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Latin America and the rise of the right

Latin America and the rise of the right 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

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

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

Divisions in the military put Bolsonaro under pressure 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

Brazil’s darkest days - the horrors of military dictatorship 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

Tens of thousands on the march against racism and fascism 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.

Truckers in Brazil show the power of workers after strikes humiliate Temer

05 June 2018
A truck drivers’ strike in Brazil has shown how repressive governments can be humbled.

Protests in Brazil after councillor is murdered

19 March 2018
The killing of socialist Marielle Franco has fed into wider anger at the state, says Charlie Kimber

International news round-up

15 November 2016
Student occupations and wider protests have spread across Brazil in response to 20-year public spending freeze, while in France the state is looking to extend its state of emergency

Anger at lack of change sets back ANC in South African elections

09 August 2016
Also: Olympic protest in Rio, hunger strike in Israeli jails and BDS clampdown

As the Rio Olympics loom - the brutal reality of Brazil's eviction games

02 August 2016
A city planned for the rich and ‘slavery’ for workers while the poor are cleansed for being in the way. Andy Brown and Simon Shaw expose the Rio Olympic Games

Brazil's new right wing government faces opposition in the streets

17 May 2016
In its first days in office, Brazil’s new government led by president Michel Temer has already faced spirited opposition.

Protesters block roads and students walk out in Brazil

29 April 2016
Brazil awoke on Thursday to extensive blockades of 30 highways in 10 states by activists of the combative homeless workers’ movement MTST.

Workers must mobilise after impeachment of Rousseff in Brazil

18 April 2016
 Brazil’s Congress voted yesterday, Sunday, to impeach centre-left president Dilma Rousseff. Right wing opposition MPs gloated and cheered. Supporters of the Workers Party (PT) government shouted “coup”.

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