For the week of July 5, 2020.
It is the year that feels like a decade.
It began with the United States and Iran seemingly headed for war, until Iran shot down a passenger jet and killed all on board.
Anti-pipeline protesters closed highways and railways across Canada in sympathy with Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, who opposed the Coastal GasLink pipeline in Northern B.C.
Shut Down Canada activists also disrupted operations at the B.C. Legislature.
Tensions rose between the West and China. Meng Wanzhou’s extradition will continue. As will China’s hostage-taking of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.
The United States presidential election approaches.
Then the coronavirus pandemic spread from Wuhan to the rest of the world. Entire economies were put on pause, sparking a recession. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics were postponed to 2021.
The Black Lives Matter movement erupted with violent protests after shocking incidents of police brutality.
The year is only half over.
Take a time out and relive the highlights so far on this week’s edition of theBreaker.news Podcast with host Bob Mackin.
Hear clips from Mario Canseco of ResearchCo., Australian anti-CCP activist Drew Pavlou, Green interim leader Adam Olsen, Speaker Darryl Plecas’s chief of staff Alan Mullen, Dr. Bonnie Henry, Health Minister Adrian Dix, Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart, Sean Holman and the late Dermod Travis.
Plus Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest headlines and commentary.
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