Wednesday July 15, 2020

Trump’s labelling of Antifa as terrorists is an attempt to consolidate personal power

The Trump administration appears intent on taking the US down an increasingly authoritarian path

28th June, 2020
From the outset, it is important to affirm that designating Antifa a terrorist organisation is not legally feasible at this point

As the US grapples with a resurgence of Covid-19 cases, Donald Trump’s routine fits of tweeted pique continue to appear as background music – a steady drumbeat providing a familiar rhythm to the chaos.

The tweets tend to come in a stream. So when the US president announced that “the United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a terrorist organisation”, it may have been initially tempting to place it alongside his...

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