United States

John Bellamy Foster argues that understanding how the transmission of viruses between species occurs is crucial to grasping the full dimensions of the overall metabolic crisis affecting humanity.

The United States is facing a number of interrelated crises: the coronavirus; the economy; institutional racism, including police violence against African Americans; disarray in the Federal government; and climate change, writes Barry Sheppard.

The shooting of a Black Lives Matter protester by a white vigilante in New Mexico adds to a worrying escalation of attacks by far-right terrorists in the United States, writes Jack Kiley.

Trump’s authoritarian aspirations are becoming more evident, writes Barry Sheppard. But the force blocking Trump is the mass Black Lives Matter uprising, which looks to continue the fight beyond the next election.

What began as a response to anti-Black police violence and the murder of George Floyd on May 25 is now a deepening “American Spring”, writes Malik Miah, demanding revolutionary change to a system that puts white lives above Black lives in all walks of life.

Socialist councillor in Seattle Kshama Sawant addressed protesters on June 10, in the wake of their takeover of Seattle’s Eighth Precinct, from which police have been driven out. 

Geoff Mirelowitz has marched and demonstrated for civil rights and against racism for more than 50 years. But the daily protests in greater Seattle have been some of the most inspiring that he has ever participated in.

As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to deepen, Republicans are ramping up attempts to curtail African Americans’ right to vote and President Donald Trump is rallying his base ahead of the November election, writes Barry Sheppard.

The rebellion against police violence and murder continues to expand in the United States. New demands are being raised concerning issues of institutional racism by Black and Brown people and in opposition to the symbols of white genocide by Native American nations, writes Malik Miah.

The defunding and dismantling of the standing police is the first step to creating a “safety force” under community control, with the ability to prosecute bad cops and those who are rarely thrown in prison, writes Malik Miah.

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