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...

Stephen Fry Interview: “Everything I feared about Bolsonaro came true”

I really did feel that for the first time in my life I'd been in the presence of something quite frighteningly evil An interview by Brian Mier British actor, director and author Stephen...

Interview: Bruna Rodrigues and the fight against necropolitics

When we say that black lives matter we are saying that we can no longer accept the fact that 83 young black men die every day in Brazil Interview by Brian Mier On...

The Governors vs Bolsonaro: An interview with Brian Mier

On the one hand the media is saying, “oh look at this crazy Bolsonaro, he’s insane, look what he is saying about coronavirus,” but he is really just transmitting the goals...

An interview with Lula. Part Two

I really want to polarize. I want to hold deep ideological debates. I want the people to know that there is no teaching anywhere that says a person has to...

Lula: We knew that Blair knew there were no Iraqi WMDs

 Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva revealed in an exclusive interview with Brasil Wire and the Michael Brooks Show that Brazil already knew that then UK Prime Minister Tony Blair was...

An interview with Lula. Part One

In January, 2020, Brasil Wire in partnership with Michael Brooks, host of the Michael Brooks Show, interviewed former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the Workers Party (PT) headquarters in...

Michael Brooks Interview: Lula, solidarity and the antifascist struggle

Host of the Michael Brooks Show and Majority Report co-host talks about the challenges that lie ahead in the global fight against fascism and the fight to preserve Lula's legacy Michael Brooks,...

The New Imperialism: Brian Mier speaks to This is Hell

On April 27, Brasil Wire co-editor Brian Mier was interviewed by Chuck Mertz of Chicago Radio Show This is Hell, about new book 'Year of Lead: Washington, Wall Street and the...

Brazil and the US left’s imperial blindspot

In an interview on the WNUR Chicago radio show This is Hell, which aired on Saturday, December 22, 2018, Brasil Wire co-editor Brian Mier explained what Jacobin and the Western /...

Interview with Danny Glover: Lula arrest is travesty of democracy

There are many forces outside of Brazil - those that have moved to the right - who want to crush this peoples' response to democracy and justice and economic justice. We...

Lawfare, Lula and capital’s hand dismantling Brazil’s democracy

The real battle going on in Brazil is over the issues of petroleum, privatization and labor reforms. The left candidates are promising to undo all of these changes that have happened since the...

Hunger Crisis Returning to Brazil, says Francisco Menezes

Menezes, an economist who works for ActionAid and IBASE, says the data suggests Brazil will return to the UN World Hunger Map. The study, which will be released at the end...

Lula’s Kafkaesque Imprisonment: Defense Lawyer Valeska Martins Speaks

"The law can destroy reputations, it can destroy assets, it can destroy freedom and it can end people's lives. So when it is misused it is extremely violent." by Brian Mier On July...

An interview with Carlos Latuff

Carlos Latuff is one of the World's most famous political cartoonists. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1968, he published his first political cartoon in a Longshoremen's Union newspaper in 1989...

Sérgio Baierle: Crisis Capitalism & Brasil’s Economic Realities

Brasil will not end, of course, but Lula's style of reform will. And this will happen in a way that we don't yet comprehend. - Sérgio Baierle Sérgio Baierle, 61, was a legendary...

Brasil’s Interest Rate Anomaly

One of the most negative results of Brasil's much heralded Real Plan, implemented during the Itamar Franco presidency, was the establishment of some of the world's highest interest rates. Although they...

Frei Betto on Intolerance & Neoliberalism

Frei Betto, 70,  a Dominican Friar and author of 52 books, is one of the central figures in the Brazilian liberation theology movement. Tortured and imprisoned for four years during the...

Arco do Futuro: A conversation with Fernando de Mello Franco, Secretary of Urban Development for São Paulo

São Paulo is the most populous city in the Americas, and with almost 12m inhabitants & over 20m in the Metropolitan area, it is also the largest city in the Southern Hemisphere. It...
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