The US Democratic Party primary campaign is now getting well underway and the most important issue in this contest, from the point of view of the interests of the US working class, is whether Bernie Sanders can secure the party’s nomination for President.
There are mounting fears that under the guise of delivering ‘humanitarian aid’ the US is trying to stage-manage a confrontation to provide a pretext for a US military attack on Venezuela.
Spain’s minority PSOE (socialist) government has fallen and new elections are scheduled for 28 April.
The general direction of Trump’s foreign policy was clear from the very beginning. His campaign slogans were well known: ‘America First’ in order to ‘Make America Great Again’; and rhetoric against multilateral agreements and threats of protectionist trade measures had been etched into his election campaign.
There is a generalised crisis of the so-called ‘Emerging Markets’ of the semi-colonial world, and the Turkish lira is only one of a number of sharply devalued currencies this year. Financial market commentators and speculators are all inclined to blame Turkish President Erdogan for the crisis affecting Turkey. In reality the main source of the wider crisis is the US President Trump.
Currently the foul consciously lying media campaign against Jeremy Corbyn – attempting to portray the most principled lifelong anti-racist and anti-war leader the Labour Party has ever had as a supporter of anti-semitism and terrorism – is demonstrating the truth of Marxism to hundreds of thousands of people.