On January 8, more than 4,000 supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro invaded, looted, and vandalized public buildings, in what the professor Vladimir Safatle claims to be a „fascist insurrection“ with the support and collaboration of the military police
VIDEOS | Panels #CAPS22
Watch video recordings of the panels and discussions that took place during the conference „Contesting Authoritarianism: Perspectives from the South“ in Berlin
Coloquio | (Re) pensando los autoritarismos contemporáneos
Coloquio que tendrá lugar del 15 al 17 de noviembre en Buenos Aires es resultado del encuentro de diferentes grupos y proyectos de investigación que vienen trabajando sobre la relación entre autoritarismos, democracia y neoliberalismo desde diferentes perspectivas y en diferentes realidades regionales y nacionales
Dossier | The Landless Workers’ Movement in Brazil During the COVID-19 Pandemic: How a Social Movement Feeds a Nation
The significance of the MST in Brazil has been most noticeable during the pandemic. In a country that lost more than 684.000 people to a disease brought by plane through the wealthy elite, in a society where racialized and sexualized bodies are always the most vulnerable, it was (and still is) extremely important to find solidarity between the country and the city
Dossier | Neoliberal Performances for Local Development: The Case of Perdões (MG)
Perdões is a territory that has historically been of interest to railroad companies because of its strategic location between export areas and productive regions in the Brazilian countryside. In what follows, I will discuss this dispossession claim and its background within the scope of the emergence of neoliberal governmentality technologies and the restructuring of the state in Brazil
Will Lula Get a Second Chance?
Brazil’s presidential election will decide whether the country continues down the path of reaction or joins the new Pink Tide
Inaugural Conference: The Crisis of Civilization and the Authoritarian Turn | CAPS22
Why do new forms of authoritarianism emerge so suddenly and simultaneously all around the world? Watch the vídeo of #CAPS22’s Inaugural Conference with Zeynep Gambetti, Alex Demirović, Hugo Fanton and moderation by Börries Nehe. Article by Aurel Eschmann
Conference “Contesting Authoritarianism: Perspectives from the South“
International conference “Contesting Authoritarianism: Perspectives from the South“ will take place from May 16 – 21 at the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in Berlin
#Lecture Series: New Faces of Authoritarianism in the Global South
Our online lecture series will offer multidisciplinary perspectives on authoritarian regimes in the Global South along with forms of political and economic repression prompted by neoliberalism, emancipatory social movements, and counter-strategies.
Political Crisis in El Salvador and the Millennial Authoritarianism of Nayib Bukele: Interview with Fuerza Solidaria por El Salvador
El Salvador is experiencing an accelerated authoritarian drift at the hands of its eccentric president Nayib Bukele, which has led to widespread demonstrations. Bukele´s image is that of a millennial president, spontaneous, young, and cool. Yet this style goes hand in hand with the persecution of social activists, the removal of the entire Supreme Court and the militarization of society. To learn more about the current situation and ongoing protests, we spoke with activists from Fuerza Solidaria por El Salvador.