Above: Trump and Stone: planning a coup? By Barrie Hardy On 13 September, one of Donald Trump’s political dirty tricksters, Roger Stone, signposted a Trumpian future. Though convicted, Stone has avoided prison thanks to a presidential pardon. To pay back the favour, he has suggested that should Trump lose the 3 November election, he should … Continue reading Trump’s election plans: voter suppression, chaos … and a coup?
Above: US Green Party publicity By Barry Finger A bumper sticker displayed with increasing resonance these days reads: “2020, any responsible adult.” This is undoubtedly the mood of Democratic Party voters as was made abundantly clear by the abrupt collapse of the Sanders momentum. The US is in free fall under a regime that represents … Continue reading US: Protest Vote or Independent Political Action?
From Nick Lowles of Hope Not Hate (yesterday): https://www.hopenothate.org.uk/2020/07/26/100-days-and-counting/ The next 100 days in the lead-up to the US Presidential elections are going to be unpredictable and volatile, warns Nick Lowles. In exactly 100 days Americans go to the polls to choose their next President. The outcome will have huge political, economic and cultural consequences … Continue reading US Presidential election: “The result in November could draw a line under one of the most divisive, confrontational and racist presidents ever”
Above: Farage's extraordinary performance on Good Morning Britain By Dave K The Backlash has begun. The British far right has in a few days thrown over their 20-year strategy of trying to play down their anti-black racism. They'd focused their fire on Muslims and Eastern European migrants, using slogans that focused on identity or Christian … Continue reading Backlash of the racist right
Photo: Tammy Ljungblad /AP Guest post by Dave K: The brutal murder of George Floyd by police in Minnesota has sparked a rebellion by working class African Americans and anti racists across the US. Floyd was unarmed and was detained for allegedly presenting a counterfeit $20 dollar bill. The police forced him to the ground … Continue reading The US labor movement and socialists must stand alongside black communities
Statement from the Democratic Socialists of America: https://www.dsausa.org/statements/dsa-condemns-the-public-execution-of-george-floyd/ We, the National Political Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America, condemn the public execution of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police. His murder falls into the deeply entrenched pattern of violence, anti-Blackness, and oppression upheld by policing in this country. There is no justification … Continue reading The Democratic Socialists of America condemn the murder of George Floyd
Yesterday the US recorded a daily death toll from Covid-19 of more than 1,800. The country has nearly 400,000 known infections and more than 11,000 people have died (according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University), making the US the world's epicentre of the pandemic. New York state, one of the worst affected areas, is … Continue reading Trump’s pandemic of lies, incoherence, racism, bungling … but mainly just lies
By Eric Lee The coronavirus pandemic has created a new reality in the United States, as it has all over the world. And coming as it has during a presidential election, it has completely upended the political map. Just a month ago, Bernie Sanders was the leading Democratic candidate and polls showed him defeating Donald … Continue reading Democrats in disarray as Trump’s popularity soars
Guest post by Johnny Lewis For those who don’t know, The Purge is a T.V. dystopian franchise about an annual national holiday - the Purge, in which all crimes, including murder, are legal for a 12-hour period and where the rich hunt down or buy the poor for their fun. What links this fantasy to … Continue reading Heading for The Purge?
Above: Olmert, Condoleezza Rice and Mohammed Abbas in 2008 By Barry Finger The Israeli left is not in decline merely due to an overabundance of ineptitude. Nor because of the violence of the second Intifada, or the ill will of a Mizrahi majority to the plight of Palestinians in whose cause they were cruelly scapegoated. … Continue reading The Second ‘Deal of the Century’