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'Dictatorship Never Again': Massive Pro-Democracy Protests Sweep Brazil

"Democracy involves changing the government and eliminating neo-fascism," said one prominent protester, "but above all, ensuring that the working class, the people, have the rights guaranteed in the Constitution."



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A column by Abby Zimet
A column by Abby Zimet

This Is the Hill To Die On, Despite Evidence So Pulverizing It Eviscerates Any Notion of Innocence

Hoo boy. In the wake of an FBI search (not raid) that apoplectic MAGA-ites are hysterically, simultaneously likening to the KGB, SS, Stasi and "the worst attack on this republic in modern history," the guy who's repeatedly said "only the mob takes the 5th" just took the 5th over 440 times when asked by prosecutors about his seemingly sordid business practices. Still, furious fans are shrieking "if they can do that to him" - search his McMansion - "imagine what they can do to you." Umm. Democracy 101: Everyone equal under the law. So if you're not an irredeemable two-bit mobster, nothing.

Abby Zimet · Aug 9, 2022

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