Brazil

Lula and the Democracy of the Wealthy

The Superior Electoral Court (TSE, in Portuguese) stopped Lula’s candidacy based on the Clean Record Act (Lei da Ficha Limpa, in Portuguese), adopted by the National Congress, supported by the PT and sanctioned by Lula himself in 2010, while he was in office. The court also decided that the...

Legalization Of Abortion in Brazil

In Brazil, the Supreme Court held two public hearings on August 3 and 6 to address decriminalizing abortion. By International Labour Network of Solidarity and Struggle, Currently Brazilian legislation allows abortion either when woman life is in danger, or the phoetus is dead, or when pregnancy is due to rape. The Brazilian Health...

Palestine: BDS Labor Supporters Under Attack

CSP-Conlutas national coordination passed a manifesto in solidarity to the Palestinian Postal Service Workers Union (PPSWU) and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) which are under attack by a Zionist organization called "Bnai Brith". Fabio Bosco, from Sao Paulo, The Zionist organization is criticizing both the PPSWU and the CUPW...

Brazil: CSP-Conlutas Leadership Addresses National Elections

CSP-Conlutas national coordination met on August 17-19, 2018. Fabio Bosco From Sao Paulo. 255 people attended the meeting (147 delegates from 110 labor organizations and social movements plus 104 observers). One of the main debates was about the national elections and the participation of the working class. Three different positions were presented:...

It’s All for Sale: Temer offers All to Foreigners

The atmosphere at Temer’s “sale” is like a stock clearence. He is the most hated president in the history of Brazil, and is no longer able to meet the main demand of foreign bankers and entrepreneurs: the pensions reform. The problem is that what he is selling is our...

Israeli Orchestra Is Met By Protests In Brazil

Arab and Brazilian activists demonstrated on August 20,2018 in front of São Paulo Concert Hall when the Zionist Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra performed. Victorios Shams, August 21, 2018 The orchestra carried out performances in Argentina before arriving in Brazil for concerts in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, finally moving to Peru...

Backlash Against Venezuelan Refugees in Brazil

On August 18, 2018, a 2,000-strong mob targeted the 3,000 refugees from Venezuela in the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima. Starting 7am they threw stones, sticks and home-made bombs on tents and squares where the refugees were living. The refugees’ belongings were set on fire. 1,200 refugees were expelled...

Argentina: the Defeat in the Senate does not End the Debate on Legal Abortion

We must go to the streets and strengthen the fight! The light rain and harsh cold last Wednesday (8) in Buenos Aires did not keep people from filling the May Avenue and the surroundings of the Argentinean Congress, where the senators discussed the bill to legalize abortion. Around 2 million...

National Day of Action August 10 in Brazil

On August 10, the National Day of Action will take place throughout Brazil. By CSP-CONLUTAS All labour federations called it for jobs, social security and labor rights. The orientation for the day is for prepare strikes in the most diverse sectors, protests and public demonstrations throughout the country, bringing together city and...

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...

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