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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 BarbieriOctober 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 BarbieriOctober 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 GinestáOctober 1, 2022
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 BarbieriMarch 11, 2021
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
Pro-Torture, Pro-Dictatorship Misogynist Wins First Round of Brazilian Elections
Brazil's far-right candidate won the first round of elections with a 46% majority. The Workers Party (PT) candidate came in a dismal second, with only 29%. How did this happen?
Tatiana CozzarelliOctober 8, 2018
Massive March Against Misogynist Pro-Dictatorship Candidate
Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the street to demand women's rights and protest right-wing Presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro.
Maria AurelioSeptember 30, 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