Tiananmen Square Protests Anniversary

Today on hotlou happy hour, we reflect on the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Protests as protests closer to home continue.
Plus, we give updates on the George Floyd murder, how COVID-19 fits into this mess, Trump’s potentially crumbling relationship with the military, and Mark Zuckerberg’s untimely death (not really tho).
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James Mattis Denounces President Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the Constitution

“Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people-does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us,” Mattis writes. “We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership.

Why nonviolent resistance beats violent force in effecting social, political change

WCFIA: Is there any way to resist or protest without making yourself more vulnerable? CHENOWETH: People have done things like bang pots and pans or go on electricity strikes or something otherwise disruptive that imposes costs on the regime even while people aren’t outside. Staying inside for an extended period equates to a general strike.

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