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“We Thought You Were Muslim”: Police in India Apologize for Beating Hindu lawyer

    “We Thought You Were Muslim”: Police in India Apologize for Beating Hindu lawyer

In the late afternoon of March 23, 32-year-old lawyer Deepak Bundele was on his way to a hospital in Madhya Pradesh state in central India. A diabetic, he was there to pick up lifesaving medicine. Before he could make it inside, he was accosted by local police. As he began explaining to the police what…

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How Donald Trump Finally Won Over “Liberal” Media

    How Donald Trump Finally Won Over “Liberal” Media

Maybe Donald Trump isn’t as stupid as I thought. I’d hate to have to admit that publicly, but it does kind of seem like he has put one over on the liberal corporate media this time. Scanning the recent Trump-related news, I couldn’t help but notice a significant decline in the number of references to…

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The EU and the Warning Signs of Fascism

    The EU and the Warning Signs of Fascism

Things are spiraling out of control in Europe, faster than many predicted. Outside of Brexit, there is a strong anti-EU feeling in Hungary, Spain, Italy, Greece and France. The EU is in danger of crumbling, and people afraid of losing power are prone to extreme acts of dictatorial control. How long before the EU truly…

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Praising Brazil’s New Fascist Leader as ‘Like-Minded,’ Bolton Hails Brazilian Strongman as Welcome Ally in Crushing Latin American Left

    Praising Brazil’s New Fascist Leader as ‘Like-Minded,’ Bolton Hails Brazilian Strongman as Welcome Ally in Crushing Latin American Left

Declaring not just sympathy but outright admiration for a fascist who has threatened violence against his leftist political opponents, celebrated the use of torture, and promised to give the police free rein to murder at will, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Thursday praised Brazil’s newly elected strongman President Jair Bolsonaro as a “like-minded” partner who shares…

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Welcome to the Jungle: Jair Bolsonaro Brings Perfect Storm of Fascism and Neoliberalism to Brazil

  Welcome to the Jungle: Jair Bolsonaro Brings Perfect Storm of Fascism and Neoliberalism to Brazil

It’s darkness at the break of (tropical) high noon. Jean Baudrillard once defined Brazil as “the chlorophyll of our planet”. And yet a land vastly associated worldwide with the soft power of creative joie de vivre has elected a fascist for president. Brazil is a land torn apart. Former paratrooper Jair Bolsonaro was elected with 55.63 percent…

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