The increase in climate change related humanitarian disasters shows no sign of abating in 2018 as Cape Town in South Africa prepares for a severe water shortage following three years of drought.
US-aligned right wing forces have been advancing in Latin America over the past three years. They have capitalised on the political instability created by an economic crisis which has engulfed the region following the crash in commodity prices in 2014. Their agenda is to reverse the huge social gains delivered by socialist and left wing governments throughout Latin America since the turn of the century and subordinate the region’s governments to US policy.
North Korea may not have won any Olympic medals in Pyeongchang, but it took gold for diplomacy.
Jeremy Corbyn, in his speech in Coventry today, called for the UK to be in a permanent customs union with the EU and for Britain to have a say in negotiating the bloc’s future trade deals. This move by Labour simultaneously reflects Labour’ economic priority to defend jobs and living standards and will place the Tory government under huge pressure to follow suit.
BBC interview with Sinn Fein Leader Mary Lou McDonald, following her meetings this week with Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May.
Under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership the Labour Party has consistently polled over 40 per cent for the past nine months since the general election, and held a narrow lead over the Tories.