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Violence, nationalism and coup after coup in Brazil.


I see some people I've known for years have changed in the last year or two, and become really right wing - in the same way I see happening with some of my old friends in Chicago. I think it's a worldwide phenomenon, this rise of nationalism. I feel like social media is very involved in creating this climate where people have become so reactionary on all sides of the spectrum. It's just really a weird time right now.

Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier reports on the swell of bigotry and racism in Brazil after the country's right-wing successfully removed the elected center-left government, and reflects on the indirect (for now) evidence that the US expanded state worked to destabilize the country ahead of 2016's soft coup.

Brian wrote The US & Brasil's Coup of 2016, and translated Luciana Itikawa's piece The Golpista Everyman & the “Clean” City for Brasil Wire.

Interview transcript via Antidote Zine

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Brian Mier

Brian Mier is co-editor at Brasil Wire and Brazil correspondant for TeleSur English's news program From the South.


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