On the 9th and 10th of December, US President Joe Biden held a virtual “summit for democracy”, which was sold on the themes of “defending against authoritarianism, fighting corruption, and promoting respect for human rights”
Soldiers from the United States have been training forces in Taiwan for at least a year, new reports have shown. The presence of serving US military on the island of Taiwan undermines agreements made between the USA and mainland China, including the 1979 agreement to sever formal between the USA and Taiwan, and withdraw its forces
Boris Johnson, Joe Biden and the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the ‘AUKUS’ security pact on Thursday. A joint statement from the three signatories claimed the alliance was created to “ensure stability” in the Indo-Pacific region.
The Biden presidential campaign received more money than the Trump campaign from companies in the border industry, with Biden promising these companies a ‘smart wall’ including surveillance towers with night vision and thermal energy cameras as opposed to the physical wall that Trump began constructing. This strategy of using surveillance follows the decades-long US border policy laid out in the 1994 border patrol manual of ‘prevention through deterrence’, forcing migrants into ‘more hostile terrain, less suited for crossing and more suited for enforcement’.
The UK government is facing pressure to support a global minimum corporation tax proposed by US President Joe Biden, and to push for this at the upcoming G7 summit. The proposed tax would take on the big multinationals, and crack down on the shifting of profits to offshore havens.
Hostilities have increased in recent weeks in Eastern Ukraine between President Zelensky’s government in Kiev and the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics in Donbass.
Evan Richards, writes about the rising hostilities within Ukraine – fulled by both Nato imperialism and far-right nationalism.
The plethora of actions taken by Moïse and his ‘Tèt Kale’ party are quite obviously part of an attempt to consolidate power in the country and can very be accurately described as an ongoing coup. He doesn’t intend to serve one more year in office to then bow out decorously; Moïse is attempting to seize unilateral control of the Haitian state against the will of the people.
A controversial new election law was passed in the US state of Georgia this Thursday (March 25), aiming to suppress the Democratic vote. Measures include a ban on handing water to queuing voters.
The opening statements, usually consisting of brief and polite greetings instead turned into Blinken and co. accusing China of human rights abuses. Blinken listed Hong Kong, Xinjiang, and Taiwan in a lecturing fashion to the Chinese officials. This behaviour was called out by senior Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi, who stated he perhaps thought too well of the United States to think that they would follow proper protocol regarding the meetings.