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The Face of Resistance: Are You Listening? Podcast

Categories: Caribbean, Latin America, North America, South Asia, India, Japan, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A., Human Rights, Migration & Immigration, Protest, Refugees, Women & Gender, Global Voices Podcast

You might be thinking, wait a minute. I thought this podcast was called The Week That Was at Global Voices. You’re right. We’ve revamped the name to Are You Listening?, a sort of wink at Global Voices of yore when our tagline was ‘The world is talking, are you listening?’ But don’t fret. It still takes a look at some of the stories that have recently come out of the Global Voices newsroom.

And in this episode, we take you to India, Japan, Australia, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago to introduce you to the Face of Resistance in a globalized world.

Specifically, we dig into the history of Princess Leia's famous hair buns [1]and explain why women in more than 30 Indian cities rallied; we tell you about a commercial in Australia that asks, “aren't we all boat people?” [2] and introduce you to an Afghan resident of Okinawa, Japan, who gets caught in a vicious game of fake news and fear of “Muslims [3]“. We wrap with a personal essay by our Trinidad-based managing director Georgia Popplewell who narrates how unnerving and difficult it is to enter the US [4] as a foreigner.

In this episode, we featured stories by Vishal Manve, Nevin Thompson, Gabriela Garcia Calderon and Kevin Rennie, and we featured Creative Commons licensed music from the Free Music Archive, including Please Listen Carefully by Jahzzar [5] (CC BY-SA 4.0); Anniversary Song [6] by Blanket Music (CC BY-NC 3.0); Day Bird [7] by Broke For Free (CC BY 3.0); Parody 3 [8] and Chords [9] by David Szesztay (CC BY-NC 3.0); We Always Thought the Future Would Be Kind of Fun [10] by Chris Zabriskie (CC BY 4.0); and Perceptible Shift [11] by Andy G. Cohen (CC BY 4.0).

The feature image used in this story is an edited version of a photo by Flickr user Marx Dixon, [12] taken in Washington DC, during the Women's March on January 21, 2017. CC BY 2.0.