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Worker’s Party (PT), Brazil

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 Barbieri

October 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 Barbieri

October 2, 2022

This Is Not What Socialist Internationalism Looks Like: DSA and Dilma Rousseff

One of the keynote speakers for the DSA convention was former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. This is not what internationalism looks like.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

August 9, 2021

From Bolsonaro’s Crisis and Judicial Bonapartism to Lula’s Return

The rehabilitation of political rights for Lula, the former Brazilian president from the Workers Party, is a sign of the lengths to which the bourgeoisie will go to protect its interests in the wake of Bolsonaro’s gross mismanagement of the country’s health and economic crises.

Elizabeth Yang

March 24, 2021

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

Revolutionary Socialist Candidates in Brazil Challenge Bolsonaro and the Coup Regime

Candidates of Left Voice’s sister organization in Brazil are running for office in several parts of the country, raising the perspective of independent working-class candidates in the elections and in the streets as an alternative to most of the Left, which seeks to continue the path of conciliation with the bourgeois regime.

Left Voice

November 5, 2020

The Fires in the Amazon Were Set on Purpose

Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) reported a record total of 72,843 fires this year, an 80 percent increase compared to 2018. Almost 10,000 of those fires were spotted in the last week. These fires were set on purpose and Bolsonaro is to blame.

Maryam Alaniz

August 22, 2019

Brazilian Workers Strike Against Bolsonaro’s Pension Cuts

Work stoppages took place in 111 cities and towns, mainly in public transit. Demonstrations were held in 181 cities.

Esquerda Diário

June 17, 2019

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.