News & Politics
16 - Brazil, Bernie, and the Fight Against Fascism (w/ Michael Brooks & Leandro Demori)
Briahna looks at the imprisonment of former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, whose conviction on corruption charges cleared the way for the victory last year of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. In June, Bernie called for Lula's release after the Intercept reported that the head judge in Lula's case - now Minister of Justice in Bolsonaro's government - had collaborated with prosecutors.
Michael Brooks of The Michael Brooks Show explains why Lula was such a transformational and popular leader. Leandro Demori, one of the Intercept reporters who broke the story in June, gives us an inside view of events that are still convulsing Brazilian politics. Finally, we zoom out to see why Bernie's approach to foreign policy is uniquely equipped to combat a wave of right-wing authoritarianism around the world.
Michael Brooks on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_michaelbrooks
The Michael Brooks Show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh2UY1hxlMr4_7Az_iQ82HQ
Leandro Demori on Twitter: https://twitter.com/demori
And at the Intercept: https://theintercept.com/staff/leandrodemori
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