How Jair Bolsonaro Pushed Brazil’s Democracy to the Brink | Vice News

This year, Brazilian democracy -- the fourth-largest in the world -- was pushed to the brink of crisis, as far-right President Jair Bolsonaro convinced his base of heavily armed, God-fearing supporters (adding up to tens of millions of people) that the election was stolen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noP8sLB4LSY VICE News investigates how Bolsonaro, borrowing from Donald Trump and… Continue lendo How Jair Bolsonaro Pushed Brazil’s Democracy to the Brink | Vice News

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Brazil: Bolsonaro supporters call for military intervention | AL JAZEERA

Thousands of Brazilians have taken to the streets after former president Lula da Silva secured a return to power on Sunday. Jair Bolsonaro's supporters are refusing to accept defeat and are calling on the military to annul the results. Bolsonaro has still not conceded defeat to his rival Lula da Silva. But has said he… Continue lendo Brazil: Bolsonaro supporters call for military intervention | AL JAZEERA

Why America Is in a New Era of Political Violence | Breaking The Vote

In this episode of Breaking the Vote, the VICE team travels to the U.S.-Mexico border to report on Texas voters now fearing a “takeover” conspiracy by immigrants. Plus, Liz Landers heads to Capitol Hill and hears the first-hand accounts of lawmakers on the receiving end of violent death threats and much more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdUmwX7CGzQ RELATED CONTENT:

Brazil elections: the enduring threat of Bolsonaro | The Economist

President Jair Bolsonaro, the Trump of the Tropics, has undermined democracy, drummed up division and inspired cult-like devotion from his followers. Whether he is re-elected or not, the right-wing populist movement he has unleashed is unlikely to go away. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gckvTCmWWWY The appeal of Bolsonaro Bolsonaro’s power in Congress Bolsonaro and the gun lobby Bolsonaro’s impact… Continue lendo Brazil elections: the enduring threat of Bolsonaro | The Economist

The Real Threat to American Democracy | NYT Opinion

For the past two years, Americans have been overwhelmed by a deluge of headlines suggesting democracy in the United States is under threat: Voter suppression. A shortage of drop boxes. Election deniers seeking key state offices. It can be difficult to gauge what stories suggest a truly terrifying threat to democracy, and which are simply… Continue lendo The Real Threat to American Democracy | NYT Opinion

Why America Is In A New Era of Political Violence | Breaking The Vote

In this episode of Breaking the Vote, the VICE team travels to the U.S.-Mexico border to report on Texas voters now fearing a “takeover” conspiracy by immigrants. Plus, Liz Landers heads to Capitol Hill and hears the first-hand accounts of lawmakers on the receiving end of violent death threats and much more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iebcBejDa2o RELATED CONTENT:

Brazil election: Social media content crafted for disruption | The Listening Post

In Brazil’s upcoming election, President Jair Bolsonaro is not going down without a fight. He has raised the prospect of electoral fraud, used old tricks from his media playbook to spread disinformation, and while the public is more attuned to these dangers now than it was in 2018, there is still a lot at stake.… Continue lendo Brazil election: Social media content crafted for disruption | The Listening Post

Bolsonaro’s war on the Amazon: examining evidence of crimes against Indigenous people | The Guardian

A serial denier of human-driven climate breakdown, Jair Bolsonaro has been criticised in the past for failing to protect the Amazon rainforest and its native communities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1I2Ty_XjTc Now, with less than a month before Brazilians cast their ballot in the country's presidential elections on 2 October, using architectural techniques and satellite technologies, researchers at Forensic… Continue lendo Bolsonaro’s war on the Amazon: examining evidence of crimes against Indigenous people | The Guardian

Brazil: a nation divided | FT Film

Latin America’s largest nation is facing its most important election in decades as Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva square off amid deep political and cultural polarisation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg-4K8ddmbE FT Brazil bureau chief Bryan Harris travels the nation to look at the enormous economic and social challenges facing the next president. He meets wealthy… Continue lendo Brazil: a nation divided | FT Film

Trump’s American Carnage | Frontline PBS

From his first days as president to his last, how Trump stoked division, violence and insurrection. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVUs4dS30c0 In the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, FRONTLINE investigates how Donald Trump’s presidency laid the groundwork for bitter divisions, violence and ultimately insurrection. “Trump’s American Carnage” investigates Trump’s siege on his enemies, the media… Continue lendo Trump’s American Carnage | Frontline PBS