[WSMDiscuss] Fwd: Letter from an American; May 29, 2020 (Heather Cox Richardson)

Laurence Cox Laurence.Cox at mu.ie
Tue Jun 2 00:29:38 CEST 2020


Hi Jai,
Thanks for this!
It is really hard, watching the dramatic events in the States, to think beyond them. Not only because so much of what happens there takes that particular nation-state as its horizon of thought (in practice if not always verbally) but also because the US is a symbol for so much of the rest of the world, its language and media are so powerful, and of course it has itself been that powerful, hegemonic force. It has been striking, in relation to the virus, to see the remains of that hegemony (crumbling for some time, not least under the pressure of movements elsewhere) fragmenting yet further, within its own boundaries as well as outside.
Patrick tells me I’m wrong on South Africa (alas!) and I’ll take it from him…
But on India (and elsewhere) I think the missing piece, as always, is that an “objectively bad” situation doesn’t in itself predict anything. So the failure of the state is a problem when it is seen to be such, giving rise to a real loss of legitimacy (and not simply of temporary unpopularity of the current ruling party). If the dominant response (as e.g. in the UK) even of critics is one framed around what the state *should* be doing, with deep belief in the NHS as the correct vehicle for that, then people are going to put their energies in that direction – despite the fact that the Johnson govt has an untouchable majority for the next 4 ½ years, and the only effective opposition is coming from teachers and parents (to early school opening) and from Scotland (and to some extent Wales and NI) refusing to play along. Of course that could change, but the point is not just the failure of the state but how it is read. Similarly too, I think, with people’s own coping mechanisms. People being poor (for example) is not a problem for the powers that be if they starve on the road or in the countryside, or emigrate. It is a problem if they seize the land, engage in rent strikes, redistribute food, blockade highways or whatever.
And yes, surely those coping mechanisms (and people’s relationship to the state) are contextual, shaped by structures that work in specific ways (we know caste has not prevented massive movements in South Asia in the past, and race and class are ubiquitous on a very big picture but obviously lived differently in different countries, or the same country at different times. I don’t think we can really know these things with a bird’s-eye view, but only from having a close-up sense (as I know you do) of how these movements, and the communities they draw from, are working at the moment: what has changed since the 1970s, or the 1990s, in their worlds?
I do think the biggest thing affecting levels of “unrest” is (almost tautologically) the degree of “independent historical action” – the extent to which people have already learnt the habit of working together with their peers in trying to reshape their world, without relying on the powerful, the wealthy or their own cultural privilege to do so. If people are used to understanding themselves as effective (collective) actors, that makes a huge difference. Or, as Lenin observed, if the state in a time of crisis calls on them to act in radically different ways, yanks them into the public sphere … and they then come to set their own agendas.
I’m hoping though – and particularly in the States where organisers have really surprised many of us outside the country, not just now but also in relation to the scale of recent strikes – that it is not just a question of reacting, of temporarily breaking the dead space of neoliberalism, important though that is. Change needs struggle; but not every struggle produces change – and neoliberalism has been extraordinarily good at selectively coopting the language and symbols of individual struggles. Are there at least elements of the alliances that might be needed to challenge the wider power structures in the dying empire? Or signs of the hegemonic alliances that underpin that empire starting to fragment?
I am, at least, delighted to see not just Irish solidarity with the struggles in the US from a very wide range of different movements (and disavowal of the Irish-American racism so widespread in American police departments and politics more generally), but also a widespread recognition that these issues – racism and police violence – also matter here, so that people are simultaneously and in large enough numbers given the context expressing solidarity and calling for an end to the incarceration of asylum-seekers. And that much of the organising is coming from migrant-led groups.
Watching with bated breath…
Laurence
Monday, June 1, 2020

Yes, thanks Laurence, for your detailed response and thoughts.
Just a couple of thoughts, on this very intense day : One, John, I’m a little… puzzled by your use of the word ‘tranquil’, in our present context !  People in other places and other parts of the world might not be expressing themselves in terms of militant resistance as they are in the US (and in South Africa, Laurence reminds us), but the sheer, enormous, and multiple impacts of not the pandemic but of how the state and capital has dealt and is dealing with the virus (and not to forgotten, which they in turn are fully responsible for, in the first place) has been and is continuing to be hugely violent for the vast majorities of peoples everywhere, and so - and in short ! -, I don’t think there is any question of ‘tranquility’ anywhere, for a long long time.  But maybe you were just signalling a less obviously and actively conflictual atmosphere… and where I otherwise generally agree with you, that we are at a stage where things are still emerging, and so we perhaps don’t yet have any idea of how (and where) they are going to go.
(Not to speak of the distinct possibility of second and possible third waves of this virus, and the intersecting impacts of the crisis of climate and of climate change, as we have just seen in the Bay of Bengal area… both of which, I suspect, will hugely change equations even more.)
But I’d like to come back to your response, Laurence.  If we broadly agree with your analysis, then India too fits in – but, as far as I know, the kind of militant reaction we’re seeing in the US and South Africa is not happening there, at least as yet.  It would be good if people in India now, and working on / with this emerging situation, were to come in here; but if not, then why not ?
            I say this not to contest your frame but to suggest that there may be other factors that we also have to take into account, such as particular, contextual, structural factors; and where in India, I suspect that the divisions that caste and class (and race) bring into society plays a huge role – and that in turn make difficult, if not actually prevent, the kind of mass reaction that we are today seeing in the US and South Africa.
            As it happens, there is an article that has just come out on this in India (‘Why Indians Don’t Come Out on the Streets Against Regular Police Brutality’, on The Wire, June 1 2020, at https://thewire.in/rights/george-floyd-protests-india-police-brutality), but sadly it doesn’t tell us very much.
            Just a thought, to add to what you have said.
            Jai


On May 31, 2020, at 6:00 PM, John Holloway <johnholloway at prodigy.net.mx<mailto:johnholloway at prodigy.net.mx>> wrote:

Many thanks, Laurence, for such a full reply. I still wonder whether we are in for a period of upheaval, as in the US, or relative tranquility in the coming year. Not in the sense that governments have kept people locked in against their wishes, but more in the sense of a coming together of unprecedented crisis with young people’s frustrations with, in many cases, repudiation of the incompetence of governments. I wonder, but as with so many things at the moment, the best answer is probably “I don’t know”, though I think probably a period of upheaval.

                Greetings, John

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Subject: Re: [WSMDiscuss] [EXTERNAL] Re: Fwd: Letter from an American; May 29, 2020 (Heather Cox Richardson)

I’m … not seeing that in western Europe, or in the stories of movements in the virus that we’ve been publishing on Interface (plug: https://interfacejournal.net<https://interfacejournal.net/>) from around the world.

Certainly in Ireland it seems to me the reverse: it was civil society that pushed the state into taking action around the virus, and while many are struggling with “lockdown” (a horrible word, derived from US prisons incidentally) those who are actively contesting it are rightly seen as dangerous. Not coincidentally, the opponents of lockdown are also visibly affected by the crazier strands of US thought.

The familiar tendency of US writers to talk as if their own, very strange, country was the world in all significant respects (and their overrepresentation in spaces of intellectual production, including left intellectual production) doesn’t help here. I can see that Irish activists recognise the significance *in US terms* of what is happening there, as they have done in the past (and did, immediately previously, in solidarity with Navajo and Hopi responses to the virus). And, as in many countries, engaging not only in (distanced) solidarity demos but also in contesting racism and police violence in Ireland.

But then it is also true that Ireland (like much of western Europe) can see light at the end of the tunnel in terms of the most coercive lockdown measures, and concerns are turning more to what the future will look like in terms of the impact of ongoing restrictions and recession – and the kind of world we want to see after this.

I do think that had the lockdown been much more greatly extended we would have seen a greatly increased politicisation, and I want to hope that this will also be part of the effect, but I don’t think we can assume that will be universal. My 2c on that particular subject, from six weeks back (https://www.interfacejournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Cox.pdf):

“If we used this formula to predict possible outcomes, we would expect to see the greatest movement surges come in those countries where (1) the government has initially refused to act, and then acted in ways that are widely seen to be ineffective and that privilege the interests of capital, of the security state and of culturally dominant groups against those of the vast majority; (2) where the local rationalities of the majority – as renters and shanty-town dwellers, employees and workers in the informal economy, welfare recipients and incarcerated people, and a thousand other situations – have been pushed to breaking point by the virus and the lockdown; and (3) where “independent historical action” – bottom-up self-organisation, social movements – have been strongest, before and during the crisis.”

I think it’s unsurprising in these terms that the US and South Africa appear particularly significant at the moment.

Laurence



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Subject: Re: [WSMDiscuss] Fwd: Letter from an American; May 29, 2020 (Heather Cox Richardson)

*WARNING*
Many thanks, Jai. And beyond the US? A more general pressure cooker effect?

                John

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Subject: Re: [WSMDiscuss] Fwd: Letter from an American; May 29, 2020 (Heather Cox Richardson)

Saturday, May 30, 2020

I think so… but not just the pressure of the lockdown but also the pressure of the enormous – and highly selective – violence of the manner in which the pandemic has been handled by the state and by corporations has inflicted on US American life, precisely singling out and hitting (and killing) racialised minorities, Indigenous Peoples, and older people, treating them as the detritus of society…   Ultimately, this violence is no different from what happens on the streets, and that has just happened, again.
This is something that people within US society should of course really comment on, but I believe that this dawning realisation is only deepening people’s emerging understandings of the structural realities of life in contemporary US American society – though not necessarily, as yet, anyway, in a systematic, ‘organised’ way.  And so at one level yes, what I guess we are seeing at the moment is a so-called ‘spontaneous’ expression of Basta !  And of your scream of ‘No !’, John…  and that is Enough is enough !
The question is how far this will go, and - in part - of how the forces that have been taking shape will now organise this power – that, as Howard Zinn said, no government can control…
            And where the state of course knows this…
            Jai

On May 30, 2020, at 2:12 PM, John Holloway <johnholloway at prodigy.net.mx<mailto:johnholloway at prodigy.net.mx>> wrote:

Is what is happening an expression of a pressure cooker effect of the lockdown? A prelude to what might happen in many other places?

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Subject: [WSMDiscuss] Fwd: Letter from an American; May 29, 2020 (Heather Cox Richardson)

Saturday, May 30, 2020
Viruses in movement…, The US in movement…, The world in movement…
“The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born: now is the time of monsters.”
[in relation also to the posts I’ve done since yesterday on what is happening in the US at the moment, here are some reflections of a columnist in the US on the present and emerging situation that might interest some – and even, perhaps, in subscribing to her newsletter, which often contains very interesting, revealing aspects of what it is to be like to be within the US – within the belly of the beast - in these historic times…
[What to me is interesting though, is that she has not reflected at all, in this post in any case, on how the very particular situation that the US is presently in – still at an acute stage of the pandemic, unlike so many of other parts of the world, and with little let-up in sight, which is so, so tragic (and criminal) – and how this enormous moment is, perhaps, also impacting on what is happening, and that is emerging… and on the fury, and ‘madness’, that has gripped the country.  Yes, the violence on George Floyd and on Breonna Taylor has been systemic, and structural, and has happened before and will happen again.  But I suspect that the ways in the tragedy of how the pandemic has been handled in the US is also kicking in, in different ways… :
Letter from an American
Heather Cox Richardson
            JS
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“The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born: now is the time of monsters.”
America feels completely chaotic today. Protesters are marching in major cities, sometimes looting; police appear to be attacking them and the journalists covering the protests. Rather than calming the situation, the president has thrown gasoline on the fire, which escalated yesterday’s fight with Twitter. Trump launched a blistering verbal attack on China and announced that the United States is withdrawing from the World Health Organization in the midst of a deadly pandemic. Meanwhile, new information suggests that the Trump administration did, indeed, collude with Russia.
George Floyd is dead. So is Breonna Taylor. And so are more than 100,000 victims of a deadly pandemic.
The news is overwhelming. It is designed to be overwhelming.
This sort of chaos and confusion destabilizes society. In that confusion, as tempers run hot, people who are desperate for certainty return to old patterns and divide along traditional lines. Many are willing to accept a strong leader who promises to restore order, or simply are so distracted and discouraged they stop caring what their leaders do. They simply hunker down and try to survive.
As cities across the country erupted in protest last night over the murder of George Floyd and everything that deadly demonstration of white male dominance over another human’s life symbolized, Trump tweeted: “….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”
Twitter slapped a warning on the tweet, noting that it “violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence.” In response, the official White House twitter account retweeted what Trump had written… and Twitter slapped a warning on that, too. This is the first time Twitter has attached such a notice to any public figure’s tweets.
This afternoon, Trump appeared briefly in the Rose Garden not to address the protests, but to attack China and to announce he was withdrawing the U.S. from the WHO.
Trump accused China of a slew of misdeeds, including espionage and economic warfare, and called China an existential threat. He promised to ban certain Chinese nationals from the U.S., but identified no concrete measures he’s planning to take.
It seems Trump has decided his best bet for reelection is to use China as a foil. He is trying to blame China for America’s mounting coronavirus deaths, which is his excuse for withdrawing from the WHO, over which he insists China has “total control.” (This is false; the WHO has 194 member states, and until now, we were a leading partner in it.) He left without taking any questions.
Trump’s withdrawal from the WHO removes America from yet another international partnership. This horrified doctors and epidemiologists. Health researcher Dr. Atul Gawande called it a “disaster.” “I can’t imagine a worse thing to do in the midst of a pandemic and ongoing work to fight back TB, HIV, polio, and other health threats,” he tweeted. Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice agreed: “Unspeakably stupid and self-defeating.”
Defense technology journalist Kelsey D. Atherton made a different, and quite crucial, point. “[M]aybe the weirdest thing about the right’s strategy of quitting international institutions is they were built, expressly, to give the United States an outsized role in shaping and directing the post-1945 international order, but they can only do that so long as the US stays in.”
He’s right. Once again, Trump has led the US out of an international agreement that we used to dominate. Just two days ago, president of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass said that Trump’s foreign policy doctrine should be called the “Withdrawal Doctrine.” Trump has pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact designed to pressure China to meet international rules; the Paris climate accord; the 2015 Iran nuclear deal; the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia, limiting nuclear weapons; UNESCO, the U.N.’s educational, scientific, and cultural agency; the Open Skies Treaty that allowed countries to fly over each other to monitor military movements. He pulled U.S. troops away from our former Kurdish allies in Syria, and has threatened to leave the North Atlantic Treaty Organization—NATO—that ties 30 North American and European countries into a military alliance.
Now he has withdrawn the US from the World Health Organization that combats global disease and pandemics.
The U.S. walking away from our former allies benefits other countries, notably Russia, which is keen to destabilize NATO alliances.
The Russia story, too, is back in the news, with Trump’s new Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe today releasing summaries of the phone calls between Michael Flynn—who was advising Trump on foreign policy—and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. What was released were not transcripts, although Senator Chuck Grassley, who released them, and much of the media that reported on them, all called them transcripts. These are summaries of the conversations. Occasionally they have quotations in them, but they are not the whole conversation.
Even so, they were bad enough. They show Flynn taking a weirdly weak position considering he knew the Russians had attacked the election. Rather than making demands, Flynn reassured Kislyak that the Trump team would roll back sanctions and retaliation for Russian interference in the 2016 election, established that Trump and Putin would talk immediately upon Trump taking office, and talked about a secure video link between the two leaders.
Asha Rangappa, a former FBI counterintelligence specialist, explained back in 2017 that Flynn’s lying to the FBI indicated just how bad the conversations were, and then explained just why they were so bad. For the U.S. to expel a diplomat is exceedingly rare and difficult, and usually results in a tit-for-tat expulsion of one of our diplomats. In both cases, the individuals usually are spies, which means that losing them is a big deal for our intelligence. For the Obama administration to expel 35 Russians in response to Russia’s attack on our 2016 election, along with imposing economic sanctions, was a microphone-dropping sign to Russia that we would not look the other way.
But Flynn assured Kislyak that they could expect a different response from the Trump administration, essentially telling Russia that, so far as the Trump team was concerned, the 2016 attack was okay. So the Russians did not retaliate as expected for the expulsion of their diplomats. But Trump could not get rid of the sanctions and instead, in July 2017, under great pressure, signed a bipartisan sanctions bill that had such strong support Congress could override his veto. In retaliation for the measure, Russia expelled 775 American diplomats, crippling our intelligence in that country.
And over all this looms Covid-19, which has killed more than 104,000 of us already. Infections are climbing again.
I started out tonight by noting that this chaotic onslaught of news is designed to divide Americans and make us fall back into old animosities in order either to get us to accept a strong leader or to exhaust us until we quit caring what happens. In either case American democracy is over.
But there is another possibility. Chaos does not have to destroy us. The leaders creating it are doing so precisely because they know they are not in control, and the same uncertainty they are trying to leverage can just as easily be used by their opponents. At this crazy, frightening, chaotic moment, it is possible to reach across old lines and create new alliances, to reemphasize that most Americans really do share the same values of economic fairness and equality before the law, and to rebuild a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”
The old world is certainly dying, but the shape of the new world struggling to be born is not yet determined.
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Tweets: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/technology/trump-twitter-minneapolis-george-floyd.html<http://email.mg2.substack.com/c/eJwlkE1uxCAMhU8z7IIICdNkwaKbXiMi4ARafiJwmsntCx3JwvAs-5lPK4Q95VseqSA5C-TFGTmLgX-wgRg5mn4SE3Fl2TJAUM5LzCeQ41y90wpdiq2BMzEMxEpQ_MlWsZmNjx-92disJtGP6zbNvKoTaTaLOo2DqEHCL-Q7RSBeWsSjPIbPB_-qcV0XjTe6AIXqFKrCGWc1MdHucz0QtI3Jp_1uj3yGo8PLIULugosR1JG8K90OKe_QbT7dhloMnjjZZtWFGXuOg5hoT1-HvWDdY8rrY2Rh57Sca0Glf5o7yfJbOVog1qJW2gUaARuCpVbDGR3eC0S1ejBvOvjG-f9ZvA-QEa7ioS33FisywXo-Pkk1MqlyjdKCQgtZp1d22qpsSop_dwSPwg>
https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2020-05-29/after-contentious-week-trump-falls-short-when-he-meets-the-press<http://email.mg2.substack.com/c/eJwlkEGOwyAMRU9TdkQUQposWMxmrhER4jRMCSAwk-b2A1MJyV_fMv5-RiM8Q7pUDBlJyZBmu6pJCv5ggqyqX--jHInN85YADm2dwlSAxLI4azTa4NsAZ1IIsishgT1GLo1gWgyjHDhnm1602KZ1Eoskbc2sy2rBG1DwC-kKHohTO2LMN_F149_1nefZlezhzJ0JRzWarCUGZ9GaJnWqwkGTnHFGmaR8av6GkKgJHsHXeCXTE-BFa-oj0k07l2neQ0J67uDpDvQAwEyxqpggZ2JV-68exNjQCzl29-4d9xOWpw9pufXsePIulyWjNq8WjyT1o22Xwdem0cYenQdsiObaPYq3eM3g9eJg_dDDD-5_GHhFUO08B1iTf8yKVLI77wdSF62hcvdqB11DJhPeyZpdpzUH_wfLspsB>
Gawande:
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Pulling out of WHO is a disaster for the lives and health of all people, including Americans. I can’t imagine a worse thing to do in the midst of a pandemic and ongoing work to fight back TB, HIV, polio, and other health threats. America First does not work for global disease. <http://email.mg2.substack.com/c/eJwlUEluwzAMfE10NLTHOeiQS_oMQwsTq7UlQ6Lq-PeVG4AHDgkOZ8ZbhFcuh9lyRdIqlCkGc1OCX6kgwcjARjWSWKdnAVhtXAyWBmRrboneYszpPOBUCUFm8wyOOQ_iGaz0MAoltHBUUZBw5Tdw5Hwz2RYiJA8GfqEcOQFZzIy41Yu4X_ijF-4REcrg89rRHdsyfdndpgAdVrTYam8Y11qq8ca0oiOj-qoEiV0Lp10OpVoKNQ5seG_zDu6VcnEXSdcXH2pzncT_nPykmG8bhwqpL731cR0S4Glw6tu1pYjHBMm6BcLHO37C-reCxwYmwV4XOAV_hj0QRRmXmvRHIffUkpnB4gzF53eJfrYl1Jz-AGdwgco>
STAT @statnews<http://email.mg2.substack.com/c/eJwlUEluwzAMfE10NLTHOeiQS_oMQwsTq7UlQ6Lq-PeVG4AHDgkOZ8ZbhFcuh9lyRdIqlCkGc1OCX6kgwcjARjWSWKdnAVhtXAyWBmRrboneYszpPOBUCUFm8wyOOQ_iGaz0MAoltHBUUZBw5Tdw5Hwz2RYiJA8GfqEcOQFZzIy41Yu4X_ijF-4REcrg89rRHdsyfdndpgAdVrTYam8Y11qq8ca0oiOj-qoEiV0Lp10OpVoKNQ5seG_zDu6VcnEXSdcXH2pzncT_nPykmG8bhwqpL731cR0S4Glw6tu1pYjHBMm6BcLHO37C-reCxwYmwV4XOAV_hj0QRRmXmvRHIffUkpnB4gzF53eJfrYl1Jz-AGdwgco>
BREAKING: Trump announces that U.S. is terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization. Story to come.<http://email.mg2.substack.com/c/eJwlUEluwzAMfE10NLTHOeiQS_oMQwsTq7UlQ6Lq-PeVG4AHDgkOZ8ZbhFcuh9lyRdIqlCkGc1OCX6kgwcjARjWSWKdnAVhtXAyWBmRrboneYszpPOBUCUFm8wyOOQ_iGaz0MAoltHBUUZBw5Tdw5Hwz2RYiJA8GfqEcOQFZzIy41Yu4X_ijF-4REcrg89rRHdsyfdndpgAdVrTYam8Y11qq8ca0oiOj-qoEiV0Lp10OpVoKNQ5seG_zDu6VcnEXSdcXH2pzncT_nPykmG8bhwqpL731cR0S4Glw6tu1pYjHBMm6BcLHO37C-reCxwYmwV4XOAV_hj0QRRmXmvRHIffUkpnB4gzF53eJfrYl1Jz-AGdwgco>

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Rice:
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Unspeakably stupid and self-defeating https://t.co/R3Fbiq5GeL<http://email.mg2.substack.com/c/eJwlUEuOwyAMPU1ZRnxCmi5YzGYOMBeIDDgNMwlE4Ezb248zlZCFn2W_TwDCe6kvt5dG4mhYpxTdzRp9lUZE10c12lGkNs0VcYO0OqoHiv3wawpAqeRzQUtrjFjc2M_9bIE79DAOo_cw46xvmsERpBInzQRHTJgDOvzF-ioZxeoWor1dzMdFf_KjRyLC2oWycfexeWgNYqlfKSADjYCOxh-lh6EflDE3bbladVUisRotWYKUQ2_s2KnuuS8P9Pdcqr_0crvrrh2ej4Sfk0FU9w2pa5h5GCCkrctIp8WJp9uRE70mzOBXjG_39I7r3wy9dnQZH23FU_Ib5EisVLofBBPFwrlltyDQgjWUZ01hgRpbyX9IOIJm>
Atul Gawande @Atul_Gawande<http://email.mg2.substack.com/c/eJwlUEuOwyAMPU1ZRnxCmi5YzGYOMBeIDDgNMwlE4Ezb248zlZCFn2W_TwDCe6kvt5dG4mhYpxTdzRp9lUZE10c12lGkNs0VcYO0OqoHiv3wawpAqeRzQUtrjFjc2M_9bIE79DAOo_cw46xvmsERpBInzQRHTJgDOvzF-ioZxeoWor1dzMdFf_KjRyLC2oWycfexeWgNYqlfKSADjYCOxh-lh6EflDE3bbladVUisRotWYKUQ2_s2KnuuS8P9Pdcqr_0crvrrh2ej4Sfk0FU9w2pa5h5GCCkrctIp8WJp9uRE70mzOBXjG_39I7r3wy9dnQZH23FU_Ib5EisVLofBBPFwrlltyDQgjWUZ01hgRpbyX9IOIJm>
Pulling out of WHO is a disaster for the lives and health of all people, including Americans. I can’t imagine a worse thing to do in the midst of a pandemic and ongoing work to fight back TB, HIV, polio, and other health threats. America First does not work for global disease. https://t.co/gxcoATZN7T<http://email.mg2.substack.com/c/eJwlUEuOwyAMPU1ZRnxCmi5YzGYOMBeIDDgNMwlE4Ezb248zlZCFn2W_TwDCe6kvt5dG4mhYpxTdzRp9lUZE10c12lGkNs0VcYO0OqoHiv3wawpAqeRzQUtrjFjc2M_9bIE79DAOo_cw46xvmsERpBInzQRHTJgDOvzF-ioZxeoWor1dzMdFf_KjRyLC2oWycfexeWgNYqlfKSADjYCOxh-lh6EflDE3bbladVUisRotWYKUQ2_s2KnuuS8P9Pdcqr_0crvrrh2ej4Sfk0FU9w2pa5h5GCCkrctIp8WJp9uRE70mzOBXjG_39I7r3wy9dnQZH23FU_Ib5EisVLofBBPFwrlltyDQgjWUZ01hgRpbyX9IOIJm>

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China: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/29/politics/trump-china-announcement/index.html<http://email.mg2.substack.com/c/eJwlUMtuxCAM_JrlVkRISLIHDr30NyIe3oU2mAicZvP3JV3J8mtkjz3OEDxzOfWWK7G9Qlmi13fVy0n0zOvBd7OaWazLowAkE1dNZQe27XaNzlDMeA1IofqeBd1NYjZutLPqTD-pefBimKy9Px7ezKP07KJZzO4joAMNv1DOjMBWHYi2eus_b_Kr2XEc3CFyl1OrpJCiBaGu_N7cltdI0dWWtmvS9uFCRPNhEPPe9iZAalBEDy8eKK0s6mtHO1KIcejVzDv-2sIB9om52Nsg0lPyuttKxv1crKzobxN5BWygMy4mjkDX20tD046RzgXQ2BX8WxF6S_j_IJ0baISjrkAE5d1sMinRyWFkjcjnpiXqAIYCFJdfJbpgiq8Z_wCNbYoP>
Withdrawal doctrine: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/05/27/trumps-foreign-policy-doctrine-withdrawal-doctrine/<http://email.mg2.substack.com/c/eJw9UMtuxCAM_JrlthEJIbs9cOilvxHxcAJtYhA4pfn7kq5UycKWR-MZxmqCNeZTpViIHQXyHJx6k2J4cMGcGl3_lE8WyrxkgF2HTVE-gKXDbMFqChEvwsClEMwrMDBNgvdWamcm6O1kl0VIENI8Fsctu2RmfbgAaEHBN-QzIrBNeaJUbuL9Nny0qrV2VRcfcKWIF6mzcW9ATAGbZmnjwAfeGpfX_GhPM7ancl9ihrDiPcXm8Ly7aCkHhHsN5F3WVW__u0ZiQV2Hmn_Op1HIZ9d3P8lXMCvGbG4j39ehK4cppO3X5YJl9alDVwAbaLUNe4dAVyJzQ_cDA50zoDYbuFdY9Er37-90JlAItWxABPm1bAlK3g_jxJqQiy1mVB40ecg2_uRgvc6uRPwFb66WEw>
Russia and Europe: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/08/world/europe/unit-29155-russia-gru.html<http://email.mg2.substack.com/c/eJwlUMtuxCAM_JrltghIyOPAoZf-RsTDDbQJRGCazd-XdCXLtmZsjT1WI6wpX-pIBUktkJfg1Cw7MbKOONU7PsmJhLJ8ZYBdh01hrkCOarZgNYYU7wXBZNcRr7gxg-jNPAktJBvHQXMNVtp5HqcvGEZyyyy6ugDRgoJfyFeKQDblEY_y6D4e4rPFeZ40Xhh2KNSmvSGC8bkVzlpi0z2S8uZahZrTAa2pMeBTzFzKZ66lBP1cc6Ue942EdqBg7UbGhr6TE-X0dfgTzBpTNo-e7augpZqC2v7cgiSrbx1ogdhIq23YaQS8v14au99S1wJRmw3c2xB8O_j_H14HqAhn2QAR8htsLknGRT-QJuRSszIqDxo9ZJteOVivsysp_gEhXYh8>
Summaries: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/29/politics/michael-flynn-declassified-documents/index.html<http://email.mg2.substack.com/c/eJwlkMuSqyAQQL8m7EIhqIkLFrO5v2Fh00ZmsLGgvca_H5xUUU2_Hwcc4yvl026psNgL5jF4O3RGP5QR3ra-eXZPEco4Z8TVhWg57yi2fYoBHIdEV4FWnTFisaZV8PBmfjYdtA30vemHfnYNzAPq4aHFNWZ0uw9IgBb_Yz4ToYh2Yd7KzXzd9L_6juOQQCQhrdXSSqv6qe7Shyq2FAMHKFVdAywO432OJ9HdI0RXSpgD-rtPsK9IfKUF8viWC69RBHv1qwsr1beme8pGvrflwOlFKU-3Vq0vLcs-FXbwc20gsv12QRakGgQHYZWEfCEYa3TdKfA5Irkpov_Q4Q_Ov2P53NASHiUiM-aPsyLrVKPbXtRBPlWuZBd0vGCG9M7XTdmXRL_qbo5J>
Russian expulsion: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2017/07/russia-expels-755-u-s-diplomats-in-retaliation-for-sanctions.html<http://email.mg2.substack.com/c/eJwlkEGO5CAMRU9T7IgICZ30gsVs5hqRA66KuwlE2Jmuuv2QLgmBsWX9938AwUepL38UFnUy1oWi_3SDncygoh9jP7tZES_3irgDJS_1RHWca6IAQiVfC9a4YVCbD2aeJ4cRhhA_Jzf1I06j6SPcjY3GOnXJLHBGwhzQ4z-sr5JRJb-JHHwb_tzs33Y4Na4ulL3VGX9YQ476KImEAreeNf3UHnNd9WQm0Pg8MLGenNOnZh3pSGUHYU1ZVxRI9Eur76VqhhyuD3eb7ElR47emWTDmYxzc3PXd89h-cH3kUtfbaPaH7fhcWSB8X1Sq-i-gjjG3YYBAe5dRrlCWNt3PTPJaMMOaML7zknfAv_bldaC_XCUUwfputhCd6e34oZpQbOSU_YYgG9ZQnpXCBjVyyf8BM6KVsA>
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/363060-missing-big-picture-in-flynn-plea-trump-team-crippled-american-diplomatic<http://email.mg2.substack.com/c/eJwlkEtuxCAQRE8z7LCwsWc8CxbZ5BoW4LbphJ8AZ-Lbp52RetEftarqWd1gT-VUOdXGjgplwVU9Jzk8hGSrGtd-nmaGddkKQNDoVSsHsHwYj1Y3TPF6GMQkJXPKjJuVm34-jZ6lfjxkvxkz9-Moh34Uk2GXzKKPFSFaUPAD5UwRmFeutVxv8uM2fFI1Bw6972wKNKWMkYSoezlswF0iozTJuxR3wQPWinHnBnee0bajAMfIN3_GyLMHzclyyLyBDtwWzLRbuQ5QKEHkK2afAkWxDCnIICiLEPdRTnPXd7_ZvcDsMRVzG0XYh64epjZtvy9zrKgvjV2FSEerLYYuQrvoLHQNR8R2LhC1IcU3uPYm_c-hnRlUhFf10BqU95JoTqIfxjsjoZWMYVQONBEpNv2SZafLWlP8AzdHmpo>
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Jai Sen
Independent researcher, editor; Senior Fellow at the School of International Development and Globalisation Studies at the University of Ottawa
jai.sen at cacim.net<mailto:jai.sen at cacim.net>
Now based in New Delhi, India (+91-98189 11325) and in Ottawa, Canada, on unceded and unsurrendered Anishinaabe territory (+1-613-282 2900)
CURRENT / RECENT publications :
Jai Sen, ed, 2018a – The Movements of Movements, Part 2 : Rethinking Our Dance. Ebook and hard copy available at PM Press<http://www.pmpress.org/>
Jai Sen, ed, 2018b – The Movements of Movements, Part 1 : What Makes Us Move ? (Indian edition). New Delhi : AuthorsUpfront, in collaboration with OpenWord and PM Press.  Hard copy available at MOM1AmazonIN<https://www.amazon.in/dp/9387280101/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1522884070&sr=8-2&keywords=movements+of+movements+jai+sen>, MOM1Flipkart<https://www.flipkart.com/the-movements-of-movements/p/itmf3zg7h79ecpgj?pid=9789387280106&lid=LSTBOK9789387280106NBA1CH&marketplace=FLIPKART&srno=s_1_1&otracker=search&fm=SEARCH&iid=ff35b702-e6a8-4423-b014-16c84f6f0092.9789387280106.SEARCH&ppt=Search%20Page>, and MOM1AUpFront<http://www.authorsupfront.com/movements.htm>
Jai Sen, ed, 2017 – The Movements of Movements, Part 1 : What Makes Us Move ?.  New Delhi : OpenWord and Oakland, CA : PM Press.  Ebook and hard copy available at PM Press<http://www.pmpress.org/>
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Jai Sen
Independent researcher, editor; Senior Fellow at the School of International Development and Globalisation Studies at the University of Ottawa
jai.sen at cacim.net<mailto:jai.sen at cacim.net>
Now based in New Delhi, India (+91-98189 11325) and in Ottawa, Canada, on unceded and unsurrendered Anishinaabe territory (+1-613-282 2900)
CURRENT / RECENT publications :
Jai Sen, ed, 2018a – The Movements of Movements, Part 2 : Rethinking Our Dance. Ebook and hard copy available at PM Press<http://www.pmpress.org/>
Jai Sen, ed, 2018b – The Movements of Movements, Part 1 : What Makes Us Move ? (Indian edition). New Delhi : AuthorsUpfront, in collaboration with OpenWord and PM Press.  Hard copy available at MOM1AmazonIN<https://www.amazon.in/dp/9387280101/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1522884070&sr=8-2&keywords=movements+of+movements+jai+sen>, MOM1Flipkart<https://www.flipkart.com/the-movements-of-movements/p/itmf3zg7h79ecpgj?pid=9789387280106&lid=LSTBOK9789387280106NBA1CH&marketplace=FLIPKART&srno=s_1_1&otracker=search&fm=SEARCH&iid=ff35b702-e6a8-4423-b014-16c84f6f0092.9789387280106.SEARCH&ppt=Search%20Page>, and MOM1AUpFront<http://www.authorsupfront.com/movements.htm>
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Jai Sen
Independent researcher, editor; Senior Fellow at the School of International Development and Globalisation Studies at the University of Ottawa
jai.sen at cacim.net<mailto:jai.sen at cacim.net>
Now based in New Delhi, India (+91-98189 11325) and in Ottawa, Canada, on unceded and unsurrendered Anishinaabe territory (+1-613-282 2900)
CURRENT / RECENT publications :
Jai Sen, ed, 2018a – The Movements of Movements, Part 2 : Rethinking Our Dance. Ebook and hard copy available at PM Press<http://www.pmpress.org/>
Jai Sen, ed, 2018b – The Movements of Movements, Part 1 : What Makes Us Move ? (Indian edition). New Delhi : AuthorsUpfront, in collaboration with OpenWord and PM Press.  Hard copy available at MOM1AmazonIN<https://www.amazon.in/dp/9387280101/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1522884070&sr=8-2&keywords=movements+of+movements+jai+sen>, MOM1Flipkart<https://www.flipkart.com/the-movements-of-movements/p/itmf3zg7h79ecpgj?pid=9789387280106&lid=LSTBOK9789387280106NBA1CH&marketplace=FLIPKART&srno=s_1_1&otracker=search&fm=SEARCH&iid=ff35b702-e6a8-4423-b014-16c84f6f0092.9789387280106.SEARCH&ppt=Search%20Page>, and MOM1AUpFront<http://www.authorsupfront.com/movements.htm>
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