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Ulf Kristersson, Jimmie Åkesson

The Swedish Social Democrats lost government and the country will now be led by conservatives reliant on the right-wing, xenophobic Sweden Democrats for support, reports Kjell Östberg.

Pierre Poilievre Canada

Canadian politics took another step toward the far right with the election of Pierre Poilievre as leader of the federal Conservative Party on September 10, reports Jeff Shantz.

Maragretta D'Arcy and Niall Farrell at Shannon Airport in October 2012.

In the face of police persecution, activists have been fighting for years to end the US military’s use of Shannon Airport, writes Vijay Prashad

Cuba

Don Fitz explores the intertwined reasons behind why life expectancy in the United States dropped almost three years between 2019–21, while, in Cuba, it rose by 0.2 years.

Hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017. Then the power grid was privatised in 2020. Now this, reports Jon Queally.

The new king, however powerful, will not be able to solve the new prime minister’s dilemmas regarding Britain’s deep economic and social crisis, writes Martin Clarke

More than 61% of voters rejected Chile’s new constitution. This was a punishment for the Gabriel Boric government’s inability to address the problems of the people, write Taroa Zúñiga Silva and Vijay Prashad

Anti racism

Twenty-one-year-old white supremacist and soldier Killian Ryan was arrested and discharged from the army for lying on a form, but his threats to kill Black people were seemingly overlooked, reports Malik Miah.

Media propaganda

John Pilger asks, isn’t it time those who are meant to keep the record straight declared their independence and decoded the propaganda?

Far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has used the bicentennial of Brazil’s Independence to ratchet up the heat in the country’s presidential election campaign, writes Federico Fuentes.

Yo Apruebo rally in Chile

Right-wing groups ran a campaign of disinformation to undermine support for the “Yes” vote in Chile's constitutional referendum, reports Ana Zorita.

The mass movement in Sri Lanka mobilised more than a million people in revolt against the corrupt government of former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Susan Price reports.

Baby Cuban crocodile

Cuban scientists are racing to save the critically endangered Cuban crocodile — the world’s rarest, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

Semra Guzel

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MP Semra Güzel, a 38-year-old medical doctor, became the latest elected representative of this major left-wing party to be jailed in Turkey, reports Peter Boyle.

Sri Lanka

After nearly two months in self-imposed exile, former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa returned to Sri Lanka on September 3, reports Janaka Biyanwila.

Pakistan flood

As Pakistan struggles to respond to catastrophic floods, calls are growing to demand the suspension of the country’s external debt repayments, reports Susan Price.

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