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.
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.
Unite against Islamophobia and racism, oppose Macron’s attacks
– Online meeting
– 14 December
There are two major components of this undemocratic democracy. Firstly there is voter suppression either formal or informal which is aimed primarily at black and Latinx communities. Secondly there is the over representation of rural and suburban areas compared to urban areas.
The Black Lives Matter movement has become the focus of attacks for Trump’s election campaign. He cannot campaign on the economy, nor on his own handling of the coronavirus crisis and he might attempt some international provocation before polling day.
The Black Lives Matter movement has remained resilient and its protests continue.