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Palestinians in Chicago Defeat Extremist Pro-Israel Candidate in Local Elections

Posted on April 12, 2021 by uprootedpalestinians April 12, 2021 A protest in Chicago, calling on Sharon Brannigan to resign.(Photo: US Palestinian Community Network, via Twitter) The Palestinian community in Chicago, Illinois, succeeded in defeating extremist right-wing and pro-Israel candidate, Sharon Brannigan, in the local election, news agencies reported yesterday. According to news agencies, the […]

First dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine candidate variant is the likely cause of new coronavirus variants

Unlike traditional vaccines that have been used for decades against diseases such as measles and polio, COVID-19 vaccines do not contain a weakened or inactive form of the virus itself. Instead, they use messenger RNA (mRNA) to instruct / program the immune system to recognize and react to a component of the coronavirus that is […]

QAnon Idol Michael Flynn Endorses Amanda Chase, GOP Candidate for Va. Governor Who Supports Capitol Insurrectionists

The Trumpian state senator running to become the GOP’s candidate for governor in Virginia has received the endorsement of Michael Flynn, the disgraced, former three-star general who has since become a hero in the QAnon conspiracy movement and ​a star of the so-called Stop the Steal movement. The stamp of approval comes amidst Amanda Chase’s […]

Candidate kicks off campaign in northern Mexico inside a coffin

Carlos Mayorga, candidate for federal representative in Mexico’s Ciudad Juárez, on the border with the United States, launches his election campaign inside a coffin to draw attention to the dead left by the coronavirus pandemic and violence linked to organised crime. Source 00 Hits: 0

Israel’s President to Pick Candidate Next Week to Try to Form a Government

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin speaks during a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, after a working lunch, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France March 18, 2021. Photo: Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS Israel’s president will begin consultations with political parties next Monday on their preferred candidate to try to form a government, a […]

Virginia gubernatorial candidate says he supports BDS

Virginia Race A pretty extraordinary thing happened last week. A candidate for Governor in Virginia said he supports the BDS movement. The comments came during an online event hosted by a number of progressive groups, where gubernatorial hopefuls were asked a number of questions. Palestinian-American and DNC delegate Zeina Ashrawi Hutchison asked the candidates whether they […]

Virginia gubernatorial candidate says he supports BDS movement

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Lee Carter says he’s a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS). Carter’s comments came during at the Virginia People’s Debate, an online event hosted by a number of progressive organizations. The candidates who attended were asked if they would “discourage or criminalize” BDS if elected Governor. Carter, who is […]

Republic of Congo candidate Kolelas dies of COVID-19

Republic of Congo’s top presidential opposition candidate Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas, who was hospitalized with COVID-19 complications on election day, has died, a spokesman said Monday. The 61-year-old politician was last seen in a video circulating Saturday on social media in which he told supporters he was “fighting death.” Aides later said he was been […]

Republic of Congo polls open; candidate sick with COVID-19

Republic of Congo pressed ahead Sunday with an election in which President Denis Sassou N’Guesso is widely expected to extend his 36 years in power, while the leading opposition candidate remained hospitalized with COVID-19. The watchdog group NetBlocks reported an internet blackout that began in the Central African country around midnight on election day, and […]

Congo election in turmoil after opposition candidate hospitalised with COVID-19

The leading opposition presidential candidate in Republic of Congo was receiving oxygen at a private hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19, a family member said, casting Sunday’s election into doubt on the eve of the vote. Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas, 61, had skipped his final campaign event on Friday after telling some reporters a day […]

Ecuador’s Pseudo-Left Candidate Yaku Pérez Echoes Call For Military Takeover

Above photo: Ecuador’s coup-supporting “environmentalist” presidential candidate at a rally in February 2021. Wikimedia Commons. An Ecuadorian presidential candidate from a US-backed party, Yaku Pérez, has requested a military takeover and nullification of election results to prevent the popular socialist Correista movement from returning to power. Ecuador’s third-place presidential candidate, Yaku Pérez Guartambel, has called for […]

Exclusive — Ohio Senate Candidate Josh Mandel Presses Governor DeWine to End Mask Mandate, Reopen Ohio Entirely

Former Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel, a GOP candidate for U.S. Senate next year, told Breitbart News exclusively he is calling on Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to cut the nonsense, end his state’s mask mandate, and reopen Ohio entirely right now. What’s more, Breitbart News can also exclusively reveal a lengthy statement from DeWine’s office […]

The Red State Heavyweight: How Ron DeSantis Became the GOP’s Dark Horse Candidate

Addressing a raucous crowd at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis kicked off the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference with a defiant speech that served as a coming-out party for conservatives in the Sunshine state. DeSantis began by boasting about his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, claiming that “instead of locking people down, […]

Pro-Palestinian Activist Accosts Mayoral Candidate Yang for Anti-BDS Stance

Former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang at the second Democratic presidential debate in Detroit on July 31, 2019. Photo: Screenshot. JNS.org – New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang, also a former Democratic candidate for president, was confronted over his strong opposition to BDS by a group that included Malik Hassan from the Muslim […]

‘Tolerant Left’ Beat until they leave Right-Wing Political Candidate Hospitalized in Germany

    Alternative for Germany (AfD) candidate Stephan Schwarz was hospitalised after a brutal attack by Antifa militants in the town of Schorndorf over the weekend while campaigning for this year’s regional election. Schwarz, along with several other AfD activists, manned an information booth in the centre of the town on Saturday when they were […]

QAnon-Promoting 2020 Congressional Candidate Angela Stanton King Scheduled to Speak at CPAC 2021

Content warning: this post reports on dehumanizing language directed at trans people. Angela Stanton King, a promoter of QAnon conspiracy theories and anti-LGBTQ bigotry, is scheduled to speak at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference on a Sunday afternoon panel shortly before former President Donald Trump speaks. Stanton King spoke at a “Stop the Steal” […]

Virginia governor candidate builds supporter list off Limbaugh’s death

Youngkin wrote: “I hope you will join my wife and me in extending our deepest sympathies and thoughtful prayers to Rush Limbaugh’s family and friends,” before adding that “you can co-sign our sympathy card here.” Online donations are increasingly powerful fuel for political campaigns, and “sign the card” appeals are common in the political world […]

Knesset panel bans Arab Labor candidate over Memorial Day comments

In a move widely expected to be overturned by the Supreme Court, the Central Elections Committee on Wednesday voted to ban Labor’s No. 7 candidate Ibtisam Mara’ana from running in the upcoming election over her past controversial comments about Memorial Day and other statements that her critics have deemed anti-Zionist. Two petitions had been filed […]

Elections committee disqualifies Israeli Arab Labor candidate

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Election panel asked to bar Israeli Arab Labor party candidate

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Painting on NYC mayoral candidate’s wall might be portrait of a rabbi

A New York Times profile of Raymond McGuire, the former CitiGroup executive and art collector who is running for mayor of New York City, featured photos showing some of the dozens of works of art in McGuire’s Upper West Side apartment. One painting stood out to a number of Jewish readers: a portrait of what appeared […]

Holocaust umbrella group head: Likud candidate disgraced survivors

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s choice for the top reserved slot available for his appointments to the Likud list insulted Holocaust survivors in a recent interview on her radio show, the head of the umbrella group of Holocaust survivors said Sunday.Netanyahu gave the 10th spot on the Likud list, which was reserved for a candidate of […]

NYC Mayoral Candidate Andrew Yang Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Andrew Yang, a former presidential candidate and current New York City mayoral candidate, has tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms, he confirmed on Tuesday. “After testing negative as recently as this weekend, I have taken a positive COVID rapid test. I’m experiencing mild symptoms, but am otherwise feeling well & […]

‘In the whole Sephardi community there is no worthy candidate for the Supreme Court’

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Why does the ‘most popular’ presidential candidate of all time need 26,000 armed troops to protect him?

So no matter what they are telling you, those 26,000 Federal troops are not there for your safety. Instead, unmistakably, the Democratic Party is using those troops to send the rest of us a message about power: “We’re in charge now.” We run this nation from Honolulu to our colony in the Caribbean, and everything […]

Turkish President Erdogan Gets Chinese Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate on Live TV

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan got his first dose of the Chinese coronavirus vaccine candidate, “CoronaVac,” on Thursday. Erdoğan received the inoculation at Ankara City Hospital in the national capital, where the procedure was broadcast live on state television. After medical staff administered the president’s shot, Erdoğan told reporters that he believes “all political leaders” should “encourage” the public […]

‘We are under siege’: Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine says military has taken over his home as election count continues

Uganda’s main challenger to the presidency, Bobi Wine, has claimed that the country’s military has besieged his home, as votes are still being counted from Thursday’s poll in an election already marred by controversy. “We are under siege. The military has jumped over the fence and has now taken control of our home,” Bobi Wine, […]

China Declares Its 50-Percent Effective Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate ‘Good Enough’

China’s state-run Global Times on Wednesday put the happiest possible spin on a dismaying Brazilian study that showed China’s Sinovac vaccine candidate for the Chinese coronavirus is only 50 percent effective. Even though the results were far below the 80 percent effectiveness originally claimed — and that, in turn, was far below the estimates for […]

Former Presidential Candidate Capriles Calls On US To End ‘Interim Presidency’

Former Presidential Candidate Capriles Calls On US To End ‘Interim Presidency’ Above photo: Capriles backed self-proclaimed “Interim President” Guaido before falling out. AFP. Capriles claimed that currently “the opposition has no leadership.” Former two-time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles has demanded a change of strategy for the Venezuelan opposition. In an interview with the BBC, Capriles argued for […]

Georgia Democrat Senate Candidate Jon Ossoff Claims ‘Oversight’ in Omitting Payment from Chinese Communist-Linked Company

Georgia Senate Democrat candidate Jon Ossoff’s campaign is claiming its omission from its financial disclosures in May of a payment from a Chinese Communist Party (CCP)-linked company to Ossoff’s media production company was due to a “paperwork oversight.” After a political ad asserted that Ossoff ignored rules and hid cash from Chinese communists, an Ossoff […]

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