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Many Asian countries still do not understand the nature of enforced disappearance, and often believe the issue is not relevant in their countries.
What linguistic anthropologist Miyako Inoue did for Japanese women’s language, Maree has done for onē-kotoba and onē-kyara—the language of queerqueen personalities.
China is involved in historical denialism that enables the Party-state to continue human rights abuses against vulnerable linguistic communities.
Many Indonesian artists discuss natural disasters not in isolation, but in relation to broader social, political and historical processes and injustices.
Given Duterte’s open endorsement of mass killings and
anti-human rights rhetoric, how was an alliance possible with the left movement?