Category: Brazil

Patrick Heller: BRICS from below: counterpower movements in Brazil, India and South Africa

Recent protest waves in Brazil, India and South Africa reveal clear patterns of what can be called counterpower movements, movements that explicitly challenge the instrumentalization of political power

Danica Jorden: BRAZIL: Call to Impeach Dilma Not As Popular As Portrayed

Dilma, the former revolutionary now at the helm of the country as head of the PT, the leftist Workers Party, is a populist who continues to inspire more wide-spread, albeit less reported, manifestations of support outside of the country’s affluent city centres

Jason O'Hara: Repression as big business in pre-Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Big bucks are to be made in hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro — not least by repressing all voices of dissent

Patrick de Oliveira: The Paranoid Style in Brazilian Politics

The slow decline of the Brazilian Workers’ Party has emboldened the country’s growing right wing

Danica Jorden: Dilma Cries Upon Receipt of Truth Commission Report

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was overcome during her speech on Wednesday at the ceremony to honour the completion and reception of the National Truth Commission’s report

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Immanuel Wallerstein: The Global Consequences of the Left Victory in Brazil

Brazil’s politics are in many ways closer to those of western Europe and North America than almost any other country in the global South

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Atilio Boron: Brazil: A Pyrric Victory and What Comes Afterwards

Dilma’s victory was distressing and difficult

Alexandre Conceição: ‘Our big challenge is to continue the fight for structural reforms’

Interview with Alexandre Conceição, from the national leadership of the Movement of Rural Landless Workers

John L. Hammond: Why Dilma Should Look Back to Her Bases in Brazil’s Runoff Election

The runoff now sets up a clear choice between the two candidates whose views and programs are most polarized

Bruno Lima Rocha: Brazil and the Elections in the Second Round – the campaign midterm

The question remains: If Neoliberalism comes back, what to do? And now: Who will face it? Which social forces are able to challenge it?

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