Worthwhile reading from other sites – 2021

As we end 2020 there is some positive news as we start the new year. Trump will be gone. Joe Biden becomes President of the USA on 20 January. There are vaccines out there that work.

There are conscious social movements that can make a difference – from essential workers organising for health and safety and better pay, to the growing international movements for Climate Justice, Black Lives Matter, and the People’s Vaccine.

In Thailand young people are now making themselves heard – demanding a more equitable society and debating previously taboo subjects.

So at least at the start of the year let us all work for something better than the misery that was 2020.

January 2021

Off the rails: Behind Trump’s post-election meltdown Axios

‘An unmitigated disaster’: America’s year of Covid Guardian

Dubai, Pandemic Party Haven, Faces Its Biggest Surge Bloomberg

Covid-19: ‘Don’t end up like us, please’ BBC News

Human Rights Watch – World Report 2021 HRW

Anyone shocked by the US Capitol attack has ignored an awful lot of warning signs Guardian

2021 storming of the United States Capitol Wikipedia

Insurrection Day: when white supremacist terror came to the US Capitol Guardian

Swarms of Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol Reuters

Inside the Capitol siege: How barricaded lawmakers and aides sounded urgent pleas for help as police lost control Washington Post

How one of America’s ugliest days unraveled inside and outside the Capitol Washington Post

2020 was the year of inequality: can we turn it around in 2021? Thomson Reuters Foundation

Finding Euphoria in Bangkok’s Food Scene NYT