Coups and Crowing

Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes conducted a five-year investigation into so-called “digital militias” who support former right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. As part of that probe, the judge banned 150 accounts on X, the social media app formerly known as Twitter, that were associated...

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Tell It To the Judge

Italy’s right-wing government has been moving to silence intellectuals through defamation lawsuits, and the latest example is a philosopher being sued by Prime Minister Georgia Meloni’s brother-in-law, according to the Guardian. The case centers on statements made in April 2023, when Agriculture Minister Francesco Lollobrigida, who...

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Poppy Wars

Farmers and residents in Afghanistan’s northeast staged unprecedented public protests over the weekend against a ban on opium poppy cultivation, a move met with military crackdowns by Taliban leaders, Voice of America reported. The Taliban banned poppy cultivation in early 2022, months after they took over...

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Rise of the Protector

Earth’s magnetic field has long played an important role in preserving life on the planet. Now, scientists are shedding some new light onto its early origins, Popular Mechanics reported. The magnetic field is powered by our planet’s iron core and protects all life from being blasted...

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