US

The Guardian • US

Issue #1989

China-US relations seek to chart new course

US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping opened dialogue in a virtual summit for over three hours on 16th November

Read more
Issue #1952

Russia denounces Biden for only giving them “a few minutes of warning” before the US attack on Syria

The attack ordered by US President Joe Biden against Syria received condemnation from Damascus and Moscow ...

Read more
Issue #1990

China, Russia jointly decry US democracy summit, call for past lessons to be remembered

A joint article by the Chinese and Russian Ambassadors to the US decrying the so-called Summit for Democracy is a clear declaration of opposition to the upcoming event.

Read more
Issue #1962

American democracy is dominated by money

Does the US want democracy or money-dominated democracy?

Read more
Issue #2023

Striking Kaiser mental health clinicians joined by colleagues in Hawaii

Over 2,000 striking mental health clinicians hit the picket lines in front of Kaiser Permanente facilities in northern California and the Central Valley on the...

Read more
Issue #1957

Farmworkers need families, not deportation and exploitation

During the Trump administration, the US deported an average of 275,725 people per year, almost the same number of workers – 257,667 – brought by growers last year to labour in US fields.

Read more
Issue #2014

Left victory in Colombia

The electoral victory of Gustavo Petro in Colombia is, without a doubt, one of the most significant political developments in Latin America in the last...

Read more
Issue #1959

No crime lasts a hundred years

Twitter’s news feed did not stop. Facebook played live videos, one after another.

Read more
Issue #1968

Loyalty oaths for teachers in Florida’s new red scare

The Red Scare is back in Florida.

Read more
Issue #1972

Study reveals shocking decline in life expectancy in the US

The United States life expectancy fell by more than a year, from 78.8 years to 77.3 years, during the first half of 2020.

Read more
Issue #1977

Free Meng campaign marks 1000 days of incarceration

Thursday, August 26, 2021, marked the 1000th day of unjust incarceration by the Trudeau government of Meng Wanzhou.

Read more
Issue #1978

Don’t believe all that you hear — here’s what’s really going on in Cuba

The emails kept coming in … from farmers and students and chefs and academics whom I’d taken to that tiny island country over the past two decades to learn about her leadership in sustainable agriculture, cooperatives, and growing food in cities

Read more
Issue #2021

US rail union leaders warn: corporate greed will delay your holiday gifts, again

US: Crunch. And a shortage of everything. That’s the warning rail union leaders are sending to consumers as the nation approaches the holiday season. Expect,...

Read more
Issue #1970

End of the forever war?

The United States’ longest war has officially come to an end.

Read more
Issue #2016

The real threat of the United States’ 800 foreign bases

Under the heading “Australia Faces Massive Existential Threat from China,” Christopher Joye writes that: “The spectre of Chinese nuclear submarines, destroyers, fighters and bombers based...

Read more
Issue #1977

Afghanistan: no clean end to a dirty war

The Russian Foreign Ministry was the first to announce [last month] that a suicide attack outside Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport killed at least two people and wounded fifteen more.

Read more
Issue #1959

Xi calls for “unprecedented ambition, action” to build community of life

We should protect nature and preserve the environment like we protect our eyes.

Read more
Issue #2021

Using Taiwan to contain China is doomed to fail

Taiwan has been an integral part of China’s territory since ancient times, there is but one China in the world, and the Government of the...

Read more
Issue #1974

How to read Donald Duck: imperialist ideology in the Disney comic

One of the first acts committed by the Chilean military, after the coup of 11 September 1973 was to confiscate and burn books.

Read more
Issue #1978

Maduro warns of plot to destroy dialogue from Colombia and US

The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, denounced the attempts by Colombia and the United States to boycott the dialogue process between the government and the opposition.

Read more
Issue #1962

Have we become the 51st state?

How can Australia’s subservience to the United States be explained?

Read more
Issue #1963

The US’ unilateral coercive policies and the truth about Venezuela

Washington’s aggression against Cuba, Venezuela, Iran and other countries is a flagrant violation of human rights.

Read more
Issue #1947

Storming the Capitol: staging a farce

On the 6th January 2021, the US Capitol was overrun by various factions of Trump supporters under the false pretence that the recent election had been rigged.

Read more
Issue #1948

Will we follow our allies this time?

It might be a good idea to return – in January 2022 – to the promises that Joe Biden made on his first day as President of the United States of America on the 20th of January 2021.

Read more
Issue #1980

Ramifications of the US blockade on Cuba – international socialism

From its inception in 1962, the embargo against Cuba has remained the most comprehensive US economic sanctions regime against any country in the world.

Read more
Issue #1984

Letter

Dear Editor, I was disappointed to read Matthew Hole’s article, “Afghans Reclaim Sovereignty as US-NATO Occupation Comes to an End” (Guardian #1977), ironically with a...

Read more
Issue #1958

Chauvin murder trial

The defence rested this week in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer ...

Read more
Issue #1959

Australia scraps BRI agreements, eager to injure relationship with number one trade partner

The Morrison government has vetoed the state of Victoria by cancelling four agreements it had with other nations relating to cooperation and education.

Read more
Issue #1993

Distractions

Under the cloak of the global pandemic, the US military-industrial complex is gleefully organising another war to rescue capitalism. The propaganda machine has certainly made...

Read more
Issue #1979

Afghanistan: what’s next?

Little was said about the horrendous consequences of the US-led invasion of Afghanistan and the tens of thousands of Afghan lives that were lost, and the wreckage and chaos that was left behind following the hasty withdrawal by US and allied troops.

Read more
Issue #2001

WASHINGTON BULLETS by Vijay Prashad

The present war between Russia and Ukraine reveals the heavy hand of US imperialist intervention behind the scenes, making this a timely and important book....

Read more
Issue #1968

US seizes Iranian news websites

The United States has committed yet another act of piracy, this time digital.

Read more
Issue #2005

Extradition “death sentence” for Assange

The UK court has given its stamp of approval for WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange to be delivered into the hands of the United States’ justice...

Read more
Issue #1976

Djibouti Africa – its international significance

Djibouti is a country of modest size but geopolitically significant, especially when its proximity to Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda, is considered.

Read more
Issue #1977

Afghans reclaim sovereignty as US-Nato occupation comes to an end

Celebratory gunfire echoed across Kabul on Tuesday morning, 31st August, as the last US flight took off from Kabul airport, ending twenty years of American occupation in the country.

Read more
Issue #1990

Australian-UK-US nuclear submarine deal exposes civilian-military links

Andy Stirling and Phil Johnstone, writing for The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, highlighted several salient points in their paper, telling us a lot about the thinking of those pushing nuclear energy.

Read more
Issue #2020

Mass shootings in the USA and Australia

On 24th May 2022 an eighteen-year-old gunman, equipped with an AR-15 style semiautomatic rifle, murdered nineteen students and two teachers at a primary school in...

Read more
Issue #1994

US and NATO tighten military ring around Russia

What sin earned Kay-Achim Schönbach such a fate as being fired? When asked about the month-long NATO-Washington campaign against Putin and Russia, based only on...

Read more
Issue #1964

Bridges of love global campaign

On Sunday the 30th of May, activists in Perth joined the global campaign Bridges of Love.

Read more
Issue #2003

The end of US dollar hegemony

What is the potential impact on Australia and its workers of the end of US dollar hegemony? This is not an idle question, but a...

Read more
Issue #2009

Interview with SKP leader Andreas Sörensen on NATO and Sweden

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a reproduction of an interview with Communist Party of Sweden (SKP) General Secretary Andreas Sörensen (AS) which appeared in the...

Read more
Issue #1995

Neo-nazis active in Ukraine as White House adds 3,000 troops

There’s an increasingly surreal air regarding the war scare over Ukraine. The original roles in the drama seem to be reversed. Back in December, Ukrainian...

Read more
Issue #1947

Trump’s Presidency in the light of Democrat neoliberalism

Joe Biden has now replaced Donald Trump as President of the United States.

Read more
Issue #2004

Ironic for Morrison to draw red line without respecting others’

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison just drew a “red line” for China. Australian media widely reported on Sunday that Morrison claimed China building a military...

Read more
Issue #1957

Angela Davis talk “censored” in last minute cancellation

A Jewish group in the United States boycotted the author and academic’s event at Indiana’s Butler University.

Read more
Issue #1960

Afghanistan, will the US lose the war as well as the peace?

It’s little wonder that Joe Biden wants to get his troops out of Afghanistan.

Read more
Issue #1979

Coalition presses the UK to remove climate targets from trade deal

Scott Morrison has confirmed that the Coalition government pressed the UK to remove climate targets from the post-Brexit Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement

Read more
Issue #2022

Urgent aid for Cuba

A combined celebration of the Cuban Revolution and Fidel’s birth, ninety-six years ago, after the horrific events of 5th August virtually became a plea for...

Read more
Issue #1971

Horn of Africa

It is almost impossible to find out any news of what is happening in Africa.

Read more
Issue #1985

CPA, CPB & CPUSA Trilateral Statement on AUKUS

The Communist Party of Australia, the Communist Party of Britain and the Communist Party of the USA met on 1st October to discuss the implications...

Read more
Issue #2016

Beware the “Asian NATO”

From 28-30th June, NATO leaders met in Madrid, producing a new Strategic Concept and declaring that Russia and China are the key threats to western...

Read more
Editorial Issue #2021

60th anniversary of Australia’s involvement in Vietnam

This week marks sixty years since Australia entered the Vietnam war. Considered by many to be a Cold War-era proxy war, the conflict lasted almost...

Read more
Issue #1965

US meddling comes under many disguises

Despite all the catastrophising Western reporting on the passage of the Hong Kong national security law almost a year ago, there has been mostly silence...

Read more
Issue #2020

What Australia can learn from South Africa

It is a sad fact that many countries around the world do not see Australia as a sovereign country, especially in terms of international relations....

Read more
Issue #1950

Slander and threats against the communist party of Venezuela are unacceptable

The parties signing this Joint Statement have been firmly standing at the side of the people of Venezuela and have repeatedly denounced and condemned the imperialist aggression of the United States, the European Union, and their allies in Latin America against Venezuela and the coup attempt to overthrow the elected President Nicolás Maduro. For us, denouncing and opposing the imperialist attacks against the people of Venezuela and the peoples of the world are non-negotiable.

Read more
Issue #1980

Australia’s own goal

US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Australia’s PM Scott Morrison lined up like three stooges in a stage-managed virtual presentation to announce the formation of yet another military alliance

Read more
Issue #1981

Petition: no nuclear submarines

AUKUS and a submarine fleet shows a complete disregard for the democratic process and undermines sovereignty.

Read more
Issue #1983

Taiwan is a tinderbox, and the West is attempting to light the fuse

Taiwan island, internationally recognised as a province of China, has again become a key focal point in Washington’s ongoing hybrid war against Beijing.

Read more
Issue #2012

Australia “opposes” US statement on UN report into human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine

Australia has refused to sign a statement, alongside over twenty other countries, released by the US regarding an inquiry into human rights violations in Palestine...

Read more
Issue #1985

JOBS NOT WAR!

The AUKUS alliance between Australia, the UK and the US turns the meaning of security on its head.

Read more
Issue #1955

Hostilities continue against DPRK

In mid-March, Reuters – followed immediately by CNN and other western media outlets – ran a story stating that “a senior Biden administration official” told them that “North Korea has not responded to behind-the-scenes diplomatic outreach since mid-February by President Joe Biden’s administration.”

Read more
Editorial Issue #1957

Gov’t spends billions on military, but people get none!

It seems in every facet Australia is inching closer towards transforming into its transpacific cousin, the United States of America.

Read more
Issue #1959

Climate Summit: “THE WORLD IS ON RED ALERT”

The growing recognition of the urgency by world leaders was reflected at the virtual climate summit called by US President Joe Biden from 22nd to 23rd April.

Read more
Issue #1981

No nuclear Australia: TIME FOR ACTION!

The sudden announcement of the AUKUS (Australia-UK-US) military agreement which will bring nuclear-powered submarines to Australia has provoked worldwide and growing opposition.

Read more
Issue #2012

CPA statement on Julian Assange

The Communist Party of Australia condemns in the strongest possible terms the decision by the UK government to extradite Julian Assange to the United States....

Read more
Issue #1980

Subs, subservience and stupidity

It’s been less than a month since the US tore out of poverty-stricken Afghanistan after losing a twenty-year dirty war, with Australia dragging behind, and already they have announced a new absurd military scheme, AUKUS

Read more