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Globo Anchorman uses Army General’s message to threaten Supreme Court

Tuesday, April 3. On the night before the habeas corpus judgment that could guarantee freedom for ex-president Lula, the anchorman and editor of Brazil’s most popular news program, William Bonner, ended Jornal Nacional with a story delivered in a tone of a threat  to the Supreme Court Ministers. In a somber voice, he read two […]

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The Break from Democracy opened the door for Fascism

The Central Única dos Trabalhadores (Unified Workers Central/CUT) is the largest labor union federation in the Western Hemisphere. It is renowned worldwide as a historic example of social movement unionism, which goes beyond fighting for higher wages for its members, and works to improve conditions for the working class as a whole. In this article, […]

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Fascist Militia Fire On Lula’s Presidential Election Convoy

On the night of March 27, in the conservative state of Parana, a small group of militia men opened fire on a bus full of journalists that was traveling in ex-president Lula’s Caravan, a whistle stop tour of Southern Brazil in preparation for the 2018 presidential campaign in which he is leading all polls. The […]

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Violence Against Brazilian Left: Militias Attack Lula Rallies

In Rio Grande do Sul, right wing militia beats up four women during speech by Lula, blocks road to prevent people from arriving at event. For the past four years, the US-government has collaborated on a political witchhunt, called the Lava Jato investigation, designed to destroy the legacy of former president Luis Inacio “Lula” da […]

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Marielle’s Assasination and Military Death Squad Tactics

by Carlos Tautz. Diversionary tactics used by multiple teams: similarities between 1981 and 2018 A week has passed since the assassinations of Marielle Franco and the driver Anderson Gomes, but neither the Civil Police nor the corporate and alternative press have revealed the motives, the responsible parties or the engineers of this political crime. However, […]

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Iconic Rio bar owner arrested following tribute to slain Marielle

On the night of March 18th, Alfredo Jacinto Mello was pulled out of his bar, the legendary Bip Bip in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, arrested by an armed, off duty highway policeman and taken to three police stations for the “crime” of giving a speech praising assassinated city councilwoman Marielle Franco. Alfredo does not drink […]

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We are all under threat, Marielle’s death must unify the left

By Pablo Villaça. Text translated with omission of author. From today – and until the situation changes in the country – I will cease my criticisms of our left comrades, no matter how different we may be. I am PSOL, I am PT, I am PCdoB, I am PSTU, I am PCB, I am PCO; I […]

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Not only Marielle: 10 human rights activists assassinated in last 5 months

The cowardly murder of socialist councilwoman Marielle Franco, on March 14, has all the hallmarks of political assassination. The protests that swept across Brazil on the night of March 15 were mobilised at short notice in outrage at a political act, and not merely a spontaneous outcry over Brazilians’ frustration with “one more gunfire death” as […]

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The Assassination Of Socialist Marielle Franco

On March 14th in the Estácio area of Rio de Janeiro, Councilwoman Marielle Franco of the Socialism & Freedom Party (PSOL) was executed with 5 shots to the head. Her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes, also died in the attack. Some witnesses say that they could not hear the shots, indicating that the excecution was committed with […]

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Veering towards totalitarianism, Temer Government silences critics

The Brazilian military took over the state of Rio de Janeiro in 1964 and quickly consolidated its power in a national military coup that ended democratic rule for 25 years. At first, it allowed some democratic processes to continue. Street protests, labor unions and social movements were allowed to continue operating as usual and there […]