All posts filed under: Americas

COVID-19 and the Disproportionate Number of Black Population affected by the Virus

Health officials grappled with its disproportionate impact on black Americans. The disparity is especially stark in cities like New Orleans, Chicago and Detroit, where high concentrations of African Americans live. In Chicago, which is 30% black, black Americans account for 70% of all coronavirus cases in the city and more than half of the state’s deaths. “We know […]

Facing Massive Economic Depression, Western Governments Struggle with how to Lift Coronavirus Lockdowns

The Trump administration is pushing to reopen much of the country next month, raising concerns among health experts and economists of a possible covid-19 resurgence if Americans return to their normal lives before the virus is truly stamped out. Behind closed doors, President Trump — concerned with the sagging economy — has sought a strategy […]

Capitalist States which Do Public Health Care ‘on the Cheap’, Do Not Deserve to be Classified as Developed!

On the 6th April, the UK Guardian website published an article entitled, “Coronavirus is Revealing How Broken America’s Economy Really Is,” where it detailed the severe failings of the US’s health care and economic systems which have led to the country being unprepared to deal effectively with the coronavirus pandemic.

The ‘Foreign Virus’

CNN complained about Trump on the 13th of March with the headline: “Why it matters A LOT that Trump hasn’t been tested for coronavirus” despite having come into contact with an infected person last week. When asked if he would take a test, his response was: “Let’s put it this way, I’m not concerned, OK?” […]

Trump Survives Impeachment Because Votes are More Respected than Facts in the US

Trump’s impeachment divided the US. Some have said that the US constitution is being shredded, and in a symbolic show of defiance, and hours after the Senate acquitted Trump, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, made a shocking public gesture on live television. It happened as Trump finished making his annual ‘State […]

The Dilemma of the American Strategy

America’s grand strategy is facing a crisis of confidence with anyone who is publicly commenting on its future direction. A considerable amount of confusion and discontent is present amongst the different factions of the foreign policy experts in regard to the American strategy. In this year’s Foreign Affairs Magazine, the May/June edition, experts reviewed the […]

Making Sense of Trump’s Economic Nationalism

“It doesn’t matter who becomes the next president, the world is governed by market forces.” [1] Alan Greenspan The world is going through a transition, where economic liberalism and globalism are shifting towards economic nationalism and patriotism, with US President Donald Trump leading the way. Globalism has significantly benefited the United States since the 1990s; […]

Americans are Slaughtered as Capitalism Fails to Justify its Inability to Deliver the Success and Happiness that it Falsely Promises

After the mass shootings during an especially bloody weekend in the US, which left 9 victims dead in Dayton and 22 dead in El Paso, The BBC asked: “El Paso and Dayton: Two mass shootings – will anything change?” The BBC pointed out that the US has suffered a long history of mass shootings and […]

Domestic Terrorism: A Product of Secular Liberalism

On Saturday, 20 people were massacred in El Paso, Texas and then another 9 innocent lives were taken on Sunday in Dayton, Ohio. Unfortunately, such tragedies have become all too common in our society – another day, another mass shooting. We have yet again witnessed domestic terrorism carried out by white nationalists/supremacists in America. Over […]

Headline News 07/08/2019

India Revoked Kashmir Autonomy Counter-Terror Chief says Policing Alone Cannot Beat Extremism US Imposes More Sanctions on Venezuela  India Revoked Kashmir Autonomy India’s government has revoked part of the constitution that gives Indian-occupied Kashmir special status. The Indian President Ram Nath Kovind issued a presidential decree supplanting the Indian Constitution’s Article 370, which grants Jammu […]

The Picture that Shames America

On 26th June, the London Evening Standard devoted its front page to a picture of a drowned father and his two year old daughter with the title “the picture that shames America.” The article wrote about how this young family was tragically destroyed attempting to enter the USA in search of the American dream, to […]

The Death of Immigrants Due to the US’s Hostile Anti-Immigration Policy is Symbolic of the Inevitable Demise of the Capitalistic System and Nation State Politics

On 26th June, the media widely publicized the picture of the tragic death of the South American immigrant, Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez who drowned in the Rio Grande River with his 2-year-old daughter while trying to cross the US-Mexico border. The young father left El Salvador, a desperately poor country, to seek a better life […]