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.
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Human Rights Watch – World Report 2021 HRW
Anyone shocked by the US Capitol attack has ignored an awful lot of warning signs Guardian
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