• Bolsonaro: the First 100 days

    Near the end of the first 100 days of the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro – the first radical-right Brazilian president since the moderated transition from military dictatorship in 1985 to a democratic regime – the first meaningful protests, apart from some popular mocking and chants directed against him during Carnaval in February, took place since … Keep reading »

  • From Neo-Liberalism to Neo-Fascism?

    Reaction across the Americas from Bolsonaro to Trump. Presentations by Ana Saggario Garcia, Ray Kiely, and Ruth Felder. Recorded in Toronto, 28 March 2019. Watch video »

  • Brazil Under Bolsonaro: Social Base, Agenda and Perspectives

    The rise of the far right is a worldwide phenomenon, rooted in the nefarious effects of neoliberal globalization which have pushed the world into mass unemployment and enormous inequalities. I consider it to be a late political effect of the global financial crisis that hit the world at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Keep reading »

  • Searching for New Forms of Struggle

    Joao Pedro Stédile Reports on the Latin America Left from the International People’s Assembly. Keep reading »

  • The Economic and Social Plan of the Bolsonaro Government

    “Reformed” captain Jair Bolsonaro already committed to the “market” the handover of all decisions in the economic area to large capital, under the hegemony of financial capital and foreign corporations (as personified in Paulo Guedes and his Chicago Boys, including Levy in the Brazilian Development Bank-BNDES). As per the President’s statements, his will be a … Keep reading »

  • Brazil: Fascism on the Verge of Power?

    Why did Brazilian voters turn to the radical right after 13 years of governments led by the PT plus two years of an interim neoliberal government that came to power via a parliamentary coup? Keep reading »

  • The Lesson of Brazil

    The catastrophe – expected and foreseeable – has happened. This immense country, with its 200 million inhabitants, is now in darkness. At best, it will take a decade or two to emerge. It is of course very early to predict what will happen, but the election of the fascist Jair Bolsonaro raises two possibilities. The … Keep reading »

  • Brazil: Quilombo Campo Grande suffers threats from Fascism

    MST statement denouncing the threat of a tragic outcome of a rural conflict that has lasted for more than 20 years in Brazil. Keep reading »

  • Brazil: The Collapse of Democracy?

    Brazil will elect its new President on 28 October 2018. Since the judicial-parliamentary coup that removed elected President Dilma Rousseff, of the Workers’ Party (PT), the new administration (led by her former Vice-President, Michel Temer) has advanced its agenda of neoliberal ‘reforms’. The economic crisis has continued unabated, and the campaign for the destruction of … Keep reading »

  • Round Two of the Brazilian Election: Interview with Stedile of the MST

    After votes were counted last Sunday and confirmed a second round between Brazilian presidential candidates Fernando Haddad (Workers’ Party – PT) and Jair Bolsonaro (Social Liberal Party – PSL), a member of the national board of the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) João Pedro Stedile spoke with Brasil de Fato Radio about the next steps in … Keep reading »

  • MST Open Letter on Brazil Election

    Statement by MST on this delicate moment of Brazilian politics #EleNão. Keep reading »

  • Authoritarian Brazil Redux?

    On Sunday 7th of October, the Brazilian people will go to the polls to elect their next president. There has never been such a dramatic election since January 15th 1985 when Brazil returned, the vote to the polls after twenty years of dictatorship (1964-1985) – although voting took place still within the electoral college system … Keep reading »