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The Historias podcast is a weekly program featuring scholars, journalists, and activists discussing cutting edge research and offering perceptive observations on current events associated with Latin American and Caribbean societies. If you are looking for smart and inviting conversation on a wide variety of issues and more, this show is for you. Historias is a digital media project from the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS).
 
Resource extraction impacts our daily lives and has helped push the climate to the brink, but there are people around the world living and fighting for alternative ways forward. Join hosts Christopher Chagnon and Sophia Hagolani-Albov and their guests on the last Friday of each month for a discussion of the impacts of extractivisms, alternative ways forward, and stories from people living the struggle every day. If you are someone interested in how our environment and societies have come to ...
 
This podcast series features recordings of academic papers from workshops, conferences and seminars in the University College Dublin Humanities Institute. The UCD Humanities Institute provides a creative architectural and conceptual space for interdisciplinary research in the humanities and allied disciplines. The Institute forms an integral element within UCD's strategic mission to develop as a research intensive university and has set itself the objective of enhancing the critical mass and ...
 
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GOR Authority here II Phil Ingamells from the Park Protection Victorian National Parks Association (PPVNPA) gives us some understanding of the Governments new approach to managing the Great Ocean Road and the National Parks associated with it.Tampa 20 Years On here II Dr John Minns gives us an insightful analysis of the place the Tampa incident has…
 
In this magnetic conversation, Ruth and Ayana consider where a politics of love can breathe, radical softness, mindsets of abundance, climate justice advocacy, and the steps we can take to create systems of wellness. In recognition of what might feel like a painful transition for many, Ruth guides us to think about what practices and acts of care w…
 
Las historiadoras Carmen Soliz y Anna Cant comparan los procesos agrarios que tuvieron lugar en Bolivia y Perú en la segunda mitad del siglo XX. Un diálogo que nos ayuda a entender el rol de los campesinos así como de dos gobiernos progresistas en su intento por reestructurar la estructura de la propiedad.El libro de Carmen - https://upittpress.org…
 
Melb Right Wing Rally Opinion here & Response here II We chat with Cam Smith from the 3cr Yeah, Nah Pasaran about the recent mauranding mobs on Melbourne Streets and here a voice of fierce rebuttal from Moira who joined a recent Socialist Alternative forum on necessary responses to the far right coopting of the mob.Heath Before Profit here II Bella…
 
This month we were very fortunate to be joined by Robin Broad and John Cavanagh. Robin is a professor at the School of International Service at American University and John is a senior advisor and the former director of the Institute for Policy Studies. They joined us to talk about their recent released book The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People…
 
Voice from Fairfield Lockdown here II Andrew Viller teacher who lives Fairfield gave a first hand account of living in Fairfield during Sydney lockdown during a recent Spirit of Eureka NSW Teachers and Nurses forum.Gas Exploration Protest here II Belinda Baggs from Surfers for the Climate talks to us about the concerns being expressed around gas ex…
 
In the fast-paced movement of today’s media, it’s easy to become entangled in narratives of extinction, loss, a lack of time, and a tremendous amount of misanthropy. However, when we pause to look within the ecosystems around us we can find examples of life pushing through the most difficult of circumstances. Our more than human kin continues in de…
 
Dr. Mauro Caraccioli of Virginia Tech joined Steven to discuss his book entitled *Writing the New World: The Politics of Natural History in the Early Spanish Empire*, which examines the interplay of faith, nature, and empire in Colonial Spanish America and the natural histories produced by early modern Spanish missionaries to the New World. In so d…
 
When we hear about the Green New Deal, it is almost always in context to policy and business within the United States. The urgent push for an energy transition away from fossil fuels often obscures the reality of extractive frontiers and the supply chains that green energy necessitates. This week, we slow down and explore the structures behind “our…
 
In this episode Saoirse, Lorna and John are joined by Louise Taylor, early career researcher at Queen's University Belfast and environmental activist to talk about something that we don't talk about enough in activist circles - our emotions. So in this episode we discuss emotional responses to the planetary crisis and environmental activism from gr…
 
Identify & Disrupt Legislation here II MALS alerted us to the insidious nature of the new Identify and Disrupt Bill which passed last week. We speak to Angus Murray from Electronic Frontiers/ Queensland Civil Liberties Council about what the changes to surveillance warrants and what this means for activists.Facadism in Yarra here II Stephen Jolly, …
 
Dr. Michele McArdle Stephens joined Steven to discuss her book *In the Lands of Fire and Sun: Resistance and Accommodation in the Huichol Sierra, 1723–1930*.Link to her book: https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/nebraska/9780803288584/Link to Intro / Outro: Huichol Musical - https://youtu.be/ABL1xc_oEtE…
 
Pushing back against the traditional narratives assuming that the American colonies served as resource “windfalls” which released Europe from the constraints of dwindling resources, No Wood, No Kingdom: Political Ecology in the English Atlantic (U Pennsylvania Press, 2021) investigates the political ecology of wood in the English Atlantic through t…
 
In order to limit global temperature from exceeding a 1.5°C increase, we need to cut global emissions by 45% in the next 10 years. However, recent reports indicate that if our current global pledges were enacted, we’d only reduce our emissions by 1%. We are living through what some might define as an ongoing climate emergency, and this will only co…
 
"On the outskirts of Havana lies Mazorra, an asylum known to--and at times feared by--ordinary Cubans for over a century. Since its founding in 1857, the island's first psychiatric hospital has been an object of persistent political attention. Drawing on hospital documents and government records, as well as the popular press, photographs, and oral …
 
How to Get Covid Safe here II Dr Noor Bari presents the case for managing covid as a public health emergency and how we can care for our communities in practical and achievable ways.Australia & Migrant Workers here II Matt Kunkel from the Migrant Workers Centre, looks at how Australia needs to show a good neighbour attidute to its neighbours during…
 
In this episode we talk to Victoria Kiechel, a professor from American University. She is an architect and teaches in the School of International Service. Her focus is on the relationship between the built environment and extractivism. This conversation is premised on Victoria’s contribution to the open access book Our Extractive Age (link below). …
 
This week we are rebroadcasting our interview with Queen Quet, originally aired in November of 2018. The Anthropocene tells the story of compounding injustice towards people and planet. It tells the story of growth for growth’s sake, living beyond boundaries sacredly assigned to us. In this episode, we are honored to be in dialogue with Queen Quet,…
 
Stanley Mirvis' The Jews of Eighteenth-Century Jamaica: A Testamentary History of a Diaspora in Transition (Yale University Press, 2020) offers an in-depth look at the Portuguese Jews of Jamaica and their connections to broader European and Atlantic trade networks. Based on last wills and testaments composed by Jamaican Jews between 1673 and 1815, …
 
Bernard Colleary Trial Update here II Sr Susan Connolly gives us an insight into how the whistler- blower case is going@lockdowntozero here II Eleanor Morley, Red Flag editor, encapsulates the serious flaws in the NSW Government's covid strategy at the launch of the Lock down to zero campaign kick started by a group of Sydney-based trade unionists,…
 
The ubiquity of water is demonstrated in almost everything we come into contact with. It’s responsible for everyday objects like blue jeans, bread, and coffee, it rushes through pipes below our feet, is necessary for industrial violence like fracking, mapped through watersheds, exists as a healing modality, and is also a great source of pleasure - …
 
I had the pleasure of interviewing my mentor, Dr. Michael J. Bustamante on his first monograph, Cuban Memory Wars: Retrospective Politics in Revolution and Exile which was published in March 2021 as part of the Envisioning Cuba series by the University of North Carolina Press. "For many Cubans, Fidel Castro's Revolution represented deliverance from…
 
Translocas: The Politics of Puerto Rican Drag and Trans Performance (U Michigan Press, 2021) focuses on drag and transgender performance and activism in Puerto Rico and its diaspora. Arguing for its political potential, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes explores the social and cultural disruptions caused by Latin American and Latinx “locas” (effeminate m…
 
Kinglake Friends of the Forest Court Action II Sue McKinnon talks here about the battle to defend Kinglake Forest from logging through the most recent court action against VicForestsThis is The Week II Kevin runs through the week like a stock car driver hereIPCC Report Discussed II We chat with 3cr's Vivien Langford from Climate Action Radio Show (…
 
Environmental and ecological sustainability movements have often negated their complicity in white supremacy, heteronormativity, patriarchy, and capitalism, citing that their pursuits and causes are objectively positive because they are on behalf of the so-called “natural world.” This week on the podcast, we dig deeper into this topic with Guy Rita…
 
Rental Crisis here II Kate Colvin from Everyone's Home, the national campaign against homeless, talks about their study showing that essential workers are being priced out of the market. They are traveling up to 90 minutes to work sites and are paid so little some are paying a third to two thirds of their pay in rent.Social Housing Win Maribynong h…
 
I sat down with Dr. Tiffany Sippial to talk about her latest book, Celia Sanchez Manduley: The Life and Legacy of a Cuban Revolutionary (University of North Carolina Press, 2020). Celia Sanchez Manduley (1920-1980) is famous for her role in the Cuban revolution and being the "first female guerrilla of the Sierra Maestra." Sanchez joined the movemen…
 
How can music change the world? In Sonic Intimacy: Reggae Sound Systems, Jungle Pirate Radio and Grime YouTube Music Videos (Bloomsbury, 2020), Malcolm James, Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex, introduces the concept of sonic intimacy to think through the social, cultural, and political importance of three ke…
 
In Dancing with the Revolution: Power, Politics, and Privilege in Cuba (UNC Press, 2021), Elizabeth B. Schwall aligns culture and politics by focusing on an art form that became a darling of the Cuban revolution: dance. In this history of staged performance in ballet, modern dance, and folkloric dance, Schwall analyzes how and why dance artists int…
 
Today a focus on some positive community action. This is from a Jesuit Social Serices - Eco-justice hub forum:Bendigo Food Share here II Bridget Bently from Bendigo Food Share talks about how this community based group feeds thousands of people, increases life skills and helps build better futures.Food Bowls Fawkner here II Dr Jen Rae talks about h…
 
Mira Käkönen is currently a post-doctoral researcher in Global Development Studies at University of Helsinki. She is an environmental social scientist with a focus in political ecology and water infrastructures through the lens of infrastructural politics and the intersection of water and climate. Her work focuses on the Mekong region and the impac…
 
“There's no magical return. We're not all going to return to an unblemished time in history, and if we know that...what do we have to do? Who needs to have conversation with whom? Who needs to heal what relationship? Who needs to ask for what permission? Who needs to offer something back?” This week on the podcast, Prentis Hemphill offers us these …
 
Collingwood Community Garden Update here II Ingrid Palmer from the Collingwood Community Gardeners gives us an update on the fight to keep the gardens in community hands.Batoor : A Refugee Story here II Barat Ali Batoor talks about his film documentarying his journey from war-torn Afghanistan to Australia by boat. Live footage from a trained photoj…
 
K is for the Koran – in which regular hosts Lorna Bogue and Saoirse McHugh are joined by Dr. Ingrid Mattson, London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College at Western University in Canada and Dr Gasser Abdelal– Lecturer and Associate Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University B…
 
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