This time Eric welcomes back to the show Brazil-based journalist and researcher Mike Fox to discuss the latest political developments in that country as it witnesses social upheaval resulting from a political crisis. Mike and Eric discuss former President Lula’s dramatic surrender to the government, what the social movements have done in defense of Lula and democracy, and what it means for the future of the movements and the country. Mike explains how we got to this point, the role of the Temer government and its grand strategy, and what to expect in the upcoming elections, including a right wing in ascendance as a Trump-like figure emerges. The conversation also touches on the recent assassination of a prominent activist and leader and how that is connected to everything happening in the country. So many topics covered in this wide-ranging conversation…don’t miss it.
Music: Max Romeo – “Socialism Is Love”