Mèo Mun English
Mèo Mun is a Vietnamese anarchist collective working to make anarchist ideas and writing more accessible to Vietnamese speakers, and provide an analysis of social struggles from a Vietnamese anarchist perspective.
The Broken Promises of Vietnam
Vietnam 2021, the mood in the air seems to be that of optimism. The government’s relentless pursuit of a Zero-COVID strategy has won them widespread approval both domestically and internationally. The economy managed to squeeze out positive growth whereas many of its neighbours suffered a decline from the pandemic. Yet underneath all this bravado, one could sense that something is amiss. There’s this nagging feeling that no one seems to be able to put a finger on. Almost as if, there is a spectre haunting Vietnam, the spectre of communism — the true kind without any bells and whistles.
Apr 20, 2021
The Fight for Partial Freedom in Vietnam
And how liberals are the only one pretending to care [en]
Western leftists, communists, and anarchists alike routinely call for ‘unity’ with the authoritarian oppressors in their favourite ‘socialist’ states. They value a cheap, doomed-to-end-in-failure unity with the statists, the genocide deniers, and the red reactionaries, more than the well-being and liberation of marginalised groups.
May 3, 2021
Mèo Mun, Xuân Rayne
Interview with Xuân Rayne
Vietnamese, Anarchist, Sex Worker [en]
We interviewed Xuân Rayne, a Vietnamese anarchist and non-binary sex worker based in the United States for their insights into the intersection of their identities, the paths for international solidarity among sex workers, and how workers in general can stand with sex workers. Xuân uses any/all pronouns.
Jun 11, 2021
Mèo Mun, The Final Straw Radio
Mèo Mun, Anarchist Views from Vietnam
Mèo Mun is an anarchist collective working to make anarchist materials and ideas more accessible to a Vietnamese audience, together with providing an analysis of social struggles from a Vietnamese anarchist lens. Over the next hour you’ll hear three collective members, Mai, Will and tùng share their critiques of leftist misrepresentations of the Vietnamese State as Socialist, lasting impacts of imperialism and war on populations of Vietnam, the centering US imaginaries of Vietnam, the struggles of working class people in general (and queer folks and sex workers in particular) in Vietnam, nationalism promoted by the government and other topics.
Nov 22, 2021
Queerphobia in Vietnam
Is queerphobia in Vietnam a mere product of colonialism, and does it matter? [en]
There is a tendency in some post-colonial societies to blame all social ailments, such as queerphobia, sexism, and misogyny, on colonialism and Western imperialism. Whilst the evils and destructiveness of colonialism are indubitably pervasive, such reductive thinking is overly simplistic, and can be detrimental to marginalised groups in post-colonial societies.
Apr 27, 2021
Mèo Mun, The Commoner
Translating Vô Trị - An Interview With Mèo Mun
An interview with Mèo Mun, an anarchist group archiving, translating, and dissemination anarchist texts to aid the anarchist movement in Vietnam.
Feb 18, 2022