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. Economy Despite the holiday season, Donald Trump has not been idle (although it has been estimated that he spends one in every five days playing golf, costing the tax payer literally

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. Even a relatively uninformed observer of the US scene at the moment would probably conclude that there is little going on (and nothing positive) in terms of legislation and government action.

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. Racism It would be a foolish observer of the United States who tried to argue that racism no longer exists: examples abound daily. At the start of last month, for instance,

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 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 Just as last month’s Notes was being prepared for publication, Secretary of Labor, Alex Acosta finally resigned following the scandal surrounding his support for financier and alleged trafficker in girl

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 With the proviso that anarchists can’t really get too excited about legislatures and lawmaking by the élite, support your chin before reading about goings on in Oregon late in June

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 Just when you thought you’d heard every possible turn of oafish lunacy which the Trump gang could come up with in trying to respond to climate change, take a look

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. Youth Young people’s opposition to élites’ refusal to address and denial of the potential for climate catastrophe has continued to make the news worldwide. School children and students have not been

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. Racism Trump’s and his administration’s hatred of (non-white) immigrants is fanatical. But it is not so fanatical that Trump’s business won’t employ what are commonly called ‘illegals’ by the racist right:

Notes from the US: Anti-Semitism enshrined in law

In perhaps Trump’s more startling act of discrimination yet, it was announced recently that it will now be legal for adoption agencies to refuse to help same sex couples and potential parents where one or both partners are Jewish. This is officially an extension of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which in 2014 made it