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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Bolsonaro’s illegal slush-fund financed social media campaign appears too sophisticated for his tiny political party to be doing on its own.   By Brian Mier …

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As fascist mob violence against gays and leftists increases, 3 generals whose careers were forged during the Military Dictatorship are helping the Brazilian far-right …

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As Mark Zuckerberg jumps through hoops to show he can limit the damage to democracy caused by fake news on Facebook, his WhatsApp platform …

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On the eve of the #EleNão protests, as military police raid communist party headquarters across Minas Gerais, neo-fascist candidate Jair Bolsonaro tells reporter he …

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Faced with the threat that Bolsonaro poses to the nation’s democratic values – values that the founding leaders of the PSDB fought against during …

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There are many forces outside of Brazil – those that have moved to the right – who want to crush this peoples’ response to …

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“Calm down, let me answer,” PT presidential candidate says during one of his 64 interruptions. by Brian Mier Formed with government support during the …

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“Our weapon is our vote….We need to elect people who are committed to the working class, instead of their own individual interests or mediocre …

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In interview, Center for Economic and Policy Research Director Mark Weisbrot talks about how the US government has worked to destroy progressive governments across …

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The real battle going on in Brazil is over the issues of petroleum, privatization and labor reforms. The left candidates are promising to undo all of …