SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

After the Coup, the Prison State

When former military dictatorship official Michel Temer became interim president, through what is increasingly appearing to be a fraudulent impeachment process, many people feared that there would be a clampdown...

Public Speech by Ex-President Lula, 10/6/16

On Friday, June 10th, hundreds of thousands of Brazilians came to the streets in dozens of cities in 17 states across the country to protest the Soft Coup against democratically elected...

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...

June 2013: A Retrospective

"Brazil: Social Change from Import-Substitution to Neoliberalism and the ‘Events of June’" By Alfredo Saad Filho originally published at nuvole.it Introduction Large demonstrations erupted unexpectedly in Brazil in June 2013. The wave...

48 hours that changed Brasil?

After the lowest turn out yet for a pro-impeachment protest last Sunday, hundreds of thousands of social movement and labour union members took to the streets wednesday 16/12 in at least 23...

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...

São Paulo: The World’s Largest Progressive City Government

On June 6, the São Paulo Mayor's Office announced that it hired a group of homeless people for one year to conduct qualitative research on homeless issues and policies. This is...

Against Austerity: World Habitat Day

We are not against Dilma, but we are against this methodology she is using to throw her government into the service of savage capitalism. - Luis Gonzaga “Gegê” da Silva.  Yesterday, on October...

Report: National day of Democracy / Anti-Austerity Demonstration

Não vai ter golpe! (You won't have a Coup!). Brasil's 'Silent Left' did indeed show themselves, across 25 cities. Did the international media show them showing themselves? For the most part, no. U.S....

The Silent Left

Back in October 2014,  a thirty-something, upper-middle class couple carry a large red flag towards a demonstration a few kilometres away, having walked the length of São Paulo's leafy Rua Oscar Freire - an...

MST: “There won’t be a Coup without resistance.”

The Brazilian organized or “popular” left is made up of labour unions, poor people's social  movements, women's and Afro-Brasilian movements, religious base organizations and the political parties that they feel best...

Brasil: a country made by men who don’t love women

Written exclusively for Brasil Wire by Marie Declercq.  The experience of being a woman in Brasil often seems to be limited to a part in the cliche that it is the country...

Frei Betto on Intolerance & Neoliberalism

Frei Betto, 70,  a Dominican Friar and author of 52 books, is one of the central figures in the Brazilian liberation theology movement. Tortured and imprisoned for four years during the...

Fighting Speculation and Gentrification, one Building at a Time

The centre of São Paulo is mainly comprised of commercial, office and abandoned buildings. Most of those who work there cannot afford the rent of the flats downtown, so they must...

A Brief Look at Brazilian Social Movements

Brazil currently has its most conservative Congress in decades. As violence against social movements increases and the criminalization of Brazilian social movements in the media and judiciary intensifies, it is a...

Reclaiming the Jungle

A new film 'O que e Nosso - Reclaiming the Jungle" (Jezmo Clode, Murilo Yamanaka, Allyson Alapont), takes on documenting a unique amorphous movement, still a long way from fully understood, which...
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