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Brazilian Academics: 2019 Amazon fires are not “normal”

A group of Brazilian academics based in Sweden debunk media and governmental claims that the 2019 Amazonian fires are a "normal" seasonal event. Brazil is currently facing worldwide attention due the fires...

The Amazon’s Neocolonial Problem

There is a left argument for Brazilian sovereignty that should never need to be made. The 2019 G7 summit in Biarritz unnecessarily handed Brazil’s Neofascist Bolsonaro a propaganda coup with which to...

Workers Party President Gleisi Hoffman attacks Bolsonaro over Amazon

"While Lula and Dilma defended national sovereignty, Bolsonaro encourages deforestation and burning" - Gleisi Hoffman, President Workers Party (PT) https://youtu.be/cDjcuxyctyU Ladies and gentlemen who accompany us on social networks, on TV Câmara and...

Amazon in flames: on the ground in Porto Velho

By Brian Mier I arrived in Porto Velho yesterday and could see plumes of smoke billowing in the distance as the plane descended into city which, in itself, is covered in smoky...

The day the sky went out

On Monday afternoon a giant smoke cloud emanating from burning rainforest over 1000 kilometers away engulfed São Paulo in darkness.  By Brian Mier On Monday, August 19th, I left my home on the...

Coalition collapse: Bolsonaro allies reject Venezuelan “adventurism”

Generals Santa Cruz and Augusto Heleno warn US is trying to use Brazil as bait to trigger conflict in Venezuela and serve as a buffer during a military intervention. By Brian Mier After...

SOUTHCOM: Bolsonaro barks for his master

Admiral Craig Faller announces an unprecedented joint military operation with Brazil to the US Senate Armed Services Committee. What does it mean for national sovereignty? By Marcelo Zero Brazil's participation in US SOUTHCOM...

47 US Organizations Warn of Risks of Bolsonaro Presidency

We are particularly concerned about a number of Bolsonaro’s policy proposals that, if implemented, can be expected to inflict far-reaching and lasting damage on Brazilian communities and on the environment The following...

The Threat Of War With Venezuela

Once in office, Jair Bolsonaro – aligned with other right-wing governments in Latin America and backed by the US – could launch a military invasion of Venezuela. by Victor Figueroa Clark. The presidential...

Seja feita a vossa vontade: a guerra santa do Brasil

Uma batalha de cinquenta anos que veio dos EUA, para combater a Teologia da Libertação Católica no Brasil, promete ricas recompensas a grandes custos humanos para os que investiram nela e...

Thy Will Be Done: Brasil’s Holy War

A fifty year foreign battle to combat Catholic Liberation Theology in Brazil promises rich rewards for the vested interests which initiated it, at great human cost. "Brazil is at the vanguard of...

Alcântara Spaceport: Race, Land Rights and National Sovereignty

        One day in 1993 I met a group of Brazilian military officers in São Luis airport. We flew off the island by small plane to the Alcântara...
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