This is a conversation with JP, a Hong Kong activist with Lausan, a left-wing and decolonial group based out of Hong Kong and its diaspora.
It is available on Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Radio Public, Spotify, Pocket Casts, and RSS. More to come!
Lausan proposes numerous fascinating analyses of Hong Kong’s ongoing situation.
There you’ll find such articles as:
- When a disease is racialized by Edward Hon-Sing Wong
- This is not ‘restoration’ by Tony
- Revolutionizing our times by Gay礎建設
- The perils of imperial alignment by Listen Chen
- Three reports from female inmates at Hong Kong’s prison mask factory by Shiu Ka-chun
- I went to eat at three ‘Hongkongers Only’ restaurants by Crystal
- Redefining mental health amid collective trauma by WY
- Hong Kong political strikes: a brief history by Leung Po-lung
- Neither close nor far away: on solidarity from afar by Nikki Lam
- How real estate hegemony looms behind Hong Kong’s unrest by Brian Ng
They’ve also hosted webinars, such as “Uniting Beyond Borders” with Au Loong-Yu, JS Tan, Shan Windscript and Ailing, among others.
In our conversation, JP and I spoke about the meaning behind the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. What are they about? What are some of their achievements? Some of their weaknesses? Are the recent pro-democracy gains in the elections significant? What is the significance of time in the Hong Kong protests? How has the Coronavirus epidemic contributed to rising xenophobia towards mainland Chinese people? What are some differences and similarities between the protests in Hong Kong and those in Lebanon?
Here are more links related to our topic of conversation:
- What the Hong Kong protests can teach the world about enduring social movements by Mary Hui
- Event: Non-Sovereign Revolutions? Thinking Across Puerto Rico & Hong Kong
- Three Months of Insurrection: An Anarchist Collective in Hong Kong Appraises the Achievements and Limits of the Revolt – Español – Français – Ελληνικά – Italiano – 日本語
- Hong Kong: Anarchists in the Resistance to the Extradition Bill – Deutsch – Español – Français – Ελληνικά – Italiano
- Living in Dark Mode: I look at Hong Kong and wonder whether this is what the end of the world feels like by Karen Cheung – 阅读简体中文版 閱讀繁體中文版
- Make or break: a progressive assessment of Hong Kong’s movement by Yehua
- Hong Kong protests: Imagining the end of the police by Jun Pang
- Hong Kong’s Minorities Face Racism From Police and Protesters by Jessie Lau
- Domestic workers search for rights amid pro-democracy protests by Betsy Joles and Jaime Chu
- ‘Stand with Yuli’ rally: Deported journalist recounts detention by 惟工新聞 Worker News
- Social Contagion: Microbiological Class War in China
- Epidemic panic and the ecosystem of public speech by Minnie Li 黎明
- The Date Hong Kong Protesters Can’t Escape by Laura Mannering
- Hong Kong’s Sickness by Hon Lai-Chu
- Letter to a Future Daughter on the Occasion of the “Fishball Revolution” by Lo Mei Wa
- New York state to produce hand sanitizer using prison labor by Kenya Evelyn
- Hong Kong medical workers strike to demand total border closure by Violet Law
- Sex workers discuss ‘Restore Tuen Mun’: Hong Kong’s sex workers are a key part of the struggle against police violence.
- More Hong Kongers must speak out for migrants’ rights by Wuliff
Further recommended readings, via Lausan
- “Unsettling Sovereignty,” Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 32, No. 3 (2017) by Yarimar Bonilla
- “Puerto Rican Politics Will Never Be the Same,” Jacobin (2019), Interview with Yarimar Bonilla
- “This is not restoration,” Lausan, originally published in The Owl (2019) by Tony
- “Hong Kong’s Fight for Life,” Dissent Magazine (2019) by Wilfred Chan
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