The first round of France’s presidential elections took place on April 23, and two candidates emerged to compete in the runoff on May 7: Emmanuel Macron, the candidate of En Marche (“On the Move”) and Marine Le Pen, candidate of the Front national (“National Front”)—although she officially resigned from her party on April 24 in … Continue reading The First Results from France’s Presidential Elections: The Backdrop and What Is to Come
During the presidential election campaign, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump favored a stepped-up military component of foreign policy. They differed on what the main target should be. Clinton aimed at Russia, while Trump singled out China. By Barry Sheppard Clinton not only wanted to continue the policy of both Republican and Democratic administrations since … Continue reading Trump’s Dangerous Saber-Rattling
As I sat down to write this brief article on the upcoming presidential election in France, which will take place on Sunday, April 23, my phone lit up with an alert from the Associated Press that Parisians were being warned to stay clear of the Champs-Élysées area. A shooting attack in which police seem … Continue reading What Will the French Presidential Elections Bring?
Resistance Editorial. After an attack in Syria involving chemical weapons, US President Donald Trump launched a major attack on airfields in the country, firing over 50 Tomahawk missiles and killing at least 6. In doing so, Trump dangerously escalated the ongoing conflict, where a civil war has been raging since 2011. The US and Russia have … Continue reading U.S. Hands Off Syria!
U.S. Hands Off North Korea! No To The Imperialist War Drive! Resistance Editorial The so-called "America First" budget put forward by Trump includes a 10% increase in military spending. This increases what is already the world's largest military budget by $56 billion. The cost of this increase will be balanced on the backs of the … Continue reading U.S. Hands Off North Korea!
Much more could have been written, including Trump's $54 billion increase in the already bloated war budget, and the Obama-Trump one trillion dollar program to "modernize" the nuclear arsenal, including developing smaller bombs that would make their use more likely. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved their doomsday clock up to 2 minutes … Continue reading Dangerous Escalation of U.S. Wars in the Offing
When Donald Trump descended the gilded escalator in Trump Tower and declared his candidacy for President in 2015, he had a single central theme: he would build a wall. This wall, along the border between the United States and Mexico, would serve to prevent undocumented immigrants from entering the US, and Mexico would pay … Continue reading Building the Wall: A Racist Psychosis