In recent weeks there has been a significant turn by the Trump administration towards a new international offensive, primarily focused on China, but with stepped up polemics also against Russia and Iran, and threats of escalated action in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East.
Jeremy Corbyn has condemned the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, backed a thorough investigation and is urging political leaders to act with calm heads and base their response to the attacks on real evidence. Given the absence of the latter he has cautioned against a new ‘cold war’ and an escalation of military spending.
On 14 February 2018, seventeen people – fourteen students and three staff – were killed at a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It was the deadliest high school shooting in US history, and the eighth deadliest mass shooting overall.
*** Trump’s protectionism: Aiming at China, killing jobs
*** Trump’s concedes to talk directly with North Korea
To mark 2018 International Women’s Day Socialist Action is republishing this article on how women led the February 2017 Russian Revolution.
**** Russia’s February Revolution – led by women
The recent outburst of Victor Orban, President of Hungary claimimg Hungary was “the last bastion against the Islamisation of Europe,” is yet another example of rising Islamophobia in Europe. Furthermore nothing could be further from the truth. Terrorist attacks in Europe emanating from ISIS or linked organisation are a huge problem and action is needed to stop these attacks.