Michel Temer

What is Behind the Brazilian Crisis?

A federal court in Brazil sentenced former President Lula to 12 years in federal prison on January 24, on the grounds of soliciting bribes and attempting to rig this year’s presidential elections. How did this happen to one of the country’s most popular politicians?

Towards a General Strike? Massive Brazilian Work Stoppages on March 15

On the afternoon on March 15th, all major Brazilian cities were shaken by major protests against proposed cuts to retirement benefits and a loosening of labor regulations. The day began with workers from various sectors, namely transit workers and teachers, uniting in a massive work stoppage around the country.

Brazil After the Coup: Austerity, Attacks and Scandals

After the right-wing coup, the government has intensified attacks against the working class. Scandals and plummeting popularity has not stopped these attacks from coming. What can be done to resist and defeat the Temer government? The following interview with Leandro Lanfredi, Editor of Esquerda Diario, the largest left publication in Brazil, will begin to answer these questions.

A Coup and the Aftermath

On August 31, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff of the Partido dos Trabalhadores (Workers Party) was impeached by the Senate- 61 votes in favor and 20 against. With that vote the Congress swept away the democratic votes of millions.

A Right Wing Coup, the Failure of the PT and the Coming Storm

The Senate voted in favor of impeaching President Dilma, forcing her to step down for 180 days for further investigation. Today (May 12), Vice President Temer took up the Presidency, consolidating a right wing coup against the President. How did we get here? Did the PT dig their own grave? And most importantly, how can the left fight against the right wing and the austerity measures that are sure to come?