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Turkey gains from isolationist Donald Trump

01 January 2019
Just before Christmas Donald Trump took an important step towards controlling his own administration. By announcing the withdrawal of US troops in Syria he provoked the resignation of his defence secretary Jim Mattis.

George HW Bush - a killer and a crook

04 December 2018
The fawning praise of the life and legacy of the now deceased mass murderer George HW Bush was as predictable as it was tedious.

Trillions of dollars have penta-gone

04 December 2018
The US Department of Defence has been defrauding the federal government for decades

Oil is an incentive in the US and Saudi relationship

27 November 2018
The recent see-sawing of the oil price has a lot more to do with politics—particularly geopolitical competition among states—than economics

Solidarity with migrant caravan after attacks

24 November 2018
Migrants from Central America fleeing poverty face racist abuse, border controls, and armed troops

Web firms aid Donald Trump’s racist assault

20 November 2018
Technology firms in the US are assisting Donald Trump’s racist assault on migrants

More struggle urgently needed after US elections

07 November 2018
The Democrats won a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. But the Republicans increased their majority in the Senate.

Donald Trump tells soldiers to shoot migrants arriving at US’s south border

06 November 2018
Racist US president Donald Trump has sent soldiers to the country’s southern border—threatening that they’ll shoot migrants from countries such as Honduras and El Salvador.

Widows is a heist film that pushes at the genre’s limits

05 November 2018
Steve McQueen’s new film couldn’t be more different to his past work. It’s strength is in nuanced, powerful points about US society, says?Julia Ryder

Racism from Donald Trump lies behind attack on synagogue in Pittsburgh

29 October 2018
Eleven people were murdered on Saturday in the deadliest single attack on Jewish people in the history of the US.

Thousands of migrants march on US border

22 October 2018
As many as 8,000 migrants from Honduras in Central America are marching on the US border.

Massacre at the Mexico Olympics

21 October 2018
Fifty years ago this month the Mexican state launched a brutal crackdown on protesting students. The result was carnage but not the end of resistance

Clash between Turkey and Saudi Arabia gives Donald Trump a headache

16 October 2018
We’ve seen again how hard it has become to manage the Middle East in the interests of Western imperialism. The players this time are the US, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

Kavanaugh appointment is an indictment of the system

09 October 2018
There are more battles to come after a vile sexist was appointed to the US Supreme Court

Senate vote brings sexist Brett Kavanaugh closer to supreme court confirmation

05 October 2018
The US Senate cleared the way for confirming Donald Trump ally Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court judge on Friday.

Brett Kavanaugh case sparks big protests across the US

02 October 2018
Action in solidarity with victims shows that people want to fight oppression, says Alistair Farrow

US rulers are in a deep state of hypocrisy

10 September 2018
The only force stopping Donald Trump pressing the nuclear button is the benign figures at the heart of the US state. That’s according to them, anyway.

Prisoners join strikes and protest across the US

28 August 2018
A wave of action in prisons and detention centres is hitting back at dire conditions, says Alistair Farrow

Aid cuts to Palestine herald more attacks and land grabs

28 August 2018
The US has cut more than £150 million in aid to Palestinians to pressure the Palestinian government to give up more rights.

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman film is a strong call to arms for anti-racists

23 August 2018
There are some problems with Spike Lee’s new film, not least how it portrays the cops, but it redeems itself with its key message, says Antony Hamilton

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