Model Motion: Solidarity with the people of Brazil

This motion was passed unanimously by Thurrock CLP. Please let us know if you pass it through your ward or CLP. [Name] CLP notes: 1) The victory of the neo-fascist Jair Bolsonaro the Brazilian presidential election. He poses a deadly threat to Brazilian workers, peasants, black and indigenous people, women and LGBT + people. His … Continue reading Model Motion: Solidarity with the people of Brazil

Brazil: Their fight is our fight!

Statement - 29 October 2018 JAIR BOLSONARO's victory in the presidential election poses a deadly threat to Brazil's working class and progressive movements. His supporters have already unleashed a wave of terror against Black, indigenous, LGBT and social rights activists. US President Donald Trump congratulated Bolsonaro, claiming the two would form "great partnerships". But claims … Continue reading Brazil: Their fight is our fight!

Neo-fascist Bolsonaro on verge of victory in Brazil

The massive political and trade union movements of Brazil’s industrial workers, landless farmers and poor in the favelas, face a deadly danger; the election of a semi-fascist, Jair Bolsonaro. He scored 49 million votes in the first round of the presidential elections, 46 per cent of the total, as against Fernando Haddad, the candidate of … Continue reading Neo-fascist Bolsonaro on verge of victory in Brazil

Brazil: The truck drivers’ uprising

By Pericles da Lima, Liga Socialista IN THE last days of May almost nothing moved in Brazil. Crucial economic links such as motorway junctions, ports, airports and refineries were paralysed by some 500 blockades, each with around 150 trucks. South America's largest port, Santos, near Sao Paolo, was closed, as were several major airports. Schools … Continue reading Brazil: The truck drivers’ uprising

Brazilian left unites in response to arrest of Lula

By Liga Socialista, Brazil THESE ARE tense days in Brazil. The political instability, which began with the parliamentary coup, heightened in the days leading up to the Federal Supreme Court hearing of Lula's request for Habeas Corpus last Wednesday, April 4. On the eve of the trial, the Army General, Villas-Boas, issued a social network … Continue reading Brazilian left unites in response to arrest of Lula

Marielle lives on amongst us!

Liga Socialista, Brazil  ON THE evening of March 14, Marielle Franco (38), a city councillor from the Maré favela in Rio de Janeiro, was shot dead in her car in the street. Her driver died with her in a hail of bullets. Her secretary survived but was seriously injured. Marielle was a member of the … Continue reading Marielle lives on amongst us!

Brazil: From resistance to the struggle for socialism

Statement of the Liga Socialista to the Brazil Social Forum SINCE the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers' Party (PT) we are essentially in a coup situation. Today it is also clear that it is not only a constitutional overthrow by Congress. There is a consistent front extending from the powerful entrepreneurial association … Continue reading Brazil: From resistance to the struggle for socialism

General strike in Brazil: Unions, social movements and students, all out together!

The general strike in Brazil on 28 April was rated a great success by the trade unions, the social movements and the various parts of the left. It showed that the working class has recognised the importance of the moment and its pressure has been felt in the trade unions, social movements, youth and left … Continue reading General strike in Brazil: Unions, social movements and students, all out together!

Fora Temer! Working class joins anti-government protests in Brazil

March 15 was a remarkable day with strikes and protests throughout Brazil. The working class, along with the youth movement, took to the streets on massive demonstrations across the country. According to Guilherme Boulos a coordinator for the Homeless Workers' Movement, MTST, “Today is a historic day. It was a turning point. Until this moment, … Continue reading Fora Temer! Working class joins anti-government protests in Brazil