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.
Special Opinion Letter from the Uruguayan Anarchist Federation about the current political moment in Brazil, October 2018.
Amelia Davenport interviews Hugo Souza, a militant in the Brazilian left, on organizing, the right-wing Bolsonaro’s campaign that is taking aim at state power with a reactionary neo-liberal agenda, and advice for leftists in the USA.
Statement about the current situation in Brazil by Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira (CAB).
We (Black Rose Anarchist Federation) republish this statement by our comrades in Brazil in response the tragic and criminal fire which erupted on the evening of Sunday, September 2, 2018 and destroyed much of the National Museum of Brazil. The statement is by Resistência Popular Estudantil (Student Popular Resistance) which describes itself as a collective of students organized to struggle in the defense of a the autonomous student movement and which is classist [class struggle in orientation], combative and built by the base.
In response to the call for a “Sixth International Week in Solidarity For Anarchist Prisoners,” which will take place all over the world from the 23rd to the 30th of August, there will be a first winter fair of independent materials on August 25th.
We live in the old and beautiful contradiction of risking freedom while fighting for it. And they will never be stop us. From Brazil to Russia, long live Anarchy.
Brazil has been rocked this past week over the political assassination of Marielle Franco, a prominent Black, feminist and socialist activist in Rio de Janeiro. Franco was also an elected councilor in the Municipal Chamber of Rio de Janeiro and having grown up in a favela neighborhood, the dense informal settlements of the poor and often marginalized that surround major cities in Brazil, she was seen as a prominent organizer and voice against the poverty and police violence directed against the largely Black residents.
We (The Black Rose/Rosa Negra Social Media Team – BRRN)conducted this interview with our Brazilian comrades with the Rio de Janerio based political organization Federação Anarquista do Rio de Janeiro (Anarchist Federation of Rio de Janeiro or FARJ), which is a member of a alliance of similar organizations across Brazil, the Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira (Brazilian Anarchist Coordination or CAB). We discuss Marielle Franco’s legacy, Black struggles in Brazil, and the political context of her assassination.
Statement from CAB (Brazilian Anarchist Coordination).
Anti-authoritarian agitation for the anarchis offensive agains´t operation Erebo. Insubmissive solidarity to all persecuted anarchists in the southern region of the territory dominated by the Brazilian state.