What the votes and the polls tell us really happened in the US election.
Webinar at which experts from the US, China, Britain, Bolivia, India and other countries will discuss whether the outcome of the US presidential election will end, continue or change the tactics of the US in the New Cold War.
There are two major components of this undemocratic democracy. Firstly there is voter suppression either formal or informal which is aimed primarily at black and Latinx communities. Secondly there is the over representation of rural and suburban areas compared to urban areas.
The Black Lives Matter movement has become the focus of attacks for Trump’s election campaign. He cannot campaign on the economy, nor on his own handling of the coronavirus crisis and he might attempt some international provocation before polling day.
The Black Lives Matter movement has remained resilient and its protests continue.
Following an unprecedented string of victories where Bernie Sanders effectively won the first three Democratic party primaries he is now the clear frontrunner to win the nomination. As a result, someone who describes himself as a socialist is already up against the wrath of the billionaire class who dominate US politics, including the Democratic party itself.
By Jane West
The French presidential elections ended with Macron sweeping into the Élysée Palace on 66 per cent of the vote, and Le Pen roundly defeated. But this is the beginning, not the end. Macron has no alternative to the politics of austerity that have destroyed the Socialist Party, and therefore he will fail. His popularity will be short-lived and the fight between the left and the far right as to which will succeed in hegemonising the increasing alienated French electorate will break out with renewed force.