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Gianpaolo Baiocchi is an activist and scholar based in New York City, where he directs NYU's Urban Democracy Lab. His most recent book is We, The Sovereign.
The American Jobs Plan mirrors past efforts at affordable housing that contributed to our problems and failed Black Americans. We need to take housing out of the private market.
The Brazilian president’s offensive against universities threatens democracy and recalls the dark years of the country’s dictatorship.
What Brazilian conservatives gain by letting the Amazon burn.
Since taking office in January, President Jair Bolsonaro has not only become less popular. He has also done perhaps irreparable damage to fundamental democratic institutions.
Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is within an inch of the presidency. His popularity suggests Brazilian politics might never be the same.
Brazil has been in disarray since 2016’s presidential impeachment, but after the murder of the country’s most exciting progressive politician, Brazilians must decide whether to be outraged or resigned.
Dilma Rousseff's impeachment circumvented the democratic process.
New leaks prove the impeachment is intended to protect corrupt politicians.
Is there a political coup underway?
A Berkeley radical returns to his native Brazil after the Berlin Wall's fall.
The Spanish Experiment with Direct Democracy
In which Marco borrows bus fare and enters politics.