Posts by : Brian Mier

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Writer, geographer and development professional who has lived in Brazil for 22 years. Former directorate member of the Fórum Nacional de Reforma Urbana (National Urban Reform Forum). Has lived in São Luis, Recife, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Author of “Os Megaeventos Esportivos na Cidade do Rio de Janeiro e o Direito á Cidade” (CEPR/Ford: Rio. 2016). Editor of "Voices of the Brazilian Left" (Sumare:Liverpool:2018). Irregular correspondent for the Chicago radio show This is Hell.
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In a letter written to an international crowd of union and social movement activists and political leaders gathered in a São Bernardo do Campo …

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With Bolsonaro’s new Justice Minister Sergio Moro claiming he was on vacation, Lula testified to a substitute judge in Curitiba on charges involving an …

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Jair Bolsonaro’s ideological prejudice, ignorance about public policy and the lack of social sensibility leave 60 million Brazilians without medical treatment, as Cuba calls …

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by Brian Mier On April 3, on the eve of the judgment which resulted in the arrest of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da …

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The joint US/Brazil Car Wash investigation destroyed the Brazilian economy and political system and led to the return of fascism. Nevertheless, progressive gains in …

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As US-backed anti-corruption judge Sergio Moro reveals himself as a neofascist political operative, Lula’s defense lawyers file a habeas corpus with the Supreme Court. …

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After arresting Brazil’s antifascist presidential front runner on trumped up charges to bar his candidacy, Inquisitor Sergio Moro now announces his ideological alignment with …

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If  mind-stopping cliches of violence and corruption do not correspond with voting patterns or Bolsonaro’s governmental plan why did he win the election? It …

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If they wanted to stop the return to fascism, the hegemonic political forces that seized power in 2016 would have already done so because the …

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Police officers interrogated professors, banned activities, took down banners and seized hard drives By Pedro Ribeiro Nogueira As Brazil’s runoff elections approach, electoral court …