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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

Thousands in Brazil Take the Streets Against Bolsonaro

A day of marches against Bolsonaro, led primarily by youth, was held in various cities throughout Brazil on Saturday.

Esquerda Diário

May 30, 2021

From Bolsonaro’s Crisis and Judicial Bonapartism to Lula’s Return

The rehabilitation of political rights for Lula, the former Brazilian president from the Workers Party, is a sign of the lengths to which the bourgeoisie will go to protect its interests in the wake of Bolsonaro’s gross mismanagement of the country’s health and economic crises.

Elizabeth Yang

March 24, 2021

Lula and the Coup Regime

Lula’s convictions have been annulled, paving the way for him to run in Brazil’s 2022 presidential elections. But the regime’s goal is to save the legacy of the institutional coup, using Lula as an escape valve for social discontent. For Lula’s Workers’ Party, the task is not to fight the coup regime but to take its place within it.

André Barbieri

March 11, 2021

Black Man Murdered by Cops at Grocery Store in Brazil

On Thursday, a security guard and a member of Brazil’s military police brutally murdered a 40-year-old Black man. It has sparked demonstrations across the country.

Esquerda Diário

November 21, 2020

Revolutionary Socialist Candidates in Brazil Challenge Bolsonaro and the Coup Regime

Candidates of Left Voice’s sister organization in Brazil are running for office in several parts of the country, raising the perspective of independent working-class candidates in the elections and in the streets as an alternative to most of the Left, which seeks to continue the path of conciliation with the bourgeois regime.

Left Voice

November 5, 2020