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.
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has warned US citizens that this winter could very well become the hardest time in history for the country’s healthcare system. After months of harrowing news stories coming out of the United States, including 200,000 new COVID cases being recorded in just two weeks at the end of November and 778,000 first-time applications for unemployment benefits being filed in only 7 days that same week, it should come as no surprise that the second wave of Coronavirus in the United States has yet to peak.
Hundreds of people broke into the Congress building in Guatemala City, Guatemala on Saturday and burned part of the building down as part of a 10,000 strong demonstration, the latest in a wave of intensifying protests in the Central American country. They were protesting the passing of a controversial new budget that increases the national debt, but cuts education, health, justice and human rights spending.
Thousands of families queued up in Dallas on Saturday for the North Texas Food Bank for what the organization called it its largest ever handout.
Kurdish filmmaker Kutbettin Cebe has been found guilty of “creating terrorist propaganda” and sentenced to two and a half years in prison in Turkey for his documentary “Roza – The Land of Two Rivers” about the Rojava revolution filmed in 2016.
Increasing state repression of left and democratic forces should come as no surprise – and communists must be prepared to tackle it head on, writes Robert Daw.
Irish republican party Saoradh have been the subject of a renewed wave of British state repression in the past few weeks as an MI5 informant was ousted from its ranks, leading to 10 arrests.
It wasn’t the presence of guns that doomed the ‘CHOP’ — it was postmodern ideas of horizontalism and intersectionality, writes Robert Daw.