PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL— The recent decision by the Porto Alegre City Council to designate January 8 as “Patriot’s Day” is nothing short of a disheartening turn in our nation’s narrative.
I have used Telegram for about seven years now. I still have an account on this messaging app, even though it has become a spoilage of far-right extremists, conspiracy theorists and disinformation peddlers in Brazil.
I wanted to write an obituary for Rachel Pollack, but I can’t. I can, however, mix letters and words, I can write some pretty but vague description of her life, I can ask language models to shape semi-well-crafted paragraphs into something the resembles a decent obituary, but in reality, I cannot write Rachel Pollack’s obituary.
Coup plotters, in an antidemocratic act against the President of Brazil Luís Inácio Lula da Silva (PT), invaded and climbed the ramp of the National Congress, this Sunday afternoon (January 8).
Amber McLaughlin, 49, had been convicted of stalking and killing an ex-girlfriend and then dumping her body near the Mississippi River in St. Louis. McLaughlin’s fate was sealed on Tuesday (3), when Republican Governor Mike Parson turned down a plea for clemency.