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Lula was a key figure in bringing down the military dictatorship and the return to democracy in Brazil. He's participated in every single liberation struggle that's taken place in Brazil since the 1970s - women's rights, LGBT rights, Afro-Brazilian rights, labor rights. He was a very conciliatory figure, not a radical leftist at all. A lot of people criticize him for not being left enough. The idea that he's a radical populist - these are the flames they're trying to fan in the northern media because capitalist businesses that bankroll the New York Times are terrified that someone is going to take power back in Brazil and start undoing all the illegal privatizations that have benefited US companies.

Live from Sao Paulo, Brian Mier reports on on the trial, imprisonment and release of former Brazilian president Luiz da Silva - as part of an illegal operation between Brazil's right, the judiciary and the US to sabotage the democratic process and retain fascist control over power in Brazil, with an eager push from the corporate press in the Global North.

 


Oct 14
Posted by Alexander Jerri

Here's what we read this week.

 

For Saturday's show:

 

Waste Only: How the Plastics Industry is Fighting to Keep Polluting the World - Sharon Lerner / The Intercept

Situational Breakdowns: Understanding Protest Violence and other Surprising Outcomes - Anne Nassauer / University of California Press

Law Without Future: Anti-Constitutional Politics and the American Right - Jack Jackson / University of Pennsylvania Press.

 

Extra Reading:

 

Can you hear me? - Greta Thunberg / Communists in Situ

Immigrants as a Weapon: Global Nationalism and American Power - Yasha Levine / Substack

The Reactionary Heartland Is a Myth - Matthew E. Stanley and Paul M. Renfro / Dissent

Basic income bows to the master - Ana Cecilia Dinerstein / openDemocracy

The voice from the black hole - Sam Kriss /

More Than A Wall Corporate Profiteering and the Militarization of US borders - Todd Miller / Transnational Institute

Everything Must Go - Whitney Curry Wimbish / The Baffler

 

 

 

 

Episode 1074

Wasted

Sep 21
Posted by Alexander Jerri
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9:20 - Journalist Sharon Lerner investigates the global environmental disaster of plastic waste.

Sharon wrote the article Waste Only: How the Plastics Industry is Fighting to Keep Polluting the World for The Intercept

 

10:05 - Sociologist Anne Nassauer examines power and violence in political protests.

Anne wrote the book Situational Breakdowns: Understanding Protest Violence and other Surprising Outcomes for Oxford University Press.

 

11:05 - Law scholar Jack Jackson explains how the American right seized power beyond law.

Jack is author of the book Law Without Future: Anti-Constitutional Politics and the American Right from University of Pennsylvania Press.

 

12:10 - Former autoworker Thomas Adams explores a history of concession and class betrayal from UAW leadership.

Thomas wrote the article A tale of corruption by the United Auto Workers and the Big Three American automakers for Monthly Review.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen wonders if it's worth having heroes.