The world in brief – Monday, September 26, 2022

In Russia, enlistment officer shot in protest of mobilization:

A young man shot a Russian military officer at close range at an enlistment office Monday, in an unusually bold attack reflecting resistance to the Russian leadership’s efforts to mobilize hundreds of thousands of men to wage war on Ukraine. The shooting comes after scattered arson attacks on enlistment offices and protests in Russian cities against the call-up that have resulted in at least 2,000 arrests. Russia is seeking to bolster its military as its Ukraine offensive has bogged down and sapped its forces.

In the U.K., India beats England in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final:

Following her run-out from the non-striker’s end inflicted by off-spin all-rounder Deepti Sharma resulting in a dramatic finish to the third ODI between England and India at Lord’s, England all-rounder Charlie Dean tried to fake a dismissal on Northern Diamonds’ Linsey Smith during the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final at the iconic venue. In Saturday’s match, which was also legendary pacer Jhulan Goswami’s final game in international cricket, England were looking to get an unbelievable win over India, thanks to Charlie’s batting efforts and her stand of 35 with Freya Davies for the final wicket. On the fourth ball of the 44th over, Deepti saw Charlie venturing out of the crease at the non-striker’s end while in her delivery stride and knocked the bails off, giving India a 16-run win and 3-0 ODI series sweep over England. Charlie was left in tears after the dismissal ended her gritty knock at 47 and was comforted by Freya, which left the cricketing world divided over the legal dismissal, with majority of England cricketers calling it against the spirit of the game despite.

In China, CPC publishes editorial aimed at delegates of the 20th Party Congress:

An editorial to be published by the People’s Daily, a flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has congratulated the delegates to the upcoming 20th CPC National Congress on their election, and urged them to perform their duties faithfully. A total of 2,296 delegates to the 20th CPC National Congress were elected. They are carrying the expectations of the more than 96 million members and over 4.9 million primary-level organizations of the Party, as well as of the people of all ethnic groups, reads the editorial.

In the U.S.A., religious leaders pressure Congress to pass progressive legislation before the mid-terms:

Marshalled by the Revs. William Barber II and Liz Theoharis and the Poor People’s Campaign, Jewish, Methodist, Church of Christ, Episcopal and other Christian leaders came to Congress to demand lawmakers vote—before the mid-term election—on three moral issues: strengthening and extending the Voting Rights Act, raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and restoring programs, especially a federal child care tax credit, to feed the poor and hungry. They got enthusiastic endorsements from progressive lawmakers who sponsored the session in a U.S. House hearing room. Whether they’ll get Congress as a whole is another matter.

In Germany, Nord Stream 2 pipeline loses pressure:

Pressure in the Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline, which was intended to pump gas from Russia to Germany, dropped from 300 to 7 bars overnight, a spokesperson for the pipeline’s operator said on Monday, as cited by Reuters. The company reportedly does not know the cause of the drop. “An emergency on line A of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Tonight, the Nord Stream 2 onshore site controller recorded a sharp drop in pressure in line A,” a spokesperson for Nord Stream 2 AG stated, adding that “The coast services of Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Russia were immediately notified.”

In Brazil, President Bolsanaro claims it’s “impossible” his opponent, Lula, can win the election:

On Sunday, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro stated that it is “impossible” for the Workers’ Party candidate Lula da Silva to win the October 2 presidential election in a single round, despite voting intention polls saying that is the most likely result. “Will he win in the first round? I see it as difficult. No, it is not difficult. It is impossible. Impossible and full stop!” tweeted Bolsonaro, who has a disadvantage of between 10 and 15 percentage points with respect to Lula. The former Capitan, who has repeatedly threatened to ignore the electoral results if they do not favor him, says that he “does not believe much” in surveys. Bolsonaro is sure that he will win in the first round because Lula “is not capable of mobilizing the people.”

In Iran, government continues to clamp down on protests against death of Mahsa Amini:

The leadership of the regime and its security organisations, who initially claimed that Mahsa Amini had not been murdered at the hands of the “Guidance Patrol” mercenaries, but had died due to a cardiac arrest, have once again underlined – through days of brutal and bloody attacks upon the crowds of protesters, as well as a large number of arrests – that they are the main cause of repression, violence, and terror in our country. According to the reports, at least four compatriots have been killed and 75 protestors injured after the regime’s security forces opened fire on them. The regime, afraid of the spread of these protests and following the trends of previous protests, has seriously disrupted all internet and mobile phone connections, and has effectively set up a state of martial law in many cities in Iranian Kurdistan.

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