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Virus grows as world leaders prioritise profits

Virus grows as world leaders prioritise profits Coronavirus is set to reach a horrifying new milestone this week—10 million cases and a death toll of 500,000.

Brazil’s murderous cops add to toll of coronavirus

Brazil’s murderous cops add to toll of coronavirus Police in Rio de Janeiro killed 177 people in April alone

Jair Bolsonaro caught up in coronavirus and corruption crisis

Jair Bolsonaro caught up in coronavirus and corruption crisis Brazil’s soaring cases of coronavirus, and growing splits in Jair Bolsonaro’s government, are shaking the foundations of the far right president’s rule.

Crisis after floods and landslides in Brazil

Crisis after floods and landslides in Brazil Over 50 people have been killed and tens of thousands displaced from their homes after floods and landslides hit Brazil. The country has recorded its heaviest rainfall in 110 years.

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

02 September 2019
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

27 August 2019
The blaze in the Amazon rainforest has been met by worldwide anger on the streets

Rage on the streets as the Amazon rainforest burns

23 August 2019
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

18 August 2019
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

06 August 2019
Horrific shootings in the US last weekend showed where our rulers’ racism can lead.

Millions of workers join walkouts against Bolsonaro in Brazil

18 June 2019
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.

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