Necropolitics in the Amazon

As usual, the Amazon is on the frontlines of the war for the appropriation of the natural world. Most people when they hear ‘Amazon’, think only of Brazil. And while the situation in that country certainly is alarming, the battlefields of the Amazon region span northern Bolivia, various departments of Peru, several areas of Ecuador and southern Colombia and Venezuela. More

Source: Necropolitics in the Amazon – CounterPunch.org

Why Is Brazil Such a Basket Case?—The Role of U.S. Covert Action –

Ten U.S. presidents,[1] 20 CIA directors,[2] and 56 years of covert action[3] screwed over Brazil’s poor and paved the way for the election of Jair Bolsonaro Covid-19, murder, evangelical Christianity, crime, environmental destruction, drugs, shantytowns, inequality, corruption, doesn’t matter what you pick, Brazil is a world leader in them all—and more. With the Worker’s Party […]

Source: Why Is Brazil Such a Basket Case?—The Role of U.S. Covert Action – CovertAction Magazine

Rio de Janeiro: Police Violence and Solidarity 

On May 31, hundreds of people in Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city in Brazil, joined protesters around the world in marching against police brutality. While the protest was in solidarity with the wave of Black Lives Matter protests in the US following the killing of George Floyd, Brazilian protesters were marching against their More

Source: Rio de Janeiro: Police Violence and Solidarity – CounterPunch.org

Jair Bolsonaro is a threat to Brazil and global health –

This letter is addressed to all who defend humanity across borders. The Covid-19 pandemic attacks all human beings without regards for nationality, ethnicity, or social class. But the vast majority of the population, those who are not part of the privileged 1 percent, are infinitely more vulnerable. Almost every government in the world has taken health, economic, and political measures to confront this tragedy, but in the absence of a vaccine, social distancing is the most important method for saving lives.

Source: Jair Bolsonaro is a threat to Brazil and global health – International Viewpoint – online socialist magazine