Lebanon: Deadly chaos erupts during Beirut blast probe – WION

Armed clashes have broken out in Beirut during a protest, people were seen protesting against the lead judge who was investigating the last year’s massive blast in the city’s port.

Chile’s billionaire president under scrutiny over Pandora leak

Papers gave details about a 2010 stake sale by Sebastian Pinera’s family in a mining project that activists objected to. Chile’s public prosecutor has said it will investigate the sale of a mining project involving the family of President Sebastian Pinera after new details emerged about the transaction in the Pandora Papers leak. Marta Herrera,Continue reading “Chile’s billionaire president under scrutiny over Pandora leak”

Russia labels reporters ‘foreign agents’ after journalist Dmitry Muratov awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Hours after Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov was jointly awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, Russian authorities have begun labelling other journalists and media organisations “foreign agents” in an effort to sideline critics. Mr Muratov, and fellow journalist Maria Ressa of the Philippines, won the prize for their fight for freedom of expression. Many in Russia had hoped that the prize wouldContinue reading “Russia labels reporters ‘foreign agents’ after journalist Dmitry Muratov awarded Nobel Peace Prize”

Ten Minute History – Mussolini and Fascist Italy (Short Documentary)

Steve Bannon Pledges 20,000 ‘Shock Troops’ As Part Of Republican Takeover – Ring of Fire

Trump ally Steve Bannon made a disturbing admission this week when he told NBC that he was planning on having up to “20,000 shock troops” ready to go when Republicans take over the government in 2024. He didn’t go into a lot of detail about what a “shock troop” is, but the fact that heContinue reading “Steve Bannon Pledges 20,000 ‘Shock Troops’ As Part Of Republican Takeover – Ring of Fire”

Facial Recognition: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver takes a look at facial recognition technology, how it’s used by private companies and law enforcement, and why it can be dangerous.

Mass protests in Brazil call for Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment

Crowds parade through cities as polling shows president’s ratings sinking to new depths Tens of thousands of protesters have returned to the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities to demand Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment, as a poll showed the Brazilian president’s ratings had plumbed new depths. Huge crowds paraded through downtown Rio on Saturday to voice theirContinue reading “Mass protests in Brazil call for Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment”

Russia extends ‘foreign agents’ law to critics of military and security

Legislation now covers citizens who study and report on those agencies and people working within them Russians who study and report on the problems faced by the country’s military, space agency and security services, as well as the millions of people who serve in those agencies, can now be named foreign agents, as Russia expands restrictions onContinue reading “Russia extends ‘foreign agents’ law to critics of military and security”

Majority of Trump Voters Want to Split the Nation Into ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ Halves

A majority of Trump voters want to split the country into red and blue halves, according to a new poll conducted by the University of Virginia’s (UVA) nonpartisan Center for Politics. Roughly 52 percent of people who voted for Republican former President Donald Trump either “somewhat agree” or “strongly agree” that it’s time to split the country,Continue reading “Majority of Trump Voters Want to Split the Nation Into ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ Halves”

‘Unruly’ anti-vax protesters force New Hampshire state meeting to shut down after storming building: report

On Thursday, WBZ News reported that anti-vaccine protesters forced a meeting of the New Hampshire Executive Council at Saint Anselm College to be canceled. “The council was set to discuss federal funding and vaccination efforts around the state, but anti-vaccine protesters argued that New Hampshire was giving up their sovereignty by doing so,” said the report. “SomeContinue reading “‘Unruly’ anti-vax protesters force New Hampshire state meeting to shut down after storming building: report”

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