EDUCATION

A Space for Rebels: MST’s Florestan Fernandes School

A look into the Landless Rural Workers Movement's autonomous,  international political formation school. By Maria Gorete Sousa* ENFF (Escola Nacional Florestan Fernandes/Florestan Fernandes School), was born out of a decision made by the...

A Plea for the Protection of Science in Brazil

From Science without Borders Fellows September 05, 2019 We, fellows of the Science without Borders Program, join forces with the Brazilian and international academic communities to express our concern with the current political...

Anti-austerity protests: Students and Unions paralyze 200 cities

3rd “Education Tsunami” shut down schools and traffic in the downtown areas of cities in all 26 Brazilian states, but was whitewashed in the international media. Brazilian students and union members blocked...

National Strike: Brasilian students fight against privatization

The National Student Union and 187 allied student associations calls  a national strike against Bolsonaro’s privatization plan to open public university system to private sector investment and control.  by Marcos Hermanson Brazil’s National...

Students and unions unite: One million march against Bolsonaro

Far right President Jair Bolsonaro's Education Minister Abraham Weintraub calls on population to snitch on teachers who took part in protests. After the massive demonstrations on May 15, when one million people...

May 30 Brazilian Education Strike: Meet the Organizers

Hardly spontaneous, the May 30 National Education strike was planned through democratic people's assemblies which have been taking place in towns and cities across Brazil. Meet some of the groups involved...

About last night: Brasil takes to the streets in defence of its future

On March 15 2019, a nationwide education strike became the platform for the biggest anti-government protests since Bolsonaro took power. With over 1 million demonstrators on the streets nationwide (some estimating up...

It’s time to stop Bolsonaro

Liberals can argue that the national interests are in the Market and developmentalists can say they are in the State. The Bolsonaros, in contrast, don't have the slightest idea about what...

Workers Day 2013: Brasil’s Cancelled Future

Six years ago today, President of the Republic Dilma Rousseff made her customary televised Workers Day address to the Brazilian people. With towering public approval, up to 79%, exceeding that of her...

Chile-Brazil: A New Laboratory For The Far-Right

The Neoliberal model implemented in Chile after the 1973 Military Coup gives us hints as to what will happen in Brazil under a future Jair Bolsonaro Government. The resemblance is no...

Paulo Freire And The War On Brasil’s Public Education

by Larissa Jacheta Riberti “When education is not liberatory, the dream of the oppressed is to be the oppressor” This quote is from Paulo Freire, one of the most renowned and frequently cited...

“Fahrenheit 241”: A burning Museum became a ghastly symbol of post-coup Brasil

Brasil's Education crisis is not a crisis, it is a project. - Darcy Ribeiro. Across the political spectrum Brazilians will tell you that the principal problem in the country is education, yet...

UFMG: In Defence Of The Rule Of Law And Public University In Brazil

Two manifestos circulated by North American and European Professors, Intellectuals and Students in support of their Brazilian counterparts, who face a wave of intimidation unseen since the Military Dictatorship of 1964-1985. Those working...

In Post-Coup Brazil, Struggle is a Crime

By Tiago Rodrigues Santos Since 1984, the MST (Movimento Sem Terra or Landless Rural Workers’ Movement) has voluntarily built 1500 public schools in its agrarian reform settlement villages in the Brasilian countryside....

PEC 55/241: The End of the World Amendment

On October 10, non-elected Brazilian president and former military dictatorship official Michel Temer held a $30,000, publicly funded banquet for his allies in the lower house. The event commemorated the launching...

Documentary: We Rule The School

The State Government of São Paulo's planned closure of almost 100 schools provoked a campaign of resistance from pupils in the form of occupations and street mobilisations. This film is their...

We Rule The School

Exclusive Brasil Wire video on the Student Protests. https://vimeo.com/150119326 TV Folha's video which was pulled from air. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uFXN_KNFIs In Brazil's richest state, Governor orders military police to attack teenagers for protesting school closures. I am in...

Race, Politics and Education in Brasil

In the new Brazilian movie, “Que Horas ela Volta?” Regina Casé plays a North-Eastern kitchen maid for a rich woman in São Paulo. The narrative is based on the tension created...
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