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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...

Brazil: Backlash Against Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

President Jair Bolsonaro announcement about recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel brought controversy. CSP-Conlutas Communication Workgroup On November 7, 2018 Brazilians living in the West Bank held a protest in front of Brazilian embassy in Ramallah. Egyptian government cancelled an official visit of a Brazilian delegation led...

Brazil: Pension System Under Attack

Elected president Jair Bolsonaro and his team stands for the destruction of the current pension system. Por CSP-Conlutas Communication Workgroup On the short term they want to make pension rights smaller and more difficult to get. They want pension smaller than one minimum wage (around US$ 250 per month) and to require...

Brazil: Labor Federations reaffirm unity and intensify the struggle against the Pensions Reform

Federations summon seminar for November 12 By: CSP-Conlutas, Brazil Actions of confrontation against the Pensions reform and unity on this agenda were the two agreements in the labor federations’ meeting this Thursday (11/1) in the Dieese headquarters (Inter-union Department of Statistics and Social-economic Research), in Sao Paulo. The labor federations CSP-Conlutas, Força...

The Anti-Terror Bill: A Bill in the Senate seeks to criminalize Demonstrations against the Government

A bill pushed by Senator Magno Malta seeks to include as “terrorism” not just social movements, but any protest or mobilization against the government. By PSTU Brazil Along the lines held by elected President Jair Bolsonaro, his ally in the Senate, Magno Malta (PR-ES) wants to adopt a bill that classifies...

The far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro won the elections in Brazil.

He got 57.7 million votes. The center-left candidate Fernando Haddad got 47 million. 52,3 million people voted blank, null or even abstention. Por Fabio Bosco The electoral map shows class divisions. While Bolsonaro was supported by bankers, industrialists and landowners, Haddad won among the poorest half of the Brazilians that makes up...

The Challenges of the Working Class before Bolsonaro’s Election

PSTU statement before the electoral result The election of Jair Bolsonaro for President of the Republic in the second round of elections is, without a doubt, a victory of the far right in our country, with all the consequences this may bring. By: PSTU Brazil Many workers of our country voted...

Brazilian Labor Federations Unite Against Bolsonaro and Backlash On Workers’ Rights!

In Brazil, six labor federations announced a manifesto calling the working class to vote against far-rightwing candidate “Jair Bolsonaro” for president in the coming elections on October 28. By CSP Conlutas Communication Workgroup Thousands of other unions and people’s movements are following suit. On top of voting, the manifesto calls the workers...

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