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October 25, 2020

Joey Ayoub: On Lebanon’s Collapse & Mental Health in a Dying World (Part 1)

This is part 1 of a 3 part series with my friend the writer and organizer Joey Ayoub. We hope this conversation, which blends the personal and political, inspires more…

October 25, 2020

Chuang (闯): On Covid, Capitalism & China (Part 1)

We’re delighted to bring you part 1 of our interview with the Chuang Collective.  They produce some of the most useful and radical scholarship on China, Communism, Labor, & Organizing….

October 13, 2020

Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal on Thailand’s Youth in Revolt

With Thailand’s remarkable youth-led protests showing no sign of slowing down, I wanted to speak with some of the young people taking great risks to change Thailand. This is a…

October 6, 2020

Justice for Pato-chan: Trans Rights and Japan’s Brutal Immigration System

While the brutal and racist immigration policies of the US, EU and Australia are well-known, Japan has received little scrutiny about its violent practices against immigrants. To explain, I spoke…

September 27, 2020

Jordanna Matlon – Black Masculinity and the Global Violence of Racial Capitalism

To better understand how Racial Capitalism, Patriarchy and Blackness flows between Africa & the United States we were honored to speak with Dr. Jordanna Matlon.  Her articles in Boston Review…

September 23, 2020

China’s Elephant Room on Queer China

This is our interview conclusion with Biyi and Yan of the Elephant Room on Queerness and Feminism in China. With over 80 articles they remain an invaluable resource for understanding…

September 15, 2020

Neither U.S or China! – Brian Hioe & Lev Nachman on Taiwan, Covid & Capitalism

To better understand if Taiwan can create a future for itself that follows neither the US or China, I spoke to Journalist Brian Hioe and Academic Lev Nachman.  Enjoy our…

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September 7, 2020

Ben Mauk on Xinjiang, Kazakhstan, China & Violence

We were honored to speak with Journalist Ben Mauk on his award-winning article, ‘ Weather Reports: Voices from Xinjiang‘. For more of Ben’s outstanding journalism, visit: Asia Art Tours:…

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August 30, 2020

Thammachart “Tommy” Kri-aksorn: On The History and Culture of Thailand’s Protests

To understand the history of dissent in Thailand,  and the culture of the current protests, I spoke with Thammachart “Tommy” Kri-aksorn of the Prachatai Journal.  It’s a fascinating conversation about…

August 15, 2020

Dr. Jodi Melamed on Neoliberal Multiculturalism, Indigenous Organizing & Revolution

To understand the links between Capitalism and White Supremacy, I interviewed the brilliant abolitionist voice of Dr. Jodi Melamed of Marquette University. Jodi wrote my favorite book on Racial Capitalism &…