Brazil

National Day of Action Challenges Bolsonaro

Yesterday, thousands of students and workers took the streets in Brazil for Public Education, Civil Liberties, Jobs and to fight back the Pension Reform. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup The National Day of Action was held across the nation. Protestors are furious with President Bolsonaro administration. On top of disgusting statements, Bolsonaro decided to...

Backlash Against Whitewashing the Crimes of the Dictatorship

Last week, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro brought about a huge controversy about the activists who “disappeared” under the military dictatorship (1964-1985). By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup President Bolsonaro said that one of the disappeared activists named Fernando Santa Cruz was murdered by his own comrades. The fact is, however, that documents of the...

CSP-Conlutas Calls National Congress For October

CSP-Conlutas will hold its 4th National Congress on October 3-6, 2019 in Vinhedo, near Sao Paulo. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup The International Labour Network plenary will be hold in the following day. The congress was postponed due to both the struggle against the pension reform and the rupture of the location contract. The...

Pension Reform in Brazil: Battle is Lost but not the War

The lower house of Brazilian Parliament passed the social security reform on July 10, 2019. 379 MPs stood in favor and 131 against the reform. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup   It is necessary four votings with a minimum of 308 votes for: 2 votings by the lower house and 2 by the senate. The...

CSP-Conlutas Stands in Solidarity with Egyptian Political Prisoners, HK and Honduras

CSP-Conlutas national coordination met on July 5-7, 2019 in Sao Paulo. The struggle against the Social Security Reform, which is meant to smash pension rights of the working class, was the top priority. Another decision was to postpone their four-day national congress which is expected to happen between October 1st and...

Mercosur-EU Agreement: a Bad Deal For the Working Class

European Union and Mercosur officials signed an agreement on July 28 which is meant to increase trade between 28 European countries and the four members of Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay). By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup The main benefactor is the European industrial sector as taxes to access Mercosur markets will...

Mercosur and the European Union: One Step More Towards Becoming a Colony

            The free commerce deal between Mercosur and the European Union (EU), announce with fireworks and fanfare by Bolsonaro and celebrated by the press, reaffirms the submission of the country to the big international economic groups. And deepens the role of Mercosur and Brazil as colonies and suppliers of...

Labor Federations Call For A National Day Of Action On July 12th To Increase The Struggle Against The Pension Reform

            The trade unions federations are intensely working against the Pension Reform since Monday, June 24th, in the National Congress in Brasília (DF), since this is a decisive week. The Special Commission could vote the final reading of the Reform, which would be followed by it being voted in...

One-Million Strong LGBT+ Parade in Sao Paulo

One million people took Sao Paulo main avenue for LGBT Parade on June 23, 2019. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup There was a general feeling against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his homophobic agenda. Recently the Supreme Court decided that homophobia is an indefeasible crime for which there is no possibility of leaving...

Homage To Marta!

Sad news for the Brazilian people. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup The National Women’s Football Team lost for France 2x1 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France on June 23. The fact is, however, that the Brazilian women football players must go against the current. For 40 years - 1941-1981, women were forbidden...

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