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.
The anti-racist protests taking place around the world in response to the gruesome murder of George Floyd are protests against national oppression.
If black lives matter, the adulation of colonial oppressors must end.
In contrast, the Hong Kong protestors are nostalgic for the days of British rule.
This is not just a tragedy. It was a crime.
The President … challenged China on human rights. What about the human rights of George Floyd?
We are going to keep marching. We going to keep protesting.
Health workers and campaigners have achieved a rapid-fire succession of victories against this government’s reactionary policies against migrant workers. These gains should be celebrated and widely popularised.
All anti-racists have a duty to stand up to the vile racism we have seen in response to Covid-19 and campaign for the government to adopt an approach that saves the maximum number of lives, not put hundreds of thousands of people at risk.