The paralysis currently on display in the US is a grim warning to the rest of the Biden agenda. It also illustrates that bipartisanship is used as a weapon against the left to block all social progress.
Biden has made this concession because of pressure from inside the US as well as from outside, where China and Russia, the two key states the US wishes to weaken, are the global leaders in vaccine distribution to developing countries.
President Biden is hosting 40 international leaders for a climate summit on 22-23 April. The US needs to significantly increase its commitment to climate action, increase funding to deliver Green New Deal and support developing countries to pursue sustainable development.
Webinar hosted by No Cold War – hosting a line-up of peace campaigners and academic to explore the issues of the ‘Quad’, associated attempts to construct an anti-China regional alliance and the prospects for a peaceful Pacific.
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.
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.