A Further Blow to Democracy in Brazil? Glenn Greenwald on Conviction of Lula Ahead of 2018 Election

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  • Domingo Arroyo
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Brazilian Obama.

  • Clarine Berry
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    this guy is a cia agent and intercept is a NSA operative !

  • Junio Silva
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Greenwald simply reversed all the facts. The convictions of Dilma and Lula were already against our constitution. We have ours and you have yours.
    Dilma has indebted the government by cutting spending and defrauding spending numbers to manipulate re-election.
    Now comes a manipulator like Greenwald and speaks to those who know the facts and put our laws as trash given credible to the cheaters Dilma and Lula. Who dreamed of transforming Brazil into something like this to Venezuela today.
    If you disagree with me, go to Venezuela! Are you free to go …

  • horst weiter
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    kill the banksters all the shit will be over

  • Caíque Guirao
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Lula helped to break Brazil's economy, support Maduro's dictatorship, comitted a lot of crimes and still is hypocrite to say that he supports democracy.

    We, Brazilians who really want democracy, want people like Lula, Temer, Aecio Neves, Renan Calheiros, and a lot of other people, behind the bars.

    We don't deserve to suffer anymore.

  • Aquificae
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Always makes me sad how foreign people seem to know more about my country than my fellow countrymen themselves. Still, thank you for this. The brazilian elite is much, much worse than the american one, and the world needs to be aware of that.

  • Thiago Th
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    LULA 2018

  • Wolney Martini
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Glenn, when Lula said, about Temer, that we should look at the evidence, he was trying to appeal to people´s sense of justice. He is being unfairly treated by the judiciary and that should not happen to anyone. It´s ABSURD to say he was defending Temer and the political class. Lula criticized Lava-jato for only going after PT, he did not try to unify politicians against it. Lula and Dilma gave the federal police further freedom to investigate corruption charges. Did you even mention how tendentious Lava-Jato is, and Moro ? They are not even trying to hide it. They will not arrest right-wing politicians, unless something totally absurd comes up (and even so, Aécio Neves is free, for example). What does it mean to say he is not a hardcore socialist anymore ? Or that he has been integrated to the power structure ? Please be more specific on what actions by Lula you agree or disagree with and why.

  • Emilio Duarte
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    pathetic reporter .

    the left is dead go cry on your bedroom

  • rafael costa
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Lula and Dilma were heading Brazil to be the next Venezuela… see our deficit today, more than 10% of the GDP and growing.

  • joel toshiro
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Bolsonaro isn't corrupt!😎
    Bolsonaro 2018!!!

  • Lorrainevrais Vrai
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    soo disappointed for Brasil .
    He did help many. ..lets not forget

  • unwinding time
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I am a loyalist of LULA. Eighty five percent approval rating, but the international banksters do not want BR to be an educated, poverty free,prosperous nation, the hook noses want the demise of BR, so they can syphon all profits off this poverty with their noses. Dilma is so naive poor thing, they could prove nothing against either lula nor dilma…filthy fascists. She still sees hope for the country.

  • unwinding time
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Correct! same shit is going down in Europe and USA….same fascist, banksters agenda, corruption and oligarchs. The rich of BR are the nastiest in the world.

  • unwinding time
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Brasil is officially headed to a major FASCIST country. They want LULA in prison because the fascists know that he will win again, Brasil is a dictatorship today.

  • tomitstube
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    austerity nazi's manipulating economies to further indenture poor people, idk why people don't just take these asshole out… this whole thing needs to be reversed, instead of bankers forcing governments to do their bidding, governments need to be forcing banks to do theirs. capitalism needs to die a bloody death.

  • Jonathan Henly
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Having kicked out one president with a coup, now they are trying to block another (the most successful ever) from running again.

  • j jay
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Sounds like Glenn is saying that both sides are corrupt .Why not vote in someone new ?

  • j jay
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Where is the beachhouse ? if it is bullshit then there will be no luxury beach house .

  • Mila Arez
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Unfortunately Lula is not innocent he did lute the country as so is Temer. They all have been luting the country for a very long line, if the people vote Lula again they are in for a surprise. The Brazilian people are a bunch of ignorants they don,t even understand the election process, or read about the people that they vote. They are always taken for a ride. Lula is a demagogue he knows how to full the people, after all he knows how to manipulate the poor. There isn't a politician in Brazil that is capable of governing or respecting the population that is maintained very poor and ignorant. The PT is one of the most corrupt political party in Brazil,

  • Luiz Renato
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Only correcting, the class that supports Lula is not only the hungry poor: the teachers, the intellectuals, the university students, the historians, the scientists … the corrupt are the right and extreme right-wingers who only care about their families because they are the children of the rich, but they are stupid-ignorant and hate schools.

  • Luiz Renato
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I'm Brazilian and I say this man GLENN GREENWALD said everything that is happening in Brazil! congratulations!!!

  • Izzy So
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Leftists are corrupt that is what this proves……

  • Mr. Agnew
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Viva Allende y We Made It Podcast

  • anameaboveallothers
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    CIA vs BRICS

  • Shirley Perez Pacori
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I like Greenwald, but why isn't he focusing on the corruption acts that caused the conviction of Lula and is only focusing on the political consequences of his conviction?

  • Renan Marcelo
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    This guy says so much shit that it is unbelievable. First of all, we have alot and I mean it, a lot of proofs against him. Dilma roussef, was a terrorist back in the 60's, hijacking trucks and airplanes, by her own admission. She helped an attempt to kill a bolivian officer thats supposedly helped the CIA kill Che guevara, instead they actually killed a german officer, in front of his children and wife. Lula is the "works party" best representative, and he worked only 5 years in his entire life. The S in PSDB party name means SOCIALIST, Brasil have no right wing party, this is just a ludicrous statement. This guy knows nothing about Brazilian politics. Remember that president Temer was the vice president when Dilma was in power. Hitler was also democratic ellected, this rightfully ellected bullshit needs to stop. Search for Foro de São Paulo, a terrorist organization that is destroying south america, using drugs and all kinds of shady criminal enterprises to gain power. Lula actually founded the Foro, so pls, stop believing everything your "democratic" parties and tv shows tells you, because what this so called "expert" is saying is just ridiculous. And just to end my comment, PSDB actually helped PT getting in to power. By the way, I'm Brazillian.

  • NoHo
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    GLENN GREENWALD is the most objective journalist at the moment

  • AnimeFun
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm
  • Fábio Marques Ferreira
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    We would thank God if this saying were all. What a shame have only one perspective on this video.

  • Scifer
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Psychopath lairs! You make me puke.

  • Rafael santana
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    You are fake news! Bolsonaro2018.

  • J Bourget
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    why do people in the comment section want austerity? :/ don't get it

  • Sírio Sapper
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    He is good. But he just said BS in that interview.

  • SOGEKING o FODÃO REI DOS ATIRADORES
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    BOLSONARO PRESIDENT 2018

  • daiu48
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    "Be you never so high the law is above you".A translation of a saying referred to by Judge Sergio Moro at the end of the 300 odd page sentence published online .

    Maybe Glen Greenwald could explain how the ex- governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Sergio Cabral – Lula's "Best Friend" – came to be convicted of stealing millions…….

  • Mike Peterson
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Anyone on here familiar with Brazil's laws and election rules? Can Lula's name still be on the ballot if he's in prison? And if so, and he wins, can he then pardon himself? LOL I'm only half joking….

  • Dd Dd
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    American corporate coup.

  • Lucas Costa
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Just like the polls said 90%+ wanted hillary!!

  • Lucas Costa
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Hahahah greenwald is full of shirt!!! Brazil wants BOLSONARO 2018!! Greenwald you communist POS!

  • Renato Trevisan
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    The truth is that pretty much all politicians in Brazil are corrupt. The thing is that Brazil is composed of only leftist parties fighting for power, and some take the banner of the left itself, and the other, opposing parties take the banner of the right, but in truth they are just plain left. So there isn't much escape to Brazil, our politics is composed of just a bunch of leftist parties competing for power, willing to do anything. There's no innocent in Brazil's politics.

  • A 1 and a 2
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    3:32 give amy a lozenge STAT!

  • kill yor idols
    September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Large segment of both populations either hate him or love him. Which is it? That's not professional journalism when a fact v fact don't add up. Why not instead tie about the riots in the prisons or the favelas or the population where a soccer stadium was built went bankrupt and now everyone is killing each other. Stop with the agenda of a so called independent non bias BS please. Thank you.
    -Signed
    The human population
    Edit: Thanks DN whether you meant to or not, to show an agenda spewing out of this guy's mouth. BTW Ruski oligarchs are just powerful billionaires that own land just like trump. Stop with the soft language, doublespeak, euthanize words Glen and be more transparent to the masses.