BRAZIL: Workers, Students Participate in 48-Hour National Education Strike

Photo: The Popular Revolutionary Student Movement (MEPR) raises a banner reading “Defend Education Tooth and Nail!” in Rio de Janeiro during the National Education Strike By Jakob Stein Starting on October 2, Brazilian students and workers participated in a massive two-day National Education Strike against the reactionary policies of fascist President Jair Bolsonaro, who has set out to privatize public education as well as dismantle … Continue reading BRAZIL: Workers, Students Participate in 48-Hour National Education Strike

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