Donald Trump’s former political strategist Steve Bannon has set up a new political organisation to assist the growth of far right forces across Europe and destabilise the European Union.
In a further escalation of the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, the Trump administration is preparing to announce 10% tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese exports to the US, including a variety of consumer goods. The full list of goods on which the tariffs will be imposed is likely to be released later this week or early next week.
Under Donald Trump’s presidency US efforts to overthrow the Venezuela’s socialist revolution have been stepped up.
The current wave of attacks on migrants by governments in the US and Europe underlines the new centrality of racism in current Western politics and the developing links between Donald Trump and Europe’s far-right.
On 26 June Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez achieved a sensational victory in the primary election to be the Democratic Party’s candidate for New York’s 14th Congressional district at this November’s midterm elections.
US President Trump seems to be stumbling towards a trade war. At the same time a large section of the current UK government seems intent of crashing out of the EU without a deal.