Joice Berth: 'Mobilização de comunidades é resultado do abandono político'

Além de expor para todos as desigualdades históricas, a chegada da covid-19 ao Brasil e, principalmente, às periferias provocou "um choque de pandemia", avalia a arquiteta e urbanista Joice Berth. Para Berth, também autora do livro "O que é Empoderamento?" (Selo Sueli Carneiro da Editora Polén, 2019), o que vem ocorrendo no Brasil desde março é o encontro de dois vírus: o da covid-19 e o da negligência do poder público.

Firearms exports to Brazil surge as gun ownership increases under Bolsonaro

Firearms exports from Austria to Brazil have surged by more than 377% in the first half of this year as gun ownership increases under the South American country’s rightwing president, Jair Bolsonaro. Official data from Brazil’s trade ministry seen by the Guardian shows the renowned Austrian weapons manufacturer Glock exported more than $14.8m of guns from Austria to Brazil in the first six months of 2020, compared with about $3.1m in the same period last year. Glock is Austria’s sole gun export

Fake news crackdown opens dangerous precedent for censorship

On Friday, Twitter and Facebook suspended the accounts of 16 pro-Bolsonaro individuals under investigation for allegedly spreading fake news, obeying an order from the Supreme Court. Researchers warn that this decision, upholding an initial request submitted in May, sets dangerous precedents for the discussion on freedom of expression in Brazil. The accounts were suspended as part of the so-called Fake News probe, which is overseen by Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes. The investigation

What an airline advert revealed about Scandinavian nationalism

When the renowned Danish poet, Benny Andersen, published the poem Verdensborger i Danmark, (World Citizen in Denmark) in 1995 there was no outrage. "The language I sing and speak is woven together by words from all over the world, not just from German, English and French," wrote the poet, considered one of the country's most important authors. A quarter of a century later - in February this year - an advertisement by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) with a similar message has drawn fury from Danes,