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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...

Weisbrot: Knowledge Of US Role In Coup, “Tip Of Iceberg”

In interview, Center for Economic and Policy Research Director Mark Weisbrot talks about how the US government has worked to destroy progressive governments across the Americas. In a web TV interview conducted...

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,...

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...

The Argentine Example: First as Tragedy, then as Farce

By Louis Smith and Brasil Wire editors When Mauricio Macri won the Argentinian general election in 2015 international markets and investors cheered. Rating agency Moodys immediately raised Argentina's outlook from "stable" to...

Media Watch: The Strange Return Of Coup-Denial

Two competing narratives on Brazil: one says Dilma Rousseff was deposed in a procedural Coup d'état and Lula's imprisonment is to stop him becoming President again. The other says that all...

US DOJ and Operation Car Wash: Facts and Questions

In 2008, US Department of Justice officials falsely prosecuted US Senator Ted Stevens for receiving illegal reforms on a vacation property. Could this have been the blueprint for Lula's arrest? by Brian Mier It...

Carlos Marighella’s call to the Brazilian People

In 1964, after President Jango Goulart announced he was going to implement agrarian reform, the US Government helped install a Military Coup in Brazil. In 1967, Carlos Marighella, grandson of a...

What side are you on? MST explains march to Brasilia

At a moment in which history puts us to the test we ask: what side are you on? What would we do with our lives if we didn't march and fight for...

Hunger strikers denounce attacks on Brasil’s sovereignty

By Diego Sartorato. Original article at Brasil de Fato. Republished with permission. Targeted by the Michel Temer administration, Brazil’s sovereignty is the key topic of the debate about the political and economic...

Candidate Positions On Privatization: Top 2018 Campaign Issue

Selling strategic state-owned enterprises to private capital is a sensitive issue in Brazil’s upcoming elections This article has been reprinted, with authorization, from Brasil de Fato . Twenty years ago, on July 29th, 1998, the...

“What are you afraid I will say?” says Lula

"An illegitimate government in its final months of power hurries to liquidate as much of the nation’s assets and sovereignty as possible – the pre-salt petroleum reserves, gas pipelines, energy distribution companies...

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...

Oil Industry, not Brazilians, Spooked by Strike

Brazilians do not scare easily, but a media narrative saying so paves the way for northern acceptance of a return to fascism. by Brian Mier In the seminal book, Manufacturing Consent, Noam Chomsky...

Inside the Gringo Oil Grab: Parente leaves, Petrobras hikes prices

Unions claim partial victory as top PSDB insider and Shell executive resign from Petrobras leadership by Brian Mier On May 30th, as a trucker’s strike that paralyzed the country for 9 days began...

The Hijacked Truckers’ Strike

By Larissa Jacheta Riberti* I have been writing for a truck driver's trade newspaper for the past six years but would not risk making a thorough analysis of the current strike. However since many...

Trucker Strike: Petrobras’ Dismantlement Leads Brazil to Chaos

by Paulo Kliass* Truck drivers tend to be conservative, but their demands are fair. About the coup, Petrobras' price policies meet investors wishes but don't serve the needs of the nation. Note: Petrobras...

Brazil Popular Front Manifesto for Free and Democratic Elections

Manifesto to the Brazilian People The Frente Brasil Popular* (Brazil Popular Front/FBP) denounces the persecution and injustice against Lula and defends his right as a candidate in free and democratic elections 1. A...

Conflict of Interest Motion Filed Against Sérgio Moro

Over the past three years the Lava Jato investigation has come under sharp criticism for its apparent refusal to prosecute any politician from the conservative PSDB party, despite mountains of material...

The wholesale attack on Brazilian sovereignty: an interview with Celso Amorim

By Brian Mier. For the past 25 years, Celso Amorim has been Brazil's most important diplomat, serving as Foreign Affairs Minister in the governments of Itamar Franco (1993-1995) and Luiz Inacio Lula...

Lula in Le Monde: I am running to give back the poor and excluded their dignity

Former President and leading 2018 Candidate Lula featured in France's Le Monde, explaining Brazil's worrying situation and his determination to run for the Presidency in October, despite his politically motivated imprisonment. Luiz...

Activists, American Unions Protest Award for Brazilian Judge

May 15, New York City, NY – American unions joined the Defend Democracy in Brazil Committee in Manhattan, to protest commemoration of the judge who investigated, prosecuted, convicted and sentenced popular former President...

O Processo / The Trial – A Review

After it premiered at the Berlinale to a 7 minute standing ovation and won numerous festival awards, a series of pre-screenings for Maria Augusta Ramos' 'O Processo' (The Trial) were held...

Democracy Under Attack: Brazilian Activists Resist Worldwide

By Amanda Lisboa. This year, May Day had an increased meaning for Brazil; that feeling was not only present on the streets of many cities around the country, but also during protests worldwide, as...

Brasil’s Post-Coup Submission To Foreign Capital Faces Backlash

In his landmark work, “A Fantasia Organizada”, legendary developmentalist economist Celso Furtado described the modern history of Brazil as a conflict between internationally-backed monetarist economic strategies and efforts to implement a...

Brazilian Government confuses Al Jazeera with Al Qaeda

On the morning of Wednesday, April 18, PT (Workers Party) President Gleisi Hoffman conducted a series of interviews with foreign television networks about the political imprisonment of ex-President Lula, the leading...

The Protection Of Geraldo Alckmin

In the words of a prominent Brasil-based journalist in June 2013: "There is an unwritten understanding amongst foreign correspondents that the US wants PSDB in power" In his April 12 piece for...

7/4/2018: Letter from Lula to the Brazilian People

Facing politically-motivated imprisonment, former President and leading 2018 candidate, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, shared this message to Brazil. My Friends, I've thought a lot about the paths that our lives take. The future, after...

Censorship By Omission: Six Crucial Facts in Lula Case Missing From Northern Media

Six facts currently being censored through omission in the Northern media about Lula's Supreme Court Judgement. by Brian Mier 1) The issue at stake is not related to a "battle against corruption" but...

Dilma Rousseff Attacks Netflix’s ‘The Mechanism’ & Director

On March 23, Netflix launched a new series called “The Mechanism” about a court case which is still underway, featuring a character based on the Brazil's leading presidential candidate, Luiz Inacio...
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