Brazilian Marxists punished by São Paulo Municipality for protesting against repression

Written by Esquerda Marxista - Brazil Wednesday, 29 January 2014

em-th Esquerda Marxista: Sao Paulo municipality wants to punish the Marxist Left for having participated in a demonstration against repression


Brazil: Repression increases – A colossal explosion from below is being prepared

Written by Esquerda Marxista in Brazil Friday, 08 November 2013

On October 27, the Military Police of São Paulo governor Alckmin killed yet another young man. The killer claims he inadvertently fired the gun. Douglas Martins was killed. He was 17 and lived in the poor neighbourhood of Jaçanã, famous for the Trem das Onze song by Adoniran Barbosa.


Brazil: June Protests continue with Strikes and Mobilizations of Workers

Written by Esquerda Marxista Tuesday, 22 October 2013

busfare-world-cup-movment-2-th copyThe struggles of the working class worldwide are heating up. In Brazil, after the "June Days" [protests against bus fare increases], the Dilma government, without meeting any of the demands raised by the youth and the working class, announced a package of mass privatizations: harbours, oil, roads and airports.


Brazil: A Turning Point in the Political Situation

Written by Serge Goulart (Esquerda Marxista and member of National Leadership of the PT) Friday, 27 September 2013

Brazil: A Turning Point in the Political SituationThe struggle for the reduction of public transport fares, which began in Sao Paulo, has sparked a change in the political situation in the country. The Marxist Left (Esquerda Marxista) was one of the initiators of this ongoing struggle back in May. Here Serge Goulart provides a balance sheet of that movement – originally published in America Socialista.


Brazil: Mass revolt of the youth, bankruptcy of class collaboration and extreme right-wing attacks

Written by Jorge Martin Tuesday, 25 June 2013

busfare-world-cup-movment-3-th copyWhat started as a small demonstration against an increase of 20 cents (barely 9 pence) in the price of public transport fares in Sao Paulo became a national mass movement which mobilised more than a million people in 80 cities, after having forced the mayor of the city Haddad and the regional governor Alckmin to retreat on June 19.


Sao Paulo, Brazil: Red Flag committee formed

Written by Esquerda Marxista (Brazil) Monday, 24 June 2013

The "Red Flag"  Committee of Struggle for a United Front in Defence of Democratic Freedoms and of the Workers', Popular and Student Organizations formed in São Paulo.


Brazil: After the first victory, build united workers' front to defend our organisations

Written by Esquerda Marxista (Brazil) Monday, 24 June 2013

busfare-world-cup-movment-3-th copyIn the late afternoon of June 19th, after the huge demonstrations which had been held in regional capitals and many other cities, the mayor of São Paulo announced, along with State Governor Geraldo Alckmin, that the price of bus and metro fares would be reversed back to 3 Reais. In Minas, the government is also looking into reducing fares, which were also reduced in Rio, and Recife, where the fares had been reduced even before the demonstrations took to the streets. Mayors from the interior of the country are announcing reductions, following on from São Paulo and Rio. This is a victory that affects the entire country.


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