Analysis: To defeat Trump, the Democrats’ only hope is to go against its leadership’s instincts
The one clear result from the US midterms is that an unapologetic progressive alternative is the only way of overthrowing Trumpism
IN THE AFTERMATH of yesterday’s US midterms, Nancy Pelosi went to the Democratic Party and argued in favour of collaboration with white supremacy and crypto-fascism.
US Midterms: CommonSpace talks Trump, Democratic strategy and American socialism with DSA activist John Leavitt
CommonSpace speaks with writer and activist John Leavitt about what can be learned from the US midterms.
YESTERDAY’S US MIDTERM ELECTIONS have seen the Democratic Party take back control of the House of Representatives, but also saw the Republicans tighten their grip on the Senate, leaving both sides of America’s two party system with victories to trumpet and losses to mourn.
Linda Pearson: Sturgeon's praise for Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright whitewashes their crimes
Linda Pearson (@Pearson_LM), Common Weal policy officer and peace campaigner, says it was wrong for Nicola Sturgeon to praise two former US Secretary of State’s who have never been held to account for their role in US war crimes
WHEN US President Donald Trump finally visits the UK this week, he will likely be met by the largest mass mobilisation that the country has seen since in the Iraq war protests of 2003. Hundreds of thousands of people will take to the streets to oppose the racism, misogyny and authoritarianism Trump represents.
Steve Bannon explained: The war-hungry ideology at the heart of the US regime
Steve Bannon, the strategist and ideologue at the heart of Donald Trump’s administration, has an aggressively reactionary world view that might tell us about its future direction
STEVE BANNON has quickly emerged as the man at the heart of US President Donald Trump’s new administration.
Events: Scotland protests against Donald Trump’s inauguration
Several rallies and demonstrations are taking place across Scotland
AS DONALD TRUMP gets set for his Presidential Inaguration in the US, Scots are preparing to demonstrate against him.
Demonstrations in solidarity with all those in the US and around the world who have been targeted in Trump’s speeches and by his proposed policies will take place in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and elsewhere to coincide with the inauguration proceedings in Washington DC from 5pm.
Shaun Kavanagh: The death of the American Dream - Fear and loathing in Trumpville
As Donald Trump prepares to take his place in the White House this week, CommonSpace columnist Shaun Kavanagh reflects on President Obama's legacy
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils...
FAREWELL Barack Obama. The current analysis of his presidency that has been ebbing out of the free press in the last few weeks has been variable, to put it kindly.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in near tie for Democratic nomination in Iowa
LEFTIST Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has forced his rival Hillary Clinton into a near tie in the Iowa caucuses.
The distance between Clinton and Sanders is razor thin, with Sanders on 45.5 per cent and Clinton on 49.9 per cent. Though a victory for Clinton, the vote represents a far better performance for the "democratic socialist" Senator from Vermont than had been expected.
Trump campaign achieves peak weird with terrifying freedom anthem
"No place for hate speech" as Trump stripped of Scottish honours
US presidential candidate has honorary degree and business network membership revoked following anti-Muslim comments
COMMENTS made recently by presidential candidate and millionaire Donald Trump have prompted online action leading to him being stripped of his honorary degree at a Scottish university.