Earlier this year a
Spanish comrade visited the occupied factories in Brazil and
wrote this report. This was before 150 armed police raided the factory on
orders of a judge. This report gives you a taste of what the CIPLA workers had
achieved. We must not allow all this to be destroyed. Please take part in the
international solidarity campaign and raise this issue wherever you can in the
The workers of the occupied
factory CIPLA were surprised this morning by 150 men, heavily armed, from the
Federal Police, who invaded the factory in order to arrest the members of the factory committee.
Few people know about the true history of the
abolition of slavery in Brazil.
The veteran revolutionary and leader of the Black Socialist movement in Brazil, José Carlos Miranda, puts the record straight. Also available in Portuguese.
Serge Goulart is the
leader of the movement of occupied factories in Brazil. He is also a member of the
national council of the PT. In this interview he outlines the situation facing
the workers in Brazil
and explains how he and his comrades in the PT are building a Marxist
Opposition within the party.
The workers at the CIPLA plant in Brazil have successfully run the
factory under workers’ control since they occupied it. The government had tried to
crush them by attempting to seize assets through the courts. The state is now
once more on the offensive. The leaders risk imprisonment and the factory could
be closed. But the workers are fighting back. They need your help.