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Thu Mar 24, 2016, 04:33 AM

Brazil’s Revolution Starting to Reveal its True Colors

March 23, 2016
Brazil’s Revolution Starting to Reveal its True Colors

by Pepe Escobar

As we approach High Noon in the savage Brazilian politico-economic western, here’s what is at stake following my previous piece on RT.

For the past five days, all hell has broken loose. It started with judge Sergio Moro, the tropical Elliott Ness at the head of the two-year-old, 24-phase Car Wash corruption investigation, crudely manipulating an – illegal – phone tapping of a Lula-Dilma Rousseff conversation, which he duly leaked to corporate media and was instantly used as “proof” that Lula may be back in power as Chief of Staff because he’s “afraid” of Elliott Ness.

As a crucial instance of the total information war currently at play in Brazil – with the hegemonic Globo media empire and the major newspapers salivating for a white coup/regime change more than ever – the shaky “proof” turbocharged the Rousseff impeachment drive to a whole new level.

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The appalling politicization of the Brazilian Judiciary is now a fait accompli, with many a judge moved by opportunism and/or corporate interest/shady political agendas. That implies a “normalization” of illegal procedures such as phone tapping of defense lawyers and even the President (Edward Snowden, in a lightweight aside, commented that Rousseff is still not using cryptography in her communications).

Supreme Court ministers – at least so far – have not punished Elliott Ness for his illegal tapping of the President’s phone and for his illegal leaking of the Lula-Rousseff conversation (there’s nothing in it to implicate them in any wrongdoing, as Elliott Ness himself admitted).

More:
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/03/23/brazils-revolution-starting-to-reveal-its-true-colors/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 07:21 PM

1. I hope the Left in Brazil can hang on

 

hi Judi Lynn, I've been a lurker on DU for years and decided to start posting. I always enjoy your posts on the Latin American left!

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Response to DetroitSocialist83 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 07:39 PM

2. Welcome to DU...

 

fellow socialist!!

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Response to RepubliCON-Watch (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 07:49 PM

3. Thank you!

 

Glad to be here!

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Response to DetroitSocialist83 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 08:45 PM

4. I'm afraid the left in all of Latin America is starting to collapse under its own corruption

 

First it was Argentina, now Brazil, and especially Venezuela will all follow suit, simply because they were led by corrupt individuals. A true leftist leader who actually did a decent job for his country and wasn't corrupt was Pepe Mujica, but unfortunately, none of the other leftist leaders in the continent were anthing like him.

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Response to DetroitSocialist83 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 11:24 PM

5. So glad to know you are here! Many of us are learning this history, relationship together.

As you have undoubtedly noticed, much of it has to be deliberately sought, since we get very little beyond lies from our corporate "news" media.

It's terrific seeing your post. Welcome to D.U.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 11:46 PM

6. Yes

 

You are right. I've sought solidarity with the left for many years. I have worked with the Sierra Club, ACLU, Human Rights Campaign, Democratic Socialists of America, Communist Party USA, Workers World Party, ANSWER, Green Party, Dem Party, I've been a union member. Anywhere there is a progressive cause, you can usually find me! Some progressives in America seem to hold the Latin American left to a standard that they don't even hold their own parties here to. My ultimate goal is for workers to own society through democratic means. I support all movements who get us closer.

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