Now is the time to step up solidarity with Venezuela

Biden should end Trump’s interventionist policies in Latin America, writes KEN LIVINGSTONE

A SIGNIFICANT sense of relief was evident among progressives in the United States and throughout much of the world when Donald Trump was defeated in his re-election bid last year.

Given his catastrophic approach to Covid-19, alliances with extreme-right elements in US society, and further steps towards war on Iran, this was entirely understandable.

Having lived through the tenure of numerous US presidents (from both major parties), though, there are some policy agendas which have been constant: notably their approach to Latin America.
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Universal credit shows all you need to know about the ‘Nasty Party’

The Tories’ £20 cut to universal credit will be a social and economic catastrophe, writes KEN LIVINGSTONE

MEDIA reports late this week highlighted a private memo showing that the Tories’ £20 universal credit cut at the end of this month will be a “catastrophe” and “disaster of autumn.”

A government insider noted that analysis shows poverty, foodbank use and homelessness will spiral when the cut takes place — in a situation where it should be remembered we already have grotesque levels of all three.
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