BRAZIL: Police Murder Child in Rio de Janeiro, Hundreds Protest in Favelas

Photo: Hundreds protest the police murder of 8-year-old Agatha Felix in Rio de Janeiro By Jakob Stein The night of August 20, the Military Police (PM) shot and killed 8-year-old Agatha Felix in the Fazendinha slum, in Complexo do Alemão, north zone of Rio de Janeiro. She was shot while riding in a van with her grandmother on her way home by a member of … Continue reading BRAZIL: Police Murder Child in Rio de Janeiro, Hundreds Protest in Favelas

BRAZIL: Army and Military Police Evict Peasants in Porto Velho

Photo: Army and Military Police round up peasants in an effort to evict them By Jakob Stein Last week, the reactionary Army, the National Force, and the Military Police Tactical Force evicted 400 peasant families from the Boa Esperança Camp in Porto Velho, Rondônia. The residents report that the military acted violently and set fire to the area, arresting Delson Pinto de Souza, a peasant who … Continue reading BRAZIL: Army and Military Police Evict Peasants in Porto Velho

BRAZIL: Landlords Set Fire to Amazon

Photo: Massive fires continue to ravage the Amazon rainforest By Jakob Stein On the weekend of August 10, the latifundio (large landlords) promoted a political action known as “Dia do Fogo” or “Day of Fire,” in which a coordinated series of fires were set to promote the clearing of large sections of the Amazon rainforest for ranching and cattle grazing, as well as other destructive … Continue reading BRAZIL: Landlords Set Fire to Amazon

BRAZIL: National Education Strike Sweeps 200 Cities

Photo: Large banner from demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, reads “Bolsonaro enemy of education” By Jakob Stein On August 13 the people of Brazil took to the streets in 26 states and the federal capital for a National Education Strike. The protests were called in opposition to the anti-people policies of the reactionary Brazilian government, headed by Bolsonaro and the High Command of the Armed … Continue reading BRAZIL: National Education Strike Sweeps 200 Cities

Brasil: El Pueblo Indígena Resiste los Ataques Hacia el Cuidado de Salud

Foto: El cartel en español, “¡No a imponer límites a nuestros recursos de salud indígenas!” Por Ginés En el mes pasado, el pueblo indígena de Brasil ha tomado varias acciones audaces para defenderse en contra de los ataques hacia la Secretaría Especial de la Salud Indígena (o el SESAI, el acrónimo brasileño) que incluye demostraciones, barricadas y ocupaciones de edificios gubernamentales. Antes, la administración de … Continue reading Brasil: El Pueblo Indígena Resiste los Ataques Hacia el Cuidado de Salud

BRAZIL: Prospectors Invade Indigenous Land, Murder Village Leader

By Jakob Stein On July 23, dozens of armed prospectors raided a Wajãpi indigenous village in the state of Amapá and murdered village leader Emyra Wajãpi. The National Indian Foundation (Funai) declined to confirm the details of the chief’s death, however the other villagers reported that the 68-year-old leader was stabbed in the woods while returning to the village and thrown in a river. Fascist … Continue reading BRAZIL: Prospectors Invade Indigenous Land, Murder Village Leader

AUSTIN: ¡Bajo con Bolsonaro y el Imperialismo Estadounidense!

Por Gusto Ortiz Incendiaryrecibió esta foto de Austin, TX, dice “Bajo con Bolsonaro y el Imperialismo Estadounidense, Apoya la Lucha en Brasil” y se acompaña un martillo y una hoz. El presidente fascista, Jair Bolsonaro, volvió a aparecer en los titulares cuando asistió al partido final de la Copa América entre Brasil y Perú, y se encontró con abucheos de la multitud cuando él y … Continue reading AUSTIN: ¡Bajo con Bolsonaro y el Imperialismo Estadounidense!

BRAZIL: Day of Terror by Police in Rio de Janeiro

Photo: Police raiding the Complexo da Maré in the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro This article was originally published on Dem Volke Dienen. Some changes have been made for clarity. On July 31, residents of the Complexo da Maré in Rio de Janeiro’s North Zone, experienced another day of terror and fear at the hands of the Witzel government’s repressive troops. Early in the day, agents from … Continue reading BRAZIL: Day of Terror by Police in Rio de Janeiro

BRAZIL: Indigenous People Resist Attacks on Healthcare

Photo: Banner in English reads, “No to Imposing Limits on Our Indigenous Health Resources!” By Jakob Stein Over the past month, the Indigenous people of Brazil have taken several bold actions to fight back against attacks on the Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (Sesai), including demonstrations, roadblocks, and occupations of government buildings. Earlier this year, the Bolsonaro administration announced its plan to dismantle Sesai, the … Continue reading BRAZIL: Indigenous People Resist Attacks on Healthcare

PITTSBURGH: Graffiti Commemorates Homestead Strike, Calls for Solidarity with Brazil

By Samantha Murray On Monday, posters and graffiti commemorating the 1892 Homestead Strike were found outside the McConway & Torley steel foundry, in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The graffiti appeared the day of a family tour and picnic organized by the owners to celebrate the company’s 150th anniversary. One slogan on the side of the plant reads, “Strike back!” in white paint with an accompanying hammer and … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Graffiti Commemorates Homestead Strike, Calls for Solidarity with Brazil