Posted on Leave a comment

Censorship in #Brazil: 130 community radio stations left without license to operate

Jair Bolsonaro was sworn into office on January 1, 2019 and represents the most radical political shift for Brazil since military rule ended more than 30 years ago. Bolsonaro has praised Brazil’s former military dictatorship, spoken in favor of torture and threatened to destroy, imprison or banish his political opponents. In his first speech as president, Bolsonaro proclaimed that Brazilians were “being freed from socialism.” Community radio stations are one of Brazil’s most widespread tools to spread information within the poorer urban areas and the countryside.

Continue reading Censorship in #Brazil: 130 community radio stations left without license to operate
Posted on Leave a comment

#30MpelaEducacao #Brazil: Massive crowds hit the streets to fight education budget cuts and pension overhaul

Brazil, May 30, 2019: Student movement called protests in several cities around Brazil to continue struggle after massive rallies on May 15.

Continue reading #30MpelaEducacao #Brazil: Massive crowds hit the streets to fight education budget cuts and pension overhaul
Posted on Leave a comment

#Miami Against #Bolsonaro, In Solidarity With #Brazil

On the evening of Friday, January 4 left groups in Miami gathered in protest of the inauguration of the new global face of reaction, Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil.

Continue reading #Miami Against #Bolsonaro, In Solidarity With #Brazil
Posted on Leave a comment

Indigenous People in #Brazil Swear to Fight for Amazon To Last Drop of Blood

Indigenous Mura people in Canutama, Brazil painted their bodies with orange-red paint and took up long bows and clubs as they headed into the jungle this week, prepared for battle against logging companies, who are destroying the rainforest with the support of the fascist Bolosonaro regime.

Continue reading Indigenous People in #Brazil Swear to Fight for Amazon To Last Drop of Blood
Posted on Leave a comment

#Brazil’s student movement plans bigger rallies for May 30: “Struggle has just begun”

After strike on May 15, movements organize a second day of nationwide protests in defense of public education in Brazil.

Continue reading #Brazil’s student movement plans bigger rallies for May 30: “Struggle has just begun”
Posted on Leave a comment

South America on fire

Across South America, the class struggle is raging at an intensity that Australia has rarely seen. Both Right and Left are on the offensive in different countries and it is the political centre which is falling away.

Continue reading South America on fire
Posted on 1 Comment

#Brazil: Why Jair #Bolsonaro’s Presidency Threatens Disaster for the Brazilian #Amazon

Piece by Christian Poirier of Amazon Watch about the consequences of the election of fascist Jair Bolsonaro for the lungs of the planet, it’s trees, plants, wildlife and its indigenious people.

Continue reading #Brazil: Why Jair #Bolsonaro’s Presidency Threatens Disaster for the Brazilian #Amazon

Posted on 1 Comment

#Brazil in times of the #coronavirus: Caught between isolation and rush, workers under dispute during the #pandemic

Brazil. Since last week, President Jair Bolsonaro has stirred spirits in the country by proposing to end the measures taken to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Against the quarantine decreed by city and state governments, which shut down all sectors of society not deemed to be “essential activities”, the President has proposed the adoption of “vertical isolation”, restricted to groups at risk, urging others to return immediately to work.

Continue reading #Brazil in times of the #coronavirus: Caught between isolation and rush, workers under dispute during the #pandemic
Posted on Leave a comment

A black day in #Brazil: #Bolsonaro elected president

Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil on Sunday evening. The fascist candidate received more than 55 percent of the votes. Protests against his election were suppressed. In the Rio de Jainero suburb Niteroi there was a military parade.

Continue reading A black day in #Brazil: #Bolsonaro elected president