In China and Russia, there were conspiracy theories that SARS was a US bioweapon. This is probably not true, but makes a semblance of sense compared to the unhinged, xenophobic COVID-19 conspiracy theories of the American right.
With the mass shooting in Thailand, American-style "lone wolf" nihilistic terrorism spreads across the world. At the same time, right-wing, politically radicalized, factional terrorism is proliferating in the US in a new way.
Political analysts, pundits, and the public are terrible at analyzing events and news reporting. But they wouldn't be if they rigorously read the news, the way they teach you to in lit classes.
Without a conventional union history in Hong Kong, unions are being used as a tool by right-wing opportunists to advance anti-China, xenophobic policies, exploiting fears about the coronavirus.
Warren erroneously described her dad as a janitor, and twitter had lots of takes about it. Too bad what janitors themselves think about this has no bearing on what pundit-types think about janitors.
In this post, I will reconcile the tension between the fact that method of travel informs an urban space, and the fact that so many methods of travel are the result of historical happenstance.
I will propose a method of urban transportation that's heavily modular, so the modes of travel develop in line with technology. That way, there can be several grades or planes, that all have different modes of transportation, and they can be replaced by different modes easily, if needed.
We don't need to 'convert' everyone into a Marxist theorist for socialism to succeed. But we need to do our best to counter reductive, misleading narratives that dominate capitalist politics.