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Why the right want to control women’s bodies

Why the right want to control women’s bodies After the appointment of anti-choice judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court, Sarah Bates looks at why opposing abortion is a defining issue for the right

The sickness coming from the White House

The sickness coming from the White House There are three things to understand about Donald Trump at present. The first is that he may be incoherent and self-obsessed, but he’s not a fool.

Oil firms taken to task in Devil Has a Name 

Oil firms taken to task in Devil Has a Name  The star-studded drama can’t quite decide what kind of film it wants to be. But Simon Basketter says it’s enjoyable watching it try to work it out 

‘It’s like they don’t think we are human’ – US farm workers’ fury over attacks

‘It’s like they don’t think we are human’ – US farm workers’ fury over attacks The US government is helping farm bosses to cut their workers’ wages in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

Donald Trump's four years of horror

Donald Trumps four years of horror Isabel Ringrose looks at Donald Trump’s four years in the White House, and examines the way in which his every move has been met with a fight from below

Anger in the streets as killer cops in US let off

Anger in the streets as killer cops in US let off US Black Lives Matter ­protesters continue to take to the streets over the decision not to charge the cops with the murder of Breonna Taylor. 

How Trump and privatised health care left US exposed

27 September 2020
The US is the richest country in the world, but has one of the worst responses to coronavirus. Sarah Bates looks at how a a broken system killed over 200,000

Anger on the streets after killers of Breonna Taylor not charged for her death

24 September 2020
Protests have erupted across the US after the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor in March were not charged for her death.

Trump is escalating an ideological war

22 September 2020
It’s always been a mistake to underestimate Donald Trump. This is especially true now, when he’s fighting ferociously to stay in the White House. Not underestimating him means taking him seriously as a political operator, but also as an ideologist.

Women at risk in Trump’s migrant camps 

21 September 2020
Are women held in a US immigration detention centre in Georgia being forced to have unnecessary hysterectomies?

US state threatens to shoot anti-racists in Washington

21 September 2020
The US state prepared to use live fire against anti‑­racist protesters in Washington, a ­congressional inquiry has heard

Attacks on women’s rights after death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg should be resisted on the streets

20 September 2020
The debate over who will replace United States Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg after her death on Friday has already begun

US wildfires—‘This is a climate damn emergency. This is real and it’s happening’

12 September 2020
Human and ecological catastrophe is raging through the western United States.

Super-rich ‘doing better than ever’ during pandemic

10 September 2020
Ordinary people in the US face rampant coronavirus, mass unemployment, and reduced wages. But for those at the top it’s boom time

Republicans and Democrats compete to condemn anti-racists in the US

07 September 2020
All of Donald Trump’s November re-election hopes are pinned on a scaremongering, racist campaign against the Black Lives Matter movement

Is Akon City Black Power forever?

06 September 2020
Rapper Akon plans to build a new city where black people can escape racism. But, as Yuri Prasad writes, any system based on riches for a few means oppression will remain

QAnon conspiracy theorists are important for Trump—and they’re dangerous

05 September 2020
QAnon followers have been egged on by a president who promised them vengeance against their enemies and never followed through

Donald Trump’s shooter comments show how racism comes from the top

01 September 2020
President Donald Trump’s response to the murder of two anti-racist protesters was to support the killer.

Black Lives Matter protests in US demand justice

29 August 2020
The Black Lives Matter movement continues to inspire millions of Americans to take action. Thousands of marchers descended on Washington’s National Mall on Friday to demand racial justice and to mourn black Americans killed by racist police.

Protests rage across US following shootings

27 August 2020
Protests have swept Kenosha, Wisconsin, after a far right gunman shot down protesters against police violence.

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