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US elections: Republicans send in the clowns

10 January 2012
The Republican primaries in the US—the long process that decides who the party’s presidential candidate will be—started in the Midwestern state of Iowa last week. The contest moved on to New Hampshire this Tuesday.

Mumia Abu-Jamal's death sentence dropped

13 December 2011
Former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal no longer faces the death penalty after 30 years on death row.

Sarah Palin: vicious? You betcha!

06 December 2011
For the millions who hate Sarah Palin and her reactionary politics, the rise and fall of the former governor of Alaska makes a gripping spectacle.

Protests show a shift in US class consciousness

18 October 2011
Some 400 people marched with Occupy New Orleans last Saturday. Mostly young, about 50 of them were African-American.

Activists arrested as they expose bank’s role in crisis

18 October 2011
Some 23 activists were arrested at a protest at Citibank on Saturday afternoon. I was reporting on the demonstrations and was held with them.

Teamsters go global against Sotheby’s lockout

18 October 2011
Art handlers from Sotheby’s auction house in New York protested outside the company’s London premises on Thursday of last week.

Unions defend the movement

18 October 2011
The occupiers have made vibrant links with the trade union movement in the US. Groups of workers in union T-shirts are a common site at the occupation.

Sleepover in Seattle

18 October 2011
A long day of protest Seattle culminated in several thousand people marching to sit down outside the street in front of a local Chase Bank.

'Electric atmosphere' on New York protests

18 October 2011
The Occupy Wall Street movement saw a massive mobilisation of up to 100,000 people in Times Square last Saturday.

From Tahrir to Times Square

18 October 2011
What a year of miracles 2011 is turning out to be. It began with revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, but has now produced a global day of protest against capitalism. An estimated one million people demonstrated worldwide on 15 October.

Occupy Wall Street: Resistance fills the streets of New York

17 October 2011
Up to 100,000 supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement came together in New York last Saturday.

Pictures of Occupy Wall Street

14 October 2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters force New York mayor to back off

14 October 2011
Occupy Wall Street protesters were in a confident and defiant mood this morning, Friday, after an attempt to evict them from their protest site failed.

Spirit of Seattle is back as protesters take on Wall Street

27 September 2011
On Friday 17 September a group of largely young campaigners, artists, and students occupied Wall Street in New York’s financial district.

Troy Davis execution stands in US tradition of racist lynching

24 September 2011
The execution of Troy Davis was nothing short of murder. And the sheer brutality of his killing has left many grasping to understand what kind of nation the US has become.

Mike Davis: 9/11- the embers of September

06 September 2011
Ten years ago, lower Manhattan became the Sarajevo of the "war on terrorism". Although conscience recoils against making an equation between the assassination of a single Archduke and his wife (28 June 1914) and the slaughter of almost 3,000 New Yorkers, the analogy otherwise is eerily apt.

US budget deal will wreck lives

02 August 2011
Workers in the US face the most serious assault on their living standards in decades.

US budget crisis: Obama will make poor pay for crisis

26 July 2011
Could the US government really default on its debts?

US row risks more economic turmoil

19 July 2011
The global economy faces further meltdown as world rulers scrabble to prevent the crisis deepening.

Watergate and Murdoch: notes on two scandals

19 July 2011
One night in 1972, six men were arrested while burgling the Democratic Party campaign headquarters in the Watergate apartment complex, Washington DC.

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