FASCISM

Wall Street’s New Man In Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro

"No room for feelings" say Wall Street insiders as they back another Neofascist to deliver Neoliberalism, at the point of a gun, in the most resource-rich nation on earth. New York Times,...

Fascism: 20 Shots fired at Lula Solidarity Camp, two injured

In the early hours of Saturday Morning, April 28th, as hundreds of protesters were sleeping in their tents at the Lula Livre Democratic Vigil outside the Parana Federal Police headquarters where...

Jailed Lula is refused visitors – breaking Mandela Rules

By Cynara Menezes. The media repeat that Lula is not a political prisoner. Nevertheless, like all political prisoners, he is being barred from receiving visitors in jail. A judge from Curitiba is...

Globo: from coup-plotting to far-right contestations – Part 1

By Gabriel Deslandes. There’s something unforeseen stirring up in the empire of the biggest telecommunications network in Latin America. For the first time in a while, Rede Globo is confronted with adversaries...

Saad Filho: The attack on Lula and threats to Brasil’s Democracy 

Speech at SOAS, University of London, April 12, 2018 Transcribed and edited for readability by Brasil Wire Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was the most influential trade union leader in Brazil in the...

Lula, Political Prisoner

By Fernando horta. There is no government in the World that admits that it has political prisoners. They all are – and were – arrested for “crimes” or “threats” and given sentences...

Airforce confirms Lula death threat on Police flight to Curitiba

On Saturday night a video started circulating around the social media of an airplane control panel with on-board conversation in which one of the passengers, presumably a Federal Police agent, threatened...

Police fire on unarmed protesters in Curitiba

Police fire rubber bullets at unarmed protesters in Curitiba. At least 10 injured. According to protesters, the violent acts committed by the Paraná Military Police started after an unidentified man shook the...

Globo Anchorman uses Army General’s message to threaten Supreme Court

Tuesday, April 3. On the night before the habeas corpus judgment that could guarantee freedom for ex-president Lula, the anchorman and editor of Brazil's most popular news program, William Bonner, ended...

The Break from Democracy opened the door for Fascism

The Central Única dos Trabalhadores (Unified Workers Central/CUT) is the largest labor union federation in the Western Hemisphere. It is renowned worldwide as a historic example of social movement unionism, which...

Fascist Militia Fire On Lula’s Presidential Election Convoy

On the night of March 27, in the conservative state of Parana, a small group of militia men opened fire on a bus full of journalists that was traveling in ex-president...

Violence Against Brazilian Left: Militias Attack Lula Rallies

In Rio Grande do Sul, right wing militia beats up four women during speech by Lula, blocks road to prevent people from arriving at event. For the past four years, the US-government...

Marielle’s Assasination and Military Death Squad Tactics

by Carlos Tautz. Diversionary tactics used by multiple teams: similarities between 1981 and 2018 A week has passed since the assassinations of Marielle Franco and the driver Anderson Gomes, but neither the Civil...

Iconic Rio bar owner arrested following tribute to slain Marielle

On the night of March 18th, Alfredo Jacinto Mello was pulled out of his bar, the legendary Bip Bip in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, arrested by an armed, off duty highway...

We are all under threat, Marielle’s death must unify the left

By Pablo Villaça. Text translated with omission of author. From today - and until the situation changes in the country - I will cease my criticisms of our left comrades, no matter how...

Not only Marielle: 10 human rights activists assassinated in last 5 months

The cowardly murder of socialist councilwoman Marielle Franco, on March 14, has all the hallmarks of political assassination. The protests that swept across Brazil on the night of March 15 were mobilised...

The Assassination Of Socialist Marielle Franco

On March 14th in the Estácio area of Rio de Janeiro, Councilwoman Marielle Franco of the Socialism & Freedom Party (PSOL) was executed with 5 shots to the head. Her driver, Anderson...

Veering towards totalitarianism, Temer Government silences critics

The Brazilian military took over the state of Rio de Janeiro in 1964 and quickly consolidated its power in a national military coup that ended democratic rule for 25 years. At...

As Rio military takeover intensifies, Lava Jato investigators harass prominent critic

On Friday, February 23, Federal Police raided the offices of Dr. Rafael Valim, a  prominent academic and author of 20 books on legal theory. Although he was not charged with any...

Minister of Education tries to censor University course on 2016 Coup

In a move adding to growing concerns about the state of Brazilian democracy and freedom of expression, Michel Temer's Minister of Education, Mendonça Filho (DEM), has instructed the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office (MPF), the...

Etchegoyen: Brasil’s Strongest Man?

In February 2017, ousted President Dilma Rousseff warned of a second, more radical and more repressive phase of the Coup d'état which removed her from office - akin to the "Institutional...

Intervention in Rio is one more outrage by Temer

The Central Unica de Trabalhadores (Unified Workers Central/CUT) is the largest union federation in Latin America, with around 8 million members. In January, working together with its social movement and union...

Honduras Today Is Brasil Tomorrow

By Laura Gontijo. Original version in Jornal O Homem Livre. In Honduras, the crisis which began with the coup d'état in 2009 continues and shows us what awaits Brazil following the coup of...

UFMG: In Defence Of The Rule Of Law And Public University In Brazil

Two manifestos circulated by North American and European Professors, Intellectuals and Students in support of their Brazilian counterparts, who face a wave of intimidation unseen since the Military Dictatorship of 1964-1985. Those working...

Bolsonaro: Terrorist by definition

Jair Messias Bolsonaro, infamous Brazilian congressman, already received dozens of not-so-flattering nouns and adjectives: homophobic, misogynist, racist, virulent, hateful – the most recent adjective was printed in the latest issue of...

Campaign urges US University to cancel Bolsonaro appearance

Update 7/10/17: The Campaign has issued a response to the person responsible for Bolsonaro's invitation Dr. Mark Langevin, a specialist on US-Brazil energy relations and security, who had defended the move....

Brasil’s US-Funded “Libertarians” & the Far-Right

On August 18, Vice Brasil journalist and occasional Brasil Wire contributor Marie Declerq, broke the news that the Instituto Mises Brasil think tank, which receives funding from US libertarians, has published...

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...

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....

[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
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