US and China Sign ‘Phase One’ of Trade Deal               

Photo: China’s Vice Premier Liu He (left) and US President Donald Trump (right) By Mike Talavera Last Wednesday, US President Donald Trump and China’s Vice Premier Liu He signed an eight-part agreement that marks a detente in the ongoing trade war between the imperialist superpower US and rising imperialist China. The deal, which saw concessions from both sides, is widely seen as a temporary settlement … Continue reading US and China Sign ‘Phase One’ of Trade Deal               

PUERTO RICO: Trump Finalmente Aprueba Ayuda Federal con Restricciones Después de Terremotos Graves

Foto: Escombros de una iglesia destruida por la ola actual de actividad sísmica en Puerto Rico Este artículo es una traducción. Por Joseph Magyar y Ben Robinson El 15 de enero, el presidente de los Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, finalmente anunció que levantaría un bloque de $8 mil millones para ayuda en casos de desastre que previamente fue asignada para Puerto Rico después de retener … Continue reading PUERTO RICO: Trump Finalmente Aprueba Ayuda Federal con Restricciones Después de Terremotos Graves

Court Lifts Injunction Against $3.6 Billion of Military Funds for Border Wall

Photo: Former Director of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen gives speech next to section of the border fence last October. By Thomas Lambert On January 8, US Court of Appeals overruled an injunction that had been in place since December of last year preventing the Trump administration’s use of $3.6 Billion of military funds to construct new border fencing along the US-Mexico border. The Western District … Continue reading Court Lifts Injunction Against $3.6 Billion of Military Funds for Border Wall

PUERTO RICO: Trump Finally Releases Aid with Restrictions After Major Earthquakes

Photo: Rubble from a church destroyed by the ongoing wave of seismic activity in Puerto Rico By Joseph Magyar and Ben Robinson On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump finally announced he would lift a block on $8 billion of previously allocated disaster aid meant for Puerto Rico after months of withholding the money, but it came with several restrictions which could further delay its release. … Continue reading PUERTO RICO: Trump Finally Releases Aid with Restrictions After Major Earthquakes

Impeachment Trial To Be Set in Motion Next Week

Photo: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks at a press conference in December By Mike Talavera Today Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that the House of Representatives would be transmitting the articles of impeachment to the Senate sometime next week. After receiving the articles, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell will be compelled to start the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, … Continue reading Impeachment Trial To Be Set in Motion Next Week

Iran Fires Missiles at Bases Housing US Personnel, Zero Deaths Reported

Photo: Still image of Iranian missile launch By Mike Talavera Hours before Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani’s body was laid to rest, Iran fired missiles at two military bases in Iraq which house US military personnel in what it claims was retaliation for the US assassination of Soleimani last week. “Last night, [the US was] given one slap,” Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said … Continue reading Iran Fires Missiles at Bases Housing US Personnel, Zero Deaths Reported

US Air Strike Kills Top Iranian Military Leader

Photo: Protesters in Iran carry pictures of the recently assassinated military leader Qasem Soleimani and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei  By Mike Talavera Qasem Soleimani, a general in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), was leaving the Baghdad International Airport on Thursday when the car he was in exploded, killing him and two others. The Pentagon claimed responsibility for the airstrike soon after in the latest … Continue reading US Air Strike Kills Top Iranian Military Leader