Brazilian democracy
Ahead of its 40th anniversary, MST releases Letter to Brazilian people

Following its national coordination meeting, the MST reaffirms its commitment against oppression and in defense of food security

Bolsonaro supporters’ flopped coup attempt in Brazil is still dangerous

Zoe Alexandra of Peoples Dispatch explains the failed coup attempt by supporters of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, the motivations of the right-wing mob, and the response by people’s movements in the country

Coup attempt in Brazil condemned by leaders from across the globe

The violent attacks against Brazilian public institutions by supporters of former far-right president Jair Bolsonaro have been widely condemned by political leaders and organizations from across the world

Coup attempt: Bolsonaro supporters invade Congress, Supreme Court, and office of President in Brasilia

Dozens of buses had arrived on Saturday January 7 to the Federal District to carry out what appears to be a planned-out coup attempt

Fear and misinformation dominate discourses of Brazilian right

In the lead-up to the general elections in Brazil, the far-right has intensified its campaign of hysteria and fear-mongering instead of providing concrete solutions to the crises affecting the people

Brazilians take to the streets in defense of free and fair elections

On August 11, tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets in defense of free elections and against president Jair Bolsonaro in several cities across Brazil

Over 900,000 Brazilians sign letter in defense of democracy

The letter is being read in dozens of cities on August 11 as part of national mobilizations in defense of democracy

Protestors launch Global Week of Action for Democracy in Swaziland and other stories

Today we look at renewed protests for democracy in Swaziland, the new government announced by the Taliban in Afghanistan, and more

Bolsonaro marches against democracy in Brazil

Far-right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has called on his supporters to participate in mass mobilizations on September 7, Brazilian Independence Day, amid a continued drop in approval ratings and increased scrutiny from both the legislative and judiciary over his government’s actions.

Mobilizations against Bolsonaro gain strength and mobilize around 750 thousand people

Actions for “Vaccine in the arm, food on the plate and get out Bolsonaro” were organized in at least 400 cities across Brazil and saw the participation of 750 thousand people

Bolsonaro’s disapproval rating breaks new record at 54%, Datafolha shows

The study also reveals that 43% of the population blames the president for the worsening COVID-19 crisis

Bolsonaro introduces Eletrobras bill: “Privatization agenda continues in full swing”

The measure took its first steps in congress and Arthur Lira promises to discuss matter “very quickly.” The debate begins next week