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Pension Reform: the government wants us to contribute for 40 years and pensions below the minimum wage for the elderly poor

The goal is to transform pensions into a "minimum income" even smaller than the minimum wage By PSTU-Brazil On the evening of Monday, February 4th, the Estadão newspaper revealed some points of the Pension Reform prepared by the government, which it will send to Congress this month through a Proposed Constitutional...

Bolsonaro’s decree about arms possession is a smoke-screen and does not solve violence

We defend the right to self-defense and to get armed for the working class and the poor people. But the decree signed by Bolsonaro does not guarantee such right for the poor. The opposite is true, it increases even more the weaponry of the rich to kill the poor. PSTU...

Brazil could follow the Example of Hungary

Recently, President Jair Bolsonaro stated much identification with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. He is considered far right wing and was present on Bolsonaro’s inauguration ceremony on January 1st. The Hungarian congratulated him for the electoral victory and the Brazilian ensured they would be “great associates in the future”....

One more crime by Vale: mud, death and pain in service of their profit!

Early this afternoon (25/01/2019), one more dam broke in Minas Gerais. Located in Mina do Feijão, in Brumadinho, it belongs to Vale S.A. No official information was disseminated until now regarding the number of victims and the dimension of the consequent destruction. However, with the information available in the...

Poverty Increases In Brazil

54.8 million Brazilians are under the poverty line in 2017. That is what the National Institute for Geography and Statistics, a Brazilian official statistics center, announced last December 5, 2018. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup   Their study adopted the United Nations daily income criteria of US$ 5.50 per capita to set the...

Elections in Brazil: Rise of the Far Right, Attacks on Workers, and the Need for a Fight Back

The victory of former army captain Jair Bolsonaro (Partido Social Liberal – PSL) in the Brazilian presidential election on Sunday October 29th, represents a clear victory for the extreme right in Brazil, with all of the potential dangerous consequences to be expected. The election, with many contradictions, demonstrated the...

Where is Brazil going with Bolsonaro

We reach the end of 2018 with a stagnated country. Millions are unemployed and others have precarious jobs without rights or security. By PSTU-Brazil The new, recently elected government is choosing its ministers among military, bankers and far right wing, applauded by the wealthy. However, a part of the working...

CSP-Conlutas National Coordination Addresses Workers’ Perpectives

The meeting was held in Sao Paulo on November 23-25, 2018. Some hundreds of trade-unionists and activists attended the meeting. The agenda was around a debate on the perspectives for Brazilian working class after ultra-conservative Jair Bolsonaro was elected, and the G20 meeting in Buenos Aires. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup Five panelists representing...

Brazil: Black Consciousness Day

The Black Consciousness Day was commemorated in Brazil on November 20 due to the anniversary of the murder of Brazilian Black hero Zumbi dos Palmares on November 20, 1695. By CSP-Conlutas midia workgroup Zumbi led the huge Quilombo dos Palmares where runaway Black slaves could live in freedom. Another Black hero, the...

The PT’s Responsibility for the Rise of Bolsonaro

Most votes for Bolsonaro were votes against the PT. Jair Bolsonaro’s election surprised almost all. He went from having 20% of the voters’ support a few months before elections, to winning the first round with 46% of the valid votes, and then he was finally elected president. Many elements express...

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