Brazil

Todas Contra Bolsonaro! Todas contra Bolsonaro e a nova direita!

No dia primeiro de janeiro de 2019, Jair Bolsonaro assumirá a presidência do Brasil. Sua candidatura, seu governo e seus aliados representam o que há de pior em qualquer sociedade: o autoritarismo, o sexismo, o racismo, a homofobia e a xenofobia. O capitalismo aliado a práticas com fortes tendências fascistas!

All Out Against Bolsonaro! An Appeal from Brazil

A call from Brazilian anarchists: On January 1, 2019, Jair Bolsonaro will assume the presidency of Brazil. His candidacy, his government, and his allies represent the worst in any society: authoritarianism, sexism, racism, homophobia, and xenophobia. Capitalism combined with strong fascist tendencies! We are calling on everyone to resist.

Workers solidarity network launches site in Brazil

This was produced by ordinary workers who believe in the importance of organizing in way of autonomous, solidary and day-to-day action. We are small workers of public and private companies. We have a facebook page, printed bulletins and now a site to publicize our problems and strengthen our struggles.

Ferreira de Castro’s 'Emigrantes': An anarchist Portuguese novel responds to the myth of the ‘Brasileiro’

An article on Portugese anarchism and Ferreira de Castro’s nove Emigrantes.

The Brazilian Dictatorship and the Battle of Maria Antônia

An interview with two former students about one of the most famous events in Brazil during the dictatorship period. The student street battles at Maria Antônia street and its impact. As well as a discussion on the legacy of the battle and the dictatorship particularly on contemporary Brazilian politics.

Motivos pelos quais o sistema precisa de Bolsonaro - Iniciativa Revolução Universal

O Bolsonarismo, seja com o pretexto de combatê-lo ou para melhor apoiá-lo, é um convite à submissão às instituições do sistema. Em ambos os lados está a defesa inquestionável da disciplina social capitalista, da sujeição em massa ao Estado todo-poderoso, seja para conjurar a “ameaça esquerdista” cujo perigo estaria no retorno do PT ao poder (segundo os bolsonaristas), ou para prevenir a “ameaça fascista” representada pelo demônio-chefe Bolsonaro. Produto máximo da contra-revolução e terror de Estado após a derrota da onda de rebeliões de 2013-2014, o Bolsonarismo representa a tentativa maior de fazer a classe trabalhadora aderir à colaboração com o Estado e fraternizar com os exploradores.

Brazil: popular revolt and its limits

Vitória 2011 bus fare protests

June 2018 marks five years since the wave of protests against the price of collective transportation, which shook the streets of hundreds of brazilian cities in 2013. At the heart of those riots was the Movimento Passe Livre (something like Free Pass Movement), an autonomous and horizontal social movement founded in 2005, which defended the gratuity of transport. Written in 2014 by two militants who later left the organization, this article reflects on the limits of that cycle of protests.

Tomando o poder de volta: espaços pra respirar, para camaradagem e para solidariedade no local de trabalho

Portuguese translation by the Passa Palavra collective of the text "Take the power back: breathing space, friendliness and solidarity at work" by Angry Workers of the World.

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.