FASCISM

No forgiveness for those who now regret helping Bolsonaro

Regardless of whether they regret it, we are in this situation because of people who knew perfectly well what the risks of supporting Bolsonaro were. By Esther Solano* First there was José Padilha....

Caetano Veloso: rise of far right is a neurosis

When you acheive human rights you should never let them be taken back from you in any way under any pretext,” said the 76 year old musician, “this has been happening...

Eduardo Bolsonaro, Caligula and the Brazilian embassy

Roman emperor Caligula once appointed his horse to the Roman Senate but Jair Bolsonaro's nomination of his son as Ambassador to the US has a potential to cause more damage.  In "The...

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...

After the protests – It’s time to isolate fascism

Some media voices played off the calls for shutting down Congress and the Supreme Court as protests against old fashioned politics but the core of the demonstrations was antidemocratic. Under the...

SOS Rio: Military Police kill 434 in 2019

Bolsonaro ally Governor Wilson Witzel's Military Police are now killing 5 people a day. Most victims are Afro-Brazilian youth. Many are being killed execution style with gunshots at close range to...

Clampdown: Justice Minister orders troops to Brasilia

In move reminiscent of Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship, former Lava Jato judge/prosecutor Sergio Moro calls National Security Forces to Capital in advance of Indigenous and anti-pension privatization protests. Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio...

31/3/1964: Brasil’s Zombie History

On March 31, extreme-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has called for the Military to commemorate the Coup of 1964, a Coup which he insists was nothing of the sort. Such commemorations were outlawed...

In Plain Sight: Bolsonaro, Moro and the CIA

On March 18, Brazil’s extreme-right President Jair Bolsonaro made history. Outside the official agenda of his first official trip to the United States he paid a visit to CIA Headquarters, becoming the...

“Our Bastard”: Bolsonaro At The White House

On March 19 2019, extreme-right President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro will meet President Donald Trump in Washington DC, on official invitation to the White House. Whilst Trump sidemen John Bolton, Mike...

Bolsonaro will not step down from his soapbox

Do not expect rationality and political pragmatism from a government based on Christian fundamentalism and neofascism. Do not expect democratic governability and republicanism from those who promise to exterminate their opponents. by...

AI-5 and the forbidden future of Brasil

On the 50th anniversary of Institutional Act 5, the 1968 "coup within the coup" which ushered in an even more brutal and repressive phase of the Military dictatorship, historian Fernando Horta explains...

Assassination plot against PSOL Congressman Freixo

Reports have emerged that PSOL's newly elected Federal Deputy, Marcelo Freixo, elected in October is the target of an assassination plot by a paramilitary group from Rio de Janeiro's West Zone. "This isn't...

Send In The Clowns.

"Welcome to the Brazilian Necropolitical Circus." On December 10 2018, the 70th anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights, Brazilian President elect Jair Bolsonaro and his Vice, General Mourão, received their...

Brasil according to William Blum

On December 9th 2018, historian, analyst and long term critic of US Imperialism and Foreign Policy, William Blum, died at the age of 85. Author of Rogue State, Killing Hope, and...

2 MST Leaders Gunned Down in Paraiba

Violence against social movements expected to increase across Brazil before Bolsonaro takes office On the night of Saturday (12/8), two activists from the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) were assassinated inside the...

Chile-Brazil: A New Laboratory For The Far-Right

The Neoliberal model implemented in Chile after the 1973 Military Coup gives us hints as to what will happen in Brazil under a future Jair Bolsonaro Government. The resemblance is no...

How conservative corruption opened a fascist door in Rio

Massive corruption in Rio de Janeiro's disastrous Public/Private transportation partnerships brought an end to decades of MDB party hegemony, but the power vacuum that it opened was filled by neofascists. by...

Army Chief admits threatening Supreme Court to Jail Lula

by Brian Mier. Originally published November 12 2018. On April 3, on the eve of the judgment which resulted in the arrest of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his...

Saad-Filho: Fascism In Brasil, A Tragedy In Four Acts

Brazil elected its new President on 28 October 2018 – the improbable, unspeakable fascist former army captain Jair Bolsonaro won against the affable unimpeachable democratic candidate of a left alliance led...

Paulo Freire And The War On Brasil’s Public Education

by Larissa Jacheta Riberti “When education is not liberatory, the dream of the oppressed is to be the oppressor” This quote is from Paulo Freire, one of the most renowned and frequently cited...

Police raid Brazilian universities, pull down anti-fascist banners

Police officers interrogated professors, banned activities, took down banners and seized hard drives By Pedro Ribeiro Nogueira As Brazil’s runoff elections approach, electoral court authorities and federal and military police officers raided public...

Bolsonaro and the Institutionalization of Necropolitics

One part of Bolsonaro's supporters believe in a democracy on paper and a dictatorship on the streets. Another part of his supporters openly defends the return of the military to power. By...

Bolsonaro, foreign meddling and the destruction of Brazilian democracy

After the coup, Brazil took a favorable position towards North American geopolitical interests  and transformed itself, once again, into a geopolitical satellite of the USA. by Marcelo Zero The fall of egalitarian and...

Psyops: Images from Bolsonaro’s illegal WhatsApp campaign

Bolsonaro's illegal slush-fund financed social media campaign appears too sophisticated for his tiny political party to be doing on its own.   By Brian Mier On the Friday before the October 7 Brazilian presidential...

Brasil at the Crossroads

By Aline Piva. 1968 was a decisive year. It was a year in which the civil rights movements rose with a force never seen before. The world watched as the streets of...

“We will be together, marching forward.”

by Gaía Passarelli. I never thought I'd get here. And sometimes I want to believe that it will not get worse. But then I pinch myself: I did not think Dilma would fall,...

Bolsonaro: The Violence Of Voting Against Democracy

Fascism isn’t funny, but I had to smile when I saw a photo from the ‘Ele não’ (not him) protest in São Paulo last Saturday in which a smiling woman is...

Bolsonaro says he won’t respect electoral defeat

On the eve of the #EleNão protests, as military police raid communist party headquarters across Minas Gerais, neo-fascist candidate Jair Bolsonaro tells reporter he will not respect the election results unless...

Brasil Needs The Biggest Anti-Fascist Mobilisation In Contemporary History

These are sombre times for Brasil. An election looms, its leading candidate is in jail on politically motivated charges, and has been withdrawn. His distant challenger now sits in first place. He is a fascist and...
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