North America

Home in Puerto Rico destroyed by Hurricane Maria in 2017

The blackout that engulfed Puerto Rico when Category One hurricane, Fiona, hit on September 18, laid bare the impacts of austerity and privatisation carried under United States fiscal control, reports Barry Sheppard.

Pierre Poilievre Canada

Canadian politics took another step toward the far right with the election of Pierre Poilievre as leader of the federal Conservative Party on September 10, reports Jeff Shantz.

Anti racism

Twenty-one-year-old white supremacist and soldier Killian Ryan was arrested and discharged from the army for lying on a form, but his threats to kill Black people were seemingly overlooked, reports Malik Miah.

Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Pocock pays tribute to Barbara Ehrenreich, best known for her “classic of social justice literature”, Nickel and Dimed, who died on September 1.

Latin American leaders

Ahead of Colombian President Gustavo Petro’s inauguration, US Republican Senator Ted Cruz railed about the “acute dangers to American national security” posed by leftist governments in Latin America, reports Ana Zorita.

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

FBI raid

African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) leaders’ homes and offices were violently raided by the United States Federal Bureau of Inestigation (FBI) on July 29, reports Malik Miah.

War Remnants Museum Vietnam

Aaron Monopoli visits the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and discovers the story of the Vietnam War — as told by a people resisting colonialism and imperialist invasion.

Dangerous Rhythms

Bill Nevins reviews TJ English’s enthralling new book, Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld, the story of how jazz and organised crime evolved side-by-side in the United States.

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Four Kentucky police officers have been arrested and charged over the shooting death of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor, following a two-year campaign, reports Malik Miah.

Abortion rights protest

Indiana has become the first state in the United States to pass extreme abortion restrictions since the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wade, reports Common Dreams.

Campaigners

In an August 2 referendum, voters in Kansas resoundingly rejected a proposed amendment to remove the right to abortion from the state's constitution, reports Jake Johnson.

Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi's tour of Asia has deliberately and in a calculated manner heightened tensions in the region, writes William Briggs. It was designed to be provocative and has succeeded.

Nearly two months after the May 24 shooting in an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, part of the truth has been released, report Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard.

John Bolton

The Venezuelan National Assembly unanimously condemned recent comments by former US National Security Advisor John Bolton boasting about his involvement in coup plots against the government of Nicolás Maduro, reports José Luis Granados Ceja.

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