Elza Soares at the Back2Black Festival in Rio de Janeiro, August 2010 (Photo by Domingos Guimaraens)
08 Aug 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Benedita’ by Elza Soares

Brazilian music icon Elza Soares introduces her new album by acknowledging racism, domestic violence, drug addiction, global warming, and sex are the “real issues facing Brazil in its Olympic year.” And on “A Mulher Do Fim Do Mundo,” or “A Woman At the End Of the World,” the septuagenarian artist

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Photo from UNWomen on Flickr.
03 Aug 2016

At People’s Tribunal, Brazilian Grassroots Groups Leery Of US Role In Rousseff Impeachment

Brazilian grassroots organizations are very aware the U.S. has sought to establish relations with the new right-wing leaders installed by Temer.

Caetano Veloso at Sesc Pompéia in June 2015 (Photo by Liliane Callegari)
24 May 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Odeio’ by Caetano Veloso

Following the impeachment of Brazil president Dilma Rousseff, vice president Michel Temer took power. He pledged to dissolve the Ministry of Culture and combine parts of it with the Ministry of Education. Although Temer eventually backtracked, the initial call drew the ire of artists. AFP reported filmmakers, musicians, and individuals

Sec. Kerry Meets With Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud in Riyadh. April, 2016 (by State Dept)
22 Apr 2016

Obama Meddling in Brexit, Saudis Want Out of Oil Price War Against Russia

Next Cold War Roundup 4/22/16 Pres. Obama traveled to Germany, Saudi Arabia and the UK.  In the UK he urged Britons not to Brexit. The Saudi visit revolved around keeping the Saudis in line to maintain the oil price war and other war planning in the Middle East region. Russian

Indigenous Brazilians lock arms during a gathering. (Facebook / Movimento Xingu Vivo para Sempre)
08 Dec 2015

Massive Dam to Begin Operations Despite Outcry From Brazil’s Indigenous Communities

An operating license for the Belo Monte Dam has been approved despite evidence the project may harm the lives and health of indigenous communities.