Special: Brazil

Ze Maria: Why it is Necessary to support the Teamsters’ Strike

As we write this article, the Teamsters continue to mobilize throughout the country with the populations’ support. The Teamsters’ strike changed the situation and placed the government against the wall. Due to the enthusiastic support of the entire population, it posed a General Strike in the agenda, to unite...

PSTU note on Lula’s prison

By the tight vote of 6 to 5, the Supreme Federal Court denied the preventive Habeas Corpus for former president Lula. He was sentenced in the second instance, under the accusation of passive corruption and money laundry in the case of the triplex in Guaruja – one of...

We repudiate the murder of PSOL’s councilor Marielle

The PSTU stands in solidarity with the family and friends of councilor Marielle Franco, as well as with the PSOL members, and demands a rigorous investigation of this barbaric crime. She was shot on Wednesday night, in Estácio, Rio de Janeiro. Everything indicates it was an execution. A vehicle positioned...

Full support to the truckers’ strike! Let’s unify the struggles!

While we were closing this issue , the truckers’ strike reached its third day, showing amazing strength. It was highly supported, for confronting the rise of the fuel price and the Temer government, the most unpopular government in the history of the country. Stopping the circulation of goods has...

Debate with the MRT on the Teamsters’ strike in Brazil

The conflict that confronts the truck owners (truckers/teamsters) with the Temer government (with strike and blockades against the rise of the fuel price) became the core of the situation in the country. Brazil moves towards a growing paralyzation and the Teamsters already forced the government to step back (at...

Why we do not participate in the protests in defense of Lula

On the 24th, Lula's trial took place in the Court of Appeal, in Porto Alegre's TRF4 (4th Regional Federal Court,) for one of the nine or ten legal suits he faced, related to corruption. By PSTU National Leadership   The PT, the PCdoB, the PSOL, the MST, the MTST and all organizations...

Oil workers paralyze in support to the Teamsters and against the privatization of Petrobras

On Sunday, the 27, oil workers from different bases and refineries from Petrobras stopped in support to the strike and mobilization of Teamsters and against the privatization of Petrobras, responsible for the major rise of fuel prices in the last period. By PSTU-Brazil.   “The rise in fuel prices happens due to...

No to military intervention! Stop repressing the Teamsters! General Strike now!

The Teamsters’ strike needs to be surrounded with solidarity! By PSTU-Brazil.   The Teamsters’ strike reached its 8th day on Monday , stopping the country and counting with wide support by the population. The mobilization put the Temer government against the wall and confronts the military intervention decreed by the government. The...

PSTU note on the shots to Lula’s convoy

The PSTU repudiates the shots by extreme-right groups against the PT convoy on March 27. We repudiate these groups’ attacks and physical aggression, and we demand investigation and punishment for the ones responsible. By PSTU National Leadership.   We have no political agreement at all with the PT and Lula’s campaign throughout...

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