EQUALITY

‘Go back to the plantation’ – Curitiba moves to impeach 1st City Councilor

The first impeachment process against a city councilor in the 329-year history of Curitiba - the Brazilian city that most cherishes its "European heritage" - is underway, and it has nothing...

Brazil mourns the loss of Elza Soares

With a career that spanned nearly 70 years and 34 albums, Brazil's beloved singer and activist passed away peacefully at the age of 91 by Brian Mier In 1953, a young woman appeared...

Curitiba: beyond the myth of the perfect city

Curitiba is known around the world for innovative urban planning and European heritage. During a speech at the World Social Forum, however, Carol Dartora accused the city government of hiding its...

Marielle Franco would have turned 40 today

500 days after the socialist city councilwoman's assassination, the people who ordered her killing are still at large On Saturday, July 27th, Congressman Marcelo Freixo (PSOL-Rio de Janeiro) published a video of...

Sadism and Misogyny in Bolsonaro’s Aryan Nation

In São Paulo, funk singer MC Reaça, who composed misogynistic jingles for Bolsonaro's presidential campaign, attempts to beat pregnant girlfriend to death then kills himself. Cynara Menezes writes that, to Bolsonaro...

Not one more drop of blood spilled

Indigenous people and their supporters protest in 51 cities around the World against the neo-fascist Bolsonaro administration's dismantling of reservations, cultural and land rights and his supporters' genocidal threats. by Brian Mier January...

São Paulo: Thousands Protest for Abortion Rights

The protest, which temporarily shut down Paulista Avenue, comes on the heels of a recent victory in Argentina and on the eve of a Federal Supreme Court hearing about decriminalization. São Paulo, July...

Guardian Criminalizes the Urban Poor in Rockefeller-Sponsored Series on São Paulo

The Guardian kicked off a week of coverage about São Paulo today, as part of its Rockefeller Foundation sponsored “Cities” Series.  Although part of this content appears to be generated with...

Capital’s class war in Brazil: An interview with Brian Mier

An interview with Brasil Wire editor Brian Mier. In the following interview, which first appeared on the Chicago radio program This is Hell on Radio WNUR, Brasil Wire editor Brian Mier talks...

A Carnival of Chaos

The coup has transformed Brazil into a carnival of chaos and a parade of instability where samba drums have the rhythm of a planned insanity. There have been cuts to the education...

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...

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...

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

I touted this idea four years ago  when we watched Obama’s second inauguration and noticed that Latin America was completely absent from any major initiative. Now, more than ever, the idea...
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