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System Fail #7: Brazil’s Little Flu

In this episode System Fail takes a look at the devastating effects that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the people of Brazil. We also speak with Brazil-based anarchist Acácio Augusto, of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). CW: Death, Police Brutality, Homophobia – Hardcoded subtitles

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Interview on the Situation of Anarchist Comrades Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar

Continuing with the publications in permanent solidarity with Mónica and Francisco, [Brazilian anarchist website] Facção Fictícia conducted an interview with Relatives and Friends of Subversive Prisoners and Anarchists from the Chilean region. In addition to updating on the status of the trial, the interview addresses the importance of active solidarity with prisoners and recent struggles in the territory dominated by the Chilean State.

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No to Eviction! Defend the Carlos Marighella Occupation Against the Genocide Racist State of Brazil

Fortaleza. Brazil. For the time being the eviction of the Carlos Marighella Occupation is suspendend. A statement from before the suspension by the Federation of Brazilian Revolutionary Syndicalist Organizations opposing the forced eviction of 85 families.

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Revolt in Vila Cruzeiro, Brazil After Murder of Black Woman by Police

Brazil. December 8. 2020. Another black person, killed by the police in the territories occupied by the Brazilian State.

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RAM/RadioFragmata Interview with A Brazilian Comrade on the Events in Porto Alegre

On November 19th, 2020, the eve of “Black Consciousness” day in Brazil, security guards at the Carrefour retail store in Porto Alegre brutally murdered a black father of four named João Alberto Silveira Freitas while store employees and shoppers stood by (Video of the murder can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjCv0wRZLSU). Following his murder, demonstrations and riots broke out in Porto Allegre and were generalized in regions across the country (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucFPuHo4tlk). As the uprising that followed caught international headlines, fascist President Bolsanaro’s vice president Hamilton Mourão claimed there is no racism in Brazil, blaming foreign influences such as Black Lives Matter for the public’s response. 

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#Carrefour Stores Attacked After Security Guards Murder Black Man in #Brazil

Brazil. The murder of a Black man by white supermarket security guards has been compared to George Floyd’s murder by police in the US. The man was killed on the eve of Brazil’s Black Consciousness Day.

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Agroecology and Organized #Anarchism: An Interview With the Anarchist Federation of Rio de Janeiro (#FARJ)

In response to the industrial, capitalist model of food production that has decimated rural lifeways and our mother earth, social movements around the world have identified agroecology as their alternative proposal for rural development. Grounded in peasant and indigenous knowledges, struggles for food sovereignty and agrarian reform, agroecology is understood by social movements as “a tool for the social, economic, cultural, political and ecological transformation of communities and territories.” 

This interview that Black Rose conducted in the Summer of 2020 with a militant from The Anarchist Federation of Rio de Janeiro’s (FARJ) Peasant Struggle Front, explores their work with some of Brazil’s social movements struggling for agroecology and food sovereignty. Coming from a context with highly developed peasant social movements, FARJ shares important insights for anarchist militants to learn from. 

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Belo Horizonte, #Brazil: For Squat Kasa Invisível, keep your support, we’re almost there!

Belo Horizonte. Brazil. First of all, we want to thank every one, every collective, union, and groups supporting us! We already reached almost 2,000 dolars to fix the entire roof of our squat. Keep sharing the message to those which are in a position to help us keep our work and our house! Stay safe and healthy!

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Policing Bolsonaro’s Brazil

‘The question of public security, policing and racism can no longer be separated from the overall question of Brazilian democracy itself – if it ever could.’ Alex Hochuli reports on the lethal police tactics flourishing under the Bolsonaro regime.

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