Brazilian Government

Kelli Mafort: "Our steps are the size of our dreams"

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.

Disaster Capitalism in Brazil: Mining Greed Produces a Horrific Death Toll

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.

MST leader Stedile addresses questions on current situation

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

Landless Workers’ Movement analyzes the situation and makes proposals

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.

The Meaning and Prospects of the Street Mobilizations: an Interview with João Pedro Stedile

By Nilton VianaJOao Pedro Stedile

"It is time for the government to ally with the people or pay the bill in the future." This is one of the evaluations of João Pedro Stedile, from the national coordination of the MST on demonstrations across the country. According to him, there is an urban crisis installed in Brazilian cities, provoked by this stage of finance capitalism. "People are living a hell in the big cities, losing three, four hours a day in traffic when they could be with family, studying or involved in cultural activities," he says.

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