Millions have spent the past four years horrified by the experience of the increasingly authoritarian Trump administration, that deliberately stokes racist division. But many are nonetheless disappointed that his main opponent, Joe Biden, is a corporate tool who was an architect of mass incarceration and whose campaign message boils down to “I’m not Trump.”
2020 is not the election year that anyone expected. Presidential election politics are now utterly intertwined with the global pandemic that has killed nearly 165,000 people in the U.S. as of this writing and has completely altered life for most of the population.
“Beirut as we know it is gone and people won’t be able to rebuild their lives,” said Amy, one of the city’s residents to the AP news agency as she helps to remove broken glass from the street. The number of casualties from the explosion has passed 145 and is, horrifically, expected to rise — there are many more trapped in the rubble. More than 5,000 residents were injured in the explosion and the homes of around 300,000 residents have been damaged or destroyed.
With the beautiful ironic humour that usually accompanies mass uprisings and revolutions, a video has appeared of Alexandr Lukashenko driving a salon car being chased by a huge mining dump truck, clearly about to crush the car, symbolizing how quickly the mass movement is catching up to crush him and his rule. The workers from the ‘Belaz’ factory that makes the dump truck are amongst those that have walked out on strike.