Brazil

The rebellion of truck drivers at a crossroads - Iniciativa Revolução Universal

We translate from Spanish this material originally published in Portuguese by comrades from Brazil organized around Universal Revolution Initiative. It’s a leaflet distributed during the struggles that are currently taking place, in the spring of 2018, in the region dominated by the Brazilian State.

Huge truck drivers strike in Brazil in May 2018

Initially, capitalists of the freight sector tried to use the strike to bargain in the name of their interests in the inter-capitalist competition against the oil companies and the government. There was doubt whether it was lockout or strike. But then the strike went out of control. When the capitalists of the freight sector made an agreement with the government to end it, the workers continued it and the strike increased even more.

Mass protests expected as Brazil rules on the fate of indigenous territories

2000 indigenous people protested in Brasilia in April of this year. Gregg Newton

Following a year of attacks on indigenous peoples in Brazil, protests are expected in Brasilia as the Supreme Court decides on the future of indigenous land rights.

Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira analyse Brazil’s political earthquake

In the following essay members of Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira, a member group of the Anarkismo network, analyse the series of mass protests, riots and rebellions which have rocked the State and its elites in recent months.

Strategies for resistance under neoliberalism: lessons from the Zapatistas and the Landless Workers' Movement

Zapatista Village.

This essay examines the Zapatista Army of National Liberation and the Landless Workers' Movement and the ways that these movements have been able to persist for decades and surpass frequent limitations of revolutionary action under neoliberalism. These lessons are essential for efforts to build counter-power.

1977-88: Brazilian Rubber Tappers Campaign Against Deforestation

Article about the attempt of Rubber Tappers to organise that was linked to the struggle to protect the Amazonian rainforest.

1857: Brazilian Slaves Strike Against ID Tags

In 1857 a mix of slaves and free black labourers struck to resist an ID tag system and tax on their trade.

Rural Landless Workers Movement of Brazil - Roger Burbach

An article on the early history of largest organisation of landless peasants in Brazil. The article was written at a time when the Landless Workers Movement/Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra (MST) was building links to Brazilian parliamentary parties. The author thought this was a good idea, the footnote at the end reviews how that turned out.

Brazil: Anarchist murdered

A Brazilian anarchist student, Guilherme Irish, was this week murdered by his father due to his political views.

Brazil impeachment and the left press

A critical analysis of the biased coverage of the US left-wing media of the Brazilian president's impeachment scandal.