Barry Sheppard

The current upsurge of COVID-19 infections in the United States is, by far, the most serious of the pandemic to date, writes Barry Sheppard

Even if a COVID-19 vaccine is approved for use before Donald Trump leaves office, the job of vaccinating the US population will be largely left to underfunded local governments, writes Barry Sheppard.

Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard unpack the US election result and what we can expect from a Biden presidency.

Ahead of the United States election, President Donald Trump’s administration has effectively given up on controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Barry Sheppard.

The racism and lack of democracy that underpins the institutions of the United States has been exposed thanks to the Black Lives Matter movement and President Donald Trump's rush to confirm a new Supreme Court, writes Barry Sheppard.

The fact President Donald Trump was found to have COVID-19 and became sick enough that he was sent to a Navy hospital has put the pandemic back on the centre stage of the presidential campaign, writes Barry Sheppard.

Democrats are pulling out all stops to kick socialist Green Party candidates Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker off the ballot for the upcoming election, writes Barry Sheppard.

Catastrophic fires raging in the west of the United States are being fuelled by climate denial and bipartisan pandering to fossil fuel interests, writes Barry Sheppard.

Trump's demagogic intervention dominated the recent Republican Convention, writes Barry Sheppard

Record wildfires in the San Francisco Bay Area have rapidly erupted amid a scorching heat wave – and they are still growing, writes Barry Sheppard.

United States President Donald Trump is planning to sabotage the November election in order to throw it into chaos, writes Barry Sheppard.

Barry Sheppard speaks to Green Party of the United States presidential candidate Howie Hawkins.

Unidentified federal agents continue their campaign of lawless violence against Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon, causing the protests to grow in reaction, writes Barry Sheppard. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is threatening to send more agents into other cities to wreak havoc.

In the midst of a surge in COVID-19 cases, President Trump is demanding schools be completely reopened in August-September, putting students and staff at risk, writes Barry Sheppard.

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.

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.

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