Socialists in Brazil Call for a National Strike against the Attacks of the Far Right and Anti-Worker Policies
On January 8, thousands of supporters of former president Jair Bolsonaro stormed the three branches of Brazil’s government to demand the military institute a coup against president Lula da Silva. While the government makes deals with the Right and uses these events to consolidate support, workers and the oppressed must use their own methods to confront the Right.
Movimento Revolucionário de Trabalhadores (MRT)January 11, 2023
Bolsonarism Will Not Be Defeated in Brazil without Organizing Independently of the Lula Government
Lula won by a narrow margin in yesterday’s elections in Brazil, but his government is unwilling to truly challenge the Right’s advance. A Brazilian socialist describes the fight ahead for the country's workers and Left.
André BarbieriOctober 31, 2022
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 BarbieriOctober 29, 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 GinestáOctober 1, 2022
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 ForsJuly 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 DiárioMay 30, 2021
The Bolivian Elections Were a Setback for Trump, Bolsonaro, and Elon Musk
One year ago, president Evo Morales of Bolivia was toppled by a right-wing coup. But on Sunday, his party won an absolute majority in national elections. The right-wing offensive in Latin America is reaching its limits.
Nathaniel FlakinOctober 20, 2020
One Child Shot per Hour in Brazil: “Children’s Rights” under Bolsonaro
Since the beginning of the year, 20 children have been shot in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro — and one every hour in the entire country, according to the website Fogo Cruzado. Meanwhile, as many as 26 million are in extreme poverty throughout Brazil.
Salvador SolerOctober 16, 2020
The West Coast Is Not Alone: Mass Fires Rage in Brazil
As a result of the policies of the Bolsonaro government and the influence of agribusiness in Brazil, mass fires are raging in the Brazilian Pantanal.
Tatiana CozzarelliSeptember 17, 2020