Today, Tuesday 25 May, is the first anniversary of the racist murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis. The protests should continue. We need action now.
One year on from George Floyd’s Murder – We need action now!
Week of Action – Organised by Stand Up To Racism.
The controversial CRED report is a right wing ideological attempt to shift the narrative on racism away from discussing how to address institutional racism to questioning its very existence – a cynical attempt to blow the dog whistle by a Tory government.
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.