Obrador's political party is taking on neoliberalism and forging a viable alternative for Mexico. The fact that it’s now within striking distance of the presidency is a massive change of fortune for the Mexican left.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call an early election for June 8th has got Britain guessing. Is it plot to legitimize a failing government in the face of Brexit? The UK is economically frail, homelessness is rampant, the welfare state is a disaster, and foreign affairs are rocky. The upcoming vote brings this crisis into sharp focus.
Donald Trump's 27-hour trip to Israel has left many analysts mystified. Palestinian emotions, however, were of no consequence, neither to the Trump entourage, nor, of course, to the New York Times or others in mainstream media.
“This Budget’s defining ambition is to unleash the dreams of the American people,” President Trump writes in his budget proposal, released today. While cutting government assistance for poor Americans, the budget notably beefs up annual military spending to the tune of $639 billion. Trump’s dream for America is a nightmare for the working class.
For nearly 25 years, several US presidents tried to redefine American relations with the Middle East, but they rarely managed to stave off the palpable decline of the US role in shaping that strategic region. Now, Donald Trump believes he has a chance. History, however, teaches us that he is wrong.
The first foreign visit of the new French President Emmanuel Macron, after a now habitual trip to Berlin, was to Gao in northern Mali as head of the French military. The visit was an attempt to be seen as paying attention to the efforts of French troops in operations in northern Mali and other states of the Sahel region of Africa.