Vieques / Culebra destruction by U.S. military w/ Monisha Rios – Ep 121

Monisha Rios, psychologist, social worker, and fellow anti-imperialist, joins Henri and Jovanni to the discuss the long standing destruction of Vieques and Culebra, two islands that make up a portion of Puerto Rico, and how the military training / bombing presence and contamination has wreaked havoc on the residents there.  Also discussed is Monisha’s panel during the 7th Annual International Seminar for Peace and the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases, held near the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Monisha Ríos, PhD, MSW is a Puerto Rican/Viequense psychologist, social worker, and anti-imperialist veteran of the U.S. Army. For approx. 10 yrs, has been investigating the American Psychological Association’s 104-year role in the weaponization and militarization of psychology in service to imperialism. Monisha works to expose the psychological warfare component of U.S.-led hybrid warfare, with a special focus on the narratives used to destabilize Peoples’ movements toward liberation from imperialist oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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