BRAZIL: General Strike Against Pension “Reform” Mobilizes 45 Million Across 350 Cities

By Jakob Stein Friday June 14 marked the largest mass demonstrations against Bolsonaro’s government yet, with an estimated 45 million people participating in over 350 cities across Brazil. The General Strike was originally called for by the major trade unions in Brazil, in response to the government’s plan to “reform” Social Security in the country by raising the age of retirement and increasing worker’s contributions, … Continue reading BRAZIL: General Strike Against Pension “Reform” Mobilizes 45 Million Across 350 Cities

BRASIL: Cientos de Miles Toman Las Calles en la Huelga Educativa Nacional

By Jakob Stein La siguiente es una compilación de reportes sobre manifestaciones en todo Brasil relacionadas con la Huelga Educativa Nacional, que se llevó a cabo la semana pasada el 15 de mayo. La huelga fue convocada en respuesta al gobierno fascista de Bolsonaro que anunciaba que recortarían treinta por ciento del presupuesto general para universidades y escuelas secundarias en un ataque por motivos ideológicos … Continue reading BRASIL: Cientos de Miles Toman Las Calles en la Huelga Educativa Nacional

BRAZIL: Revolutionary Peasants Achieve Electricity in Alagoas

By Jakob Stein For over fifteen years the peasants of the Renato Nathan Revolutionary Area have been fighting for electricity and have finally achieved this goal. The fight for electricity is part of the Agrarian Revolution in the region, allowing peasant families to increase production, raise their standard of living, and provide material support for other peasants to conquer land. Peasants began to occupy land … Continue reading BRAZIL: Revolutionary Peasants Achieve Electricity in Alagoas

BRAZIL: Images from Mass Demonstrations on May 30

By Jakob Stein An estimated 1.8 million people took to the streets on May 30 in over a hundred cities across Brazil. This was the second wave of massive coordinated demonstrations since Brazilian Minister of Education Abraham Weintraub announced a thirty percent funding cut for federal public high schools and universities to fight “leftist indoctrination” in the institutions. Bolsonaro’s dismantling of the Brazilian pension system … Continue reading BRAZIL: Images from Mass Demonstrations on May 30

BRAZIL: Bolsonaro Government Wages War Against the People

By Jakob Stein The military police have released a violent onslaught against the masses over the past several years that has only continued to escalate in 2019. Over the course of Jair Bolsonaro’s first six months as president of Brazil, he has received the lowest approval ratings of any president in their first year, been met with massive demonstrations across the country, and presided over … Continue reading BRAZIL: Bolsonaro Government Wages War Against the People

BRAZIL: Hundreds of Thousands Take the Streets in National Education Strike

By Jakob Stein The following is a compilation of reports on demonstrations across Brazil connected to the National Education Strike, held last week on Wednesday May 15. The strike was called in response to the fascist Bolsonaro administration announcing that they would be cutting thirty percent of the budget across the board for universities and high schools in an ideologically motivated attack on public education aimed … Continue reading BRAZIL: Hundreds of Thousands Take the Streets in National Education Strike

BRAZIL: Teachers and Students Mobilize against Bolsonaro

By Jakob Stein Since the Brazilian government announced budget cuts in education over the past few weeks, massive demonstrations have erupted at public universities around the country with teachers, professors, students, and parents joining forces to resist the measures. On April 29, Education Minister of Brazil Abraham Weintraub announced a 30% budget cut across the board at all federal public universities and high schools. It … Continue reading BRAZIL: Teachers and Students Mobilize against Bolsonaro