Notes from the US: Racism, Politics, Violence and Economy

Monthly roundup on the state of the USA by Louis Further Continue reading

Notes from the US


Ex vice-president Cheney’s former oil company, Halliburton, pleaded guilty in late September to destroying evidence after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A former Halliburton manager also faces a new charge of destroying computer simulations after the blast. The fine? US$200,000 (£125,000).


The House of Representatives has passed sweeping cuts to the nation’s food stamp programme. Funding to feed the hungry will be reduced by… Continue reading