The Oroville dam in California is a grotesque metaphor for US capitalism. The dam—the largest in the US—is ready to burst.
It's a cliche that markets are driven by fear and greed. The same is true of the attitude of big business in the US towards Donald Trump.
No one should doubt the brutality of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
Theresa May is in trouble over her decision to invite US president Donald Trump to Britain. Even the speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, lambasted Trump this week.
Donald Trump is not just “business as usual”. He represents something more overtly and aggressively racist, sexist and undemocratic than most politicians.
Theresa May must have thought it was a smart move to become the first foreign leader to meet Donald Trump in the White House.
The Labour Party is getting itself into yet another pickle. This time it’s over Theresa May’s plan to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and start the two-year countdown to Britain leaving the European Union (EU).
The Women’s Marches last Saturday were a brilliant boost to everyone struggling for a better world.
Brexit raises the question of what sort of society we want to live in
As millions marched against him over the weekend, Donald Trump and his coterie of jackals have reminded the world why he is so despised.
After five years in office hammering workers, the Labour-type Socialist Party in France looks set to pick an outspoken opponent of its own policies as presidential candidate.
Barack Obama departs the US presidency amid a cloud of praise and nostalgia.
Theresa May’s programme for Brexit is steeped in toxic nationalism and xenophobia.
Eight men have been revealed to be worth as much as the poorest 50% of the world.
Last year was remarkable. In some ways the election of Donald Trump in the US summarises many trends.
In her latest attempt to appear in control, prime minister Theresa May has unveiled her vision of the “shared society”.
Israeli ambassador Mark Regev (Pic: International Maritime Organisation)
What we call “the US”, “China”, and “Russia” are geographically based capitalist power-complexes. Their interests sometimes overlap, but often conflict. Even as dramatic a change of personnel as Trump’s victory isn’t going to dissolve these rivalries.
It’s no surprise that 2017 begins with attacks on migrant workers. But it’s disappointing that so many come from members of the Labour Party.
The right wing media has got into a frenzy over foreign aid. Britain spends 0.7 percent of its gross national income on foreign aid—that’s far too much for the likes of the Daily Mail newspaper.