Red Star Over Asia

Covering politics and social movements across Asia from a socialist perspective. Based in South Korea.

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This is part two of a two-part episode with Sofia Japardize, a labor activist based in Tblisi, Georgia. Before preceding, we highly recommend hitting the pause button and starting with part 1! Georgia...
September 21, 2021
For this episode, we go to the far Western edges of ‘Asia’, the Republic of Georgia. Georgia is in some ways ‘a land between’. Red Star tends to focus on East Asian topics, but we had the opportunity ...
September 14, 2021
This is part 2 of a two-part episode on Cuba with Rodrigo Huamachi. We recommend listening to part 1 first! Part 1 of our discussion focused on the history and legacy of the Cuban Revolution, as well ...
September 1, 2021
We're back for Season 2 with an epic two-part episode on Cuba! You might be asking yourself, "this is ‘Red Star Over Asia’, why is there an episode about Cuba?" Well, the Cuban Revolution has had a pr...
August 21, 2021
May 18th is the anniversary of the Gwangju Uprising, when the citizens of Gwangju launched an armed uprising against South Korea’s military regime. On October 26, 1979, South Korea's longtime militar...
May 18, 2021
(This is part 2 of a 2 part discussion. We highly recommend listening to part 1 before starting this episode). In February of 2021, Myanmar's military leadership annulled the results of a general elec...
May 14, 2021
In February of 2021, Myanmar's military leadership annulled the results of a general election and removed the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi, from power. Popular resistan...
May 7, 2021
The panel (minus Jay - he was out sick for this episode) discusses the nature of anti-Asian racism in the U.S., in the aftermath of the March 16th Atlanta shootings. *Disclaimer*: this was recorded in...
April 6, 2021
Ashok Kumar joins this week to discuss the farmers' movement in India, the Indian left generally, and his new book Monopsony Capitalism: Power and Production in the Twilight of the Sweatshop Age. Sinc...
March 16, 2021
The panel discusses how and why various Asian governments and the U.S. state have handled pandemic response the way they have.
February 22, 2021

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