In recent weeks US President Trump has deepened his administration’s policy of applying “maximum pressure” upon the Iranian government and Iranian people.
Last week the Venezuelan people resoundingly defeated the latest US-backed coup attempt against their government. Washington’s puppet and fake ‘interim President of Venezuela’, Juan Guaido, led the ineffective and small attempt to overthrow the legitimate and democratic Venezuelan government. In the face of this tactical defeat, the US administration continues to intensify its offensive against the Venezuelan government and people through harsh economic sanctions, military threats and subversive attacks.
The local government elections results, analysed from the point of view of their political significance for a general election, confirm that the Jeremy Corbyn led Labour Party has further advanced relative to the Tories since 2017.
According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, since the start of the Great March of Return in Gaza on 30 March 2018, 264 Palestinians have been killed and 36,318 have been injured.
Bolsonaro’s radical neo-liberal offensive simultaneously encompasses drastic attacks on the economic and social rights of Brazil’s working class in addition to threatening the long term economic and social development of the country.
This year’s local elections in England conclude with Polling Day on Thursday 2 May and it is important to maximise Labour’s vote.