The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 27th January 2017

Lead story

Trump divides the US

by Daphne Liddle

GREENPEACE activists last Wednesday unfurled a giant banner from a construction crane in Washington close to the White House bearing a single word: “Resist”.

It was one of a very wide spectrum of protests to hit Washington and every major city in the United States and throughout the world against the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the US. Estimates put the total number of protesters on the streets of Washington and other US cities last Saturday as between three and four million, making it the largest ever protest in the US.

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Clamour for inquiry over Trident missile that went the wrong way

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn has joined anti-nuclear campaigners in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and Stop the War to demand an inquiry in to the failure of a Trident missile test in June last year and the subsequent cover-up. He said: “It’s a pretty catastrophic error when a missile goes in the wrong direction.”

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US versus the world

SINCE HIS inauguration just a week ago Trump has been very busy. He has started to unravel Obamacare — the private insurance-based universal healthcare system introduced by Obama. He has withdrawn funding from all environmental issues and given the go-ahead for the oil pipeline at Standing Rock. Trump has withdrawn all funding for refuges for women fleeing domestic violence; he has also spoken about attacking Venezuela, Cuba and another attack on Iraq, and he has set in motion the preparations to build his promised wall between the US and Mexico.

But he has also withdrawn the Unites States from the North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TTP). No doubt the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will follow — though that is already almost dead after Brexit and the withdrawal from the European Union.

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