Lula Da Silva
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
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 CApril 7, 2018
The Case for a Constitutional Assembly
An interview with Diana Assunção, a militant of the Revolutionary Workers Movement (MRT) in Brazil, on the current political crisis and what it means for the left.
Esquerda DiárioMarch 24, 2016
The Brazilian Crisis in 10 Points
What you need to know about Brazil’s current situation.
Tre KwonMarch 20, 2016