Barry Sheppard

US espionage

Secret United States government documents leaked onto social media platform Discord reveal how the US and its military is striving to reestablish hegemony — targeting adversaries and pressuring allies, report Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard.

LGBTIQ rights

The Republican onslaught against LGBTIQ communities in the United States is escalating, reports Barry Sheppard. So far this year, 51 anti LGBTIQ bills have passed in 18 Republican-controlled states.

comfort women

Newly released South Korean government documents reveal that the sexual exploitation of Korean women continued long after Japan’s colonial rule ended in 1945, reports Barry Sheppard.

The United States is hoping to stave off a general collapse of the currency system, writes Barry Sheppard. This threat gives the capitalist class extortion power to insist that the government bail out the big banks.

Chinese balloon

What began as an overblown diplomatic response by Washington to a Chinese surveillance balloon that drifted across the continental United States, before being shot down over the Atlantic Ocean, has morphed into a major confrontation, writes Barry Sheppard.

barbed wire fence

United States President Joe Biden has announced a dramatic expansion of restrictions on people from Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua and Haiti seeking asylum at the US border with Mexico, writes Barry Sheppard.

US gun laws

The United States Supreme Court struck down a state law in June that restricted the carrying of guns in public, reports Barry Sheppard. Since then, 38 states have legislated some form of "open carry" laws.

Protest against the overturning of Roe v Wade outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

The right to abortion became a deciding factor in limiting the predicted Republican “sweep” in the United States midterm elections, writes Barry Sheppard.

Giorgia Meloni

The European far right are seeking to capitalise on the crises resulting from Russia's war on Ukraine to mobilise support, argue Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard.

Home in Puerto Rico destroyed by Hurricane Maria in 2017

The blackout that engulfed Puerto Rico when Hurricane Fiona laid bare the impacts of austerity and privatisation carried under United States fiscal control, reports Barry Sheppard.

Daniel Ellsberg, Ed Snowden, Julian Assange

The FBI raid on former United States President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida has put the spotlight back on the nefarious Espionage Act, reports Barry Sheppard.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has dismissed two top government officials for allegedly “turning a blind eye” to “traitors” in their agencies, report Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard