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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

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

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.

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 Urbano

November 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 Cozzarelli

October 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 Aurelio

September 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 Albamonte

September 12, 2018

Lula in Jail: What You Need to Know

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former Brazilian President, turned himself in on Saturday to begin a 12-year jail sentence in response to a corruption conviction from July 2017.

Juan C

April 7, 2018