Brazil: Combative Peasant Protest Blocks Highway, Denounces Bolsonaro Government

By Ben Robinson On July 15, the National Front of Struggle (Frente Nacional de Luta) and the League of Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres) organized a protest in the state of Minas Gerais, which included blocking a major highway with a flaming barricade. The peasant demonstration raised slogans against the genocidal government of fascist President Jair Bolsonaro, which has caused the death of … Continue reading Brazil: Combative Peasant Protest Blocks Highway, Denounces Bolsonaro Government

A Nova Democracia: The Importance and Limits of Demonstrations

Editors’ note: The following is an unofficial translation of the weekly editorial from Brazilian people’s newspaper A Nova Democracia published on June 24. Tribune has added two footnotes to clarify terms. By the Editorial Board of A Nova Democracia Last Saturday, June 19, the country witnessed the biggest street demonstrations in recent years. In all capitals, in several other cities, and abroad, hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading A Nova Democracia: The Importance and Limits of Demonstrations

Brazil: Protests across Country Denounce the Genocidal Military Government of Bolsonaro

By David Martinez Tens of thousands demonstrated across Brazil this past Saturday against the genocidal military government of fascist president Jair Bolsonaro. As reported by Brazilian revolutionary newspaper A Nova Democracia (AND), demonstrations took place in over 200 cities and towns, with the wide participation of the Brazilian people, including workers, students, unions, and people’s organizations. Protesters raised demands for the COVID-19 vaccine, jobs, and … Continue reading Brazil: Protests across Country Denounce the Genocidal Military Government of Bolsonaro

Brazil: Workers Set Barricades Ablaze, Protest against Government Negligence

By Nélida Tello The demand for vaccines, emergency aid, and reduced cost of gas intensified on Tuesday as workers in São Paulo set barricades on fire restricting travel on two major roads.  The protest was a response to the federal and state government negligent response to COVID. Cities across the state of São Paulo are not prepared to treat an influx of ICU patients, as … Continue reading Brazil: Workers Set Barricades Ablaze, Protest against Government Negligence

A Nova Democracia: Assassins in Power

The following is an unoffical translation from the original article in Portuguese by A Nova Democracia: Editorial Semanal – Assassinos no poder By the Editorial Board of A Nova Democracia The scenes that come from Manaus are terrifying, in all aspects. The indescribable drama of people dying without oxygen, accompanied by the collapse of even the funerary system and the potentially irreversible damage – physical … Continue reading A Nova Democracia: Assassins in Power

Brazil: Cartoonist Faces Censorship for Challenging Bolsonaro, Artists Rally in Support

By David Martinez The fascist Bolsonaro regime is targeting Brazilian cartoonist Renato Aroeira and journalist Ricardo Noblat for the creation and dissemination of an editorial cartoon that shows Bolsanaro painting a swastika onto the red cross medical symbol. Other cartoonists have shown solidarity by recreating the cartoon in their own style to challenge the threat of censorship and sharing their work with the hashtag #SomosTodosAroeira … Continue reading Brazil: Cartoonist Faces Censorship for Challenging Bolsonaro, Artists Rally in Support

Brazil: Military Police Arrest 112 Antifascist Demonstrators

By Nélida Tello A demonstration against fascist President Jair Bolsonaro and the military high command scheduled for the morning of June 7 at the Mercado de São Braz in the city of Belém was heavily repressed by Military Police before it could even begin. Demonstrations were held in 11 states as well as the federal capital. Before the demonstration stated, Belém Superintendence of Mobility (SEMOB) … Continue reading Brazil: Military Police Arrest 112 Antifascist Demonstrators

Brazil: Bolsonaro Studies ‘State of Siege’ to Guard Against Popular Rebellion

By Jakob Stein This week a right-wing magazine leaked information that fascist Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been studying the ‘state of siege’ decree under the guise of combatting the coronavirus. By decreeing a state of siege, Bolsonaro would be able to suspend the powers of both the judicial and legislative branches of government and consequently expand and consolidate the far-right’s control over the reactionary … Continue reading Brazil: Bolsonaro Studies ‘State of Siege’ to Guard Against Popular Rebellion