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New Revolutionary and Anticapitalist Youth Movement Formed

We have had enough of Capitalism! New anti-capitalist and revolutionary youth movement created in Brazil.

April 16, 2016

Photo from Esquerda Diario

On April 2, more than 400 university and high school students and young workers from Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul gathered in São Paulo to found a new anti-capitalist and revolutionary youth movement called Faísca (The Spark).

The following was the opening video to the conference:

In a plenary session of the conference, the youth of Faísca voted to fight against the attempt to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, as well as resisting the austerity measures implemented by the PT-led government, particularly in education. They voted to organise against factory lay offs and for the rights of the black community, LGBTcommunity and women. They also agreed to launch a campaign in support of the teachers and students on strike in Rio de Janeiro.

More than 400 youth form the new Revolutionary and Anticapitalist Youth.

Faisca will campaign for its policies in workplaces, universities and colleges. They will be holding a policy-making Congress in three months’ time.

Diana Assunção greeted the conference on behalf of the Movimiento Revolucionario de Trabajadores, speaking about the need for youth to unite to form a revolutionary group to topple capitalism.

The plenary panel was composed of Jéssica of the Students’ Union of the School of Literature at São Paulo University; Tati and Flávia, activists of the Students’ Union of the School of Humanities at Campinas University; Adrieli, a high school student from Campinas; Alê, a young worker from Marilia; Artur, a student at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; and Vitória and Wal, secondary school students from Rio de Janeiro.


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