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We can’t rely on the rich to save the planet

We can’t rely on the rich to save the planet Even the rich are waking up to the scale of the threat—or so it seems. But the logic of capitalism—to always maximise profits—means we can’t trust them.

Amazon fire shows cost of burning the planet

Amazon fire shows cost of burning the planet The blaze in the Amazon rainforest has been met by worldwide anger on the streets

Rage on the streets as the Amazon rainforest burns

Rage on the streets as the Amazon rainforest burns Hundreds of people turned their despair at the burning of the Amazonian rainforest in to fury at Brazil’s government and big agribusiness on Friday. 

Bolsonaro wages war on the Amazon rainforest to boost business interests

Bolsonaro wages war on the Amazon rainforest to boost business interests The deforestation unleashed by Brazil’s far right president is a big threat to the environment. But, Gabby Thorpe argues, we can’t trust those world leaders who have attacked him either

Violence in society is driven by our rulers

Violence in society is driven by our rulers Horrific shootings in the US last weekend showed where our rulers’ racism can lead.

Millions of workers join walkouts against Bolsonaro in Brazil

Millions of workers join walkouts against Bolsonaro in Brazil Millions of workers struck in Brazil on Friday of last week against bigoted president Jair Bolsonaro’s pension reforms.

Students take on far right president in Brazil

04 June 2019
Students and workers took to the streets across Brazil last week in the latest series of protests against Jair Bolsonaro’s attempts to slash education funding

Brazil protests show people have power to bring down far right Bolsonaro

16 May 2019
Huge protests gripped university campuses in Brazil on Wednesday in the biggest challenge to far right president Jair Bolsonaro since his inauguration at the beginning of the year.

Latin America and the rise of the right

05 February 2019
How the Pink Tide ebbed and what can be done to stop the reactionaries

Brazilian dam collapse was predicted, but profits came first so people died

26 January 2019
Ten bodies have been found and more than 400 people are unaccounted for after a dam operated by the mining firm Vale collapsed in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.

International round-up—climate strikes, Bolsonaro corruption and Sudan revolt

22 January 2019
More than 10,000 Belgian school students struck last week to demand urgent action on climate change.

Divisions in the military put Bolsonaro under pressure

02 January 2019
Bolsanoro’s new government is full of contradictions and is unstable—that means that resistance has the potential to defeat it

Brazil’s darkest days - the horrors of military dictatorship

30 December 2018
Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro will be inaugurated on 1 January. He associates himself with the military dictatorship that ruled between 1964 and 1985, a regime of death squads and torture.

Tens of thousands on the march against racism and fascism

17 November 2018
It showed the sort of fighting unity we need against the lies and the division peddled by the racists and the far right.

Brazilian socialist speaks out - ‘The workers’ movement can beat Bolsonaro’

05 November 2018
Brazilian socialist Sandra Silva spoke to Socialist Worker about how people are resisting in the wake of Bolsonaro’s win

Has Brazil fallen to fascism?

02 November 2018
Far right Jair Bolsonaro is a threat to workers and the oppressed. But the potential power of those who oppose him means it’s possible to stop his project, argues Alistair Farrow

Global menace of the far right can be beaten

30 October 2018
A fascist gunned down 11 Jewish people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, in the US, last week.

Resistance needed after far right victory in Brazil

28 October 2018
Jair Bolsonaro took around 55 percent of the vote and threatens to unleash brutal attacks on working class people

Rise of the far right in Brazil

13 October 2018
Brazilian socialist Valerio Arcary spoke to Socialist Worker about the dangerous advance of Jair Bolsonaro

Far right candidate comes out on top in first round of Brazilian election

08 October 2018
The right are on the rise in Brazil.

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