Through fashion, photography and art, youth collective Afrobapho is sparking conversations about what it means to be LGBTI and black in Brazil. In partnership with Amnesty International Brazil, these young people are challenging perceptions, smashing stereotypes, raising awareness about human rights and calling for acceptance and inclusion…
AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman in Boston, as we sit down with Noam Chomsky for a public conversation. I asked him about the arrest of Julian Assange. NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, the Assange arrest is scandalous in several respects. One of them is just the effort of governments—and it’s not just the […]
On the anniversary of the imprisonment of former Workers Party president Lula da Silva, tens of thousands protested in Brazil and around the world demanded his release. Mike Fox reports from Curitiba, Brazil The post Protests Across Brazil and the World for the Release of Lula, “Political Prisoner” appeared first on The Real News Network.
Ocupa Política, a coalition that brings together politicians and movements from across the country, exemplifies this new generation of progressives. The initiative has already seen success, with the election of 16 legislative candidatures at the federal and state levels in 2018. Ocupa Política’s members come from multiple parties, and the initiative is managed independently, rather […]
MARIA LUISA MENDONÇA, marialuisam222 at gmail.comMaria Luísa Mendonça, director of the Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazil said today: “As Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro visits Washington, D.C. this week, we must point out his record of racism, misogyny and homophobic views. Bolsonaro represents an extremist tendency that finds in Trump a strong ally. […]
In major cities of Brazil, activists honored the life and legacy of LGBT and police violence activist Marielle Franco, who was assassinated a year ago in the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Mike Fox reports The post Brazilians Remember Marielle Franco on Anniversary of her Assassination appeared first on The Real News Network.
Many right-wing South American governments that are supporting Trump’s effort to oust Venezuela’s President Maduro have their own legitimacy issues, such as Brazil and Honduras. Others are deeply dependent on the US, such as Argentina and Colombia. CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot analyzes the coalition The post Trump’s “Coalition of the Willing” Against Venezuela Has Legitimacy Issues […]
It is generally assumed that Carnival in Brazil is mostly just a big party. However, as Mike Fox reports from Brazil, it actually has its origins in politically motivated concerns and this is true now more than ever The post The Politics of Brazil’s Carnival appeared first on The Real News Network.
March 14 will mark the first anniversary of Brazilian politician Marielle Franco’s assassination—but on Sunday, the second day of São Paulo Carnaval, her legacy as a powerful and empowering black, gay, single mother was celebrated without apology. For women of color in Brazil and beyond, this was a demonstration of united strength—not just power. Hundreds […]
The forces of malicious ignorance and arrogant anti-intellectualism led by Donald Trump could bring fascism to the U.S.Joe Raedle / Getty Images We speak with world-renowned educator, author and public intellectual Henry Giroux, the author of American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism, who joins us to discuss his article at Truthout, “Resisting the Weaponization […]
Pollution, armed militia and communities evictions are some of Vale S.A.’s alleged violations. Mud sea in lower part of Vale in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais. Photo: Cadu Rolim/Fotoarena/PA Images. All rights reserved. At the small city of Brumadinho in southwest Brazil, a dam owned by the country’s biggest mining company, Vale S.A., has collapsed. On 25th […]