Friday, July 30, 2021

#ITALY: Opposition Party Stages Anti-Vax Passport Demonstration In Parliament

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A session of the Italian Parliament has turned to chaos after a group of opposition MPs protested the country's 'Green Pass' Covid vaccine certification system, which is soon to become mandatory for accessing most public venues.

The protest was held by members of the Brothers of Italy (FdI) Party in the parliamentary chamber on Thursday. Footage from the scene shows the MPs rushing to the center of the chamber, shouting and waving placards reading "No Green Pass."
 
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has urged all Italians to get Covid-19 vaccinations after his government approved the restrictions on the unvaccinated.

From August 6, entry to stadiums, museums, theatres, cinemas, exhibition centres, swimming pools and gyms will only be allowed upon presentation of a “green pass."

The pass, which is an extension of the EU’s digital Covid certificate, will also be required in order to be served indoors at restaurants.


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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

#TUNISIA: President Suspends Parliament, Seized Power In "Coup"

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President Kais Saied said he would assume executive authority with the assistance of a new prime minister, in the biggest challenge yet to a 2014 democratic constitution that split powers between president, prime minister and parliament.

Crowds of people quickly flooded the capital's streets, cheering and honking car horns in scenes that recalled the 2011 revolution that brought democracy and triggered the Arab spring protests that convulsed the Middle East.

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#BRAZIL: YouTube Removes 15 Videos Of Pres. Bolsonaro

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YouTube has removed videos posted by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for violating its content policies, in the strongest measure yet that tech giants in the social media–loving country have taken toward censoring the president. 

YouTube has said that if Bolsonaro breaks the video-sharing service’s rules again, his channel may be suspended for a week and, in case of recurrence, he should be permanently banned.

The video platform told the outspoken leader last week that 15 of his videos had been removed from his channel for spreading COVID-19 misinformation - some of which promoted alleged coronavirus "cures" that critics say can sometimes cause collateral health damages like kidney failure.    

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

#MEXICO: Elections Marred By Cartel's Killing Of Politicians

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Last month, the largest elections in the history of México were held. But this electoral process was tainted by the murder of at least 91 politicians — 36 of them candidates and aspiring candidates — from different parties, taking place since campaigning began in September 2020.

These homicides make this election the second most violent in the country's history since 2000. 

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Monday, July 26, 2021

#UK: MP Dawn Butler Thrown Out Of Commons For Calling PM Johnson A Liar

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Labour Member of Parliament Dawn Butler has been asked to leave the House of Commons for the remainder of the day after refusing to withdraw claims that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has “lied to the House and the country over and over again."

Video showed the left-wing firebrand stating three times that Johnson had lied to the House of Commons, despite calls from the Speaker of the House to withdraw the comments, which were viewed by her as offensive.

Butler is no stranger to controversy, having once claimed that 90% of giraffes are gay during a speech. She is considered to be a potential challenger to Labour Party Leader Kier Starmer.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

#AUSTRALIA: MP Calls For "Restrictions" On The Unvaccinated

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An Australian parliamentarian has demanded that the Covid-19 vaccine be made mandatory for everyone above 18 and those who refuse to take it should have their movements “controlled and restricted.”

Upper House politician Frank Pangallo from the SA-Best party, has demanded that vaccination be made mandatory for workplaces, travel and when visiting public or hospitality venues.

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

#ISRAEL: PM Bennett's Cabinet Approves Vaccine Passports As Of Aug 8

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Israel's "coronavirus cabinet" has approved the return of the “Green Pass” at events with more than 100 people. The pass was discontinued in May.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said he was taking the action to safeguard Public health, and in a public address, said those who were refusing to get a vaccination were endangering the freedom of other Israeli citizens. About a million Israelis, mostly the young, have not yet been vaccinated.

Ministers voted to bring back the regulations, beginning August 8, requiring those attending events with more than 100 people to present either a certificate of vaccination or recovery, or a negative COVID test from the past 72 hours.

The new “Green Pass” will affect sporting and culture events as well as gyms, restaurants, conferences, tourist attractions and synagogues.

Other nations, including Italy and France, have mandated a similar certification processes in which residents and visitors must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

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Friday, July 23, 2021

#POLAND: Justice Minister Says Nation Won't Comply With 'Illegal" EU Court Ruling

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Poland's justice minister said it was not possible to comply with a ruling by the top European Union court that the country's new system for disciplining judges broke EU law and should be suspended.

The minister, Zbigniew Ziobro, said the EU court's ruling that Poland should suspend its Supreme Court disciplinary chamber was "illegal in the light of Polish and European law."

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

#GEORGIA: Despite Tensions, Parliament Appoints Six To Supreme Court

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The Georgian parliament has appointed six judges to the country’s Supreme Court, despite calls from the opposition, NGOs and the international community to suspend the process in compliance with the EU-mediated agreement which put an end to six months of political tension over the country’s October 2020 parliamentary elections.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

#UK: Double Vax Proof To Be Mandatory To Enter Nightclubs As Of Sept. 1

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Bar hoppers in the UK will have to be doubled vaccinated to enter nightclubs from the end of September, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced.

In a big change of tone, the PM said vaccine passports will be needed to hit the dance floor in a bid to boost vaccinations among 18-30-year-olds.

The PM made the announcement at a Downing Street press conference amid fears not enough youngsters are getting the shot.

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