Those of you knowledgeable of American Presidential history, or scandal, will recognise 1974 as one of the US’ most politically turbulent year, or it was until now. 42 years later Donald Trump has 42 years later Donald Trump has been elected US President, it has taken him five months to fire his FBI Director and find himself swamped in scandal. For Richard M. Nixon, the only US … Continue reading Making America 1974 Again!
Although he may not have been successful in becoming the Democratic candidate to go against Donald Trump, it appears that Bernie Sanders’ legacy is only just beginning to come into fruition. If there is one thing that we can credit Sanders with it is the introduction of the concept of ‘democratic socialism’ to the mainstream political discourse in the US despite already being a well-established … Continue reading Membership for the Democratic Socialists of America triples after the 2016 Election
Today President Trump ordered several hundred marines to be deployed into Syria. The heavily armed marines have been sent out with a mass of artillery guns. According to US officials, the marines are pre-positioning howitzers in order to support and assist local Syrian forces. Alongside the seven hundred US marines being sent to Syrian a further thousand troops are being prepared for deployment in Kuwait. … Continue reading Why Has the U.S. Just Invaded Syria?
On the 7th March 2017, Wikileaks published the first in the series of the “Vault 7” leaks, “Year Zero“. “Year Zero” represents the largest and most comprehensive release of US spying files. The leak totals 8,761 documents, which cover “the entire hacking capacity of the CIA.” According to Wikileaks co-founder, Julian Assange, Wikileaks has guaranteed that the CIA has now “lost control of its arsenal“. … Continue reading Wikileaks Strikes Again!
So today was a pretty big day in American political history. Today everything “changes starting right here and right now”. Today we saw Trump “transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the people”. But what does this actually mean? Well based on what we saw in the hours before and following Trump’s inauguration America is a hugely different country from 8 years ago. In the … Continue reading What We Learnt From Trump’s Inauguration!