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.
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.
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On Friday 2 February sharp turmoil, which had been building for some time, shook US financial markets.
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Donald Trump used his speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos on 26 January to set the agenda for a new offensive against the working class and oppressed globally, by rallying the bourgeoisie to a virulent neo-liberal framework.
On 31 January 1968 news broke of a huge wave of attacks across South Vietnam on US and South Vietnamese positions by the Vietnamese national liberation forces, including an assault on the US embassy compound in the south’s capital Saigon.