Passa Palavra

Brazil: How things have (and haven't) changed

From the management of June 2013 uprising to Bolsonaro’s ordered revolt.

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.

Understanding the circuit of Fora do Eixo

This is an article that analyzes critically the Fora do Eixo network as a capitalist endeavor that uses anarchist, horizontal and solidary rhetoric in order to mobilize social movements and activists-employees to be exploited in order to increase their rate of profit and power. The Fora do Eixo circuit was born in Brazil and is now present in more than 30 countries, thus turning this matter increasingly relevant as they are clearly in the vanguard of relativa surplus value exploitation.