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What Worries The US Most About Lula

Steve Ellner says opposition to NATO’s stance on Ukraine has created fertile ground for the expansion of a bloc of non-aligned nations, now with a progressive possibly at the helm.  By Steve Ellner for Consortium News President Joe Biden kept a promise to Lula da Silva by congratulating him for “free, fair and credible” elections minutes after Sunday’s […]

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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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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 […]

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With 33 Million Brazilians Hungry, Lula Condemns Energy Privatisation

Bolsonaro’s 11th hour privatisation of state energy giant Eletrobrás has provoked dismay, despite neoliberal efforts to spin it positively. Former president Lula connects the cut-price sell off directly with Brazil’s hunger crisis, amidst families forced to choose between food and energy, with the cost of the both rising. It was the type of move which […]

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Bolsonaro’s Eletrobrás Privatization Buries Vargas Era

The 2016 coup, which started with the delivery of Petrobras, culminates with the privatization of the state electric company, Eletrobrás. By Leonardo Attuch* In December 1994, on the eve of his presidential inauguration, then-Senator Fernando Henrique Cardoso took the podium to say goodbye to parliament. The speech went down in history because it announced what […]

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Electoral Court President Admits Dilma Rousseff Was Victim Of A Coup

Supreme Court Minister Luís Roberto Barroso, President of Brazil’s Electoral Court has written that common budgetary maneuvers (pedaladas) were only a formal justification for Dilma Rousseff’s 2016 overthrow, when the real reason for her removal was a loss of political support. In effect this is an admission of something already widely accepted, that her impeachment was […]

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Lula on the Gig Economy and Capitalist Alienation

From 1975 – 1981, Lula was President of the ABC Metalworkers Union in São Bernardo do Campo, the polluted, industrial satellite city of São Paulo where he still lives to this day. On Saturday, January 29, he returned to his former union to congratulate its new President, Moisés Selerges. The following is an excerpt from […]

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Covid 19 And The Failure Of Individualism

According to Brazilian scientist Lucia Souto, vaccine inequalities and science denialism – two results of neoliberal individualism – are derailing humanity. by Rede Brasil Atual In an interview on Radio Brasil Atual, Dr. Lucia Souto, President of the Brazilian Center for Health Studies (CEBES) and research scientist at Fiocruz Institute, said the only way for […]

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Greenwald’s embarrassing public spat with Brazilian Union

In heated Twitter exchange, millionaire Fox News commentator Glenn Greenwald insinuates that a labor union representing petroleum platform workers who made an average of US$350/month in 2020 is “privileged”. By Brian Mier It all started on the Flow podcast. Sitting with his husband Glenn, David Miranda, one of 10 members of Brazilian congress from PSOL […]

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Bolsonaro’s Discreet Charm for the Bourgeoisie

Segments of Brazil’s economic-financial elite don’t care about the country’s institutional corrosion. As long as their interests are met, formal democracy can be raffled off without any problems. by Glauco Faria One of the episodes that drew the most attention during the congressional covid 19 inquiry hearing on Thursday, September 23, was the exchange of […]