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On Indigenous Peoples Day the whole team is together for another week in Latin America. Pedro Castillo has significantly reshuffled his cabinet and we try to make sense of what this means for Peru, for Peru Libre, and for the movement. We then discuss the increasing political violence In Honduras, including the attempted murder of the daughter of m…
 
The whole team is together and we welcome dear friend and comrade of the show former Independence party city council candidate for San Juan, Paul Figueroa! From class considerations to Union Colonialism, Paul walks us though the energy crisis, its affects and ramifications, and how decades of colonial and neoliberal policy has created the desperate…
 
Welcome back for a Current Events at 2/3 strength physically, but 100% spiritually. We start off by discussing the State violence against the Zapatistas in Chiapas and their strongly worded diplomatic response. If one thing is constant in the US it's the maintenance of a militarized Southern border and we talk about agents of violence playing out t…
 
With the absence of the self-proclaimed Messi, T & LeRoy are back with a Current Events episode. After a pretty robust and interesting intro chatting about labor law, Mexico abortion decrim, and CELAC, we kick off the main stories with an update on Yaku Perez and Ecuador since Lasso's victory in their election earlier this year. We then dive deep i…
 
The whole band is back together! The three of us analyze the calls to scrap the US department of the colonies, the OAS and the otherwise awakening of the players in the region. We discuss Bolsonaro's increasingly blatant and concerted effort to delegitimize next year's election and what it means for the country and region. We finish off with a disc…
 
With Austin on a post-DSA Convention life hiatus, LeRoy and T lay down an overdue current events episode! We talk about the resignation of newly appointed Peruvian Foreign MInister Hector Bejar, the first domino to fall in Peru's reactionary congress's war against Castillo. We optimistically break down the Maduro/Bolivarian government's recent talk…
 
In this Austin-less comrade conversation, we sit down with Cuban Cuba Historian Andrés Pertierra! We always appreciated the way he keeps it 100 and he did exactly that with us. From the great successes of the Revolution to the valid critiques of the post-1959 project to the present day, Andrés breaks down what we as "Leftists" should know and under…
 
Born in Santa Monica, California Age: 27 Languages: English & Spanish Education: University of Southern California Master of Social Work - MSW 2012-2023 University of Washington Sociology 2011-2015 Started running at 7 Normally travels 3 times a year to Panama (pre-pandemic) Parents are Donna Washington (born in Colon, Panama) and John Woodruff (bo…
 
All three homies are together for an important current events episode! We put on our tin-foil hats as we tackle the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse and all the theories surrounding the circumstances and all the fallout. We discuss the protests in Cuba, why they've broken out and how they fit into the greater GN imperial system. We finish o…
 
Long overdue, we sit down with one of our dearest and most inspiring comrades, Fern. Fern takes us on a journey into his life as a working class immigrant organizer and father in the US and in Brazil. We delve into the complicated socio-political history of Brazil from decolonization to the military dictatorship to the present and his hopes and pla…
 
With Austin on assignment in Venezuela, it's just LeRoy and T this week. They talk about Luma Energy and the predictable disaster that's been the complete privatization of Puerto Rico's electrical grid, the latest regarding Peru's election fallout, and they dive into one of the worst characters you don't know, Carlos Slim. If you support what we do…
 
Aubriana Davis has been acting, singing and dancing since she was a little girl living in Albany, GA. Known as a "triple threat", it was not until she moved to Atlanta, GA at the age of 7, that she was introduced to the many facets of acting and began to fall even more in love with it. At the age of 11, she appeared in her first film "Jason Banks" …
 
Father's Day, while generally a very special day for most, whether in the present or with loving memories, for many, it can be bittersweet. I am one who lost my father some 35 years ago and still cherish the moments I had with him who I idolize to this day. So, in the present, I appreciate the times I get to spend with my friend, Brigadier General …
 
Austin is back from Peru after observing the election and he tells us all about it. The lead up and fuckery by the Electoral Commission, the militant comrades he met, meeting the man, Pedro Castillo, himself, the day and night of the election, the fall out. Everything! LeRoy and T also give their takes on the ramifications of a Castillo victory for…
 
Dr. Carlos E. Del Castillo is the Chief of the Ocean Ecology Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He was previously a member of the Senior Professional Staff and Section Supervisor with the Space Department of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Dr. Del Castillo is an Associate Research Professor at the Johns Hopkins…
 
The fellas are back from an unplanned hiatus with a current events episode. We kick it off with a recap and breakdown of the recent history of Chile leading to the massive protests, the vote to scrap the Pinochet constitution, the Left winning in the Constitutional Assembly and local/municipal elections and the forthcoming Presidential election. We…
 
Lydia is a Certified Sommelier from the Sommelier Society of America and holds the WSET Level 3 Advanced Certification; currently a WSET Level 4 Diploma student. Originally from Panama, Lydia’s passion for wine began while living in Paris and having the opportunity to travel to multiple French wine regions. After moving to New York, she worked in M…
 
WHAT IS CRUSHGLOBAL? Less travel planning and more living. That’s the CrushGlobal approach. Whether you’re doing it for the ‘gram, the memories, or, to help change the world, CrushGlobal Travel provides all of the tools to get you started. We work directly with locals around the world to create authentic experiences that strengthen local economies …
 
The Alma G. Davis Foundation was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Founded by Alma G. Davis as a result of her own personal trials and triumphs with domestic violence, the foundation strives to ensure that women and young girls break the vicious cycle of abuse that is constantly on the rise. “Having received my own first set of b…
 
Hollywood Actor J. August Richards: Current TV Series: 'Generation' on HBO Max....... Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in the Maryland suburb of Bladensburg, Richards discovered his love for acting at an early age and enrolled in a performing arts high school where he appeared in several plays a year. Academically confident and determined to mo…
 
Meant to be a comrade convo but change of plans. This is a sort of sneak peek into the After Dark format and style Compas Oficiales get access to, so if you like the more casual style consider donating to the Patreon to also help us bring attention to the struggle in Latin America. Here we talk Australian labor laws, the European Super League, the …
 
Back with a current events episode featuring friend of the show and MyM veteran Matt K. Matt helps us debrief and breakdown Ecuador's shock electoral result in which RW neoliberal banker Guillermo Lasso came out on top. On a similar note, we analyze the ramifications of Peru's first round of presidential elections, pitting Left-wing albeit socially…
 
Quick turnaround from Comrade Convo to Current Events this week. We break down the ramifications of Bolsonaro's biggest support base, the military, increasingly abandoning him as his Defense Minister and the top guys in three of the Armed Forces branches leave their jobs leaving Bolsonaro increasingly isolated. Austin then gives a really thorough r…
 
The band is back together this week to talk to a dear friend of the show about what's arguably the crown jewel in Puerto Rico's decolonial struggle. "Arepa Libre", as she is known to protect her identity, gives us a thorough breakdown of the history and struggle of her home island of Vieques. She goes into detail about the military occupation of th…
 
The homies are back this week with a LeRoy-less current events episode. Austin and T draw a line between the Argentine Junta responsible for the disappearance of tens of thousands of people and the the January 6 Capitol coup attempt by way of a participant, Trump State dept. official and nephew of the Junta's top Economist, Federico Klein. They go …
 
What are we fighting against if not the oppressive forces of Capital, particularly Capital in crisis? We sat down with Comrade Brendan O'Connor to talk about his amazing new book Blood Red Lines: How Nativism Fuels The Right. Brendan eloquently breaks down the concept of "Border Fascism", the behind the scenes history of the nascent Nativist Right …
 
Back with a current events wrap-up from around Latin America. Early but important, we discuss the polls showing Daniel Jadue and the Communist Party of Chile leading the field and what this means within the context of Chilean history, before talking about the protests in Paraguay, President Abdo, and covid vaccine corruption in the region and we fi…
 
On the first day of Women's History Month and in the fallout of the legislative election in El Salvador, dear comrade Blanca Estévez graces the show with the detailing of her family's journey to Arkansas from El Salvador, her experience and struggle navigating and reconciling her identity and ideals in a society not constructed for "us", and her ta…
 
Back this week with a current events episode. The homies discuss their recent interviews on and give their latest takes and updates on the first round of Ecuador's recent election, the formation of a Left-Wing political coalition in Colombia to battle the hegemonic US backed Right-Wing, and they finish off with a discussion on Bolivia's return of t…
 
On this episode MyM welcomes two South America based comrades, journalist Denis Rogatyuk (Jacobin America Latina, El Ciudadano) and frind of the show Matt Kierkegaard of the Progressive International, to shed a bit of insight on the election in Ecuador: what went down on the ground in the lead up to the election, on the day, and the tsunami of cont…
 
Back at it with a Current Events episode! This week we cap off Ecuador's (pre)-Election, discuss the civil unrest that is boiling over in Haiti and historically what's lead up to this moment, and declassified FBI/CIA intelligence on Puerto Rican Nationalist/Independentist activists. If you support what we do and want to help support what we do (and…
 
Comrade, host of Midwest Socialist Podcast, and friend of the show Matt Tapia joins the show to talk about odious Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot, the power of Teachers and their unions, machine politics in Chicago, and how he has navigated his Latinx identity. As usual if you support what we do and would like to help some projects materialize please …
 
Austin, T, and LeRoy are back this week with their usual Current Events format. They break down the important upcoming election in Ecuador, give an update and analysis on the fallout of the failed autogolpe in the US, and then tie it into the most recent migrant caravan and the contradictions inherent in US immigration policy generally. LeRoy caps …
 
After a brief and unplanned hiatus, the homies are back! This week they welcome friend of the show and Antifa Supersoldier @socialistdogmom Molly to bless y'all with her first hand, on the ground account of the absolute circus she witnessed at the failed MAGA autogolpe, or self-coup. Tune in as T, Austin, and LeRoy with Molly break down what is per…
 
Just LeRoy and T this week but they recap and analyze the implications of the Bolivarian domination in this week's parliamentary election in Venezuela. The homies also discuss the eviction of Franco's descendants, King Juan Carlos I's Eric Andre level shenanigans and fascists operating essentially as a mafia and they finish off with what is slowly …
 
The homies are kinda sorta back with a stone age technology, burnt out current events episode this week. The compas talk a bit about the life and times and the significance of D10S, Diego Armando Maradona, the upcoming parliamentary elections in Venezuela, the significance of the recent storms in Central America within the context of global climate…
 
In this special edition Peruvian Coup episode, LeRoy interviews his good friend Robert who lives in Lima and has participated in the mass protests and mobilizations that popped off after Manuel Merino's congressional coup. From Presidential suicide to systemic corruption to police murder, the homies navigate the complex reality of Peruvian society …
 
This week the homies are joined by the mythical PR Independentist Party (PIP) San Juan city council candidate and activist Paul Figueroa to talk about the election in Puerto Rico. From election theft in Real Time in the form of hidden briefcases stuffed with ballots, to a truly hopeful future for the Independentista Left in Puerto Rico, Paul helps …
 
This week T couldn't make it but friend of the show Rob joined Austin and LeRoy to briefly talk about the presidential inauguration in Bolivia and Evo's triumphant return. But the focus was the US election: what a Biden presidency will mean for imperialism and global capital particularly in LatAm and Asia, the willful incompetence and ignorance of …
 
This week the homies discuss the growing Fascist blowback in post-election Bolivia and the potential for a military coup and post-referendum Chile, how they got here and what's next. They finish off with final predictions and analysis of the elections in the US and Puerto Rico, including PR's non-binding, illegitimate status referendum. If you dig …
 
The homies are joined by Richmond based Chilean comrade Andrew in a very straightforward episode. This week just two topics, the two most important this week, the resounding win by Lucho Arce and MAS in this week's Bolivian election and the referendum tomorrow (at time of recording) to discard the Pinochet era constitution in Chile and the implicat…
 
This week the homies discuss glacial melt in the Andes and the ramifications that has locally and internationally, Fanmi Lavalas in Haiti calling for general mobilizations against the regime in charge, a Brazilian Senator is arrested with cash hidden in his butt, and of course our final thoughts on everything transpiring regarding the election in B…
 
Back on track this week, the homies discuss Anti-IMF/Austerity protests in Costa Rica within the context of Neoliberalism at-large, the history of Fascism in Brazil and the Americas, updates to Bolivia's electoral trajectory and what's at stake, and Uribe's release from house arrest and Colombia's existence as the Israel of the Americas. If you sup…
 
With WIFI related dead air, the homies lament the Mythical lost interview that was going to take the show to the next level before LeRoy recaps a bit of the last gubernatorial debate in PR capped off with Austin's San Juan mayoral endorsement. Credible reports of planned RW false flag incidents leading up to the Bolivian election to delegitimize th…
 
How do you do justice to 500+ years of complex, consequential history in a little over an hour. You can't. But, what we endeavoured to do was pluck a few of the major points in Bolivia's long memory to show how this wonderful plurinational society arrived at the 2009 constitution. From the Pre-Columbian Andean societies, to the 1952 MNR revolution,…
 
With LeRoy's muffled audio, the homies put down some fire. Almost 45 min just on breaking down the Gubernatorial debate in Puerto Rico,. Then coup President Áñez in Bolivia cancelling her candidacy for president in the upcoming elections and finishing off with Peru and some strange stuff going on down there. If you support what we do show us some s…
 
The homies tackle some of the week's news from Latin America. The Independentist Party of PR released their platform ahead of the upcoming (planned) elections, the streets of Colombia explode after cops murder an unarmed man in their custody now leading to even greater expansion of state repression, Paraguyans and Argentineans demand answers and ro…
 
T's back in the chair this week as the homies cover some of this week's shenanigans: Austin gives a quick recap of his meeting with groups organizing around the 'NO' vote on the upcoming PR status referendum, Maduro invites int'l election observers while pardoning over 100 ppl from the opposition, Bukele has been negotiating with gangs in El Salvad…
 
500+ years of colonialism. 500+ years of imperialism. Wealth stolen and looted. Nations divided and destroyed. Yet, in the face of all this the people unite and begin taking back what's theirs, from the Chaco to the Altiplano. The election of compañero Evo Morales marked the beginning of a paradigm shift in Bolivia, forcing the country to reckon wi…
 
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