North & South America

Obituary: Erica Garner 1990-2017

ERICA GARNER, the Black Lives Matter activist and Bernie Sanders campaigner, has died after a heart attack, aged just 27. Erica was thrust into political …

Oprah for President?

OPRAH WINFREY’S Golden Globes speech aroused many hearts and moved audiences at the 2018 Golden Globes Awards. While accepting the Cecil B DeMille award, …

USA: Hundreds of thousands march against sexism

HUNDREDS OF thousands took to the streets in cities across the US on January 20 and 21 to mark the anniversary of the huge protests against the inauguration of …

Dilma Rouseff’s reformist dreamworld

The leftwing PT is set for a return to power in Brazil, but has it learned the lessons of its past

21st century socialism faces a 20th century coup

EMBATTLED VENEZUELAN President Nicolás Maduro is facing a months long attempt by opposition forces to overthrow his United Socialist Party (psuv) government. …

The rebirth of the Democratic Socialists of America

THE DEMOCRATIC socialists of America (DSA) grouping has witnessed astonishing growth over the past year, going from around 5,500 members to 26,000. It now …

The threat of a new Korean War

By Dave Stockton NORTH KOREA’S Hydrogen bomb test has underlined once again not only the capacity of Kim Jong-un’s regime to achieve its nuclear …

Migrants’ ‘American dreams’ turns into a nightmare

FOR 800,000 DREAMERS the morning of 5 September saw their American Dream turn into a nightmare. Donald Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, announced the …

Venezuela: a new strategy needed

THE CONVOCATION of a new Constituent Assembly has opened the latest, and possibly decisive, chapter in Venezuela’s political crisis. President Nicolas Maduro …

Donald Trump: with or without EU?

DONALD TRUMP’S first trip abroad as President saw him launch radical changes in US foreign policy from those pursued by his