Central AsiaChinaProtestReligion
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: Ben-Mauk.com Asia Art Tours:…

ActivismProtestSE AsiaThailand
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 &…

August 9, 2020

Interview: Ktown for All, On Making a Koreatown for Everyone

At Asia Art Tours’ we’re convinced that mutual aid and building societies that care for everyone, will be the only way to oppose the Capitalism that brought us Covid-19, Climate…

August 2, 2020

China’s Elephant Room – on China & Identities beyond Nationalism (Part 1)

In the United States and China, MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) Nationalism is pushing both to the point of no return. It’s more important than ever to think beyond borders and…

July 28, 2020

Interview: Dr. Jodi Melamed – Author of ‘Represent and Destroy’ on The George Floyd Uprising & The Silence of Universities.

To understand the links between Capitalism and White Supremacy, I interviewed the brilliant, angry & abolitionist voice of Dr. Jodi Melamed. Jodi is an associate professor of English and Africana…

July 25, 2020

Gene Bunin of Xinjiang Victim Database & Uyghur Pulse, on The Xinjiang Genocide

As Armenian and Jewish founders of Asia Art Tours,  we are keenly aware of the pain and suffering of Genocide. Right now, the genocide in Xinjiang is one of the…

July 21, 2020

Interview with Portland’s ‘Riot Ribs’ on the Importance of Mutual Aid in Protests

We’ve been very moved by the protests taking place in Portland, Oregon (on unceded Chinook Land). Of all the cities showing resistance to the fascism of the police, the brutality…

July 4, 2020

Nicole Fleetwood on Black Lives Matter & Her Book – Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

We spoke with Professor Nicole Fleetwood on the Black Lives Matter protests and her new book: Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration. In our interview we discuss…

June 29, 2020

Statement of Solidarity from Tokyo to Seattle’s CHAZ/CHOP Autonomous Zone

It’s always exciting to see how activism and organizing inspires other movements around the world.  Today we have a brief statement of support from Japan’s ‘Solidarity with CHAZ Tokyo’ /…