With the presidential election drawing closer, we have witnesses a disturbing rise in political violence against Brazilian Workers’ Party supporters and officials; while Bolsonaro’s regime is ramping up threats and attacks against the electoral system.
In response to these threats, and the tragic murder of Workers’ Party official Marcelo Arruda by a far-right Bolsonaro supporter, an Early Day Motion has been tabled in parliament condemning political violence.
On June 23rd the Brazil Solidarity Initiative hosted an online rally in support of Lula and the return of hope to Brazil, with hundreds tuning in to show their solidarity ahead of the October Presidential election .
A presidential election takes place in Brazil this autumn which can give socialists around the world much hope, writes chair of Young Labour Jess Barnard.
Earlier this month, I was honoured to speak at the London launch of the international committee for Lula’s bid to return to the presidency of Brazil.
It was great to see Brazilians here in London ready to organise for change for workers across Brazil, who opinion polls show are ready to reject President Bolsonaro and elect Lula as a president committed to opposing savage austerity and the far-right’s politics of hate.
In cities in Brazil and across the globe, campaign launch events were held to celebrate former Brazilian President Lula da Silva, the candidate set to beat far-right president Bolsonaro in the October elections.
In London, PT Londres (the Brazilian Workers’ Party in London) hosted Brazilian campaigners, solidarity activists and representatives from across the Labour movement in a joyous show of support for Lula’s candidacy. The meeting heard contributions from Jeremy Corbyn, Christine Blower, Andy McDonald MP, Jess Barnard, academics, trade union leaders and PT activists mobilising ahead of the elections.
Join activists and volunteers from Brazil Matters, CAFOD, Greenpeace, Survival International, Amazon Rebellion, London Mining Network, and the Brazil Solidarity Initiative to protest in support of indigenous communities in Brazil.
By Bia Lacerda Ratton, Brazilian Workers’ Party (PT) London Youth Activist
This week saw International Women’s Day recognised across the globe. It’s important to re-emphasise the role and contribution of women to the creation of a new world order with peace, global justice and socialism at the centre.
Global estimates published by the WHO show that approximately one in three women worldwide have suffered physical and/or sexual violence by a partner or third parties during their lifetime
Leaders of the Workers Party (PT) and social movements gathered in seminars of the PT caucus in the House and Senate say that the main task is to recover the economy and promote social justice.
By the Brazilian Workers’ Party (PT)
Leaders of entities linked to the PT (Lula Institute and Perseu Abramo Foundation) and to the social and trade union movement (MST, CUT and IndustriALL-Brazil) said on Tuesday (1st Feb) that a future Lula government will have the main task of pulling Brazil out of the current economic crisis and lessening the social setbacks after the 2016 coup.
The Landless Movement of Brazil (MST), one of Latin America’s largest social movements, brings us in depth analysis of progressive groups uniting around former President Lula da Silva to defeat Bolsonaro and the far-right in the October 2022 presidential elections, and the political context of the biggest battle-ground against the far-right globally.
By the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra(MST)
The end of the year 2021 was marked by record inflation, by the tragedy of the rains, especially in Bahia, Minas Gerais and now in São Paulo, and by the spread of diseases, the influenza variant (H3N2) and the omicron strain of COVID-19. Fear and insecurity with rains, diseases and social crisis started a decisive year in the political struggle, with the presidential elections.
As Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s domestic and international status continues to decline sharply, former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is stepping up his campaign to win the presidential election that will take place in October this year.