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Broken promises are Obama's real legacy

04 August 2015
Barack Obama announced the final version of his “Clean Power Plan” on Sunday.

The nuclear bomb took capitalist logic to its obscene conclusion

04 August 2015
Seventy years after the US dropped a nuclear bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Simon Basketter argues there was no need

Obama leads a new scramble for Africa

28 July 2015
Barack Obama has economic as well as strategic motivations in mind for his extended interest in Africa, writes Alex Callinicos

Iran deal reflects weakness of US - and helps ordinary Iranians

14 July 2015
Iranian socialist Nima Soltanzadeh welcomes an historic deal to end economic sanctions that only helped the regime

US state’s racism created Charleston killer Dylann Roof

23 June 2015
Nine black church­goers were murdered in Charleston, South Carolina last week by a racist who told them, “You have to go”.

Police, camera, justice? Cops on video

09 June 2015
The video footage of a Texas police officer restraining and pulling a gun on black teenagers at a pool party has been seen by millions.

US protest over living wage shuts down McDonald's HQ

26 May 2015
Fast food giant McDonald’s was forced to close part of its headquarters in Chicago on Wednesday of last week.

US cop who fired gun at couple 15 times acquitted of killing them

26 May 2015
A US judge has acquitted a white cop of killing an unarmed black couple in Cleveland in 2012.

Imperial boundaries are being redefined in South East Asia

12 May 2015
China’s ability to exert its influence in neighbouring countries shows the limitations of US imperialism, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Garland shootings unleash Islamophobic frenzy in US

05 May 2015
US police shot dead two people in Garland, Texas, after they had opened fire at an exhibition of caricatures of the prophet Muhammad last week.

Baltimore cops are charged over Freddie Gray death

05 May 2015
Protesters cheered when they heard that the six police officers who arrested Freddie Gray in Baltimore are being charged over his death. 

Baltimore - how poverty and police racism ignited a city

05 May 2015
When cops in Baltimore arrested Freddie Gray and threw him screaming in pain into the back of their van, they thought no one would question their actions. When Freddie died in that same truck, they thought they’d get away with it. Not this time, writes Ken Olende

Detroit '67—‘Motown was always about more than just love songs’

28 April 2015
Music journalist Stuart Cosgrove talks about his book Detroit ’67, the first of a trilogy exploring US soul music’s links to radical struggles against racism

Baltimore rises up after death of Freddie Gray

28 April 2015
The US city of Baltimore has erupted in riots following the death of 25 year old Freddie Gray

Striking fast food workers in New Orleans say ‘Make our wages supersize’

21 April 2015
Workers shut down a McDonald’s outlet in New Orleans on Wednesday of last week.

International round-up

14 April 2015
French workers join mass demos | Climate march held in Quebec | US cop charged with murder

Middle Eastern states manoevure in regional power play

07 April 2015
The danger for Western imperialism is that the mess—and with it the Middle East—escapes anyone’s control, writes Alex Callinicos

West backs Saudi Arabia in launching attacks on Yemen

31 March 2015
The attacks on Yemen highlight the problems US imperialism faces as it tries to reassert its control over the region, writes Ken Olende

International round-up

24 March 2015
Water charges demo in Dublin | Breakthrough for Spanish left | US oil workers return to work

International round-up

17 March 2015
US president Barack Obama rushed to condemn the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, last week.

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