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Interview with Administrator of “ Latin America & Caribbean Action Network — LACAN”

2023-01-02

Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): Medium (Humanist Voices)

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2019/04/26

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is some brief background of you?

Mike Golash: I have been active in the fight against US imperialism in Latin America for over 50 years. Opposed the boycott of Cuba, fought against US invasion of Grenada, opposed US support for the contras in Nicaragua and the rightist in El Salvador and the US efforts to undermine the Aristide government in Haiti.

Jacobsen: What is the Latin America & Caribbean Action Network — LACAN?

Golash: It is an advocacy group opposing US intervention in Latin America both militarily and economically.

Jacobsen: How did you find the Latin America & Caribbean Action Network — LACAN?

Golash: Through my relations with the immigration reform movement.

Jacobsen: What is your role as the Facebook Administrator of the Latin America & Caribbean Action Network — LACAN?

Golash: Making sure the posts follow the policies of LACAN.

Jacobsen: As a feminist organization and fighting against racism, how does this work within the context of the support for migrants and the general public?

Golash: Current US policy on immigration disproportionally affects women and people of colour. this is particularly true when it causes the breakup of families.

Jacobsen: What are the main sources of solidarity for feminism, anti-imperialism, and anti-racism in the Caribbean and Latin America?

Golash: At the moment we are mainly centred on the US attempt to replace the Maduro government in Venezuela and its support for the neo-fascist government in Brazil.

Jacobsen: Thank you for the opportunity and your time, Mike.

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