Notes from the US: Disinformed and dying

This month’s missive again concentrates on the worsening situation in the country as a result of resistance and refusal to follow public health guidelines mostly inspired by disinformation and partisan lies in response to the worsening Covid-19 pandemic. Most metrics are now consistently at their highest since the pandemic’s inception in January last year. Environment

Notes from the US (August edition part 2)

The last ‘Notes from the US’ dealt with the latest developments in the pandemic in detail. As the number of case in the USA passes the total in all of Europe and many hospitals in the trumpy states run out of beds entirely – largely because of the refusal by the MAGA death cult addicts

Notes from the US (August part 1 edition)

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. “We are at a moment of truth and a crossroads. Will we allow these people to use fear and propaganda to do further harm to our society, economy, and children? Or

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.   Pandemic Sometimes a little event, statement or slice of activity throws just the right amount of light onto a country’s affairs, it captures its mood particularly well. This last weekend

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 More disturbing news: Robert McNabb from Ulster University is one of a group of scientists who have discovered (and recently published) just how quickly glaciers are now melting. That’s

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. Let’s start May’s ‘Notes from the US’ with some good news about the environment. In the middle of last month, a federal judge in Alaska ruled that Trump’s executive order of

Notes from the US: Biden’s friendly bombs

Freedom’s long-running correspondent Louis Further offers his monthly round-up of news from across the Pond.   In the last month, the new presidential administration led by Joe Biden has given several indications of the direction in which he will take US foreign policy. Some of these give cause for concern. For instance, officials have reaffirmed

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. Trump and Republicans After the Putsch attempt by Trump, fascist and supremacist militias at the Capitol on 6 January, Trump appears to have made an ignominious exit from public life to

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. Election It is a huge indictment of many of the 70 million of those who voted for Trump (almost half of all voters) that they continue to claim that the vote

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. Election Almost a fortnight after the election for the presidency and legislature two things are definite: 1 – arithmetically and legally Joe Biden (no ‘saint’, but surely an improvement on Donald