Journalist with expertise in Foreign Policy from the School Foundation of Sociology and Politics of São Paulo, manager and representative of the Shared Communication Network Ciranda.Net at the International Council of the World Social Forum and World Forum of Free Media. Editor-in-Chief of the Middle East Monitor – Brazil.
Items by Rita Freire
- July 16, 2023 Rita Freire
Some of the descendants of Africans taken into slavery still share the name of the slaver who bought and sold them...
- July 3, 2023 Rita Freire
We often hear voices raised in solidarity with the Palestinian people coming from organisations and individuals committed to ending Israeli apartheid in occupied Palestine. However, it is interesting that the first meeting of the Latin Palestinian Forum’s Board of Trustees pointed out divisive issues. Connecting solidarity for more effective...
- June 11, 2023 Rita Freire
The work explores elements of the Jewish faith applied in an unorthodox way to the neo-Pentecostal evangelical Christian church and its theology of prosperity, which is growing in Brazil....
- December 9, 2022 Rita Freire
On 29 November, the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, a Jerusalem resident and another from Hebron were on their way to Tunis to share their first-hand accounts about facing colonial Occupation. Their arrival is an exception to the general rule, a life-threatening adventure in Palestine, where...
- November 9, 2022 Rita Freire
The threat of a Brazilian dictatorship legitimised by the ballot – with hordes of armed, ferocious zealots imposing their reactionary values, policies and codes of behaviour – persuaded democratic spirits to rise from years of internal disputes, common in times of political normality. Brazil closed the ranks on Jair...
- October 7, 2022 Rita Freire
The alliance of pro-democracy actors around Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s run for the presidency won over almost half of the Brazilian constituency, gathering 48.4 per cent of votes for the former Chief-of-State, who barely closed the race on 2nd October. However, the slight 1.6 per cent who set...
- August 4, 2022 Rita Freire
What does Al-Aqsa Mosque have to do with settler campaigns to rebuild the Biblical Temple of Solomon?...
- May 23, 2022 Rita Freire
The last session of the World Social Forum wrapped up on 6 May in Mexico City, reporting the silencing of two further Palestinian voices who should have been present at the event that promotes the slogan “Another world is possible”. Along with other Palestinian delegates at the closing assembly,...