Brazil: Why has Cunha accepted the request for Dilma's impeachment?

Written by Esquerda Marxista Thursday, 03 December 2015

The President [Speaker] of the Brazilian parliament, Eduardo Cunha is manoeuvring in an attempt to save his own skin. [Cunha has been charged with taking millions in bribes in connection with a kickbacks scheme that has embroiled state-run oil company Petrobras.] What does his acceptance of the request to initiate impeachment against Dilma mean? And what position should the working class adopt?


Brazil: The struggle is for the abolition of the existing order

Written by Esquerda Marxista - Brazil Monday, 19 October 2015

emBoth the internal and external debt of Brazil are skyrocketing. The internal debt has reached R$3.6trn and the external debt is now US$555bn. International capital is becoming worried about default.


Brazil: Marxist Left asks to join PSOL

Written by Esquerda Marxista - Brazil Friday, 02 October 2015

emIn April this year, the Marxist Left decided, in its National Conference, to break with the PT, faced with the irreversible and accelerated process of the party’s liquidation as a class party. (see Esquerda Marxista (Marxist Left) decides to leave the PT and fight for a left front)


Brazilian social movements reject police repression in Mexico

Written by Esquerda Marxista - Brazil Thursday, 03 September 2015

mexico2On Wednesday, September 2, there were simultaneous protests outside the Mexican consulates in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.


Brazil: PT congress, a picture of the party's bankruptcy

Written by Esquerda Marxista - Brazil Thursday, 02 July 2015

em-thDuring the 11th to the 13th of June the downbeat 5th Congress of the PT (Partido Trabalhador – the “Workers Party”) took place. This was a congress marked by disinterest in the plenary speeches, by booing from its participants, by pessimism about the political situation, demonstrating a crisis in the Party that deepens every day. This situation is set to continue as this Congress reaffirmed the political line that caused all this, a line promoted by the interests of a corrupted leadership.


Esquerda Marxista (Marxist Left) decides to leave the PT and fight for a left front

Written by Esquerda Marxista Tuesday, 05 May 2015

Esquerda Marxista (Marxist Left) decides to leave the PT and fight for a left frontOn April 20 and 21, Esquerda Marxista held its "Chico Lessa" National Conference in the city of Praia Grande, near São Paulo. There were more than 100 participants from different states of the country, including delegates from the different regions. The delegates were elected following political discussions over the Central Committees report on the situation in Brazil. The Conference took place after the successful National Cadre School, an educational meeting held between April 17 and 19 in the  same area as the Conference.


[VIDEO] Brazilian teachers protest violently attacked by police - 200 injured

Written by In Defence of Marxism Thursday, 30 April 2015

More than 200 people are reported to have been injured as a teachers protest was violently attacked by special force police in the Brazilian city of Curitiba. The activists of the Esquerda Marxista [Marxist Left], the Brazilian section of the IMT, were present on the front line of the demonstration. Besides tear gas, which was thrown from police helicopters, the Police attacked the crowds with thousands of rubber bullets, pepper gas, water canons and attack dogs. At the same time 17 police officers, from the special forces refused to intervene against the protesters. Below we publish videos of the scenes:


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