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?
Victor MariuttiFebruary 6, 2018
Police Repression in Brazilian General Strike
In various cities around the country, the police repressed pickets and protests organized on the day of the "general strike".
Left VoiceJuly 1, 2017
Despite Union Resistance, There are Pickets and Work Stoppages Throughout Brazil
Union bureaucrats tried to stop workers from mobilizing for today’s general strike. Despite their active or passive resistance, the Brazilian working class organized pickets and work stoppages around the country.
Left VoiceJune 30, 2017
Repression and Resistance in Brasilia: Yesterday’s Massive Protest in 20 Images
Yesterday 150,000 people took to the streets of Brasilia to protest the corrupt President and austerity measures. At least 49 people were injured in the huge police and military repression.
Left VoiceMay 25, 2017
Brazilian Military Police Turns Protest Into a Warzone
BRAZIL: The police brutally represses 150,000 protesters in Brasilia.
Left VoiceMay 24, 2017
Thousands of Protesters Support Ousting Brazilian President
Brazilian President Temer is directly implicated in a corruption scandal and thousands take to the streets across the country. They demand that the President be ousted from office and his austerity measures stopped.
Left VoiceMay 19, 2017
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.
Victor MariuttiMarch 17, 2017
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.
Leandro LanfrediJanuary 27, 2017
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.
Tatiana CozzarelliSeptember 12, 2016
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?
Tatiana CozzarelliMay 12, 2016