Bolsonaro’s Rallies: ‘Democratic Security’ Exercise or Preparation for a ‘Self-Coup’?

Bolsonaro’s Rallies: ‘Democratic Security’ Exercise or Preparation for a ‘Self-Coup’?

The only conclusion that can confidently be arrived at right now is that the Hybrid War on Brazil never really ended but simply evolved, recently influenced to an uncertain extent by the US’ own domestic political changes brought about by similar processes as well as the changing geopolitics of the New Cold War. Is Bolsonaro…

NATO’s Obsolescence: Ukraine, Turkey, Brazil and now Afghanistan

NATO’s Obsolescence: Ukraine, Turkey, Brazil and now Afghanistan

We should expect to see the U.S. continue to downsize its commitments outside of the Americas, and we expect to see the U.S. increase its efforts to reintroduce a Monroe Doctrine 2.0 inside the Americas, Joaquin Flores writes. Ukrainian President Zelensky captured headlines once again with his reminder to the Washington Post and to the…

Broken Environmental Pledges in Brazil

Broken Environmental Pledges in Brazil

It remains to be seen whether the international community can curb Brazil’s neoliberal profit upon environmental exploitation. The U.S.-Brazil deal, touted by U.S. President Joe Biden as a possibility to induce Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to tackle deforestation has not materialised. Environmental activists and indigenous leaders had expressed themselves against the financial arrangement which would…

The Fascist ‘Big Lies’ – Deceptive Names Are Back

The Fascist ‘Big Lies’ – Deceptive Names Are Back

We should remain vigilant against the far-right, which continues to misappropriate the historical and traditional names of the parties of labor, the popular masses, equality, and progressivism, Wayne Madsen writes. From 1920 to 1945, the formal name of the German Nazi Party was the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, abbreviated NSDAP in German. Despite its…

Coronavirus Criminality: Bolsonaro and the International Criminal Court

Coronavirus Criminality: Bolsonaro and the International Criminal Court

This could be the stuff of fiction. But then again, many legal principles began, at some point or rather, in the sludge of speculation before hardening into legal briefs and prosecutorial documents. Holding heads of state to account for crimes against their people remains a perennial project with a patchy record. This is particularly the…

Brazil Exclusive: the Money Laundering Scandal From Hell No One Wants to Talk About

Brazil Exclusive: the Money Laundering Scandal From Hell No One Wants to Talk About

Two decades after the fact, a political earthquake that should be rocking Brazil apart is being met with thunderous silence. What is now described as the Banestado leaks and the CC5gate is straight out of vintage WikiLeaks: a list, published for the first time in full, naming names and detailing what is one of the biggest corruption and money…