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Trump and Republicans defeated as “Trumpcare” crashes

The Trump administration and the Republicans in Congress suffered defeat as their proposal to “repeal and replace Obamacare” disintegrated. Historically speaking, a new President has the most momentum in his first 100 days. Trump has been president less than 65 days—with no victories and now a major defeat.

Trump and the explosive political crisis in the USA

In certain conditions, all things can turn into their opposite. Prior to the arrival of its latest resident, the White House had long been a symbol of the immense stability and confidence of the USA’s political regime. As Josh Holroyd explains, today it stands at the centre of an almighty political crisis.

Trump's first week: welcome to the new normality

In just a few days, Trump has set his stamp on US and world politics, economics, and relations. Already, his Islamophobic, anti-immigrant policies - in particular - have sparked mass protests across America and internationally. This is what is meant when we talk of sharp and sudden changes being on the order of the day.

Trump's inauguration: a vulgar display of capitalist decay and desperation

And so begins the Trump era: with worldwide protests, pessimism, and polarization - full of combustible material, to put it mildly. The most anti-worker administration in decades has formally taken possession of the White House, and an avalanche of austerity and attacks on the working class is on the order of the day. A turbulent period of class struggle lies ahead.

Should we fear or fight the "alt-right"?

As with many other trends in our crisis-ridden capitalist world, the term “alt-right” meteorically arose from obscure corners of the internet to one of the most discussed political phenomena in the US and elsewhere. But what is the real strength of this racist and reactionary movement? And how do we fight back against it?

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