the story we are living now began

Indigenization of our Struggle against Capitalism

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Host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Silvia Federici author of Revolution at Ground Zero. The zero point of revolution is our social relations, the violence of capitalism as our primary organizing system has normalized slavery, repression, control, and surveillance of brown and black people. We speak of pandemic but the virus that is killing society is a man made system of exploitation, and injustice. We must remember our ability to re-enchant the world, to envision a society with justice.

She speaks of a new Indigenization of our social movements.

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Climate Front Line producer speaks about need for a new narrative

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Host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Alfredo Gonzalez Valenzuela an environmental scientist and host of Climate Front Line, how it is not enough to understand the science, it is necessary to have a relational connection to nature, and to peoples most impacted by exploitative processes of development. To understand each other as equals and to change the narrative of the real impacts of climate change and global development.

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Plain Radical, Living, Loving and learning to leave the Planet Gracefully

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Art of Living host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Robert Jensen on his book Plain Radical, Living, Loving and learning to leave the Planet Gracefully. It’s hard to have hope…What will you tell the generations that come after you’re gone? The young ask the old to hope….what will you tell them? Tell them at least what you say to yourself. Tell them we lived in a world face with many challenges and also amazing opportunities to create a new path grounded in local focus, fierce intelligence and deep connection with one another.

Tell them the path is made by walking, by engaging with open hearted-ness and wide-awakeness that provide for a meaningful and radical engagement with the world.

Sarah Turner Ford on the art of teaching

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Sarah Turner Ford speaks about the art of teaching, holding space and making learning safe is a practice of presence, passion, and playfulness mixed with the rigour of inquiry and reflection.

Dr Robert Jensen Unlearning Oppression, End of Patriarchy

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Dr Robert Jensen is an emeritus professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, a founding board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center, and a member of the team developing Ecosphere Studies at The Land Institute.

Jensens most recent book, The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men from Spinifex Press, offers a critique of the pathology of patriarchy that is at the core of todays crises.

Host Sylvia Richardson has a lively discussion with Robert about radical patriarchy for men, what it means when men give up power and support women, moving from power over to power with. How to move society

Dr Gregory Cajete the ecology of Indigenous education

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Sylvia speaks to author, artist and educator Dr. Gregory Cajete, an elder with of the Tewa Peoples, about . Faced with the affects of colonization on the lives of indigenous people, a dominant Euro-centric education system can no longer be called neutral. How do we build bridges to the many ways of knowing how we come to know what we know.

Fleshmapping, a story woven out of fragmented moments of joy, pain, horror, and blissful awareness

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What if behind every moment of suffering is also an invitation to co-create new possibilities? A portal to renew through community, solidarity love and hope. Known for her heart centered wisdom, powerful perspective, yet playful and passionate about creating community as immunity to pain and suffering.

Art of Living  host Dr Sylvia Richardson is interviewed by the late  Charles Boylan from Vancouver’s Co-op Radio, she speaks about her new book Fleshmapping, Cartography of Struggle, Renewal and Hope in Education

Sylvia L. Richardson is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She is the host and producer of the internationally syndicated radio program Latin Waves.

A Brief Book synopsis
What can be learned from a story woven out of fragmented moments of joy, pain, horror, and blissful awareness? Flesh Mapping is an attempt to create a pedagogy of shared narrative, place, and politics; to narratively map the injuries of the material, emotional, and spiritual impact of poverty, displacement, hunger and war on an individual life.

The book is an invitation to instructors in education, anthropology, women’s studies, and labor studies to re-imagine education as the praxis for liberation, renewal, and hope. It serves as a process of naming the injuries inflicted on real bodies by privilege and power, like sites on a map. The goal is not simply to name and make visible privilege but to simultaneously create emergent spaces of dissonance in education that can challenge and transform power at the site where the personal is political.

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