This is a conversation with Shui-yin Sharon Yam, a US-based Hongkonger academic who has been writing on various topics. It is a long conversation about Hong Kong, being a member of the diaspora who may not be able to go back, how Hong Kongers can learn from other people’s experiences with disinformation, as well as […]
a conversation with Ethiopian journalist Zecharias Zelalem on his recent investigation into the horrific living conditions that Ethiopian migrants are living in in Saudi detention centers, as well as his overview of the recent protests in Ethiopia following the murder of popular Oromo singer Hachalu Hundessa.
a conversation with Hamed Sinno, lead singer of the Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila.
This is a conversation with Rayhan Asat and Yonah Diamond, authors of a piece for Foreign Policy entitled “The World’s Most Technologically Sophisticated Genocide Is Happening in Xinjiang.” In addition to both being lawyers, Rayhan is also the sister of Ekpar Asat who was forcibly disappeared by the Chinese Communist Party in 2016, and she’s […]
I spoke with Lebanese writer and translator Lina Mounzer about witnessing and experiencing the Beirut explosion on August 4th, 2020. So far there are 157 deaths, 5,000 injuries, US$10–15 billion in property damage and an estimated 300,000 people left homeless. The blast was linked to about 2,750 tonnes (3,030 short tons) of ammonium nitrate – […]
I spoke with Mariam Barghouti about her growth as a Palestinian activist, #BlackLivesMatter, the Syrian revolution, trans-generational understanding and rendering our struggles visible
On about why representation and visibility matter, the difficulties of tackling both homophobia and homonationalism.
Conversation with Kate Zen, an organiser with Red Canary Song.
This is a conversation with Wafa Mustafa, a Berlin-based Syrian journalist. We spoke about her father, Ali Mustafa, who was forcibly disappeared by the Assad regime on July 2nd 2013. Wafa highlights the fact that those who are forcibly disappeared are often depoliticized and coated in ‘humanitarian’ language. We spoke about how she participated in […]
Daryn argues that the racialisation and dehumanisation of migrant domestic workers under the Kafala system in Lebanon contains four components.
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