#1234 Neoliberalism and the fascism it breeds (Brazilian Election)

Air Date: 12–11-2018
Today we take a look at the election of a true neofascist to be president of Brazil and some of the economic and political realities that lead us to this point

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Ch. 1: Media reports unironically about markets reacting favorably to the election of a fascist - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 11-1-18

Janine Jackson takes a quick look at the recent press, including Brazil’s new fascist president

Ch. 2: Globalization — the Economics Work, the Politics Do Not - Who What Why - Air Date 5-10-18

Ian Bremmer makes the case that democracy, plus technology, plus political globalism simply can't work. According to Bremmer, we need to look no further than Trump, Brexit, and recent European elections for proof.

Ch. 3: Glenn Greenwald on Election of Bolsonaro: Democratic Values & Human Rights Are At Risk in Brazil - Democracy Now! - Air Date 10-30-18

Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald about the Brazilian election resulting in far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro being elected Brazil’s next president.

Ch. 4: Brian Mier on Brazil’s Election and What Comes Next - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 11-29-18

Speaking with Brian Mier, an editor at Brasil Wire who also edited the book Voices of the Brazilian Left, about the election of Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro

Ch. 5: Wanis Kabbaj: How nationalism and globalism can coexist - @TEDTalks - Air Date 11-13-18

Why do we have to choose between nationalism and globalism, between loving our countries and caring for the world? In this talk, Wanis Kabbaj explains how we can challenge this polarizing, binary thinking


Ch. 6: Analyzing the 2018 elections and beyond - V from Central New York

Ch. 7: When hate comes for one group it comes for all groups - Mary Lynn from MN


Ch. 8: Final comments on the power dynamic of privacy vs trasnparency


  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • The Back Lot - Sunday at Slims (Blue Dot Sessions)
  • Our Fingers Cold - K2 (Blue Dot Sessions)
  • Haena - Cloud Harbor (Blue Dot Sessions)
  • Astrisx - Bodytonic (Blue Dot Sessions)
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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