SOURCE: The Baffler
Bolsonaro's Long Shadow
by Nara Roberta Silva
The recently departed president is only the latest, and probably not the last, avatar of antidemocratic impulses in Brazilian politics, generally reflected by the elite recruiting the anxieties of the middle class to thwart broader social rights for the nation's poor.
by Ben Burgis
The former Brazilian president has no right or entitlement to live in Florida while avoiding accountability for crimes in Brazil committed both before and after his losing campaign for reelection.
SOURCE: Council on Foreign Relations
Brazil Attack Latest Export of Far-Right Extremism from the US
by Jacob Ware
With direct support from figures like Steve Bannon and the use of social media to organize a mass attack on the institutions of government, the January 8 attack on the Brazilian government has been molded by the American far right.
A Loss for Bolsonaro is a Win for the Amazon and the Planet
by Alon Ben-Meir
Much work remains to preserve the Amazon, but the defeat of Jair Bolsonaro's regime was a precondition to any progress on this key aspect of the climate crisis.
SOURCE: Spectre Journal
"Bolsonarismo" After Bolsonaro: Lula's Return and Antifascist Organizing in Brazil
by Sean Purdy
Entrenched support for Bolsonaro in Brazil's police, military, and institutions mean that the left will need to sustain grassroots mobilization to prevent the right from sweeping back into power.
SOURCE: Informed Comment
Lula's Defeat of Bolsonaro is a Victory for Brazil and the Planet
by Juan Cole
A second Bolsonaro term would have promised more of the dangerous combination of resource extraction and anti-indigenous racism that have guided accelerated deforestation of the Amazon.
Around the World, Censorship of Historians is Tied to Attacks on Democracy
by Ruben Zeeman
Teachers and researchers of history are under attack – sometimes literally – by regimes who seek to make history a foundational element of their legitimacy and authority.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
Donald Trump has Blurred the Line Between Populism and Fascism in a Dangerous Way
by Federico Finchelstein
A number of right populist leaders in the post-World War II era kept power by embracing democratic elections. Donald Trump is pushing a return to authoritarian politics that rejects democracy.
Honor the Work of Brazil's Villas-Bôas Brothers by Protecting the Amazon's Indigenous
by John Hemming
The Villas-Bôas brothers worked with Brazil's indigenous people to balance the preservation of their Amazonian lands with inclusion in modernizing society. The policies of Jair Bolsonaro are a dire threat to their work, the survival of indigenous peoples, and the planet.
The Amazon Rainforest under Threat
by Stanley E. Blake
Historian Stanley Blake sketches the long struggle over the Amazon between indigenous peoples and those Brazilians who see it as the key to Brazil's economic future.
SOURCE: Washington Post
The grim history that Brazil’s president wants to celebrate
Last week, it emerged that the Brazilian president had ordered the country’s Defense Ministry to “carry out appropriate commemorations related to March 31, 1964.”
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