Trump claims “victory” at Nato summit

By Dave Stockton Donald Trump claimed victory over his European allies at the Nato heads of government conference in Brussels on July 11-12. Though he avoided reducing it to the total shambles of the June G7 Summit in Canada, he once again showed his scorn for the multilateral diplomacy that hitherto disguised US dominance over … Continue reading Trump claims “victory” at Nato summit

We need to resist the rise of the far right

By KD Tait DONALD TRUMP'S long anticipated UK visit will take place on 13 July, immediately after a consultation with his alienated Nato allies at a summit in Brussels.  Campaigners are preparing to stage the biggest demonstration since the Iraq war, to give a suitable welcome to a President who threatens to “totally destroy” states … Continue reading We need to resist the rise of the far right

The danger of a global trade war

By Markus Lehner "Trade wars are good" - Donald Trump Though Donald Trump's tweets often seem mere clowning, the decrees he signed imposing import duties on steel and aluminium, and subsequent threats of further punitive duties on Chinese imports, do have to be taken seriously. The US president has used a loophole that allows him … Continue reading The danger of a global trade war

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, Oprah, who became the first Black woman to win the award, praised her mother’s example as a hardworking maid and the women behind the #MeToo movement, declaring that “a new day … Continue reading Oprah for President?

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 Donald Trump and the threat he poses to women’s rights. This year authorities estimated that well over 100,000 people attended the New York rally and that … Continue reading USA: Hundreds of thousands march against sexism

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 ambitions, but also the failure of all attempts to stop that with threats. As futile as US President Donald Trump’s bluster has been, however, it ramps up the danger that either … Continue reading The threat of a new Korean War

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 end of Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme. Introduced in 2012, this allowed undocumented migrants under the age of 16 to obtain residence and work permits lasting two … Continue reading Migrants’ ‘American dreams’ turns into a nightmare

North Korea war threat is a warning to the world

By Dave Stockton US PRESIDENT Donald Trump, so far a spectacular failure in his domestic policies, is compensating for this by exercising his power as the Commander in Chief of the most powerful nation in the world. Having launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase and killed 39 ISIS fighters with the “Mother … Continue reading North Korea war threat is a warning to the world

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 predecessor. If he can see them through, they will generate major upheavals in world politics. At the 28th NATO Summit in Brussels on 2425 April, Trump berated his assembled allies for ripping off America’s … Continue reading Donald Trump: with or without EU?