João Pedro Stedile: The Left and Lula

In part two of our conversation with João Pedro Stedile, he discusses the governability and decision-making capacity of the Lula government in the face of a conservative senate and chamber of deputies. João Pedro Stedile of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement and the International Peoples’ Assembly, discusses the prospects of the Lula government as well…

Lula Must Save Brazil from Savage Capitalism

Vijay Prashad, Zoe Alexandra Bolsonaro had accelerated a project that Cardoso says was an “avalanche of savage capitalism. It is a capitalism that kills, that destroys, that makes a lot of money for a few people” Juliana Cardoso is sitting in her office in front of a lavender, orange, and yellow mandala that was made for…

What Can the Western Left Learn from Lula’s Breathtaking Victory?

Alex Fleck Lost in international jubilation that has met Lula da Silva’s incredible political comeback are the sheer financial scale of what he had to defeat, and the makeup of a new re-organised progressive coalition he now leads – which will change Brazil’s politics for a generation. The Worker’s Party in Brazil has just won…

Lula’s Victory & Latin American Unity

Andrés Arauz Our goal: On January 1, 2023, during Lula’s swearing-in, the treaties for the new UNASUR are signed. We barely have two months to carry out all the preparatory work and reach key agreements. The legal path is being resolved thanks to the detailed technical-legal study of Guillaume Long and Natasha Suñé. Additionally, we must…

Lula da Silva Wins Brazilian Presidency

Lauren Smith Right-winger Jair Bolsonaro’s claims of election fraud reduced to sour grapes as Brazil’s bulletproof voting process shames the United States’ swiss-cheese system Workers’ Party (PT) candidate, former president Lula da Silva, won the Brazilian presidency with just over 50 percent of the vote in the runoff election held on October 30. Incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, a…

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is Elected President of Brazil

Brasil de Fato Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is the first former Brazilian president to be elected to serve a new term in office. At 7:57pm, the PT candidate had 59.563.912 votes and could no longer be reached by his opponent, the current occupant of the Planalto Jair Bolsonaro (PL), consolidating the victory. Luiz Inácio…

The Struggle Against Neofascism from Italy to Brazil

Peoples Dispatch MSt leader João Pedro Stedile with militants of Potere al Popolo. Giuliano Granato of Italian left party Potere al Popolo talks about the need for solidarity between the people of Italy and Brazil as neofascism rises Members of the Italian left party Potere al Popolo met João Pedro Stedile, of the Landless Rural…

Brazil: Between Democracy and Far-Right Autocracy

Juraima Almeida and Aram Aharonian Nothing will be the same in Brazil from the night of Sunday 30, when 156 million Brazilians will have chosen their next president from the extreme right-wing Jair Bolsonaro and the progressive Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and decided between democracy and a future for all, or the autocracy of…

Everybody Wants to Hop on the BRICS Express

Pepe Escobar Eurasia is about to get a whole lot larger as countries line up to join the Chinese and Russian-led BRICS and SCO, to the detriment of the west Let’s start with what is in fact a tale of Global South trade between two members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). At its heart is…

Bolsonaro Pedophilia Crisis Engulfs Re-Election Bid and Allies

Brasilwire Five days into the worst crisis to hit Bolsonaro’s re-election campaign, what emerged on social networks at the weekend is now a full blown media scandal and imminent, serious, criminal investigation. On Monday Bolsonaro called it “worst 24 hours of his life”. Signs are that it will last a lot longer than that. It’s the…

Rio de Janeiro: City of Militias, Gospel and Electoral Disputes

Marco Teruggi Lula visited the Complexo do Alemão favela. . Image: EFE “I am the only candidate who has the courage to enter a favela without a security vest”, said Lula. Rio de Janeiro is impressive. Few metropolises were founded on such beautiful landscapes. There are the green hills that border the sea, the Corcovado…

Brazil: Electoral Fraud Casts a Shadow Over the October 30th Presidential Runoff

Brasilwire Vote For Bolsonaro Or Lose Your Pension: Election Fraud Brought 1 Million Extra Elderly To Polls A study by ValorData has demonstrated how Bolsonaro campaign misinformation which associated receipt of pensions with proof of voting for the far-right president, brought almost 1 million more elderly people to the polls in the 2022 first round than voted…

Brazil Prepares for a Fierce Second Round Presidential Election

Zoe Alexandra Lula rally in Maceió, Alagoas. Photo: Ricardo Stuckert Following the first round of the presidential election, the campaigns, especially that of right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro, have focused on personal attacks and allegations As presidential candidates Lula da Silva and Jair Bolsonaro prepare for the Brazilian run-off election on October 30, tensions are high…

João Pedro Stedile: Brazil’s Divided Bourgeoisie

João Pedro Stedile, Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) national directorate member : The Brazilian bourgeoisie that once marched united and gave us four coups is now divided thanks to contradictions in the class struggle. Economic, environmental and political crisis in Brazil has resulted in a split within the bourgeoisie and some have now abandoned Bolsonaro…

‘NATO Methodology’ is Being Used in South American Air Force Drills

Chile, Argentina, Brazil and the United States are carrying out a multinational air exercise in South America “under NATO regulations and methodology”. The Salitre 2022 drills began this Monday will last until October 21st and is taking place between the Chilean provinces of Iquique and Antofagasta. The Chilean Air Force explained that the objective of the exercise…

No Street, No Planalto

Aram Aharonian In Brazil, those who won in the first round of the elections are the ones who are most preoccupied with the uncertainty of the second round in three weeks’ time, which will determine whether former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva returns to power or the ultra-right-wing Jair Bolsonaro retains it for another…