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DEMOCRACY FASCISM POLITICS TERRORISM

Behind the Terrorist Attack on Brazil’s Government

Margaret Kimberly interviews Brian Mier on the Jan. 8th invasion of Brazilian Congress, Supreme Court and Presidential Palace On January 8, 2023 thousands of supporters of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro attacked and vandalized that nation’s Congress, Supreme Court, and presidential palace in the capital of Brasilia. Bolsonaro claims that election fraud was responsible for […]

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DEMOCRACY ELECTION 2022 FASCISM NEOLIBERALISM

Bye-Bye, Bolsonaro

Bolsonaro looks at Donald Trump and Bolivia’s Jeanine Áñez and understands the risks he now faces. By Emir Sader* The operation to block the Workers Party from continuing to govern Brazil was monstrous. Jair Bolsonaro installed a neoliberal model to guarantee support of business leaders, incorporating support from evangelical Christians. He employed the most violent […]

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ELECTION 2022 FASCISM SÃO PAULO

Bolsonaro Ally Team Murders Unarmed Man, Destroy Evidence

Away from the presidential race, the biggest scandal in Brazil’s post dictatorship history may be taking place in the state of São Paulo, in its race for Governor. It involves a staged assassination attempt, the murder of an unarmed man, and secret service agents ordering the destruction of evidence. São Paulo is Brazil’s most powerful […]

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DEMOCRACY ELECTION 2022 FASCISM

The Most Important Election in Brazil’s History

Brazil faces a stark choice in its presidential runoff Sunday. Can Lula and the Left overcome Bolsonaro’s misinformation and attempts to buy the vote? By Bryan Pitts for NACLA n Sunday, up to 156 million Brazilian voters will go to the polls to choose a new president in a run-off election. The stakes could not […]

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ELECTION 2022 FASCISM RELIGION

Far-Right Reduces Election To “Spiritual War Against Communism”

By Kawsachun News Political debate in Brazil is being reduced to “Christians” vs “Communists” by Jair Bolsonaro’s campaign, with no room for discussion of proposals for government policy, projects and programs. The campaign has resorted to exploiting religious voters and their faith for electoral purposes, with polls indicating that he’s been loosing key support from […]

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ELECTION 2022 FASCISM

Bolsonaro Pedophilia Crisis Engulfs Re-election Bid And Allies

Five days into the worst crisis to hit Bolsonaro’s re-election campaign, what emerged on social networks at the weekend is now a full blown media scandal and imminent, serious, criminal investigation. On Monday Bolsonaro called it “worst 24 hours of his life”. Signs are that it will last a lot longer than that. It’s the story […]

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ARMED FORCES DEMOCRACY ELECTION 2022 FASCISM

Lula Vote Was Hit By Unexpected Abstentions. Are Bannon Tactics In Play?

A surge in abstentions has prompted the Brazilian Electoral Court to act on long voting lines that blighted the first round of the presidential election. Although he won comfortably, voting data suggests Lula vote was most hit by the unexpected no shows, which also skewed polling accuracy. At the October 2 first round of the presidential […]

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AUTHORITARIANISM DEMOCRACY ELECTION 2022 FASCISM INTERVIEW

Why Bolsonaro’s Auto-Coup Will Fail: An Interview With Manuel Gerson

Since 1932, Brazil’s elections have been managed by an electoral court system which establishes rules for and regulates the entire voting process, with the power to audit campaign finances and punish people who violate election laws. For the past 2 years, Brazilian President Bolsonaro and some allies in the military and business community have led […]

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DEMOCRACY ELECTION 2022 FASCISM SOCIAL NETWORKS SOVEREIGNTY TECHNOLOGY UNITED STATES

YouTube Pushing Pro-Bolsonaro Content To Brazilians, Study Finds

With the 2022 election only weeks away, YouTube, owned by US tech giant Google, has been found to be favouring pro-Bolsonaro videos in its recommendations to users in a damning new study. The videos include conspiracy theories and attacks on the electoral process. Folha de São Paulo reports that the YouTube algorithm has found to […]

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ELECTION 2018 ELECTION 2022 FASCISM LAVA JATO NEOLIBERALISM PETROBRAS UNITED KINGDOM

UK Prime Minister Truss Challenged Over Bolsonaro Links

Incoming British Prime Minister has been challenged in parliament over her proximity to far right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. The questions are related to secret meetings held in 2018, six months before the neofascist was controversially elected following the arrest and jailing of frontrunner then and now, Lula da Silva. One day after her confirmation […]