Protesters knock turbans off clerics’ heads in Iran | AL JAZEERA

Videos of young protesters knocking turbans off men’s heads have gone viral in Iran. Protests have swept the country in recent weeks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vitvG0V3VO4 In Iran, school kids begin knocking off turbans of Islamic clerics amid spiralling anti-regime protests (Firstpost, November 2, 2022) Across Iran, particularly in Tehran, thousands have taken to the streets protesting the… Continue lendo Protesters knock turbans off clerics’ heads in Iran | AL JAZEERA

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Brazil: Bolsonaro supporters call for military intervention | AL JAZEERA

Thousands of Brazilians have taken to the streets after former president Lula da Silva secured a return to power on Sunday. Jair Bolsonaro's supporters are refusing to accept defeat and are calling on the military to annul the results. Bolsonaro has still not conceded defeat to his rival Lula da Silva. But has said he… Continue lendo Brazil: Bolsonaro supporters call for military intervention | AL JAZEERA

Pro-Bolsonaro protests: Brazilian president has yet to concede election | Al Jazeera

Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro have blocked roads across the country after he lost Sunday's election. Former leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva won by a little more than 1 percent. Bolsonaro has still not publicly conceded defeat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PAosu5aq6c RELATED CONTENT:

Latin America Tried To Eliminate Black People — And Failed | AJ+

The dominant narrative in Latin America is that racism doesn’t exist, but that is a lie. Here’s why. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zF5UovmW18 Tanya K. Hernández’s book Racial Subordination in Latin America is a great resource for understanding the history of blanqueamiento ("whitening" in Spanish): https://tinyurl.com/5xdejrzr More info on Dash Harris Machado’s work: https://www.dashharris.com/ RELATED CONTENT:

Why is there a mental health emergency in Africa? | The Stream

The World Health Organization has launched a campaign aimed at boosting suicide prevention across Africa, amid a continent-wide crisis in mental health provision. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPBf-xq4gFI About 11 people per 100,000 per year die by suicide in Africa, higher than the worldwide average of nine per 100,000 people, the UN agency says. Of the ten countries with… Continue lendo Why is there a mental health emergency in Africa? | The Stream

Brazil election: Social media content crafted for disruption | The Listening Post

In Brazil’s upcoming election, President Jair Bolsonaro is not going down without a fight. He has raised the prospect of electoral fraud, used old tricks from his media playbook to spread disinformation, and while the public is more attuned to these dangers now than it was in 2018, there is still a lot at stake.… Continue lendo Brazil election: Social media content crafted for disruption | The Listening Post

Why Brazil’s Megachurches Love Bolsonaro | Al Jazeera

Brazil is about to go to the polls, where current right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro will face off leftist and former union leader Lula — but what role will evangelicals play in this presidential election? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN1MmnPvlI8 Like in the United States, evangelical churches and their pastors have become powerhouses in Brazil, with the vast majority of… Continue lendo Why Brazil’s Megachurches Love Bolsonaro | Al Jazeera

Trump and QAnon: the Cult and the Conspiracy | Al Jazeera

After being forced off mainstream social media, QAnon followers fled to the outer reaches of the internet and, since then, QAnon’s gamification of reality has morphed into more pragmatic goals - like electing certain politicians. Chief among them is Donald Trump, whose occasional flirtation with the movement has moved to more of an open embrace.… Continue lendo Trump and QAnon: the Cult and the Conspiracy | Al Jazeera

America’s Authoritarians: The US political divide – Part 1 | People and Power

With guns in their hands and faith in God at their side, many Republicans in the United States continue to believe that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump. As a result, the country remains deeply divided over the last contest for the White House - and the violent attempts at the Capitol that followed to overturn the result.… Continue lendo America’s Authoritarians: The US political divide – Part 1 | People and Power

Is artificial intelligence out of control? | Al Jazeera

Artificial intelligence is becoming “like electricity”— it’s being used in almost every sector. But what exactly is it? And why are many governments trying to work out how to regulate it? #AJStartHere with Sandra Gathmann explains. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PATxJ-wwcUY RELATED CONTENT: