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Worker’s Party (PT), Brazil

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 Cozzarelli

November 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 Cozzarelli

August 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?

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.

Understanding Today’s Impeachment Vote

Today the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies will vote on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. Learn more about this process on Left Voice.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

April 17, 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 Cozzarelli

April 11, 2016

The Case for a Constitutional Assembly

An interview with Diana Assunção, a militant of the Revolutionary Workers Movement (MRT) in Brazil, on the current political crisis and what it means for the left.

Esquerda Diário

March 24, 2016

The Brazilian Crisis in 10 Points

What you need to know about Brazil’s current situation.

Tre Kwon

March 20, 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.