Lawyer Ney Strozake states that "there is nothing on the horizon that could justify a new arrest of Lula"
During the campaign of struggle, women from the countryside and the city unite against the violence and setbacks of the Bolsonaro government.
by Maura Silva
The strength of women is kicking off the year of major mobilizations in the country. Under the motto: "For the sake of women’s lives, we are all Marielle!" Thousands of rural and urban women will unite in the fight against violence, against Bolsonaro and the setbacks imposed by his government.
by Vijay Prashad
On January 25, 2019, a dam burst in the town of Brumadinho, north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The dam was built by the iron-ore company Vale to store residue after the iron ore had been extracted. Once the dam began to crumble, it did not take long for its 13 million cubic meters of iron waste to sweep down onto the workers and into their town.
In an interview, Kelli Mafort from the MST national leadership, speaks about the year that ended and analyzes what the next period will bring.
The interim president participated in the Global Agribusiness Forum and received a pledge of support from sectors of the Brazilian elite.
The acting president, Michel Temer, said on Monday July 4th that he is not afraid to propose unpopular measures "if they are to better the country."
Statement from the Pastoral Commission on Land and other organizations: Struggling for land is an exercise in citizenship
On May 31, Valdir Misnerovicz, an important and effective organizer of the Landless Workers Movement (MST) in Brazil was arrested while teaching a class on agricultural coops in Veranópolis, a city in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. The arrest did not stem from his lectures, but from his activism.
– Dilma was suspended. What can happen now?
The recent historical trajectory of Latin America has been marked by the dominance of the neoliberal project in the '90s. Then there were uprisings in several countries and the people elected progressive governments that dominated the 2000 scenario (with the victory of Chavez) until 2013. In this last period there were three political-economic projects on the continent.
The first was the neoliberal project that represented the interests of big local capital and transnational companies and especially U.S.banks
1. The current global crisis of capitalism, initiated in 2008, is causing increased unemployment, increased social inequality and concentration of income and wealth, besides intensifying the use of repressive state apparatus worldwide.
2. Big capital is unable to provide outlets for capitalism’s crisis. They emphasize that it will be a deep, long crisis, which will require structural reforms. Its social consequences are still unpredictable.