In the last few days five trade
unionists have been sacked by the A.L.L.
(América Latina Logística S.A.) railway company (two in
Bauru, one in Campo
Grande and two in Corumbá), but the attack may become broader and the number of
trade unionists that may be sacked is 23. We are appealing to all readers to
take part in the protest campaign.
The recent municipal elections in Brazil have revealed a contradictory process, with the PT gaining in smaller towns and rural areas but losing ground in its traditional industrial urban strongholds. But there were some exceptions: where the Marxists of the PT stood the party vote went up massively and several were elected.
Letter from Pedro Santinho, coordinator of the Occupied Factory Council at Flasko:
“This is a serious threat to jobs and the struggle of the workers, which has lasted for more than five years and is an international example of struggle against capital.”
The Brazilian comrades of Esquerda Marxista have published a new issue of their journal Luta de Classes. It contains a 4-page special edition about the affiliation of Esquerda Marxista as the Brazilian section of the IMT. We provide here a PDF to download.
We publish a statement of the Marxist
Left in Brazil (Esquerda Marxista), which is addressed to Lula and
the government, condemning their approach to the crisis in Bolivia
and calling on them to support the revolution.