Brazil: Lula’s Imprisonment Was Never About Corruption. Now There is a Smoking Gun.
Chats published by The Intercept show that the judge who imprisoned Presidential candidate Inacio Lula da Silva systematically worked with the prosecution to strengthen their case.
Juan Andrés GallardoJune 12, 2019
The PT, Neoliberalism, and the Brazilian Regime
The Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT - Workers’ Party) has played an important role during decisive moments of Brazilian history. This article offers a critical overview of the party’s responsibility for maintaining the Brazilian capitalist regime.
Edison UrbanoNovember 20, 2018
Lula’s Proscription, Judiciary Power and the Meaning of Democracy
Those on the left who refuse to defend Lula’s right to run for president are failing not only to act as good revolutionary socialists, but even as consistent democrats.
Emilio AlbamonteSeptember 12, 2018
Repression and Resistance in Brasilia: Yesterday’s Massive Protest in 20 Images
Yesterday 150,000 people took to the streets of Brasilia to protest the corrupt President and austerity measures. At least 49 people were injured in the huge police and military repression.
Left VoiceMay 25, 2017
Brazil After the Coup: Austerity, Attacks and Scandals
After the right-wing coup, the government has intensified attacks against the working class. Scandals and plummeting popularity has not stopped these attacks from coming. What can be done to resist and defeat the Temer government? The following interview with Leandro Lanfredi, Editor of Esquerda Diario, the largest left publication in Brazil, will begin to answer these questions.
Leandro LanfrediJanuary 27, 2017
Brazil’s PSTU Faces Large Split
On July 6, 739 members of the PSTU (Partido Socialista dos Trabalhadores Unificados, United Socialist Workers' Party), one of the largest left parties in Brazil, announced they were leaving the PSTU.
Leandro LanfrediJuly 26, 2016
Organizing Against Rape Culture: Lessons from Brazil
Amidst attacks from right-wing governments in Brazil, tens of thousands of women took to the streets to protest rape culture. How are these protests related to the current political climate, and how can this movement inform the struggles of women in the United States and elsewhere?
Tatiana CozzarelliJuly 5, 2016
A Right Wing Coup, the Failure of the PT and the Coming Storm
The Senate voted in favor of impeaching President Dilma, forcing her to step down for 180 days for further investigation. Today (May 12), Vice President Temer took up the Presidency, consolidating a right wing coup against the President. How did we get here? Did the PT dig their own grave? And most importantly, how can the left fight against the right wing and the austerity measures that are sure to come?
Tatiana CozzarelliMay 12, 2016
Argentina: May Day Rally Against the Coup in Brazil
For this year's International Workers' Day, the Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas (PTS) of the Left and Workers' Front (FIT) is calling for a demonstration at the Brazilian Embassy in Buenos Aires to denounce the institutional coup in Brazil and support the youth and workers who are resisting austerity policies.
Left VoiceApril 27, 2016
A Decisive Step in the Reactionary Right Wing Coup
The Brazilian Congress approved a legislative coup against President Dilma Rousseff, with speeches that proved just how right wing the impeachment process is.
Movimento Revolucionário de TrabalhadoresApril 19, 2016