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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UN Human Rights Committee Vice President Sarah Cleveland on the recent order for Brasil to respect Lula’s right to run for President, and the …

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Former São Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad expected to take Lula’s place amidst worries that any leading candidate from the left will be barred on …

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The CUT has always been on the streets. We fought against the dictatorship, against the famine and are fighting against the Coup, which the …

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In 2008, US Department of Justice officials falsely prosecuted US Senator Ted Stevens for receiving illegal reforms on a vacation property. Could this have been …

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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 …