Episode: Deathnography Podcast #6 - China and COVID-19 featuring Amanda, Vijay Prashad, Justin Kong


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Deathnography Podcast #6 - China and COVID-19 featuring Amanda, Vijay Prashad, Justin Kong

Let's talk about China and COVID-19! Let's take a look at western imperialism at the root of the current media war on China! Let's visit a wet market with our grandmas! In this episode of the Deathnography Podcast, I speak with three guests about these topics. Amanda (@catcontentonly) breaks down the American ideological state apparatuses known as "The New York Times" and "The Washington Post." Vijay Prashad tells us how pandemics are racialized, historically, and gives us a chronology of early Chinese responses to this Coronavirus. Justin Kong reports on sinophobia faced by Chinese Canadians.

 

If you want to support the organizations mentioned by Amanda and Justin:

https://ca.gofundme.com/f/emergency-stirfry-mealsonwheels-for-seniors

https://ccnctoronto.ca/

https://secure.givelively.org/donate/minkwon-center-for-community-action-inc/flushing-mutual-aid-fund

 

Read Vijay Prashad, Du Xiaojun, and Weiyan Zhu's report "China and Coronashock" here:

https://www.thetricontinental.org/studies-2-coronavirus/

Read Justin Kong's report on anti-Chinese sentiment in Canadian politics:

https://ricochet.media/en/3068/right-wing-political-strategies-based-on-anti-chinese-prejudice-are-growing

If you want to learn more about imperialism you can read Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin: https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/

 

Special thanks to Jen, Sydney, Elizabeth, Sharmeen, Ri, Gareth, and Liona for test-listening to this episode. Thank you also to all my supporters on Patreon.



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