A short review of some of the lesser known absurdities of 2020.
Brazil has joined the U.S. atop the list of worst-impacted countries. Both have far-right leaders — and a legacy of institutional racism.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is rapidly losing public support, while Donald Trump remains entirely capable of triumphing in November despite his relative unpopularity.
Countries are using the coronavirus crisis to lift environmental regulations, even as COVID-19 leaves populations more vulnerable to health impacts from fires.
Far-right governments are rolling back environmental regulations, while international climate talks stall amid the crisis. But climate activists see opportunity.
For the far right, the pandemic is a chance to enact border controls and erode the rule of law. It could also expose their utter incompetence.
Donald Trump says that impeachment is actually a coup. It’s one more example of his attack on the rule of law.
From Brazil to India to the United States, extractive industries have aligned themselves with authoritarian governments waging war on minority populations.
The fires are no accident. They’re set by people turning a profit in a grocery store near you.
Far-right governments in the U.S., UK, and Brazil are laying bare their nihilistic roots and full destructive potential.