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Brazil’s mega-event revolt: In search of a real ‘legacy’

June 27, 2013


The banner reads: ‘We demand “FIFA quality” schools, hospitals and policing’. This article was published for Anti-Capitalist Initiative As in other recent examples of large-scale urban unrest, the current protests in Brazil’s major cities bring together an interesting array of local, national and global issues. The grievances range from poor investment in key public services and […]

Interview with TNT Magazine

June 27, 2013


Here is the full text of an interview I did with TNT magazine for the article Riots in Rio: One million people protested across Brazil last week – why were they so angry?, by Oliver Jones. (NB. The interview was conducted on Wednesday 19th June, before the second large protest in Rio, at which point some […]

Reflections and photos from Monday’s protest in Rio

June 18, 2013


An edited version of this article was published for Red Pepper as Brazil: The Giant has Awoken I’ll try and keep this short cause I’ve hardly slept and have an English class to prepare. (I’m interested to know what my students in Tuiuti favela will make of it all!) Besides, I’ve discussed in detail what […]

Back to the future? Urban transformation and public protest in Rio de Janeiro

June 18, 2013


Protesters display a banner of Mayor Eduardo Paes and State Governor Sergio Cabral holding Rio de Janeiro’s famous Christ statue hostage. The banner below reads “Who gives the order? Who gets the progress?” This article was published in English and Portuguese for Rio on Watch Rio de Janeiro has arrived. Or at least that’s what […]