Tump has embraced the isolated voices of the global warming sceptics by pulling the USA out of the Paris climate accord. In his official announcement, Trump expressed a willingness to renegotiate an agreement that “is fair to the US, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers”.
In recent months, horrific reports have come to light revealing the imprisonment and torture of over 100 gay men in concentration camps in Chechnya. At least four men are thought to have been murdered, while others have been released to their families for ‘honour killings’.
Western powers stand opposed to the the Assad regime in Syria, but not for its crimes against the Syrian people: they have no fundamental objection to the brutal Saudi regime, for example. Assad is allied to their rivals Russia and Iran and represents a barrier to their domination of the region.
The election of the pro-EU, neo-liberal candidate Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the French Presidential election has lifted the the spirits of the capitalist class internationally. He decisively beat the far-right Front National (FN) candidate Marine Le Pen, gaining 65.8% of the vote to Le Pen’s 34.2%.
No support for Trump or Assad – For workers’ unity Tom Crean, Socialist Alternative, New York Working people in the U.S. and around the world were understandably horrified by the images of children dying from Sarin gas in Idlib, Syria. It is only the latest barbaric act in a civil […]