[bestbits] OFF-TOPIC - Brazil: Return to Terror

parminder parminder at itforchange.net
Sun Oct 28 21:38:14 EDT 2018

My regrets, Carlos, and to Brazilians, with the feared news having been
delivered now...

This is the letter that Walden Bello, a key progressive thinker wrote 2
days back

A Letter to Brazil, From a Friend Living Under Duterte

carrying important messages.

And since true regret should come with analysis of what and why:  Salvoj
Zizek said in a different but connected context that "Clinton is the
problem not Trump

This is unthinkably bad, and also one can see that there is a pattern
that is repeating at many places which bespeaks underlying
historic-political causes. There is no time to slump with hopelessness,
we must get up, claim and reclaim, build and rebuild......

With best wishes, parminder

On 27/10/18 7:59 PM, Carlos Afonso wrote:
> Dear colleagues, this article may give you an idea of what might happen
> in Brazil with the presidential elections tomorrow.
> Sorry for this, but the situation may be terrifying for anyone who
> opposes the ultra-right-wing candidate. The article by Pablo Villaça (in
> English) is an accurate review:
> https://www.rogerebert.com/far-flung-correspondents/brazilian-election-2018-bolsonaro
> The article is also attached in PDF.
> Bolsonaro threatens to liquidate all NGOs and social movements -- who
> can choose between prison and exile. Fundamental achievements like our
> multistakeholder Internet governance system, our Internet Bill of
> Rights, and many other human rights-related laws are at risk.
> fraternal regards
> --c.a.
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