Rhaysa Ruas

Rhaysa Ruas is a young Afro-Brazilian attorney, researcher, and social activist based in Rio de Janeiro.

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Rhaysa Ruas

As queimadas na Amazônia e a política da morte: resistência contra a comodificação do futuro

O governo Bolsonaro está permitindo que a Amazônia queime como parte de um projeto para acelerar a acumulação de capital, mas está encontrando a resistência popular maciça em casa e no exterior. First…

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The Amazon Burns and the Politics of Death: Resisting the Commodification of Our Future

Summary: The Bolsonaro administration is allowing the Amazon to burn as part of a project to accelerate capital accumulation, but is meeting massive resistance both at home and abroad. First appeared…

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Brazil’s Racial Capitalism at a Turning Point: Rising Militarization after Two Decades of Workers’ Party Government

Summary: The far right is poised to take power as the cultural and political crisis deepens in Brazil, with increasing repression and militarization of society. This is seen in Marielle Franco’s assas…

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Brazil’s Racial Capitalism: Further Disruption of Democracy and Fall of the Left Increases the Risk of Fascism

Summary: Cultural, political, and economic crisis deepens in Brazil, with rightwing forces focusing their attacks on Marx and on Black and LGBT people in wake of the decline of the left after nearly t…

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