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Brazil: The death of comrade Chico Lessa – one of our own

Written by Esquerda Marxista Monday, 02 March 2015
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foto selecionada chicoThe Central Committee of Esquerda Marxist (the Marxist Left) notes with deep regret the death of our comrade Chico Lessa, which occurred on Saturday morning (28/02). We offer all our sympathy to the family and friends of Comrade Chico.

 

Successful Revolutionary Summer Camp in Brazil

Written by Ben Gliniecki Wednesday, 21 January 2015
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summer-camp2015-5200 youth participated from across Brazil in revolutionary summer camp organised by the Brazilian Marxists of Esquerda Marxista.

 

Brazil: Who is the World Cup for?

Written by Alex Minoru and Gabriel Pinho in Brazil Thursday, 12 June 2014
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fifa-cartoonToday the World Cup opens in Brazil, but with a very different atmosphere to what usually accompanies such an event, as the widespread protest movements and strikes taking place in the country clearly demonstrate. Here we publish an article by comrades of the Esquerda Marxista [Marxist Left] that highlights the enormous social and class contradictions that have surfaced around the tournament.

   

FIFA World Cup: Wave of protests and strikes unleashed in Brazil

Written by Farshad Azadian Tuesday, 10 June 2014
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fifa-food-thThe World Cup events being held in 12 cities across Brazil are set to begin in several days. Half a million tourists are expected to flood into Brazil. However, instead of the expected celebrations and weeks of national rejoicing in a country long-known for its proud football traditions, there is enormous tension as the events are set to begin on June 12th.

 

Brazilian Marxists punished by São Paulo Municipality for protesting against repression

Written by Esquerda Marxista - Brazil Wednesday, 29 January 2014
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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
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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
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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.

   

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