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On the fascist advance in Brazil - before and after Sunday's election.

Oct 9
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We see now, in this late stage of capitalism where the labor force is transforming quickly because of automation, and more people are going to be out of work, and the climate is changing - we're moving towards some kind of big structural collapse in capitalism, and it seems like the far right is just clamping down all over the world. In this sense, Bolsonaro is just one more player in this game that we on the left have to fight as hard as we can, because they have a more money than us. A lot more.

Live from São Paulo, correspondent Brian Mier reports on the state of Brazilian politics after Sunday's election - from the near-decisive first round victory of neo-fascist candidate Jair Bolsonaro, backed by a late online disinformation campaign and massive voter purges, to the damage done by Northern media like the New York Times and Guardian, who pushed for a coup and are surprised they got what they wanted.

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Brian Mier is an editor at Brasil Wire and a freelance writer and producer.

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