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Roots of Radicalization in Political Debates



Roots of Radicalization in Political Debates

Throughout the history of Brazil, we have come a long way towards the strengthening of national identity and with it the realization of interdependence, which should unite us in building our destiny.

These postulates emphasize a fundamental aspect of any civilized society: the preservation of coexistence. All existing rules are aimed at maintaining peaceful relations between people, environmental sustainability, overcoming social inequality, seeking justice and social harmony. There is a strong sense of utopia, which, as filmmaker Fernando Birri taught, “Utopia is on the horizon. I go two steps, she takes two steps. I walk ten paces and the horizon runs ten paces. How much I go, I will never reach. What is a utopia for? That’s what it’s for: so I don’t stop walking.”

Ethics, Inclusion and Diversity

Living in society implies the recognition and the need to preserve our relationships, the constant promotion of ethics, inclusiveness, diversity, positions that have recently been valued in the corporate environment, with the adoption of ESG metrics that unite companies, and finally, the protection of human rights.

However, actions aimed at strengthening coexistence are under threat. Political debate is witnessing a radicalization that distances understanding, opposing opinions are virulently attacked without reference to argumentation, and a culture of abolition is proliferating. The opposite is not an adversary, but an enemy.

Historical roots of radicalization

This environment is deeply rooted in our history. The disrespect for rights is widespread, sponsored by government officials and supported by a part of society, which is becoming increasingly suspicious, according to a global survey conducted by the Ipsos Institute.

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A study published by the journal Veja shows that when asked “Do you trust others?” is 22,500 people in thirty countries, Brazil is in last place.

Corruption scandals, a sense of impunity that poisons the whole society, deep inequalities and, of course, difficulties in enforcing the most basic consumer rights are clearly harming our coexistence. Yes, our past and what we live in the present is not encouraging, but they can serve as fuel to change the future.

Utopia and dialogue

Remembering that our mutual dependence is a reality that must mean union, and that it is possible to overcome our countless difficulties through dialogue, tolerance, without submission. This way we can ask questions and find ways. Utopia? Perhaps, but as Birri taught, this must be our way.

Edson Luis Vismona is President of the Brazilian Institute for the Ethics of Competition (ETCO).

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The political future of Ramaphosa remains in doubt



The political future of Ramaphosa remains in doubt

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The meeting of the ANC Executive Committee (NEC), which was supposed to discuss the future of party president Cyril Ramaphosa this afternoon, has been postponed after brief consultations on the Phala Phala saga and is expected to meet again on Sunday.

Cyril Ramaphosa’s political future remains in doubt after a meeting of the ANC’s executive committee, convened amid calls for the resignation of a president accused in a parliamentary report of violating his oath, was postponed.

National Chairman of the ANC Gwede Mantashe, who was present at the first consultations of the NEC, believes that the country will plunge into chaos if the president resigns. In turn, the Acting Secretary General of the ANC, Paul Mashatile, says that at the meeting of the ANC executive committee it was not discussed whether President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his intention to resign.

In recent days, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, 70, who succeeded Jacob Zuma in 2018 with an anti-corruption postulate in South Africa, has found himself in a quandary after a parliamentary commission released a Monday report on Wednesday saying he may have violated the anti-corruption laws of his country.

According to this document, the South African head of state concealed from the police and tax authorities an alleged robbery attempt that took place in 2020 at his Phala Phala property, located in the north-east of the country.

Under the terms of a complaint filed in June last year by Ramaphosa’s political opponent, $580,000 worth of bills were found hidden in sofa cushions in one of the rooms of the house, located on the presidential property. Sources close to Ramaphosa claim that the banknotes correspond to the sale of cattle to a Sudanese businessman for cash.

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Faced with the scandal unleashed by these revelations, Parliament, in which the ANC has a majority, may have to decide next Tuesday on the possible launch of a process to remove the South African president.

This case occurs when only two weeks are left before the meeting at which the ANC will decide who will be its new president and, accordingly, the next head of state, if the opposition party wins in 2024. organization of early elections.

It should be remembered that the ANC has been in power in South Africa since 1994, after the first free elections in the country, which brought the historic anti-apartheid leader and ANC President Nelson Mandela to power.

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Andrei Sadi reveals the politician’s question and puts Andre Rizek in an unexpected situation.



Andrea Sadi reveals a politician’s request regarding André Rijek’s work at the World Cup (Image: Reproduction – Instagram / Editing – RD1)

Andrea Sadi returned to work in this Tuesday (30) and was surprised early in the morning by an unexpected request involving a politician from Brazil and Andre Rizhekleading SportTV and husband of the GloboNews star.

Via Twitter, the Estúdio i host announced that she had resumed her role at GloboNews and launched investigations into the work of politicians during the transition of the federal government.

To Sadi’s surprise, the politician called him back before 9 am on Tuesday to ask a question that was not related to the political world. “Sadi, come here: Rizek thinks he will make it to the Selection? What’s the poll?reported.

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As soon as Andrei Sadi was supposed to cover the presidential election, André Rizek was called up to the Qatar team for the World Cup. The duo divided tasks from home to work, each in their own journalistic role.

At the World Championships, André Rizhek made a sharp speech against prejudice and discrimination Argentines against Kylian Mbappe of France.



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Look who’s the politician arrested in today’s Operation GOE.



Look who's the politician arrested in today's Operation GOE.

Ricardo Antunes – Former Jaboatão dos Guararapes adviser Carlinhos da Carreta was a politician arrested this Thursday (1st) by the Special Operations Group (GOE). The target of the action were, in addition to him, the civilian and military police. During the operation, about 64 million reais were blocked. The group is suspected of involvement in drug trafficking, murders and skilled robberies.

Carlinhos was a councilor in Jaboatau until 2020, when he ran for re-election from the PL and was defeated. He was from the base of the then mayor Anderson Ferreira (LP), who was a candidate for the government of Pernambuco in October and finished third. In the 2020 election, Anderson was re-elected in the first round.

Former councilor of Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Carlinhos da Carreta

Eight warrants were executed for search and forfeiture of the house, forfeiture of assets and freezing of financial assets, issued by the 2nd Criminal Court of the Jaboatão dos Guararapes Judicial District.

According to police, two Honda cars and another Audi car were confiscated. They were taken to the GOE headquarters in the Cordeiro area west of Recife, along with other frozen assets totaling BRL 64 million.

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