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Worker’s Party (PT), Brazil

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.

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

Violence, Crisis and Resistance in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

How did Bolsonaro win Brazil's election? What will happen now?

Tatiana Cozzarelli

November 4, 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