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Fṛm Đ Obzrvr │ ‘Carnival is politics’: revellers bring anti-Bolsonaro sentiment to Rio’s streets

Revellers enjoy the passage of performers on Olympic Boulevard in Rio in their first carnival since Covid. Photograph: Jose Lucena/ZUMA Press Wire/REX/Shutterstock
Revlrz injô ɖ pasij v pformrz on Olimpic Būḷvard in Rio in ɖer frst carnivl sins Covid. Foṭgraf: Jose Lucena/ZUMA Preswîr/REX/Śuṭstoc

‘Carnivl z poḷtics’: revlrz brñ anti-Bolsonaro sntimnt t Rio’z strīts

(Transcription of an article published in the Observer on Sunday 24 April 2022)

Wɖ ilex́nz les ɖn six munʈs awe, mni si fstivl az a ćans t vnt ɖer angr at faŗît prezidnt

Tom Phillips

Tom Filips in Rio de Janeiro, Súnde 24 Epril 2022

Az ɖ sún rouz ovr Rio’z breʈtecñ granit n qorts lanscep, José Leonardo da Silva set of fṛm hom drest az a 6ft 2in box v Viagra.

Hiz desṭneśn: a bīć-sîdstrīt parti cōld ɖ Cozmic Trumpits ẃr hundṛdz v haf-cloɖd revlrz hd gaɖrd t seḷbret ɖer frst carnivl sins Covid. Hiz mesij: ɖt ɖ scandl involvñ ɖ prćis v tnz v ʈǎzndz v irectîl-dsfuñśn tablits bî Prezidnt Jair Bolsonaro’z dfnsmiṇstri wz an intolṛbl afrunt.

“Carnivl z poḷtics tù,” sd Silva, a 43-yir-old sîcoḷjist fṛm Bṛzil’z hlʈsrvis, az h priperd t spend ɖ de dnǎnsñ Bolsonaro’z “cmplitli fasist” guvnmnt bî dsgîzñ himslf az a pacit v 50mg imṗtnspilz.

Silva wz nt ɖ onli wn wɖ poḷtics on hiz mînd ɖs wīc az bac̣neła gript Rio’z strīts fr ɖ frst tîm sins Febrri 2020.

Wɖ a bruzñ ilectṛl batl fr Bṛzil’z soul les ɖn six munʈs awe, mni sw carnivl az a ćans t vnt ɖer splīn at Bṛzil’z faŗît prezidnt, hu rtenz a f’rośsli loyl s’portbes bt z rpydietd bî mor ɖn haf v votrz.

Lǎd crîz v “Bolsonaro ǎt!” iruptd at Rio’z Samḅdrom on Frîde nît az ɖ siti’z top samḅscūlz hld ɖer frst pṛseśnz sins ɖ c’roṇvîṛs pandemic bgan. Ɖ prezidnt’s sun, Seṇtr Flávio Bolsonaro, wz stōct n tōntd bî angri revlrz ẃl trayñ t woć ɖ p’redz ẃl a banr dmandñ hiz faɖr’z rmuvl wz unfrld fṛm wn v ɖ standz.

Spectetrz in wn v ɖ Samḅdrom’z xclūsiv “lux̣́riboxz” śǎtd insults abt Bolsonaro’z mn preẓdnśl rîvl, ɖ formr leftist prezidnt Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Bt on ɖ wrcñclas teṛsz n at ɖ roumñ strītpartiz noun az blocos ɖr wz s’port fr Lula.

“I fīl hopfl bcz I b’liv dmocṛsi mst privel ovr oʈoṛterịnizm – n ɖr’z onli wn canddet hu cn aćiv ɖs n it’s Lula,” sd Angelo Morse, 43, hu wouc p at 4.30am on Ʈrzde t jôn a bloco cōld Ẃt a Luvli Wetḷnd.

Morse, an edycetr hu clemd t b a distnt reḷtiv v ɖ Norʈ Americn invntr Saḿl FB Morse, cem t carnivl wẹrñ an aḷgetrcostym dzînd t pṛtst at Bolsonaro’z hanḍlñ v a Covid ǎtbrec ẃć hz left mor ɖn 660,000 Bṛziłnz ded.

“Prezidnt Bolsonaro z a mōrón n sd ɖt f y got vax̣netd y’d trn intu an aḷgetr,” h sd bî we v xpḷneśn az ɖ sqer arnd him fild wɖ inībrietd partigowrz drest az pîṛts, devlz, nunz, sūṗhiroz, sìcrīćrz n, in wn ces, a botl v Hînz Yelo Musṭd. Wn carid a portrit śowñ Bolsonaro spywñ a rivr v grīn suij.

On a nirbî lōn, ɖ art d’rectr Maria Estephania spouc dspondntli abt ɖ sośl, culćṛl n ic̣nomic dclîn ś b’livd hd pleid ǎt sins Bolsonaro’z śoc 2018 ilex́nvicṭri.

“W fuct ǎrslvz” bî ilectñ Bolsonaro, Estephania, 34, sd wɖ a sai, az ś tc a brec fṛm partiyñ at Liqid Luvz, a bloco inspîrd bî ɖ wrc v ɖ sośioḷjist Zygmunt Bauman.

Estephania’z ǎtfit – a scarlit cep plastrd wɖ sticrz pṛmotñ Lula n Marcelo Freixo, a leftist alî ś hops wl b ilectd Rio’z nxt guvnr – îdnṭfaid an oltrṇtiv fyćr. “It’s an ilex́nyir n w nīd t ri’frm ǎr valyz, ẃć ber no rleśn t ɖoz v ɖ p’liticl grūp ẃć cuṛntli holdz pǎr,” Estephania sd. “Ǎr valyz hv abṣlutli nʈñ t d wɖ Bolsonaro.”

Nt evrbdi wontd t tōc poḷtics az carnivl rtrnd aftr a tū-yir Covid hieṭs.

At a bloco ǎtsd Rio’z Ḿziym v Tmoro, Eduardo Faria, a portli motrbîc curịr in a trqôz tūtu, bizid himslf filñ a pīnis-śept wōtrpistl wɖ minṛlwōtr. “I’m jst hir t hv fun! No poḷtics plīz!” ɖ 39-yir-old gigld. “It’s carnivl!”

Farɖr wst in Vila Mimoza, Rio’z red-lît district, anɖr rōc̣s pṛseśn wz abt t bgin, léd bî sxwrcrz n samḅḿziśnz. Ɖ most moḍstli drest partigowr wz Everson Almeida, a formr semiṇrist wẹrñ ɖ blac caṣc h yzd bfr dićñ planz t jôn ɖ prīsthd. A sticr bnʈ hiz clericl colr dclerd: “Bolsonaro ǎt!”

“H’z a sor on ǎr ssayti,” sd Almeida, 29, hu bōlct at Bolsonaro’z ptreyl v himslf az a God-firñ Crisćn. “Crîst cem t dlivr a mesij v śltr n incluźn, nt segṛgeśn, slfiśnis n conflict.”

Az ɖ drumr wormd p, Almeida vôst confidns ɖt ɖ Bolsonaro ira wz enṭrñ its fînl ćaptr, wɖ Lula līdñ in ɖ poulz.

“God wilñ [h’z finiśt],” h sd, pôntñ hevnẉdz. “N ɖs mst b ẃt H wonts.”

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Fṛm Đ Obzrvr │ Brazilian politician’s sexist remarks about Ukraine refugees spark outrage

São Paulo congressman Arthur do Val made the remarks during a purportedly humanitarian mission to Ukraine. Photograph: Fabricio Bomjardim/Zuma Press Wire/Rex/Shutterstock
São Paulo congresmn Arthur do Val md ɖ rmarcs jrñ a pportidli hymaṇterịn miśn t Ycren. Foṭgraf: Fabrício Bomjardim/Zuma Pres Wîr/Rex/Śuṭstoc

Bṛziłn poḷtiśn’z sxist rmarcs abt Ycren refyjīz sparc ǎtrej

(Transcription of an article published in the Observer on Sunday 6 March 2022)

Arthur do Val hŕd in līct ōdiomeṣjz cōlñ wimin fliyñ wor ‘īzi bcz ɖ’r pur’

Tom Phillips

Tom Filips in Rio de Janeiro, Súnde, 6 Marć 2022

A  prominnt membr v ɖ Bṛziłn rît z fesñ cōlz t rzîn aftr h wz xpozd in līct ōdiomeṣjz mcñ a s’xeśn v caḷs n msoɉnistic rmarcs abt Ycreńn refyjīz jrñ a pportidli hymaṇterịn miśn t ɖ rīsntli invedd cuntri.

Arthur do Val, a São Paulo congresmn n formr s’portr v Bṛzil’z rîtwñ prezidnt, Jair Bolsonaro, md a ʈri-de trip t ɖ rījn last wīc, s’pozidli t rêz awernis v ɖ hymn cost v Vlajīmir Pūćin’z atac.

On Ʈrzde Do Val, 35, twītd a foṭgraf v himslf srǎndd bî crets v molotov cocteilz in ɖ bordr siti v Ŭźhorod. Hiz traṿlñpartnr, ɖ rîtwñ acṭvist Renan Santos, sd ɖe hd dnetd ʈǎzndz v dolrz, hlpt refyjīz cros ɖ bordr n “filmd ɖ riaḷti v a cuntri at wor.”

Do Val’z trip hd ɖ blesñ v Sergio Moro, ɖ cnsrṿtiv xjuj n ministr hu hops t ćalinj Bolsonaro n hiz left-wñ rîvl Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in Octobr’z preẓdnśl ilex́n. “It’s olwz cmnḍbl ẃn w pt ǎr wrdz intu practis,” Moro twītd.

Sć ostnsbli nobl objctivz wr śatrd on Frîde, hvr, ẃn ɖ Bṛziłn mīdia publiśt ōdiomeṣjz in ẃć Do Val spouc in hîli ofnsiv trmz abt Ycreńn refyjīz – mor ɖn 1.3 miłn v hūm hv fled oṿsìz sins Vlajīmir Pūćin’z 24 Febrri inveźn.

In wn rcordñ, ɖ poḷtiśn sz: “I’v jst crost ɖ bordr on ft btwn Ycren n Sḷvacia. Bro, I swer t y … I’v nvr sìn enʈñ lîc it in trmz v bytifl grlz. Ɖ refyjī k … it’s lîc 200 mītrz loñ or mor v jst totl godesz … It’s sm increḍbl śit … Ɖ k ǎtsd Bṛzil’z bst nîtclub … dz’nt cm clos t ɖ refyjī k hir.”

In a secnd xrpt Do Val sz: “Let m tel y, ɖ’r īzi bcz ɖ’r pur.”

In a ʈrd h mcs obsin rmarcs abt fīmel s’kṛti ofiślz at ɖ Ycren/Sḷvacia bordr, bfr adñ: “Jst unḅlivbl, dyd. Az sn az ɖs wor’z ovr, I’m cmñ bac.”

Ɖ coments sparct rvulśn, wɖ mor ɖn 40,000 ppl sînñ an onlîn ptiśn dmandñ Do Val’z xpulśn fṛm São Paulo’z 94-sīt parḷmnt.

Fabiana Tronenko, ɖ wîf v Ycren’z formr ambasdr t Bṛzil, publiśt a tirfl Twitr vidio in ẃć ś cōld ɖ poḷtiśn a śemlis cretin. “Śo sm rspct, y punc … Y’v no îdīa ẃt ɖ Ycreńn ppl r gwñ ʈru.”

Ycren’z chargé d’affaires in Bṛzil, Anatoli Tcać, cōld ɖ rmarcs un’xptbl.

Do Val, hu rtrnd t Bṛzil on Saṭde t dscuvr h hd lost ci alîz n hiz grlfrend, apoḷjîzd n sòt t jusṭfî hiz wrdz. Aftr ʈri dez “wɖt drincñ wōtr or hvñ a śǎr” h clemd h hd bcm “oṿixîtd”. “Mî mînd wz rêsñ. I tōct nonsns,” h sd, abandnñ planz t run fr São Paulo’z guṿnrśp.

Critics wr unimprest, cōlñ hiz bhevyr tipicl v Bṛzil’z śoṿnist n tstosṭron-ćarjd hard-rît.

“Hǎ nōzietñ,” twītd Gleisi Hoffmann, ɖ prezidnt v Bṛzil’z Wrcrz’ parti. “Ɖs z ɖ cnd v prsn hu ilectd Bolsonaro! H mst b stript v pǎr.”

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GREAT BRITISH DRAWINGS │ Ashmolean Museum, Oxford → 31 August 2015

George Augustus Wallis, The Ruins of Selinunte, c. 1792, pen and brown ink and watercolour and bodycolour over unfinished etched outline
George Augustus Wallis, The Ruins of Selinunte, c. 1792, pen and brown ink and watercolour and bodycolour over unfinished etched outline

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Anna Alma-Tadema, Max BeerbohmSamuel Cooper, Thomas Gainsborough, LS LowryJohn Everett Millais, David Hockney, William Holman Hunt, Gwen John, Samuel PalmerTom Phillips, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Thomas RowlandsonWalter Sickert, JMW Turner, George Augustus Wallis

“Śôcesñ mr ɖn wn hundṛd wrcs bî sm v Britn’z grtst artists”

“Đ xbiśn v Grt Britiś Drw̃z cn onli scrać ɖ srfis v ɖ xtrordnri rićz v ɖ Aśmołn’z c̣lẋnz. It wl pṛvîd ɖ vizitr wɖ an unpaṛleld oṗtyṇti t xplor ɖ amezñ vrayti v drw̃ in Britn, from ɖ rapid sceć in pensl or pen, t ɖ most hîli ròt wōtrculr.”
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