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

September 27, 2019

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 are beginning to mobilize with a strike at one of the county’s main universities. Mike Fox reports from Brazil

Firefighters in Brazil put out a forest fire

Powerful Forces Cause Fires in Brazil, Beyond the Amazon

September 25, 2019

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 trying to counter the trend by engaging in reforestation.

How Elites Crush Black Dissent

How Elites Crush Black Dissent

September 2, 2019

What does it mean for the people living under systemic oppression when society frames their rebellion as a riot?

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

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

August 14, 2019

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 Brazil’s higher education. Mike Fox reports

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

Will Brazil’s Social Movements be Hit by Bolsonaro’s Anti-Crime Crackdown?

August 13, 2019

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, says Mike Fox

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

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

July 31, 2019

Hundreds of Brazilians rallied in defense of U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald, on Tuesday. Greenwald has been threatened to be deported, imprisoned, and even killed, because of his role in the release of the on-going bombshell Intercept leaks, which revealed right-wing bias in the corruption investigations that saw former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva jailed

Lula da Silva's Attorney: Intercept Revelations Confirm Political and Unfair Trial

Lula da Silva’s Attorney: Intercept Revelations Confirm Political and Unfair Trial

July 15, 2019

Brazil’s former president Lula da Silva was “a victim of a politically motivated trial,” says Valeska Teixeira Zanin Martins, Lula’s co-defense counsel. The Intercept’s explosive revelations about the collaboration between judge Moro and prosecutors prove this      

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

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

July 12, 2019

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 impacting regional and global climate, says Alexander Zaitchik

G20: Trump's 'America First' Policies Reflect the Limits of Globalization

G20: Trump’s ‘America First’ Policies Reflect the Limits of Globalization

July 1, 2019

Despite Trump’s affinities with authoritarian leaders such as India’s Modi and Russia’s Putin, he continues to destabilize the existing neoliberal consensus and now BRICS countries are taking up the neoliberal mantle, says Patrick Bond

Brazilians Celebrate LGBT Pride, Rejecting Bolsonaro's Homophobic Backlash

Brazilians Celebrate LGBT Pride, Rejecting Bolsonaro’s Homophobic Backlash

July 1, 2019

Brazil’s LGBT community celebrated across the country over the last week, for Gay Pride. Michael Fox reports