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UK public workers in huge strike

Up to two million public sector workers in the UK go on strike over their pensions, in what is set to be the biggest walkout for a generation.

(BBC) London -- Unions say the strike is set to be the biggest single day of industrial unrest since the Winter of Discontent.
Public sector workers are staging a strike over pensions in what unions say is set to be the biggest walkout for a generation.
Schools, hospitals, courts and government offices around the UK are among services being disrupted, as more than 1,000 demonstrations take place.
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Jair Bolsonaro, A Perfect Example Of Why Autocrats Hate Women

Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping and Jair Bolsonaro all share what seems a natural antipathy toward women — yet it is ultimately because they fear them. And with good reason: When women participate in political movements, they are more likely to succeed — which is bad news for authoritarianism.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

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SÂO PAULO — In the first televised debate between the candidates for the Brazilian presidential elections, on August 28, the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro offered yet another demonstration of his misogyny. He was asked by journalist Vera Magalhães about the drop in vaccination coverage in the country and its connection to the misinformation about vaccines, which the president himself spread during the pandemic.

“Vera, I couldn’t expect anything else from you," he responded. "You sleep thinking about me, have some kind of passion for me. You can't take sides in a debate like this. You make lying accusations about me. You’re an embarrassment to Brazilian journalism.”

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