The current power cuts come from a combination of increased demand from manufacturers, a slowdown in coal production, partly caused by improved health and safety measures in mines, and the restrictions put on coal use by national guidelines to restrict carbon emissions.
The US unilateral and illegal sanctions regime remains in place and so does the US government’s commitment to overthrow the Bolivarian process.
The emerging alliances in Latin America and the Caribbean – anchored by Maduro and López Obrador – have already reshaped the hemisphere to the disadvantage of imperialism.
The paradox of Boris Johnson’s assertion that the market will sort itself out is that they are in no position politically to allow the market to do that.
The pledge not to build new coal fired power stations abroad grabbed the headlines, but it went along with an accompanying pledge to “step up support for other developing countries in developing green and low-carbon energy”, that is just as significant.
Rally – opposing the rise of racism fuelled by the US-led cold war on China.
With speakers from the Chinese, East Asian and South East Asian diaspora, prominent labour movement figures and representatives from youth, anti-racist and anti-war organisations in Britain and the US.
The new pact between the Australian, British and US governments is the latest escalation in a new cold war on China, and the developing world. Locking Britain into decades of nuclear escalation in the Pacific is globally dangerous, hugely expensive and totally unnecessary.