Notes from the US

Freedom’s long-running US correspondent Louis Further does his monthly roundup of some of the lesser-known stories that have emerged over the last few weeks. Last month’s ‘Notes’ were long and depressing.   So let’s make this month’s shorter. But – alas – depressing.   It’s harder and harder to escape the conclusion that – because

Notes from the US: COVID-19 edition

‘Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action’ (Goethe) Readers of Freedom News will be familiar with (and probably sick of hearing) accounts of the Trump administration’s misconduct during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. They were expected; they were worse than predicted. So this month’s ‘Notes from the US’ contains some of the salient moments,

Notes from the US

Freedom’s long-running US correspondent Louis Further does his monthly roundup of some of the lesser-known stories that have emerged over the last few weeks. Oppression In the middle of last month Trump did something which can best be described as highly provocative, destructive and regrettably consistent with the mind of a maniac: he had the

Notes from the US

Freedom’s long-running US correspondent Louis Further does his monthly roundup of some of the lesser-known stories that have emerged over the last few weeks. Environment Trump’s wrecking of the Earth continues. In August, the Trump administration announced that it had re-approved the use of ‘cyanide bombs’ to kill wild animals on public lands. These M-44

Notes from the USA

Freedom’s long-running US correspondent Louis Further does his monthly roundup of some of the lesser-known stories that have emerged over the last few weeks. Racism Throughout October dispossessed families from Central America approached the US border in a so-called ‘caravan’. Predictably – instead of recognising that US (foreign) policies cause poverty and oppression – right-leaning

Why and how Trump is about to get worse than ever

I didn’t stay up all night awaiting news of the US mid-term elections but I did take a look at the results when I got up. The campaigning preceding the vote was said to be some of the most personal and abusive ever, with misogyny and racism at every turn. The man at the centre