Worker’s Party (PT), Brazil
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
Books and Barricades: The Revolt in Brazilian Schools
More than 1,000 high schools and universities are currently being occupied by Brazilian students. Why are they occupying and what can this tell us about the current political situation in Brazil?
Tatiana CozzarelliNovember 3, 2016
Behind the Olympics: Crisis, Corruption and a Coup
Left Voice speaks with Carol Cacau, currently running for Rio de Janeiro City Council as a representative of the socialist Revolutionary Workers’ Movement (MRT). She describes the current situation in Rio, in the midst of the Olympic Games.
Tatiana CozzarelliAugust 10, 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
A Decisive Step in the Reactionary Right Wing Coup
The Brazilian Congress approved a legislative coup against President Dilma Rousseff, with speeches that proved just how right wing the impeachment process is.
Movimento Revolucionário de TrabalhadoresApril 19, 2016
Who’s Who in the Brazilian Crisis
Every day, there is a new development in the Brazilian political crisis, with new evidence and new moves from right wing parties, the judicial branch, the media and the Workers’ Party. Will President Dilma be impeached? By who? The daily news can be confusing, given the number of names of people and parties involved. The following is a “who’s who” in the Brazilian crisis, meant to present the main forces and interests at play.
Tatiana CozzarelliApril 11, 2016
How should the Left position itself facing the operation against Lula and the attempts to impeach President Dilma?
At Brazilian workplaces and universities the biggest topic of conversation is the police operation in the 24th phase of “Operation Lava Jato” (Lava Jato is portuguese for car wash, but is a term used for money laundering), which is forcing ex-President Lula to testify. This comes alongside news of a still unknown plea bargain with Delcídio do Amaral, a Senator in the Workers Party who was arrested in 2015 for accepting bribes from Petrobras.
Movimento Revolucionário de TrabalhadoresMarch 12, 2016