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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.

Challenge the system to fight for black lives

25 August 2020
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement forced institutional racism onto the political agenda and shook the establishment.

Letters—Scrapping our public health body is all about deflection

23 August 2020
Scapegoating is behind the Tory decision to scrap Public Health England (PHE), growing support for Scottish independence, plus more.

Trump campaign tries to stamp on postal service

23 August 2020
The White House hopes that suppressing postal voting will deliver victory for Donald Trump in November’s presidential election.

California wildfires show need for climate action

21 August 2020
Wildfires have caused devastation across northern California with a state of emergency declared across the US state.

Betrayal of Palestine will aid Israel and US

17 August 2020
For decades Arab rulers’ betrayals have allowed Israel to grab more Palestinian land under the guise of a “peace process”.

Joe Biden’s coronation will not bring real change 

16 August 2020
As Democrats pick corporate favourite Joe Biden as their presidential candidate to face Donald Trump,  Sophie Squire says hope lies outside the party machine 

Scottsboro—A case that put racism on trial

15 August 2020
When nine black teenagers were falsely accused of raping two white women in the US Deep South in 1931, most expected they’d suffer the death sentence. But, says Judy Cox, they’d reckoned without the Communist Party

Stokely Carmichael —‘What we gonna start saying is Black Power’

07 August 2020
 He said, “This is the twenty-seventh time I have been arrested. I ain’t going to jail no more. What we gonna start saying now is ‘Black Power’.”

Court in the constitution—the lawyers taking on Trump

04 August 2020
The American Civil Liberties Union is the focus of the resistance to Trump in documentary The Fight. But it can’t overcome its limitations

Protests take fight to Trump

03 August 2020
Donald Trump is ­stepping up his right wing threats as he tries to secure his presidency.

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