Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 outrage-driven social media news circus and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.
ON this episode Jamieson speaks with Jonathon Shafi, a Scottish socialist activist who spent the week in Brazil with activists resisting the rise of the far right President elect Jair Bolsonaro.
Among other things they discuss:
– 33:00 Who is Brazil’s President elect, what is the nature of his political movement?
– 12:06 How did Brazil go from the international poster boy for 21st century capitalism to the rise of the far right?
– 14:44 How did the rich help Bolsonaro into power.
– 17:50 What is the relationship between US foreign policy, the neoliberal form of capitalism and the rise of this new far right?
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