Is Brazil About to Face a Military Coup? Brian Mier on Brazil’s March Towards Fascism

Alan Macleod Brazil, the world’s fifth-largest country, is at a political crossroads. Heading into next year’s presidential elections, the country’s 211 million people are faced with choosing between social democrat and anti-imperialist Lula Da Silva (president between 2003 and 2010) and far-right populist incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. But many are worried they will not even be…

UN General Assembly Meets Bolsonaro’s Ideological Chloroquine

Marcelo Zero You cannot teach a delusional person to use reason. Democracy cannot be taught to a tyrant. President Bolsonaro’s so-called “letter of surrender”, delivered to the Supreme Court after the failed September 7 coup attempt, created an expectation among the optimists that he could somehow be controlled by the institutions. It created an expectation…

After Sept. 7: Bolsonaro’s Record Disapproval

 Gabriel Deslandes A survey by Datafolha, the research institute linked to  Folha de São Paulo newspaper, shows that President Jair Bolsonaro’s disapproval rating has reached a record high.  53% of Brazilians surveyed consider him either poor or very bad, up two points from the record level reached during the last survey, conducted in July. The…

Five Eyes in Latin America: Australia’s Secret Role in Chile’s Coup

Kit Klarenberg Declassified files expose Australia’s secret role in General Pinochet’s seizure of power, and shed light on the ongoing participation of the United States’ Five Eyes partners in covert intelligence operations in Latin America, as well as assistance from US-allied governments in neighbouring countries, namely Brazil. Washington’s central role in the violent overthrow of…

Indigenous People of Brazil Fight for Their Future

Nick Estes Six thousand Indigenous leaders from all over Brazil gathered in Brasília from Aug. 22 to Aug. 27 in the Struggle for Life camp. The demonstration is thought to be the biggest Indigenous protest in Brazil’s history.  Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has given new license to the killing of Indigenous people in Brazil. Before…

Canadian Pension Funds Driving Privatization in Brazil

Tom Fraser Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, July 17, 2019. Photo by Palácio do Planalto/Flickr. How Canadian pension ownership of Rio water gives retirement savings imperial underpinnings In late April, Brazilian far-right President Jair Bolsonaro brought down the gavel on the sale of water and sewage services from the publicly owned Companhia Estadual de Águas e Esgotos (CEDAE)…

Brazilian Manifestation of the Fascist International

Dave Emory Spitfire Editorial Comment: In numerous programs, we have presented discussion of what brilliant researchers Kevin Coogan and Henrik Kruger have termed the Fascist International or (as Kruger puts it) The International Fascista. The name is precisely what it indicates: a powerful ideological and operational consortium of fascists from around the world. Incorporating veterans…

Brazil: Over 4,000 Participate in National March of Indigenous Women

Photo: Andressa Zumpano/CPT NacionalPhoto: Andressa Zumpano/CPT Nacional Participants of the II Indigenous Women’s March follow the trial of the “Temporary Framework” in Brasília. This Wednesday 8th, the trial continues in the Federal Supreme Court (TSF) to decide on the “Temporary Framework” to establish the legal limit on the demarcation of indigenous lands. More than four…

September 7th: The Greatest Crime

Marcelo Zero Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro  just appropriated Brazil’s September 7, Independence Day holiday for his own political purposes. If he had appropriated Rio’s Cristo Redentor statue or Petrobras state petroleum company, the crime would have been less egregious. September 7th is supposed to be a great civic festival that includes all Brazilians, regardless of…