This is a conversation with Christopher Wong, a writer and researcher with Cool Zone Media whose essay “When communists crushed the international workers’ movement” for Lausan was the subject of this conversation.
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Music by Tarabeat.
- The Tiananmen massacre in its historical context
- The meaning of Tiananmen
- How we remember Tiananmen and what we erase
- The before and the after
- The cost of denialism
- Tiananmen/Syria comparisons
- Occupying the squares vs occupying the factories
- On class identities
- How could it have been different?
- Aesthetics and politics
- Burying the past
- On tankies
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