FASCISM

Bolsonaro’s Private Parallel Spy Agency

A recently deceased ally of Jair Bolsonaro had exposed his plan to operate a "parallel intelligence agency" in a live television interview. Details of how the network operates, and its targets,...

Pro-Democracy Protest Hit By Police Incitement And Far-Right Infiltration

On Sunday May 31, mask wearing protesters broke quarantine to demonstrate for the removal of President Jair Bolsonaro, and against his efforts to decapitate Brazilian democracy by closing Congress and the...

The FBI, the Fusion Center, and the Far Right: US creep in Brazil

In an important new investigation, journalist Natalia Viana of Agência Pública has revealed how, during Sergio Moro's 15 month tenure as Justice and Security Minister under Jair Bolsonaro, he quickly enabled...

General Heleno warns of “Unpredictable Consequences”, his supporters threaten “Civil War”

On Friday 22nd May 2020, Brazil eagerly anticipated the broadcast of a Bolsonaro cabinet meeting which took place exactly one month earlier on April 22. The video, whose release was mandated by...

Former Defence Ministers Ask Military To Protect Democracy

On Sunday May 17, Jair Bolsonaro again joined demonstrations by supporters of his government calling for military intervention and the closure of the Supreme Court and National Congress. Without mentioning the current...

Bob Fernandes on the Media, Coronavirus and Brazil’s Far Right

Bob Fernandes, 65, is a veteran print and television journalist from Bahia who’s personal youtube channel has nearly 200,000 followers. Since starting his career in the 1970s, he has worked as...

Petra Costa: “We need to talk about AI-5”

Academy-award nominated director Petra Costa has posted on social media in response to the Bolsonaro-led protests on Sunday 19th April 2020, which although small in number, were a blatant call for...

How the United States killed Brazil’s Democracy. Again.

Buried under a global pandemic is the most important Brazil story for decades. Unless the role of the United States in Brazil’s democratic collapse is acknowledged and understood, no useful sense...

Attempt to outlaw the Workers Party is latest attack on Brazil’s democracy

An attempt to ban the Workers Party/PT, the most successful political party of Brazil's modern era, is the latest in a sequence of attacks on a democracy under siege. By Nathalia Urban On...

Bolsonaro in the Hague: President faces third denunciation for “genocide and crimes against humanity”

Brazil's far-right President is facing his second set of charges at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. The new second set of charges deals  directly with Coronavirus and the Bolsonaro's Government's...

“We are heading for Chaos”: Professor Domingos Neto on Brazil’s Military, Moro, and Bolsonaro

In conversation about the past and the present, Manuel Domingos Neto reflects on the role of the Armed Forces in Brazil. By Cristiane Sampaio and Pedro Stropasolas. Brasil de Fato In these times...

Brazil’s Armed Forces are “to defend US interests” says researcher

For Héctor Luís Saint-Pierre, it is a military paradox to support the deregulation of the economy and the sell-off of assets. By Ana Penido. Brasil de Fato. 26 October 2019. With the broad...

Exposed: The UK’s Secret Meetings With The Bolsonaros

In the first part of this series on British involvement in Brazilian internal affairs it was revealed that the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has deleted its record of correspondence and...

Bolsonaro and Coronavirus: A Tragedy Foretold

"No room for sentiment" said Wall Street insiders in 2018, as their man Jair Bolsonaro ascended to the Brazilian Presidency. In the face of Coronavirus, Brazil's people are now living with...

Olavo de Carvalho, the Guru of Death

By Lucia Helena Issa Olavo de Carvalho, the self-styled philosopher, said yesterday in a video that the coronavirus (which has already infected more than 300 thousand people and killed more than 15...

Bloomberg surrogate was PR guru for Brazil’s extreme-right leader Bolsonaro

Former Michael Bloomberg aide Arick Wierson, who is pushing the billionaire’s 2020 presidential campaign and attacking Bernie Sanders, helped elect far-right demagogue Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil. By Ben Norton. A Michael Bloomberg surrogate...

Dilma Rousseff defends Oscar-nominated Petra Costa

Former President of the Brazilian Republic Dilma Rousseff has publicly defended Academy Award nominated director Petra Costa, who has come under relentless attack from supporters of the 2016 Coup that her...

Lula and democracy at the crossroads

Sooner or later, Brazil, Latin America and the World will have to choose between neoliberalism, fascism and authoritarianism on one side and real, substantive democracy on the other by Marcelo Zero Latin America...

Neoliberalism at Gunpoint: Finance Minister invokes AI-5 in Washington, prepares for backlash on the streets

As Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro launches his new brazenly Neofascist party 'Alliance for Brazil', inspired by ARENA (Alliance for National Renewal) of the Dictatorship era, his ministers and foreign supporters are...

Brasil’s fascist “green hens” are back

During the 1930s, Brazilian fascists, called the "Green Hens" by their opponents, beat up communists and  praised God, family and liberal economic policies. In this article Wilson Luiz Müller says they're...

As Lula Emerges From Prison, US Media Ignore How Washington Helped Put Him There

By Brian Mier. The Brazilian Supreme Court reversed a 2018 ruling on November 7, upholding the principle of innocent until proven guilty in the 1988 Constitution and declaring it illegal to jail...

Tories Meet “The Butcher of Rio” And Expand Bolsonaro Ties

By Nathália Urban and John McEvoy. As the Brazilian Amazon burned, edging the global climate towards an irreversible and catastrophic feedback loop, UK Minister of State at the Department for International Trade...

Outrage at Eduardo Bolsonaro as he calls for “a new Dictatorship” if Brazil emulates Chilean Protests

With the Bolsonaro family already shaken by the revelations drawing them closer to the murder of Rio City Congresswoman Marielle Franco, Federal Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro’s comments about an Dictatorial backlash should...

Latin America’s neoliberal governments are turning into police states

The adaptation of repressive measures reveals South America’s neoliberal governments' intentions to transform into police states as an offensive management tactic against violence and inequality. By Marcio Pochmann The 2008 global crisis triggered...

New book describes how Bolsonaro was elected “by force” – by the Armed Forces

'Os Onze – O STF, seus bastidores e suas crises' reveals further evidence of the Pro-Bolsonaro Soft Coup at the 2018 Election. By André Barrocal, CartaCapital. On Tuesday before Sunday's final vote in the...

Smiling Assassins: How Wall Street Recolonized Brazil. Part Two.

In September 2019, Brazilian Minister for Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington D.C. and the pair announced a new U.S.-Brazil bilateral agreement to open...

20 ways Lawfare led to Brazil’s State of Exception

The rise of Bolsonaro is the result of a long and systematic process of bending or violating laws for political ends  to  remove one democratically elected president and arrest another. It may...

Myths about Pinochet’s Chile persist in Brazil today

It is customary among neoliberal economists to praise Pinochet's Chile and consider it an economic model to aspire to, however they have it all wrong. Português By José Luís Fiori. It is customary...

Chilean fury as Bolsonaro praises murder of Michelle Bachelet’s father

Brazil’s Neofascist President Jair Bolsonaro may have lost his principal political ally in South America. Sebastian Piñera joined Senator Isabel Allende in condemning Bolsonaro for his remarks in response to former Chilean...

Lula’s political imprisonment reaches 500 days

Everyone who cared about Democracy who was paying attention to what was happening in Brazil knew, from day one, that Lula’s arrest was a sham result of a biased political witch...
spot_img

Popular