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# Topic #696: Racism and Impunity in Football
Cases have been accumulating in the past week during the main competition in South America. Fans of Flamengo, Corinthians, Palmeiras, Fortaleza and Red Bull Bragantino have been victims of racist gestures at Libertadores matches – with little or no action taken by the authorities against the criminals. For sanctions to be effective, it is necessary to “engage the clubs”, as assessed by Marcelo Carvalho, executive director of the Observatory on Racial Discrimination in Football, in an interview with Julia Douilipi. Coordinator of a report stating that only 25% of racism cases lead to a trial, Marcelo links the problem in sport to a general sense of impunity: “We have a racist law that treats crime as unbailable and without statute of limitations, but no one has been arrested for Racism in Brazil”. He pointed to three pillars of fighting this crime on the field: punishment, education, and awareness. Also in this episode, Lida Costa, a researcher in the Laboratory of Studies in Media and Sports at Rio de Janeiro State University, talks about the “everything goes” culture inside stadiums, where racism and homophobia are considered “jokes”. . She points to the need to raise issues of verbal violence against women and the general LGBTQIA+ community. He concludes, “We have to get the playgrounds to stop being ‘schools’ that constitute prejudice.”
No. 697: Lula vs Bolsonaro – May 1st race events
Labor Day was a day of demonstrations in support of the two primary candidates leading the ballot. Lula attended the event organized by the central unions with a speech focused on the economy. Bolsonaro took part in action in Brasilia and spoke, by video, to his supporters on Avenida Paulista at a demonstration against the STF and in favor of Representative Daniel Silvera. General: Weakness of bronchial adhesion. In this episode, Julia Doilibe talks with political analyst Thomas Truman. A columnist for Veja magazine and website Poder 360, Traumann rates how the mobilization has been a “warm-up before the tournament begins,” noting that the campaign should gain momentum from June. Truman points to the difficulties Lula and Bolsonaro are currently facing. On the other hand, Lula and the Labor Party have an agenda of “don’t be Bolsonaro”, without introducing a government programme. In the Bolsonarista camp, Truman notes that the president “dictates this beginning” to the conflict and adopts a strategy of making elections and politics “unbearable,” to the point of causing disinterest in part of the population. He concludes that the Bolsonarist groups are looking for pretexts to contest the elections in the event of the president’s defeat in the elections.
#698: Abortion (and Political Conflict) in the United States
The “Roe v Wade” Resolution of 1973 guarantees access to procedures for the termination of pregnancy in all US states. And now it could be on the verge of being overturned – as the leaking of a draft decision by Supreme Court justices indicates. The document states that the rule – which was born as a result of the defiance of a single mother of three children – should be repealed by a majority of the US judiciary. “The great moment that conservatives have been waiting for for 49 years has come,” explains Goga Chakra, Globo commentator in New York in a conversation with Julia Douilibe. Goga highlights how vulnerable poor women are, as they turn to secret clinics. He remembers how religious agendas were incorporated by Republicans, for whom abortion is a “voice motivator.” And how Democrats should use the issue to persuade voters to attend the midterm elections scheduled for November. “The trend is so [democratas] He loses a majority in the House and Senate.”
#699: Brazil’s Aid Limits
In late 2021, when Bolsonaro’s popularity was at an all-time low, the federal government was able to agree to replace the Bolsa Família (a program created during the Lula administration) with a brand called its own. The benefit limit has been raised to R$400 per month, but its unfocused redesign can create distortions. Leticia Bartholo, an anti-poverty public policy specialist, summarizes in an interview with Julia Doilipe that the search for registration for payments has grown significantly since the beginning of the year. With the National Union of Municipalities, there are more than a million families on the waiting list, out of reach for help.” This is the official queue. Citizenship, where the Ministry of Citizenship hides data for families who qualify for the benefit, but who do not get the permanent program at a cost of R$90 billion annually.
No. 700: Violence against the Yanomami – Worst Moment
Destruction of forests, pollution of rivers, spread of disease and violence. These are some of the problems arising from the growth of illegal mining in Brazil’s largest indigenous land, in Roraima, where about 30,000 people live. Mauricio Yekoana highlights the dangers imposed on the Yanomami and Yekoana River “not new”, but they have grown significantly since the beginning of the epidemic: “There are more people, more boats, more planes. With this increase, violence and disease are on the rise.” Recently, the denunciation of another crime in the territory has moved social networks, investigative agents, judicial and legislative authorities. In the small community of Aracaca, a 12-year-old girl was raped and murdered by miners and the residents left. In episode 700 of the topic, Hutukara Associação Yanomami Director Julia Doilipe talks about the rise of mining and criminality, whose modus operandi involves heavily armed criminal factions, grooming young people for alcohol and drugs, as well as sexual assault. from the palace. Mauricio sums up: “Garimpo has no law.” It is estimated that the land of the identified Yanomami is currently being invaded by 20,000 miners, multiplying them in the face of the “total absence of the state”, whose constitutional responsibility is to protect the territory and the traditional peoples. Left to their own devices due to the inaction of the Bolsonaro and Funai government and inspection agencies, the indigenous population faces the social and environmental impacts of mining. “I can no longer shower where I used to drink water where I used to drink, I can no longer fish because the fish are dead. Where am I going?”
podcasts the topic Produced by: Mônica Mariotti, Isabel Seta, Tiago Aguiar, Fabiana Novello, Gabriel de Campos, Luiz Felipe Silva, Thiago Kaczuroski, Eto Osclighter and Gustavo Honório. Presentation: Renata Le Pretty. This week also on the show: Julia Doilibe.