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The Society Show with Christian Patterson, bringing you international news you may have missed, mixed with a barrage of soundboard clips, and Marxist propaganda.
American ideology reduces enemies of the US to the worst, decontextualized moments in their history. The way to counter this is talk about countries like China, North Korea, Cuba etc, with the same historical context offered to Canada or western Europe.
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.
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.
Catching you up on the news around the world from the past week! This week, everything you need to know about the coronavirus, plus more on Syria, Palestine, tech, and more.
This weekly newsletter has everything you need to know about the mystery coronavirus, with some info about the volatile global economy, and more from around the globe!
In case you thought Trump was joking about buying Greenland! (PS, the Other Other last frontier is the Antarctic - where they recently discovered a large canyon under the glaciers)
The pipeline is a major piece of energy infrastructure that can't be sanctioned or controlled by the US.
Shifting some manufacturing jobs to Taiwan isn't an isolationist act - it's temporary management of a multi-national economic project. They aren't consolidating business into Taiwan, they're also spreading into Southeast Asia. And as soon as its politically viable to work in China again, they will.
The US has to "protect" Taiwan, and Hong Kong, but the reason there's so much anxiety in the West about them shows that China's gravity is too strong to overcome. Any type of internal economic growth of Taiwan can be utilized by China. And the fact that Taiwanese companies are more integrated into SE Asia doesn't change that, because China itself is even more integrated in SE Asia.