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Ramsey Clark, Progressive Lawyer and Activist (1927-2021)

Dedicating his life to defending civil and human rights, Clark was an outspoken activist against racism and the death penalty. The former attorney general turned pro-bono law practitioner was deeply critical of US policy – he will be missed by the progressive legal community who have lost their statesman.

Ramsey Clark, Progressive Lawyer and Activist (1927-2021)

Georgia Runoff

With both Senate contest falling below a 50 per cent majority, the state is heading for two run-off elections on January 5th 2021. In the regular election, the Republican incumbent David Perdue faces the Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff. In the special election, GOP appointee Kelly Loeffler is defending her seat against Democrat Raphael Warnock. The election is particularly important because the two seats will largely determine whether the Democrats or Republicans will hold power in the Senate.

Georgia Runoff

Biden-Harris

Many were relieved when the major media organizations announced the Democrat Joe Biden as the winner of the 46th presidential election. US Senator Kamala Harris will be his vice-president, becoming the first woman and African-American in this position. The two face the difficult task of bringing a deeply divided America back together and fighting the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The outgoing President Donald Trump, meanwhile, denies his defeat and hides in his office.

Biden-Harris