The protests and occupation of the United States Capitol are a small taste of the kind of brazenly undemocratic power grabs the authoritarian right has executed in countries like Bolivia, writes Denis Rogatyuk.
2020 US election
United States President Donald Trump didn’t succeed in imposing a coup, but the far-right threat remains, write Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard.
In response to events in Washington DC on January 6, the Metro DC branch of the Democratic Socialists of America released the following statement.
Before Donald Trump, no US president had declared themselves the winner after losing, writes Malik Miah. Trump is becoming increasingly theatrical in his desperation to hold onto power. What happens next is not known.
As long as Donald Trump continues to refuse to accept the election results, the danger of a coup, legal or not, remains, writes Malik Miah.
Richard D Wolff argues that regardless of the United States election outcome, the challenge remains to coalesce a broad, new socialist party that can overcome the disorganisation of the left and become a voice for economic democracy.
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.
United States socialist Paul Le Blanc talks to Green Left about the coming presidential elections and the threat of fascism in the US.
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.