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Fascism or Bonapartism? Lessons from Trotsky for Understanding Brazil Under Bolsonaro

Is genuine fascism rising in Brazil? How should the working class respond if so? Marxism helps us to characterize the Bolsonaro government and spells out the method for confronting the extreme Right.

André Barbieri

October 29, 2022

Lula Finishes Ahead of Bolsonaro, but the Elections Will Be Decided in the Second Round

Lula and the PT came out on top in the first round of Brazil’s elections, but it’s far from clear that their conciliatory program can stop the Right.

André Barbieri

October 2, 2022

Confronting Bolsonaro and the Far Right Requires Working Class Independence

Socialist candidates Marcello Pablito and Maíra Machado discuss the political situation in Brazil ahead of this Sunday's elections and the challenges for the working class and the oppressed.

Paul Ginestá

October 1, 2022

Against Bolsonaro’s Coup and Reforms — For Demonstrations and Strikes without Bankers and Businessmen

Left Voice’s co-thinkers in Brazil answer a cynical class-collaborationist effort to channel Brazil’s working-class discontent into the election campaign of Lula’s Broad Front ticket. The latter represents the interests of the bourgeoisie and bosses who are tired of Bolsonaro and his threats of a coup should he lose his reelection bid.

Brazil’s Strategic Scenario in 2022: An Analysis

A document prepared by Left Voice’s sister organization in Brazil analyzes the country’s situation in the run-up to elections in October.

Over 1,000 Fires in Minas Gerais, Brazil Over Four Days — Is Agribusiness Responsible?

Over 1,000 fires have broken out in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais over four days. Agribusiness in the area may be the culprit.

Esquerda Diário

September 26, 2021

Thousands of Indigenous Activists are Resisting Land Grabs and Ecocide in Brazil

Brazil’s Indigenous peoples are resisting capitalist attacks on their land enabled by the Bolsonaro government. As Brazil’s Supreme Court stands poised to advance these attacks, the international working class must show solidarity with the “Struggle for Life.”

Sam Carliner

September 1, 2021

This Is Not What Socialist Internationalism Looks Like: DSA and Dilma Rousseff

One of the keynote speakers for the DSA convention was former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. This is not what internationalism looks like.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

August 9, 2021

Coldest Weather in Decades Hits Brazil — Climate Change Is to Blame

This month, on the heels of the country’s worst drought in a century, Brazil has experienced historic cold weather. The effects on agriculture could have negative consequences across the world.

Otto Fors

July 30, 2021