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Today marks the 55th anniversary of the military coup that plunged Brazil into a decades-long dictatorship
It was a time of rampant torture, press censorshp, arbitrary arrests and a brutal extermination campaign against indigenous groups, all lead by the state
As we remember this dark period of our history, we must stand clearly and unequivocally against those who wish to falsify history and downplay the atrocities of the time.
Bolsonaro is one of these revisionists, which makes it particularly important that we fight against this lie.
No more torture! No more dictatorship! Never again!

I'll try to link to good English-language resources on this. Send me them if you have any
I'll post material that deals w/ the internal repression, the US role, and relationship between the military governments in South America
Read here best-selling author @paulocoelho chilling first person account of his arrest and torture.

This is a hard read but instantly conveys the horror the military were willing to impose on Brazilians.…
@paulocoelho This @ForeignAffairs piece deals with Brazil's persistent failure to fully account for the crimes committed by the military, and how this failure brings us to where we are now.…
@paulocoelho @ForeignAffairs After years of looking the other way, the government - under @dilmabr, herself brutally tortured by the military - finally put together a Truth Commission to uncover the horrors of the era. Read about the report they published here, by @hrw:…
@paulocoelho @ForeignAffairs @dilmabr @hrw Here, celebrated author @marcelorubens tells the story of what the dictatorship did to his family.
His father was disappeared by the regime, and they only found out exactly what happened to him in 2014, when the Truth Commission released its report.…
@paulocoelho @ForeignAffairs @dilmabr @hrw @marcelorubens The military dictatorship had a cozy relationship with corporate interests. This @TheInterceptBr investigations shows how Fiat collaborated with the regime to spy on workers and suppress the labour movement and trade unions:…
@paulocoelho @ForeignAffairs @dilmabr @hrw @marcelorubens @TheInterceptBr Polls show that centre-left reformist president João Goulart was supported by a majority of Brazilian. He was very unpopular, however, among the business class and the press: mainstream newspapers supported the coup. From the @BrazilianReport:…
@paulocoelho @ForeignAffairs @dilmabr @hrw @marcelorubens @TheInterceptBr @BrazilianReport @BrasilWire has been doing consistently good reporting on the role the US and corporate interests played in the military coup. Find some of it here:
@paulocoelho @ForeignAffairs @dilmabr @hrw @marcelorubens @TheInterceptBr @BrazilianReport @BrasilWire On the @NSArchive, see the declassified intelligence documents detailing the important role the US government had in overthrowing the democratically elected president João Goulart:…
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