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”

Germany: Berlin locals vote to expropriate real estate giants

Berliners cast their referendum votes on whether to nationalize thousands of housing units owned by real estate giants. After counting all votes, over 56% voted in favor of the measure. Voters in the German capital, Berlin, alongside casting ballots for the makeup of the new German parliament and for their local legislature, also took part in aContinue reading “Germany: Berlin locals vote to expropriate real estate giants”

Switzerland to hold referendum on same-sex marriage – BBC News

Voters in Switzerland go to the polls on Sunday 26 September to decide whether to allow same-sex marriage. Switzerland is one of the last countries in western Europe not to recognise same-sex marriage, and supporters say the change in the law is long overdue. But there is opposition from some church groups and right wingContinue reading “Switzerland to hold referendum on same-sex marriage – BBC News”

Supreme Court approval drops to historic low of 40%

Survey conducted as court refused to block new Texas abortion law The US Supreme Court’s approval rating has dropped to a historic low of just 40 per cent, according to a new poll. America’s highest court is disapproved of by 53 per cent of respondents, says the September poll conducted by Gallup. Since 2001 the court’s approval rating hadContinue reading “Supreme Court approval drops to historic low of 40%”

Statisticians Claim Half of Pro-Kremlin Votes in Duma Elections Were False

Russia’s opposition has claimed the vote was the country’s most fraudulent in recent history. Half of all the votes cast for the ruling party in Russia’s parliamentary elections were likely fraudulent, according to analysis by independent statisticians. The pro-Kremlin United Russia party won a landslide victory in Russia’s State Duma elections over the weekend, securingContinue reading “Statisticians Claim Half of Pro-Kremlin Votes in Duma Elections Were False”

Let’s talk about the GOP dog who caught a car – Beau of the Fifth Column

Trump Says US Won’t Exist In 3 Years During Bonkers Newsmax Interview

During an interview with Newsmax this week, Donald Trump made the bizarre claim that the United States won’t exist in three years. He didn’t elaborate on what, exactly, is going to happen to the country, but he was so adamant about his claim that he made it twice. He also railed against the non-existent voterContinue reading “Trump Says US Won’t Exist In 3 Years During Bonkers Newsmax Interview”

Republicans are priming their voters to believe the California recall was stolen

And right-wing media is helping them. With polling ahead of California’s gubernatorial recall election showing Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom more likely to survive the Republican effort, GOP elites — including Donald Trump himself — are pivoting to baseless claims about the result being tainted by fraud. “Well, it’s probably rigged,” the former president claimed on Newsmax on TuesdayContinue reading “Republicans are priming their voters to believe the California recall was stolen”

Let’s talk about the media’s role in foreign policy – Beau of the Fifth Column

Early Canada election call backfires on Trudeau, who now trails in polls

Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finds himself behind in polls ahead of a snap election he called hoping his management of the COVID-19 crisis would propel him to victory. Trudeau called the Sept. 20 election last month, two years ahead of schedule. At the time, his Liberals were well ahead and looked likely toContinue reading “Early Canada election call backfires on Trudeau, who now trails in polls”

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