Trump Expands Travel Ban to Seven More Countries

Photo: Nigerian foreign minister Geoffrey Onyeama shakes hands with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at press conference this week. By Felipe Vera Last Friday, Donald Trump signed a proposed expansion of the current travel ban which will go into effect February 22, three years after the initial travel ban was put in place. Belarus, Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania will now be … Continue reading Trump Expands Travel Ban to Seven More Countries

Impeachment Trial Ends with Trump’s Acquittal

Photo: US President Donald Trump giving a statement after the conclusion of impeachment proceedings By Mike Talavera A Senate vote that was divided almost strictly along party lines has acquitted US President Donald Trump of the two articles of impeachment approved by the House last December, one for ‘abuse of office’ and the other for ‘obstruction of justice.’ Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney was the … Continue reading Impeachment Trial Ends with Trump’s Acquittal

Electoral Farce Fails to Launch as First Presidential Primary Results Shrouded in Chaos

Photo: Media filing center in Des Moines, screen reads “Results Coming Soon” By Mike Talavera What was supposed to be an inspiring kickoff to the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary has ended in a train wreck that has worsened people’s already weak confidence in the US election process. As the Iowa Caucus wrapped up Monday night, a few seemingly sporadic errors in reporting turned into a … Continue reading Electoral Farce Fails to Launch as First Presidential Primary Results Shrouded in Chaos

MEXICO: Protesters Demand Justice for Murdered Woman Activist at Juarez’s International Border

By Nélida Tello and David Martinez On January 25, various feminist collectives, NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations), and community members from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas met at the Santa Fe international border crossing to protest the unsolved murder of 26-year-old activist and artist Isabel ‘Isa’ Cabanillas de la Torre. Isabel was murdered on the dawn of January 18, after being reported missing the … Continue reading MEXICO: Protesters Demand Justice for Murdered Woman Activist at Juarez’s International Border

LOS ANGELES: Mayor Endorses Imperialist Presidential Candidate Joe Biden

Photo: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti holds a press conference to endorse Joe Biden in the Democratic primary for the 2020 Presidential election  By Audrey Hellenbrecht In a press conference on January 9, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti gave his endorsement to former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign to become the Democratic Party’s nominee for the 2020 Presidential election. Calling Biden “a close personal friend … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Mayor Endorses Imperialist Presidential Candidate Joe Biden

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 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