Racism against Asians in the US has a long history of discrimination and violence. Attacks on Asian Americans are again rising now as a result of the anti-Chinese propaganda of the new cold war.
In advance of next year’s French presidential election, Macron has significantly stepped up the racist offensive – mainly Islamophobia. This is helping boost support for the far-right, – which he hopes to face in the second round of the election.
There are two factors at play in the recent wave of hate crimes: first there is the long history of anti-Asian and anti-communist indoctrination in this country; and second there is the new wave of Sinophobia.
The recent wave of propaganda and Sinophobia has slowly evolved since the US Pivot to Asia began under Obama.
Fighting Racism, Islamophobia, Antisemitism & Fascism
Online rally – organised by Stand Up To Racism & The TUC
The pandemic has disproportionately hit women and black people.
There is no trade off between the economy and the coronavirus.
We urgently need a zero-Covid strategy to suppress the virus.
UN Anti-Racism Day 20 March
In Britain, Stand Up To Racism will be organising a range of events, including socially distanced protests where possible and an international online rally.