Articles by Opinion Sur

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(Português) Uma Dissertação Histórico-Filosófica sobre Nossa Barbárie
Leonardo Boff | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Feb 2021

10 fev 2021 – Existem inúmeras análises excelentes do antifenômeno Jair Messias Bolsonaro, sociológicas, históricas e econômicas. Acho que devemos cavar mais fundo para capturar o surgimento desse Negativo em nossa história.

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The Behemoth Strategy
Juan Eugenio Corradi | Opinion Sur - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Oct 2020

In more than one occasion, democracies are taken by assault leveraging on the system’s defects. Their authors take advantage of democratic means to win power and, after conquering it, deny their adversaries all the means that were granted to them. Democracies can well die through democratic means better than by a coup d’état. An analysis of this challenge to the democratic coexistence in global terms, particularly focusing on the electoral process in United States.

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Appropriator Financial Fabric, the Case of BlackRock
Roberto Sansón Mizrahi | Opinion Sur - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Sep 2020

25 Aug 2020 – Intricate and extended fabrics of economic organizations that appropriate good part of the surplus generated by the productive effort of humanity proliferate in the world today. These fabrics have their epicenter in central countries but their tentacles reach every place in the world. They are able to leap on profitable opportunities as well as to retract with no losses when circumstances change. The case of the fabric articulated by BlackRock and its impacts.

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(Português) A Estratégia do Behemoth
Juan Eugenio Corradi | Opinion Sur - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Sep 2020

7 set 2020 – A desordem promovida pelo poder não é nem sequer ou somente um sintoma de incapacidade, mas uma estratégia de destruição das instituições democráticas mediante a confusão e a distração. Depois virá a repressão.

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(Português) Tecido Financeiro Apropriador: O Caso da BlackRock
Roberto Sansón Mizrahi | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Aug 2020

11 ago 2020 – Têm-se desenvolvido no mundo intrincados e extensos tecidos de organizações econômicas que se apropriam de boa parte do excedente gerado pelo esforço produtivo da humanidade. Esses tecidos têm seu epicentro em países centrais, mas seus tentáculos atingem todo o mundo. Conseguem abalançar-se sobre oportunidades de lucrar e também de retrair-se sem perdas quando as circunstâncias mudam. O caso do tecido articulado pela BlackRock e seu impacto.

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Fragmented Society
Alberto Binder | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Feb 2020

13 Jan 2020 – We want to demonstrate a complex phenomenon that produces the “fragmentation” of most social groups that are treated and treat each other as “discriminated minorities,” that measures or makes it difficult the “constitution” of a “majority” and, thus, produces the political effect of making those majorities have an absolute impossibility of acquiring political hegemony and little possibility of producing social policies.

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2020: Deepening the Clarification
Editorial | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Feb 2020

13 Jan 2020 – Understanding what happens requires passing through information barriers that real power establishes to ignore or obscure facts; they only inform about what is functional to their interests. But that is not enough, we also need to work on our capacity for interpreting what happens because they have colonized our minds brutally, formatting subjectivities to numb and tie down free wills.

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Ukraine: Welcome to Latin America! European Geopolitics and Revolution
Juan Eugenio Corradi | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Feb 2020

12 Jan 2020 – Between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, Ukraine can become a banana republic. Only Europe is capable of a serious and responsible strategic attitude. For that, it has an historic example that, bridging the gap, can be useful: Finland. But also it is possible that the ongoing revolution in various parts of the world gets ahead of all the models.

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Regarding American Decadence: A Revealing President in a New Geopolitical Context
Juan Eugenio Corradi | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Nov 2019

30 Oct 2019 – American protectionism under President Donald Trump’s administration is just an exaggerated expression of a process of global power loss and its replacement by a new constellation of blocks organized around specific interests and the power of the strongest within each.

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Investment Key Variable, though Not Any Type of Investment
Roberto Sansón Mizrahi | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Oct 2019

It is claimed that investment is a key variable in every development process, but, beware, not any type of investment. There are investments that contribute to the pursued development and others that hurt it or do not impact on the chosen path. Therefore, it is not right to talk about plain investment without delving into such heterogeneous universe and discerning which investment to make and who does it. Those are two intimately related critical issues.

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How Many Horrible Leaders!
Opinion Sur | Editorial – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Oct 2019

How did we get to choose so many mediocre leaders, disoriented, coopted by power, horrible in terms of ethics and their motivations, able in forcing perks for themselves and their own, very far from state-persons orientated towards general wellbeing, environment protection, pacific solutions! Perhaps democracies were born captured by those who kept control over the instruments used for colonizing minds and formatting subjectivities.

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The Balkanization of the World
Juan Eugenio Corradi | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Oct 2019

23 Sep 2019 – Far from having reached the end of history, there is profuse production of an out-of-control history—we produce more history than what we can consume. To curb this race we need to generate proposals.

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(Português) A Verdadeira História dos Erros Futuros
Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos | Opinion SUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jul 2019

5 jul 2019 – A verdade de um sistema errado é o erro. Para ser politicamente eficaz, este erro tem de ser incessantemente repetido, amplamente difundido e aceite pela população como a única verdade possível ou credível. É necessário que o que se difunde seja percebido como algo com que naturalmente temos de estar de acordo, que o que se aceita seja aceite para o bem de todos e que, se envolver algum sacrifício, ele seja o preço a pagar por um bem maior no futuro.

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Sharing Efforts with Fair Distribution of Results
Editorial | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 May 2019

29 Apr 2019 – The outrageous concentration of wealth and the consequent decisional power will blow out of proportion more and more. Neither the fiscal restructuring nor the dismantling of the sovereign over-indebtedness should be charged on the most vulnerable: make the great evaders that flight their ill-gotten capitals cope with it.

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(Português) Os Conceitos que Nos Faltam
Boaventura de Sousa Santos | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Apr 2019

29 mar 2019 – Os seres humanos, ao contrário dos pássaros, voam com raízes. Parte das raízes estão nos conceitos que herdamos para analisar ou avaliar o mundo em que vivemos. Sem eles, o mundo pareceria caótico, uma incógnita perigosa, uma ameaça desconhecida, uma jornada insondável.

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The “Parties” Are Enjoyed by the Wealthy, Not by Popular Sectors
Roberto Sansón Mizrahi | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Mar 2019

21 Feb 2019 – Many countries apply adjustment policies arguing that the State generated a “party” spending income it did not have, which produced serious imbalances. This proposition conceals perverse situations: the “party,” if there was one, was enjoyed by large corporations and wealthy families. Let us be clear: if there were parties, they were just for some; the rest has been submitted to an unbridle process of concentration of wealth and, with that, decisional power as well.

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(Português) Nos Dá Medo Pensar?
Bertrand Russell | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Feb 2019

Fora o pensamento! Voltemos aos fantasmas do preconceito, não estejam a propriedade, a moral e a guerra em perigo! É melhor que os seres humanos sejam estúpidos, amorfos e tirânicos, antes que seus pensamentos sejam livres. Posto que se seus pensamentos fossem livres, seguramente não pensariam como nós. E esse desastre deve se evitar a todo custo. Assim argumentam os inimigos do pensamento nas profundezas inconscientes de suas almas. E assim agem as igrejas, escolas e universidades.

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Are We Afraid of Thinking?
Bertrand Russell | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Feb 2019

Away with thought! Back into the shades of prejudice, lest property, morals, and war should be endangered! Better men should be stupid, slothful, and oppressive than that their thoughts should be free. For if their thoughts were free they might not think as We do. And at all costs this disaster must be averted.” So the opponents of thought argue in the unconscious depths of their souls. And so they act in their churches, their schools, and their universities.

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Geopolitical Provocations for 2019
Juan Eugenio Corradi | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Feb 2019

22 Jan 2019 – The following opinions are their own summary. Their combined lesson is: the old order is crumbling and there is no new order –only a series of paradoxical and self-defeating reactions without clear strategies. It is time to think out of the box.

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(Português) Provocações Geopolíticas para 2019
Juan Eugenio Corradi | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Feb 2019

31 jan 2019 – As seguintes opiniões constituem seu próprio resumo. Sua lição combinada é: a velha ordem se está desmoronando e não há uma nova ordem – só uma série de reações paradoxais e contraproducentes sem estratégias claras. É hora de se pôr criativo.

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“Truths” That Are Impositions: The Case of Large Corporations’ Profits
Roberto Sansón Mizrahi | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Feb 2019

23 Jan 2019 – In economics, there are issues presented as undisputable “truths” which in reality are used to impose interests and privileges that cannot be defended in open air. An example is how large corporations’ profits are seen and presented, how they are obtained and distributed. It is critical to make explicit what might be concealed to consider new options.

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Concentration of Wealth and Decisional Power
Editorial | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Dec 2018

19 Dec 2018 – Among so many questions and circumstances that are intermingled in the world, one of the most significant processes is the concentration of wealth and decisional power. Elitist forces influence in such a way that almost every national economic system and, of course, the global functioning have adjusted, and to a great extent subordinated, to serve the interests of these elites, the dominators of the world and countries’ course.

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Will Reason, Wisdom, and Justice Find Refuge?
Juan Eugenio Corradi | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Nov 2018

21 Nov 2018 – A spectrum is cycling the globe. Neo fascism has taken over several governments and the imagination of many as well. The last to fall into this state was Brazil. It is urgent to review a not-too-distant past in which this happened and appreciate the resources of resistance and history of an eventual recovery of culture and civilization. Meanwhile, today as yesterday, the media wants to make us believe otherwise.

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(Português) Opções para a Economia Popular
Roberto Sansón Mizrahi | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Nov 2018

22 nov 2018 – Transição da muito pequena à média escala para empreendimentos da economia popular. Pode ser encarado? Que apoios são requeridos? Temos destacado que a economia popular não é um cercado onde deixar encurralados os pobres e marginalizados mas, pelo contrário, pode se transformar em uma das colunas fundantes de um novo rumo e forma de funcionar orientados ao bem-estar geral e o cuidado ambiental.

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From the Concentration of Wealth and Decisional Power to Full Democracies
The Editors | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Nov 2018

21 Nov 2018 – Humanity is going through a destructive phase of unbridled concentration of wealth and decisional power; its results have been widely identified and denounced. Even though spaces for resistance and transformation desires germinate, it still remains to be seen how large majorities organize to establish new courses and ways of functioning. Will the notion of full democracy be useful?

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(Português) O Eclipse da Ética na Atualidade
Leonardo Boff | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Oct 2018

28 Set 2018 – A meu ver, dois fatores atingiram o coração da ética: o processo de globalização e a mercantilização da sociedade. A justiça não vale apenas entre os humanos mas também para com a natureza e a Terra que são portadores de direitos e por isso devem ser incluídos em nosso conceito de democracia sócio-ecológica.

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No More Concentration of Wealth and Decisional Power
Opinion Sur | Editorial – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Oct 2018

Some argue that this process is here to stay, as it was believed by those minorities that imposed empires and dictatorships. They forget that history shows the fall and disappearance of practically every system that believed to be permanent. Such could be the destiny of this destructive phase of ruthless financial capitalism.

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(Português) A crise brasileira, parte da crise global
Leonardo Boff | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jul 2018

12 julho 2018 – Não se pode analisar o Brasil só a partir do Brasil. Nenhum país está fora das conexões internacionais, nem a fechada Coréia Norte, que a planetização inevitavelmente criou. Ademais nosso país é a sexta economia do mundo, coisa que desperta a cobiça das grande corporações que querem vir para cá, não para ajudar no nosso desenvolvimento com inclusão, mas para poder acumular mais e mais, dada a extensão de nosso mercado interno e da superabundância de commodities e de bens e serviços naturais, cada vez mais necessários para sustentar o consumismo dos países opulentos.

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(Português) Esforço compartilhado por toda a sociedade: hipocrisia e ignomínia
Roberto Sansón Mizrahi | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jul 2018

12 julho 2018 – Diante de situações de crise que setores dominantes geraram ou, quando menos, gravemente agigantaram, suas representações políticas convocam com hipocrisia e ignomínia a que a sociedade toda compartilha o esforço de recuperação e desenvolvimento. Enquanto pedem ao povo que aceite os sacrifícios para gerar em conjunto um futuro venturoso, seguem fugindo capitais para guaridas fiscais e impõem planos de resgate e políticas econômicas e culturais que protegem seus privilégios e negócios.

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Blindness, End of Cycle, New Courses
Opinion Sur | Editorial – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jul 2018

12 July, 2018 – Neoliberal domination is approaching the limits of its reproduction. So much has been destroyed with the impious concentration of wealth and decisions that the peoples of the world and the Planet can stand no more. Inequality, poverty, indigence, environmental destruction lead to the implosion of the model of society and world that has been imposed on us.

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The Reaction against the Reaction: The Voice That Is Raised against the Raised Hand
Juan Eugenio Corradi | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Apr 2018

23 Mar 2018 – Yes, they have come back, as if history has not inflicted them a chastisement. They call themselves populists but they are fascists from old and new strains. They are reactionary and popular. Against this movement, as always, what stand up are the voice of reason and the report of the lie that parades in the name of the people. As almost always, the voice of reason is impotent, except as testimony and warning. I want to add my voice to such voice. Against fascism, together with Miguel de Unamuno, we must say: “You will win because you have enough brute force, but you will not convince. To convince you need to persuade and to persuade you need something you lack: reason and right in the fight.”

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(Castellano) Transformaciones: Periodismo Responsable
Roberto Sansón Mizrahi – Opinion Sur, 19 Apr 2010

En un contexto de confrontación antagónica es difícil practicar periodismo con cierto grado de objetividad. Algunos medios y periodistas actúan intencionadamente con motivaciones que no podrían confesarse abiertamente; la ausencia de objetividad es deliberada. Otros son pilares de la vida democrática; pueden ocasionalmente equivocarse pero buscan ayudar a encauzar constructivamente las energías.

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(Portuguese) Transformações: Jornalismo Responsável
Roberto Sansón Mizrahi – Opinion Sur, 19 Apr 2010

Em um contexto de confrontação antagônica, é difícil praticar o jornalismo com certo grau de objetividade. Alguns veículos e jornalistas atuam intencionalmente com motivações que não se poderia confessar abertamente; a ausência de objetividade é deliberada. Outros são pilares da vida democrática; podem ocasionalmente equivocar-se, porém buscam ajudar a canalizar construtivamente as energias.

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Transformations: Responsible Journalism
Roberto Sansón Mizrahi – Opinion Sur, 19 Apr 2010

In a context of antagonist confrontation, it is difficult to practice journalism with a certain degree of objectivity. Some media and journalists act intentionally, driven by motivations that could not be openly confessed; the absence of objectivity is deliberate. Others are pillars of democratic life; they may occasionally be wrong, but seek to help channel energies in a constructive manner.

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