AUTHORITARIANISM

Dilma: Globo incites arrest and imprisonment without due process

13 MAY 2017. The journalistic war promoted against me and president Lula is proof that the rise of authoritarianism has radically contaminated public opinion makers, such as Merval Pereira, who suggested I...

Fascist Bolsonaro: “Where there is indigenous land, there is wealth beneath it.”

UPDATE 3/10/17: Jair Bolsonaro has been prosecuted and fined R$50,000 for his racial slur against Quilombola communities. A campaign has been launched to urge George Washington University to cancel Bolsonaro's scheduled appearance.  On...

Escalating repression and managing disorder

FASE - one of Brazil's oldest and most respective Non-Governmental Organisations, have published this bulletin on the current situation in the country. Although Michel Temer’s government has brandished the old, worn out...

The Golpista Everyman & the “Clean” City

In October São Paulo voters went to the polls and threw out one of the World's most progressive big city governments in favor of João Doria, from the conservative PSDB party....

In Post-Coup Brazil, Struggle is a Crime

By Tiago Rodrigues Santos Since 1984, the MST (Movimento Sem Terra or Landless Rural Workers’ Movement) has voluntarily built 1500 public schools in its agrarian reform settlement villages in the Brasilian countryside....

“Captain Brazil” & the arbitrary manipulation of Public Life

A theatre play that mocks the violence of the Military Police was interrupted by the Military Police itself, indicative of a dark moment — Brazil’s flirtation with fascism. The play, titled "Blitz: The...

[VIDEO] Repression of Anti-Coup Protests 31/8/2016

[vimeo 181093866 w=720 h=480] Military Police repression of Anti-Coup protest in São Paulo, 31/8/2016

After the Coup, the Prison State

When former military dictatorship official Michel Temer became interim president, through what is increasingly appearing to be a fraudulent impeachment process, many people feared that there would be a clampdown...

Brasil’s Senate and the Legacy of Dictatorship

On May 25 leaders of the Koch brothers-associated organization Movimento Brasil Livre met with Senator Alvaro Dias from the PSDB party to talk about their goal of impeaching president Dilma Rouseff. Some...

MST: “There won’t be a Coup without resistance.”

The Brazilian organized or “popular” left is made up of labour unions, poor people's social  movements, women's and Afro-Brasilian movements, religious base organizations and the political parties that they feel best...
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