Brazil protests 2013

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.

On the current events in Brazil - against electoral-media polarization, against all factions of capitalism: intransigent social struggle !!! - Iniciativa Revolução Universal

Impressive account of the events in Brazil and the conditions of the class struggle, from 2013 to the impeachment of President Dilma in 2016.

Review of The New Brazil: regional imperialism and the new democracy.

Originally posted to the South Florida IWW blog. The following piece is a review by Miami IWW member, Scott Nikolas Nappalos. He provides thorough overview of The New Brazil: Regional Imperialism and the New Democracy where he explains Brazil’s economic and political history and analyze the concept of imperialism. It is a well written piece and we recommend everyone to read more below.

Brazil World Cup 2014: workers' deaths, racism, gentrification, and cultural terrorism

A brief look at the deaths of four construction workers at the World Cup 2014 stadium construction sites, and at several other scandals associated with next summer's tournament, FIFA, event organisers, and the Brazilian political elite.

Brazil protests continue as strikes and occupations begin

Protesters shut down an expensive toll bridge

A riveting person account from a libcom poster in Vitória with updates on the protest movement which has swept Brazil, as demonstrations have begun to turn into wildcat strikes, occupations and direct action.

In Brazil, demonstrations against transport price increases: police repression provokes the anger of youth

An article written by group of the International Communist Current in Brazil on the recent wave of protests sparked by public transport price rises.

Double struggle in Brazil

Blog about the demonstrations and riots which have swept Brazil in the wake of an increase in the price of public transport.

Riots sweep across Brazil in response to police violence

A short overview of the wave of rioting which has swept Brazil in the wake of violent police repression of routine protests over the increased costs of public transport.