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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August 17th 2018 – The United Nations Human Rights Commission officially requested the Brazilian government to allow Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, 2018 presidential front-runner, …

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At a moment in which history puts us to the test we ask: what side are you on? What would we do with our …

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On Saturday night, in front of a crowd of 80,000 and to chants of “Free Lula”, Chico Buarque and Gilberto Gil sang the legendary …

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by Brian Mier On July 25th, Facebook announced that it was shutting down 196 pages connected to the Koch Brothers/Atlas Foundation supported Movimento Brasil Livre …

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“The law can destroy reputations, it can destroy assets, it can destroy freedom and it can end people’s lives. So when it is misused …

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Brasil Wire editor Brian Mier addresses Brazilian Congress on fake news, censorship and the independent media.  On Monday morning, June 19th, I was invited …

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Vatican News runs and retracts false information about Papal Assessor’s visit to Lula. After widely publicizing the former, Brazil’s biggest news companies ignore the retraction. The …

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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has been behind bars for 2 months on charges of committing undetermined acts with no material evidence, announced …

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Thousands march against increase in violence, mass evictions and criminalization of social movement leaders On June 5, bus caravans arrived in Brasilia from across …

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New data shows homicides increased during coup year of 2016. Most victims were Afro-Brazilian males. By Brian Mier Wednesday, June 6 marked the release of …