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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.

Joe Biden and Saudi Prince fist bump

United States President Joe Biden's trip to the Middle East was all about re-setting relations with Israel and Saudi Arabia, despite their ongoing state violence and repression, reports Barry Sheppard.

Abortion rights protest in the US

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across 600 cities and towns in the United States on May 14 in defence of abortion rights, reports Barry Sheppard.

Munitions found during bomb disposal in Mykolaiv

While Russia’s war against Ukraine was a violation of that country’s sovereignty, US President Joe Biden’s raising of war crimes charges against Russia is the height of hypocrisy, writes Barry Sheppard.

Abortion rights are LGBTIQ rights

The Republican Party is spearheading a reactionary drive against the hard-won gains of the women's liberation and LGBTI rights movements, reports Barry Sheppard.

Gu Ailing at the 2020 Youth Olympics

Chinese-American Olympian Eileen Gu (Gu Ailing) is the first “action-sports” athlete to win three medals at the same Olympics, but is under attack for competing for China, reports Malik Miah.

Anti-war protest in the United States. Photo: Code Pink/Twitter

The United States and its backing of far-right forces in Ukraine is the biggest impediment to peace, writes Barry Sheppard.

The death toll from supposedly 'precise' drone strikes has been covered up. Image: Pixabay

The deaths of thousands of civilians killed in US drone strikes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria were covered up by the Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden administrations, reports Barry Sheppard.

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The civil trial of the organisers of the racist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, where counter-protester Heather Heyer was killed and 19 others seriously injured, resulted in a partial victory, writes Barry Sheppard.

When the United States left Afghanistan in August it also froze almost all foreign aid to the country. Now, Afghanistan is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe, writes Barry Sheppard.

Malcolm X poster

A federal judge exonerated Muhammad Aziz and Khalil Islam for the assassination of revolutionary Black rights leader Malcolm X, reports Malik Miah.

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Teenage vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty for the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and for wounding Gaige Grosskreutz at a Black Lives Matter protest last year, reports Malik Miah.

Recent elections in the United States have exposed the limits of the Democratic Party establishment and the challenge facing the Black Lives Matter movement, writes Barry Sheppard.

Supporters of abortion rights turned out across the United States in protest against laws in Texas and Mississippi that effectively outlaw most abortions, reports Barry Sheppard.

The new military alliance between the United States, Britain and Australia is aimed at China, and raises the threat of war, writes Barry Sheppard.

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