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What do Trump’s Trade and Tech Wars Mean for Global Capitalism?

What do Trump’s Trade and Tech Wars Mean for Global Capitalism?

The escalating U.S.-China conflict is nothing short of a major crisis for global capitalism. With negotiations having all but collapsed there seems to be no “exit ramp” from the trade war that began in July 2018. This crisis points to a prolonged and increasingly rancorous struggle with potentially serious global effects economically, politically, and even militarily.

Anti-Donald Trump protestors gather at Westlake Park for a post-election rally and march, Wednesday evening, Nov. 9, 2016. (Genna Martin, seattlepi.com)

Trump not welcome!

In early June, US President Donald Trump will visit Britain and Ireland. The Tories and the snivelling Fine Gael government in the South, along with the DUP in the North, are setting out the red carpet for the right-wing oaf.

US Mid-Terms: Democratic Socialists make gains but Republicans hold Senate

US Mid-Terms: Democratic Socialists make gains but Republicans hold Senate

The run-up to the US mid-term elections saw Trump ramp up his blatantly misogynistic, LGBTQ+-phobic, and xenophobic agenda to a new and horrific level, even for him. This was an attempt to drive turnout of his base and has acted to have a deeply polarising effect on US society.

US: Hurricane Harvey – a tragedy made worse by capitalism

US: Hurricane Harvey – a tragedy made worse by capitalism

As we write this, at least 47 people have been confirmed dead, and many more are feared drowned in their submerged cars and homes. At least 100,000 homes have been destroyed according to Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert. Tens of thousands have sought temporary shelters in convention centers and much less certain shelter in the medium term.

US: Uprising against police violence

US: Uprising against police violence

A Staten Island, New York, grand jury announced yesterday that it will not indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the illegal chokehold death of father of six and Staten Island resident, Eric Garner. This stunning announcement comes on the heels of the explosive wave of protest in Ferguson, and nationally, […]

Put CIA torturers and paymasters in the dock

Put CIA torturers and paymasters in the dock

The long awaited publication of the US Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) interrogation methods of suspected terrorists amounts to a grisly catalogue of torture. The report also points the finger of guilt at the UK government’s counterparts and other western ‘democracies’ for their collaboration in these CIA […]