Just a week until Trump arrives in Britain

Each day is helping to reveal the brutal, extremist nature of Trump’s presidency. It has now been revealed that Trump persistently expressed an interest in invading Venezuela and confronted his top aides many times over this issue.

Furthermore, a recently declassified report has revealed that, in just one year of Trump’s presidency, the US dropped more than half the number of bombs that have been dropped in the entire eight years of the Bush administration.

The size of the demonstrations against Trump’s visit on the 13th July and 14th July is key both because enormous demonstrations will greatly weaken the Theresa May’s pro-war “special relationship” with the US, and because it can inspire mass international opposition to the Trump administration. It comes at a time when a wave of mass demonstrations is spreading across the US against Trump’s savage xenophobia and aggression.

As Chris Nineham wrote in his recent article: “We have a great tradition of confronting tyrants and reactionaries in Britain. There were big protests against Chilean dictator Pinochet when he was in prison here in the 1990s. Hundreds of thousands marched against George Bush on a weekday when he visited in 2003 making it the biggest weekday protests in British history. Trump’s visit may be the most important yet. Get to it.”

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Photo Gage Skidmore CC BY SA 2.0

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