Trump pulls US imperialist troops out of Syria – as promised

Why has this huge step towards Syria’s total liberation been greeted with such howls of rage by those on the self-identifying ‘left’? To the surprise of many, the president of the USA, Donald Trump, finally made good on his promise to pull US troops out of Syria, announcing their withdrawal over the weekend of 12-13 … [Read more…]

Brexit delayed again

Johnson’s fight for Brexit Despite prime minister Boris Johnson promising Britain would definitely be leaving the EU on October 31, with or without a deal, it has not happened – notwithstanding the extreme lengths to which Johnson appears to have gone to try to force things through. He has been fighting an Establishment (here meaning … [Read more…]

MAX BLUMENTHAL: The US has backed 21 of the 28 ‘crazy’ militias leading Turkey’s brutal invasion of northern Syria

Reproduced from GRAYZONE of 16 October 2019, with thanks Former and current US officials have slammed the Turkish mercenary force of ‘Arab militias’ for executing and beheading Kurds in northern Syria. New data from Turkey reveals that almost all of these militias were armed and trained in the past by the CIA and Pentagon. Footage … [Read more…]

Zelensky – the jury’s out

Volodymyr Zelensky won the Ukrainian presidential elections on two main pledges: to end the war in the east and to uproot corruption. How has his government fared in meeting these two promises? Ending the war? The election results seemed to reflect a war-weariness that was widely interpreted as a rejection of former president Poroshenko’s unremitting … [Read more…]

Moves to impeach President Trump

On September 24, 2019 the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. This in itself is slightly strange as there is already supposed to be an impeachment inquiry into President Trump that was formally started on 12 September by the House Judiciary Committee when it … [Read more…]

The double victimisation of capitalism’s female victims

“A woman gave birth alone in her cell in the early hours of the morning with no one to help or comfort her through her labour and her baby died. This happened not in a Victorian workhouse, or in some forsaken, wartorn country but in Surrey at HMP Bronzefield less than three weeks ago” reports … [Read more…]

General Motors workers’ strike in the US ends in partial victory

The workers have paid a heavy price for their employer’s return to profitability. Fifty thousand workers at General Motors plants across the USA were on strike for 40 days from 15 September, demanding that the company restore the jobs, pay scales and conditions that they enjoyed before the company went bust in 2007. During that … [Read more…]