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Call it what it was: a coup attempt | Rebecca Solnit
I call it a coup attempt because, though I assume that it will not prevent the Biden presidency, it certainly intended to Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol – follow live On Wednesday, a coup attempt was led by the president of the United States. A rightwing mob attempted the coup in the form of a violent riot that stormed the Capitol building. They disrupted the proceedings that would have complete
Jon Ossoff leads in Georgia Senate election as Congress prepares to certify Biden victory – live
Biden to nominate Merrick Garland as attorney general – report Rev Raphael Warnock defeats Republican senator Kelly Loeffler Georgia Senate runoff elections - live results Why Georgia Senate elections are a big deal Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 6.20pm GMT After congressman Paul Gosar raised an objection to Arizona’s electoral votes and confirmed the objection was c
Jon Ossoff wins Georgia runoff election, giving Democrats control of Senate
Victory unseats Republican David Perdue, who held the seat for the past six years, and follows fellow Democrat Raphael Warnock’s win Georgia Senate runoffs – follow the latest The Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff has won his Senate runoff election, giving Democrats control of the Senate for the opening of Joe Biden’s presidency. Continue reading...


US Capitol stormed: what we know so far
A mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday afternoon US politics - latest updates America shaken as violent pro-Trump mob storms Capitol building A mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill and clashed with police on Wednesday afternoon, apparently driven by the prospect that they might stop the certification of the 2020 federal election in favour of Joe Biden. H
Trump supporters gather outside statehouses across US as mob assails Capitol
Officials evacuate state buildings as demonstrators falsely claim Trump won re-election Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol – latest updates Supporters of Donald Trump massed outside statehouses across the US on Wednesday, leading to some evacuations as cheers rang out in reaction to the news that a pro-Trump mob had stormed the US Capitol in Washington. Hundreds of people gathered in state capitals
Ivanka Trump criticised for calling pro-Trump mob 'patriots'
President’s daughter swiftly backtracks and deletes tweet after calling on ‘American patriots’ to be peaceful Ivanka Trump has called insurrectionists who stormed the US Capitol building “American Patriots” while urging them to refrain from violence, before hurriedly backtracking on the comment. In a now-deleted tweet, sent as protesters stormed the seat of US democracy, the president’s eldest da
'Anarchy in the USA': what the papers say about the storming of the US Capitol
Front pages around the world cover the violence in Washington DC through the lens of an assault on democracy US politics - latest updates America shaken as violent pro-Trump mob storms Capitol building The extraordinary and violent scenes that consumed the US Capitol building on Wednesday have dominated news coverage across the world. The Guardian carries a scene from the Capitol’s rotunda, fille
'Domestic terrorists': Schumer condemns pro-Trump mob's storming of Capitol – video
'This will be a stain on our country not so easily washed away,' the Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer, said on the Senate floor after it reconvened to finish certifying Joe Biden's election victory after a six-hour delay. Schumer further called for the 'goons' and 'thugs' and 'domestic terrorists' who stormed the Capitol today to be 'prosecuted to the full extent of the law'. Schumer calls p
Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons take knee on court after opening tip-off
Bucks and Pistons take knee after tip-off of Wednesday game Celtics and Heat knelt for national anthem before their game With words and actions, several NBA teams showed dismay Wednesday hours after a violent mob loyal to US president Donald Trump was able to storm the US Capitol and in response to a decision by a Wisconsin prosecutor not to charge a police officer who shot a black man last year.
'White privilege on display': police hypocrisy condemned after pro-Trump insurgence
Social media users lambaste president and compare police treatment of racial justice protesters with response to mob Many Americans and people around the world watched in horror as a mob of Donald Trump supporters rushed the US Capitol in Washington DC on Wednesday afternoon, wreaking fear and chaos with seemingly little resistance from police on Capitol Hill. The events inside the building quick
Biden calls on Trump to 'demand an end to this siege' – video
President-elect Joe Biden denounces the violence at the Capitol, after a mob of Trump supporters storm the building. 'This is not dissent, it's disorder, it's chaos, it borders on sedition, and it must end now,' Biden said. He then called on outgoing US president Trump to publicly 'demand an end to this siege' Trump tells mob that stormed Congress 'we love you' as Biden condemns 'siege' – follow
'Incited by the president': politicians blame Trump for insurrection on Capitol Hill
Some congressmembers are calling for Trump, who directed supporters toward the Capitol, to be impeached The riots at the US Capitol shocked many in the US and around the world, but for some, the violent scenes in Washington are simply the natural culmination of Donald Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud and repeated stoking of division in the US. Continue reading...
US Capitol's last breach was more than 200 years ago
Building that was set on fire by British troops in 1814 has also seen bombings and a presidential assassination attempt The US Capitol has been the scene of bombings, a presidential assassination attempt and countless demonstrations in its more than 200-year-old history. For the first time on Wednesday, it was the site of an armed insurrection incited by the sitting president. Continue reading...
Facebook and Twitter lock Trump’s social media accounts after video address
Unprecedented actions by social media giants were aimed at addressing the president’s spread of misinformation and the incitement of violence Twitter and Facebook took unprecedented actions to address the spread of misinformation and the incitement of violence by Donald Trump on their platforms on Wednesday, after supporters of the president stormed the US Capitol. Continue reading...
American carnage: how Trump's footsoldiers ran riot in the Capitol
Staffers barricaded doors and hid under desks as Trumpist rioters roamed freely, looking for members of Congress they saw as enemies A rioter leaned back in the chair of the speaker of the House Representatives and brought a brown boot down on the papers left strewn on her desk. Elsewhere in the Capitol building, a lectern bearing the gold seal of Congress was ripped away and framed documents wer
America shaken as violent pro-Trump mob storms Capitol building
Siege comes after Trump urges crowd of protesters to march on Capitol and undo November election defeat by Joe Biden US politics live – follow all the latest American carnage: Trump’s footsoldiers run riot in the Capitol America was shaken on Wednesday as a mob of Donald Trump supporters staged an insurrection at the US Capitol building in Washington, storming the debating chambers and fighting p
'Stand back and stand by': how Trumpism led to the Capitol siege
The president spent 2020 enabling and encouraging mass displays of armed protest on the streets of American cities The storming of the US Capitol by a pro-Trump mob on Wednesday was the culmination of a year of white nationalist and anti-democratic violence that steadily intensified and featured the direct incitement of the US president. Continue reading...
Members of pro-Trump mob wander Senate floor after swarming Capitol – video
Some members of the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Captiol in Washington were filmed wandering around the Senate floor after evacuation. People, who were asked to wear gas masks, were also evacuated from the House of Representatives after guards secured the area Continue reading...
'Trump blows up US democracy': the world watches on in horror
Leaders from nations around the world condemn ‘shocking scenes’ unfolding at US Capitol Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol – follow live Leaders across the world have reacted with shock and disquiet to the turmoil in Washington DC on Wednesday, with the head of Nato deploring what he called “shocking scenes”. “The outcome of this democratic election must be respected,” Jens Stoltenberg, the Nato sec
Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol – in pictures
A mob of Trump supporters invaded the Capitol after mass demonstrations in the nation’s capital. They breached security, took over the rotunda and House chamber, and disrupted the vote certification for Joe Biden US politics live – follow the latest news Continue reading...
Trump lashes out at Pence before mob breaches US Capitol – video
The president reiterated baseless claims of widespread electoral fraud during a rally hours before a pro-Trump mob breached the Capitol walls during protests US politics: latest updates Continue reading...
UK political leaders condemn violence at US Capitol
Boris Johnson joins Labour, Lib Dems and SNP in denouncing chaotic scenes, but fails to mention role of Donald Trump Mob storms US Congress – live updates Boris Johnson has joined Labour, the Lib Dems and the SNP in condemning the chaotic scenes in Washington DC that saw Donald Trump supporters storming the US Capitol . While the crowd that broke through barricades to roam through the building ha
Maga mob's Capitol invasion makes Trump's assault on democracy literal
Hundreds of the president’s supporters stormed the Capitol in the most dramatic challenge to US democracy since the civil war The US Capitol, the seat of American democracy, has been stormed by a pro-Donald Trump mob, egged on by the president in a desperate and violent effort to overturn the results of the election. Continue reading...
Pro-Trump mob storm Capitol as lawmakers meet to certify Biden's win – video
Protesters swarmed the Capitol on Wednesday, putting it on lockdown, as Mike Pence rebuffed Donald Trump's demand to overturn his loss to Democrat Joe Biden and the Senate's Republican leader denounced a bid in Congress to undo the election outcome. Trump supporters overturned barriers and clashed with police on the US Capitol grounds and streamed inside the building. The demonstrations flared as
Lava flows inside Hawaii volcano crater after explosion – video
A lava dome fountain formed inside a lava lake inlet after Hawaii's famous Kilauea volcano erupted in December 2020. Footage from inside the Halema’uma’u crater was filmed by the US Geological Survey Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big Island Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big Island – video report Continue reading...
‘The new south’: Raphael Warnock becomes Georgia's first Black senator
State on the brink of delivering the Democrats control of Senate is in a cultural, demographic and political transition The Ebenezer Baptist church in Atlanta has witnessed tides of history ebb and flow during its 134 years. Martin Luther King Jr, the civil rights leader, often preached here. Now its pastor, Raphael Warnock, has added a new chapter by becoming the first African American senator f
Joe Biden to nominate Merrick Garland for next US attorney general
Garland, 68, was the supreme court nominee of Barack Obama who was memorably blocked by Republicans Joe Biden will nominate the federal appeals judge Merrick Garland to be the next US attorney general, a transition official for the president-elect said on Wednesday, a choice most Americans know as the supreme court nominee of Barack Obama who was memorably blocked by Republicans. Garland, 68, ser
Democrats' Georgia success reshapes US political landscape
Projected election victories will give Biden a majority in the Senate and were built on a revamped strategy and organisational effort The US state of Georgia on Wednesday afternoon looked set to present an early inauguration gift to President-elect Joe Biden, giving him a decent shot at breaking Washington gridlock and enacting his agenda. Continue reading...
Trump's doomed bid to reverse result further damages faith in US democracy
The rantings of a president unable to accept defeat have gained traction, and are embraced by a majority Republican voters as fact Americans’ confidence in their democracy has been eroded for years by a system that has, at various junctures, delivered victory to Republican presidents who lost the popular vote, permitted industrial-scale gerrymandering of electoral maps, and is built around a Cong
US Capitol in lockdown as pro-Trump mob clash with police
Presidential handover collapses into chaos as Trump supporters break through barricades The presidential handover collapsed into chaos on Wednesday as an angry mob of Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol. In unprecedented scenes the building was locked down with lawmakers inside as Donald Trump supporters clashed with police, broke through barricades and entered the building. Contin
Phil Neville approached by Inter Miami to leave Team GB plans in doubt
England coach in running to take over Beckham’s MLS side Neville was expected to lead Team GB at Tokyo Olympics The England Women coach, Phil Neville, has been approached by Inter Miami about the managerial role at the Major League Soccer side. Inter Miami are co-owned by Neville’s former Manchester United and England teammate David Beckham, who is also his fellow co-owner of League Two side Salf
Georgia elections: Democrats on course for Senate control as Warnock wins and Ossoff leads
Raphael Warnock defeats Republican Kelly Loeffler Jon Ossoff leads David Perdue in other Senate runoff Georgia Senate runoffs – follow all the latest news live After four bruising years under Donald Trump, Democrats woke up elated on Wednesday, finding themselves on the precipice of taking control of the United States Senate. Related: Georgia election live: Jon Ossoff extends lead as Democrats ne
UK watchdog begins investigating Nvidia's $40bn takeover of Arm
Competition and Markets Authority examining deal to buy UK-based chip firm Britain’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into the $40bn (£29.5bn) takeover of the UK-based chip designer Arm by the US company Nvidia. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has called for interested parties to submit views on the contentious deal before the launch of a formal investigation later t
The arrest of Hong Kong activists is an assault on civil society | Louisa Lim and Ilaria Maria Sala
China is criminalising political moderates, in defiance of their overwhelming victory in direct elections The arrest of 53 activists in Hong Kong on national security charges represents the purge of an entire generation of politicians. Police also demanded documents from three news organisations and for the first time arrested a foreign citizen – the US human rights lawyer John Clancey – on natio
Lost on the Frontline: 'She was the best mom I ever had' – video
Yolanda Coar was 40 when she died of Covid-19 in August this year in Augusta, Georgia. She was also a nurse manager, and one of nearly 3,000 frontline healthcare workers who have died in the US fighting this virus, according to an exclusive investigation by the Guardian and Kaiser Health News. The Guardian has profiled hundreds of healthcare workers in a year-long project. Read their stories here
California orders hospitals to take transfer patients amid Covid surge
Counties immediately ordered to delay non-essential surgeries and officials warn that some hospitals may have to start rationing care Hospitals in California are so swamped by the coronavirus pandemic that the state has ordered those with room to accept patients from others that are out of intensive care beds. The public health order issued on Tuesday night could result in patients being shipped
'I’ll be for you': Jon Ossoff thanks Georgia as election draws to close – video
The Democratic candidate has given a speech thanking the people of Georgia for electing him to the US Senate before the final tally is formally announced. In his speech, Jon Ossoff asked the country to unite to beat the coronavirus pandemic and said he would fight both for people who voted for him and those who did not in the second of two runoff elections in Georgia US Georgia senate election: l
US residents: How do you feel about today's events in Congress?
With protests planned in Washington DC over the ratification of Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election, and some Republicans planning to object, we’d like to hear from those in the US about how they feel about today’s events The confirmation of the presidential election result in Congress is traditionally a rubber stamp exercise, but Donald Trump has portrayed it as an opportunity to st
After Georgia, Donald Trump has delivered Republicans a trifecta of defeat | Geoffrey Kabaservice
In the minds of many Georgia swing voters, the Trump-dominated Republican party is a threat to the nation It appears, at the moment I’m writing this, that Democratic candidates have won both of the US Senate races in Georgia, with the Rev Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff defeating the Republican incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. If these results are confirmed, the incoming US Senate will
'Wake up, Kenosha': protesters rally after officer in Jacob Blake shooting avoids charges
Decision not to charge officer for shooting Blake seven times in the back sparked anger in Wisconsin although the march was peaceful Protesters marched in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night to express outrage over the decision not to charge a white police officer for shooting a Black man, Jacob Blake, in the back from close range last summer, in an incident that sparked a fierce uprising. The r
The Eagles played a dirty trick on the Giants. But the NFL is a squalid place
Whatever you think about the Philadelphia Eagles conceding a meaningless game for draft position, the pearl-clutching it has aroused is far more cringeworthy If anyone spots my eyeballs, grab them for me. I do believe they rolled out of my skull on Monday when first-year New York Giants head coach Joe Judge accused the Philadelphia Eagles of “disrespect” for the game of football for effectively t
Congress is facing an election reckoning. Democracy hangs in the balance | Lloyd Green
As a procedural certification has become a coup attempt, Trump and his allies have done lasting harm Democracy in the US teeters on the edge of a figurative sword. On Wednesday, the US Congress will convene to formally receive the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Unfortunately, Donald Trump and his allies have converted a legal formality into a blatant coup attempt. The ex-reality telev
Why Raphael Warnock was elected Georgia's first black US senator
Analysis : Political rise of preacher who took up mantle of earlier civil rights activists has coincided with changes in state Georgia runoffs – follow live When Raphael Warnock was born, the state of Georgia was represented in the Senate by two segregationists – one of them, Herman Talmadge, a southern Democrat who opposed civil rights legislation in the 1960s. Today, Warnock, a senior preacher
The data is in. People of color are punished more harshly for Covid violations in the US | Timothy Colman, Pascal Emmer, Andrea Ritchie and Tiffany Wang
People of color and immigrants who bear the brunt of Covid-19 are also subject to the most punitive enforcement of public health orders Covid-19’s spread is neither colorblind nor colorless, sending Black, Latinx and Indigenous people to the hospital at 


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