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Julian Assange: Prometheus pecked at by US eagle

Anna Chen – 31 July 2023, Julian Assange Julian Assange punished for informing the public There’s something monumental and mythical about the Promethean figure of Julian Assange having his liver pecked out every day by the US eagle for taking information from the self-styled gods and giving it to us humans. In Graeco-Roman mythology, Prometheus […]

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The Roots of the Clash between the United States and China: Virtual Vigil for the Victims of the Atlanta Shootings

VIRTUAL VIGIL FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE ATLANTA SHOOTINGS Organised by the Goldsmiths Anti-Imperialist Society — Sunday 2nd May 2021 Text of Anna Chen’s online talk  The Roots of the Clash between the United States of America and China After a year of increasing anti-Asian violence encouraged by unscrupulous politicians and media, we took another

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Donald Trump’s hostile takeover of the Chinese economy continues

Donald Trump’s attempted hostile takeover of China’s economy continues apace. The Chinese walked into an ambush when they presented their latest round of changes last week thinking they were still negotiating. Kicked off by Reuters’ “exclusive” briefing by “three U.S. government sources and three private sector sources”, the media then fell in with Trump and trade representative Lighthizer’s narrative that the Chinese “reneged” on a deal that was already sewn up.

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Jeremy Corbyn condemns cheap labour from abroad on day of Chinatown protest against immigration fishing raids

Labour dogwhistles echo Trump protectionism and the spirit of MAGA Congratulations and a big thank you to everyone who made it to today’s protest against the Home Office’s aggressive immigrant fishing raids blighting London’s Chinatown, called by the London Chinatown Chinese Association. These raids have intensified under the Tories’ hostile environment ever since the Brexit

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When is a dress just a dress? American teenager’s Chinese prom dress and cultural appropriation

Anna Chen writes in the Guardian, An American woman wearing a Chinese dress is not cultural appropriation (Guardian headline and standfirst written by sub-eds) PROM pic.twitter.com/gsJ0LtsCmP — Keziah (@daumkeziah) April 22, 2018 When is a dress just a dress? Remember those photos of the little cocktail number that looked blue with black lace to some

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President Trump to personally handle UK trade deal despite his nightmare record in business: Theresa May rolls over

President Trump has told Theresa May that he will personally negotiate the trade deal with the UK. He has no commerce secretary yet. Many of us are wondering what could possibly go wrong? Estimates that the Trump chicken comes home to roost (in the Chinese year of the Fire Rooster, note) are set somewhere around

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