Brazil

The STF and the rule of law – for the rich, of course

On November 7, Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled defendants could only be imprisoned after all appeals to higher courts had been exhausted. The decision changed its previous position, stating now that an arrest in this circumstance violates the citizen's constitutional right, as his guilt could only be asserted after the...

Bolsonaro truckles to Trump again and supports embargo against Cuba in the UN

Bolsonaro never tires of proving that it is a Donald Trump doormat. For the first time, the Brazilian government has aligned with the United States and rejected a UN General Assembly motion calling for an end to the US economic blockade against Cuba. By Jeferson Choma Brazil's position, however, did not...

Bolsonaro and the Murder of Marielle and Anderson: To Find Out Now!

On Tuesday, 29, the Jornal Nacional (JN) revealed very serious details about the executions of the councilwoman Marielle Franco (PSOL-Rio) and her driver Anderson Gomes, in March 2018, a crime not yet elucidated by the police. For the first time, President Jair Bolsonaro is directly involved in the case. By...

Bourgeois Justice Has No “Heroes”

A testimony and a spreadsheet apprehended by the Federal Police, according to the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo, show that the Bolsonaro campaign received money from the “orange-tree”2 of the Minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antonio.   By Mariúcha Fontana.   Before the denounce, the Minister of Justice, Sérgio Moro, defended the chief,...

CSP-Conlutas: Unity in Action Against Bolsonaro!

The Brazilian Labor and People’s Federation CSP-Conlutas held its 4th National Congress on October 3-6, 2019 in Vinhedo city near Sao Paulo. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup The congress was attended by 1835 elected delegates and observers across the country. Their main decision is to fight back far-right president Jair Bolsonaro administration resorting...

Police Brutality Against Workers On Strike At Embraer/Boeing

The riot police attacked workers on strike in Brazil on September 24, 2019. Workers went on strike the day before at aircraft manufacturer Embraer. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup They are fighting for better wages, job security and a fair contract. Embraer managers refused to meet these demands and called the riot police...

CSP-Conlutas Congress Starts This Week

The 4th CSP-Conlutas Congress will be hold this week, October 3-6. 1,733 delegates from 24 States in Brazil were elected to attend the congress. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup Many delegates are involved in recent major struggles like the Education Strike on October 2-3, Oilworkers rallies on October 3, aircraft manufactorer Embraer...

Bolsonaro’s false nationalism and imperialist interests in Amazonia

The fires in Amazonia acquired a global dimension. Mobilizations of the youth, workers, intellectuals, artists, scientists, and thousands of people spread through social media and took the streets of several Brazilian cities and all over the world. Jeferson Choma - PSTU Brazil Pushed by the wave of protests, Bolsonaro made a...

Why is Amazonia On Fire?

The dark smoke that hovered over southern Brazil on the 19th of May was a warning of the flames that consume the Cerrado and the Amazon Rainforest. According to INPE (National Institute for Space Research), there were 71,497 fire outbreaks from January to August, 82% more than last year....

Amazonia Burning: People Take the Streets Against Bolsonaro!

The Amazon rain forest is burning. 25,934 fires have been registered from January until August, 2019. Half of them in Amazonia. Those are the largest figures since 2010. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup Those fires have nothing to do with draughts. They are primarily human made according to Ane Alencar, an expert who has been...

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