- January 02, 2019
Not many people outside Brazil will be familiar with the name Colonel Carlos Alberto Brilhante Ustra. As commander at the Brazilian army’s Department of Information Operations, known as DOI-CODI, in São Paulo, from 1970 to 1974, the man known as ‘Colonel Ustra’ was one of the most notorious torturers under Brazil’s military dictatorship, which ruled the...
- January 28, 2015
I haven’t seen Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, and I probably won’t, because a film that essentially celebrates a man who boasted about his killing ability and regarded Iraqis as ‘savages’ is not something I am prepared to go to the cinema for. I’ve seen the UK trailer several times, and it hasn’t done...