Posted in #CoronaVirus #TheRealNews Brazil cases COVID-19 Jair Bolsonaro pandemic

What’s Behind Brazil’s COVID-19 Disaster?

Indigenous, poor, and working-class communities in Brazil are all under threat from COVID-19. One man is largely to blame for the country’s pandemic disaster: President…

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #TheRealNews Brazil COVID-19 favelas Jair Bolsonaro marc steiner Mike Fox

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro Fiddles While Brazil Burns

Brazil’s COVID-19 cases and deaths are higher than neighboring countries, yet the president takes no action. Indigenous people and the poorest Brazilians are in grave…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Afro-Brazilians afro-feminism Brazil carnival Cores de Aide Florianopolis Jair Bolsonaro Michael Fox

Afro-Feminist Resistance in Brazi’s Carnival

In Southern Brazil, the all women’s carnival block Cores de Aide is marching for political resistance and in defense of women, who have been particularly…

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Posted in #Iran #TheRealNews barack obama Brazil Lula da Silva Celso Amorim glenn greenwald Hillary Clinton Iran Nuclear Agreement Jair Bolsonaro Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Lula’s Foreign Minister on Iran Diplomacy and Brazil’s Sharp Turn to the Right

Celso Amorim, who served as Brazil’s foreign minister and as defense minister under President Lula da Silva, talks about the enormous effort Brazil put into…

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Posted in #Corruption #TheRealNews Brazil Brian Mier glenn greenwald Jair Bolsonaro Lava Jato Sergio Moro The intercept

Brazil’s Right-Wing Bolsonaro Regime Attacks Leading Critic Glenn Greenwald

Brazil’s government faces near unanimous condemnation over its attempt to punish journalist Glenn Greenwald for revealing its corrupt investigation practices. The post Brazil’s Right-Wing Bolsonaro…

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Posted in #Corruption #TheRealNews Brazil Curitiba Jair Bolsonaro Lula da Silva Mike Fox

Brazil’s Ex-President Lula Freed, Promises to Continue Fight for Justice

After spending 19 months in jail on a 12-year prison sentence, Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled that Lula had to be freed until his appeals are…

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Posted in #LGBT #Protest #TheRealNews Brazil Jair Bolsonaro Marielle Franco

Brazilians March Against Bolsonaro and his Ties to Murder of Activist

The anti-Bolsonaro marches come amid extremely concerning revelations, which allegedly tie the president to the murder of the councilwoman and LGBT activist Marielle Franco last…

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Posted in #Strike #TheRealNews Brazil Future-se Jair Bolsonaro public education university students

Brazilian Students Take Protest to Next Level, Launch Strike Against Bolsonaro Education Cuts

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has proposed privatization and immediate slashing of the public education budget. Students worried about the future of education in Brazil…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Amazon rainforest Brazil deforestation forest fires Jair Bolsonaro Mike Fox

Deforestation Is Spreading Beyond the Amazon in Brazil

The policies of Brazil’s right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro are provoking more forest fires and deforestation, not only in the Amazon rainforest. Environmental activists are now…

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Posted in #Poverty #Racism #TheRealNews Baltimore Brazil Eddie Conway favelas Ferguson Freddie Gray haiti Haitian Revolution Jacqueline Luqman Jair Bolsonaro militarized policing oppression rebellion riot slave rebellions uprising white supremacy

How Elites Crush Black Dissent

What does it mean for the people living under systemic oppression when society frames their rebellion as a riot? The post How Elites Crush Black…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Amazon rainforest forest fires Jair Bolsonaro Mike Fox

Rainforest on Fire: Brazilians Mobilize Against President’s Amazon Policies 

Mobilizations took place throughout Brazil on Monday, to declare their opposition to President Bolsonaro’s environmental policies, which have contributed to the largest increase in Amazon…

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Posted in #India #TheRealNews Donald Trump extremism far right fascism Jair Bolsonaro Narendra Modi populism Rodrigo Duterte Walden Bello

Why is the Far-Right Rising Globally? (1/2)

Walden Bello, author of “Counterrevolution: The Global Rise of the Far-Right,” argues that the far-right is in ascendancy at the moment not only in reaction…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Brazil education reform Jair Bolsonaro Mike Fox

Brazil’s Student Movement Mobilizes to Oppose Bolsonaro’s Education Privatization

Students rallied and marched in 207 municipalities of Brazil, to declare their opposition to right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro’s education reform that would privatize much of…

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Posted in #Crime #TheRealNews Brazil extra-judicial executions Jair Bolsonaro Lava Jato police shootings Sergio Moro social movements

Bolsonaro’s Anti-Crime Crack-Down Also Targets Brazil’s Social Movements 

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro’s comment that criminals should “die like cockroaches” is not only reminiscent of Philippine president Duterte, but also seeks to persecute social movements,…

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Posted in #Corruption #TheRealNews Brazil glenn greenwald Jair Bolsonaro Lava Jato Lula da Silva The intercept

Brazilians Fight Far-Right Campaign to Silence Greenwald & Intercept Leaks

U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald has been threatened to be deported, imprisoned, and even killed, because of his role in the release of the on-going bombshell…

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Posted in #Corruption #TheRealNews Brazil glenn greenwald Jair Bolsonaro Lava Jato Lula da Silva The intercept

Brazil’s Far Right Unleashes Campaign to Stop Greenwald and The Intercept Revelations

U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald has been threatened to be deported, imprisoned, and even killed, because of his role in the release of the on-going bombshell…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Alexander Zaitchik Amazon rainforest Brazil climate change environmental destruction global warming Jair Bolsonaro

Amazon in Danger of Total Destruction Under Brazil’s Right-Wing President Bolsonaro

If another 20 percent of the Amazon rainforest is destroyed, it could start a vicious cycle of self-destruction, unleashing enormous amounts of CO2 and massively…

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Posted in #LGBT #TheRealNews Brazil Gay pride Jair Bolsonaro

Brazilians Celebrate LGBT Pride, Rejecting Bolsonaro’s Homophobic Backlash

Brazil’s LGBT community celebrated across the country over the last week, for Gay Pride. Michael Fox reports The post Brazilians Celebrate LGBT Pride, Rejecting Bolsonaro’s…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Brazil Henrique Fernando Cardoso Jair Bolsonaro Lula da Silva Mike Fox The intercept

Brazil’s Prosecutors Buried Corruption Case Against ex-President Cardoso

New revelations from The Intercept’s examination of a leaked data archive of Brazil’s corruption prosecutions shows how former President Cardoso was spared because prosecutors needed…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Brazil general strike Jair Bolsonaro Lula da Silva Mike Fox pension reform

Millions of Brazilians Join General Strike and Protests Against President’s Austerity Reforms

In what has become the largest mobilization against Brazil’s right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro, millions of Brazilians joined in the general strike, shutting down schools, banks,…

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Posted in #Corruption #TheRealNews Brazil Jair Bolsonaro Lava Jato Lula da Silva odebrecht Sergio Moro

Leaked Messages Confirm: Imprisonment of Brazil’s Lula da Silva was Politically Motivated

The website The Intercept received a massive archive of communications between prosecutors and judges, involving Brazil’s corruption cases. Initial analysis reveals that former president Lula…

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