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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.
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.
Recruiting Indonesian domestic workers abroad might seem like a strange choice, but will likely become a larger trend, as rich countries continue to import low-cost labor from poor countries.
Foreign workers are becoming increasingly important to countries with a small, rich domestic population. These workers are proletarian, just as any other worker, but usually, their labor is exploited even more than native national labor. Sometimes, this is under-the-table exploitation of migrant workers, and sometimes it's written into codified labor laws. This means that as this class of people continues to grow, it will become a more globally, politically important class.
It's callous to dismiss the legitimate death and destruction wrought by the CIA to make some type of point on twitter
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American corporations, like the NBA and Blizzard, tell us on one hand that China is evil, but on the other hand, they do business with China. However, when the political and economic converge, the American Middle Class lashes out at the mixed messages.
Americans are struggling with cultural stuff regarding China, because they're realizing how much a world power China now is. But that genie has been out of the bottle for 20+ years, and there's no going back. The only ways to go back is something like going all in on the trade war with China, but that in and of itself would completely shift the global economic landscape.
Even then, China still has enough autonomy that the US definitely can't stop China's growth, and intensifying the China trade war would cut the US out of the biggest source of capital flow, which most American capitalist don't want. Some want the trade war to tip minor things in their favor, but none want to be removed from their overall trading position with China.
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"Only western cops are allowed to be militarized," says British to Hong Kong police.