U.S. finds Saudi Prince culpable of Khashoggi killing – slap on the wrist ensues

Due to the monopoly on political power held by the Saudi monarchy, with the Prince acting as its de-facto leader, it is unquestionable that he had ordered, or had concrete knowledge of Khashoggi’s killing as it happened.

Airstrikes on Syria show USA never strayed off course

Donald Trump’s defeat in September’s election was celebrated by liberals around the world as a return to normalcy. One month on into Biden’s presidency, gone is the vulgar language, the constant tweeting, and the … Was that all of the important matters heads of state should refrain from? Judging by mainstream media sources, one could be forgiven for thinking that the USA has recently undergone deep change and is set on a new course.

US Covid death toll passes 500,000 in grim milestone

The number of US coronavirus deaths have passed 500,000 as of Monday (22 February 2021) according to data from John Hopkins University. Over 28 million have also tested positive for COVID-19 in the USA. This is higher than any nation in the world. Both statistics are the worst in the world and the pandemic has thrown a harsh spotlight on the country’s ability to cope with such a disaster, especially during the tumultuous tenure of Donald Trump, whose administration botched the government response.

Anti-Asian violence surges in U.S. during COVID-19 pandemic

There has been an upsurge in violence against Asians and Asian-Americans across the U.S. in recent weeks. The elderly have especially been targeted by these attacks; among them was Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old from Thailand who died after an unprovoked race-based assault in San Francisco.

Space Force: out of this world imperialism

Since President Joe Biden’s inauguration last month he has been attempting to establish a political precedent for his forthcoming tenure. A major part of this agenda has been an extensive review of policies introduced under the Trump administration. The new president has made executive orders regarding issues of immigration, healthcare, the environment and more besides. Among this review was a quiet approval of Trump’s previously established Space Force.

The Capitol riots are not a new milestone in fascism

Maryam Pashali analyses the historic trends behind the storming of the US Capitol and argues that labels of ‘fascism’ provide an easy scapegoat for the leading capitalist ‘democracy’ and its centuries of fostering white supremacy.

Silicon Valley pulls the plug on Trump

Donald Trump has been permanently banned from social media platform Twitter last week following his supporters’ storming of capitol hill. The site stated that the ban was to halt the possibility of “further incitement of violence” from the president.

The Capitol riot: 20 terrible takes!

Social media is indispensable when following a debacle like Trump’s deranged protest in real time: it can help you get an idea of things before the media does, and sometimes see stuff the media misses. But it comes a cost barely worth paying: reading people’s often nonsensical takes. Here are 20 that no socialist should have said.

Chaos on Capitol Hill: Trump supporters storm US Senate building in historic first

Senators were unable to confirm Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States yesterday after a large “Stop the Steal” demonstration stormed Capitol Hill, marking the first time in history that the seat of US power has been broken into by protestors.