Future Of Western Democracy Being Played Out In Brazil

By Pepe Escobar, Consortiumnews.com -

Nothing less than the future of politics across the West – and across the Global South – is being played out in Brazil. Stripped to its essence, the Brazilian presidential elections represent a [...]

Brazil: Again The Alternative Is Between “Socialism Or Barbarism”

By Carlos Aznárez, Resumen-english.org -

The most feared, but foreseeable at the same time, has already happened. Jair Bolsonaro almost won the presidency of Brazil in the first round and thanks to the consequent vote of the poor people [...]

Brazilians Take To Streets To Demonstrate Against Jair Bolsonaro

By Tom Hennigan, Irishtimes.com -

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets this weekend to protest against far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro who leads opinion polls ahead of Sunday’s first round of [...]

A Glimmer Of Hope In Brazil

By Bryan McCann, Dissentmagazine.org -

Renata Souza, candidate for Rio de Janeiro State Chamber of Deputies from Brazil’s Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL), knows she has big shoes to fill and a difficult path to walk. Souza was the [...]

Port Allegre Shows How Participatory Budgeting Works

By Steve Rushton, Occupy.com -

Porto Alegre in Brazil is the world's first city where residents participate in budgeting decisions, having done so since 1989. But participatory democracy traces far further back. The indigenous [...]

A Way Out For Brazil

By Joao Pedro Stedile, Peoplesdispatch.org -

Brazil is going through a grave economic, political, social and environmental crisis. Many factors have contributed to the emergence of this crisis, principally the subordination of our economy [...]

Is Cristina Fernandez A Victim Of A Political Persecution?

By Staff, Telesurtv.net -

For the journalist Stella Calloni, against the former president of Argentina, the same script used in Brazil against Lula da Silva is being repeated. The Senate of Argentina discussed Wednesday [...]

‘Brazil’s Judiciary Lost Its Masks’ Amid Lula Legal Fight: Ex-Justice Minister

By Staff, Telesurtv.net -

As Brazil is undergoing living a political and electoral turmoil, the October presidential elections are approaching and frontrunner former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva remains in prison [...]

In Unprecedented Move, Former Mayor And Ex-legislator Will Be Running Mates With Lula

By Staff, Peoplesdispatch.org -

It’s an unheard-of situation: three candidates running together for Brazil’s presidential elections. The unusual case is actually due to the peculiar scenario ahead of the elections, as the name [...]

Lula: “We’re Going To Change Brazil Starting In January”

By Leonardo Fernandes, Brasil de Fato -

Brazil’s ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is being held at the Federal Police headquarters since April 7th, received the visit of Rui Falcão, former chair of the Workers’ Party, and [...]

Letter To The People Of Brazil

By Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Socialistproject.ca -

For two months now, I have been unjustly incarcerated without having committed any crime. For two months I have been unable to travel the country I love, bringing the message of hope of a better [...]

Brazil Has Fallen Prey To Coup Leaders And Generals

By Francesco Bilotta, Global.ilmanifesto.it -

In the Brazilian capital, one finds an atmosphere of confusion and concern. The large square housing the monumental buildings that are home to the President of the Republic, the National Congress [...]

Imperialism Had A Tough Week

By Vijay Prashad, TriContinental.org. -

Just when you think things are far too bleak, the human spirit rises to surprise you. In Brazil, the truckers went on an extended strike. They are angry about the fuel prices. It has made it [...]

Actor Danny Glover Joins Free Lula Occupiers In Brazil

By Staff, Telesurtv.net -

On Monday, Glover had breakfast with the family of Marielle Franco, the city-council member and LGBT activist murdered in Rio de Janeiro. During a trip to Brazil to show solidarity with popular [...]