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DEMOCRACY FASCISM POLITICS TERRORISM

Behind the Terrorist Attack on Brazil’s Government

Margaret Kimberly interviews Brian Mier on the Jan. 8th invasion of Brazilian Congress, Supreme Court and Presidential Palace On January 8, 2023 thousands of supporters of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro attacked and vandalized that nation’s Congress, Supreme Court, and presidential palace in the capital of Brasilia. Bolsonaro claims that election fraud was responsible for […]

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DEMOCRACY FOREIGN POLICY POLITICS SOVEREIGNTY

The International Meaning of Lula’s Victory

Like the phoenix, Lula, who led the best government in Brazilian history, has returned in an extraordinary manner to save us from bolsonarista neo-fascism and to pacify and rebuild the country – a herculean, heroic task which only he can lead. by Marcelo Zero Lula’s historic victory was a front-page story in the World’s leading […]

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DEMOCRACY ELECTION 2022 POLITICS

Carol Dartora Elected 1st Black Congresswoman from Paraná

With 130,000 votes, former teachers union leader makes history in one of Brazil’s most conservative states by Brasil de Fato Paraná Voters in the southern Brazilian state of Paraná broke from tradition of voting for white, conservative congressmen last Sunday and elected a new face: Carol Dartora (Workers Party/PT), the first black woman elected to […]

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DEMOCRACY ELECTION 2022 POLITICS

Media Spins Lula Victory As Defeat

From the way that the Anglo media is treating Brazil’s treating the October 2, 1st round presidential elections a casual news consumer may get the impression that the Brazilian Workers Party suffered a crushing defeat. It takes an incredible amount of spin to create this impression. In order to pull this off, several important facts […]

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AUTHORITARIANISM DEMOCRACY ELECTION 2022 INTERVIEW POLITICS

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 Fry is well-known around the world for many reasons. In Brazil, he is famous for being the first well known English-speaking personality […]

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AUTHORITARIANISM DEMOCRACY ELECTION 2022 POLITICS

Brazil’s Coup May Come After Lula Takes Office

In 2023, the bolsonarista horde, kept mobilized by the discourse of electoral fraud, may return to the streets demanding the deposition of the new “illegitimately elected” president. By Marcelo Zero Bolsonaro has been following a well known script, inherited from Steve Bannon, to try to stay in power. He is attacking the electoral system, “denouncing” […]

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CANDIDATES ELECTION 2022 FASCISM FOREIGN POLICY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA MEDIA POLITICS UNITED STATES

Tucker/Fox Rally Behind Bolsonaro

From Rio de Janeiro, son of former Voice of America chief invents new cold war narrative. by Brian Mier Multi-millionaire Fox News host Tucker Carlson, son of former Voice of America and USIA chief Dick Carlson is spending the week broadcasting his popular program, Tucker Carlson Tonight, from Rio de Janeiro. During his first broadcast […]

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ARMED FORCES DEMOCRACY ELECTION 2022 POLITICS UNITED STATES

Brazilian Army Resumes Election Threats

One day after Brazil’s President Bolsonaro assures US President Biden he won’t tamper with electoral system, Defense Minister Gen. Paulo Oliveira attacks electoral courts for refusing to let military tamper with elections. by Brian Mier On June 10th, the day after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s historic first ever meeting with US President Joe Biden at […]

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ECONOMY ENERGY HISTORY NEOLIBERALISM POLITICS SOVEREIGNTY

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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AUTHORITARIANISM DEMOCRACY EQUALITY FASCISM LAWFARE POLITICS RACIAL EQUALITY

‘Go back to the plantation’ – Curitiba moves to impeach 1st City Councilor

The first impeachment process against a city councilor in the 329-year history of Curitiba – the Brazilian city that most cherishes its “European heritage” – is underway, and it has nothing to do with any crime. On January 24, Mugenyi Kabagambe, a 24 year-old Congolese immigrant, was beaten to death behind the beach kiosk where […]