Brazil
Thick smoke from human-caused fires in the Amazon spreads across South America

Ranchers and farmers are deliberately setting rainforest ablaze; wildfires increased by 82% over the same period in 2018

Contemporary Challenges for the Working Class and Peasantry in Brazil

Joao Pedro Stedile of the Landless Rural Workers Movement writes about the crisis of capitalism and the situation on the ground in Brazil

Education Tsunami strikes again in Brazil

Thousands of Brazilians students took to the streets in rejection of far-right president Jair Bolsonaro and his government’s attacks on public education and pensions

Brazilian students to protest against government’s education plan and pension reform

The third day of national protests will see rallies in more than 80 cities, calling for the end of policies of privatization

In a 10-1 vote, Supreme Court stays Brazil’s Lula transfer to São Paulo

Decision to transfer ex-president was about “shifting focus,” a jurist told Brasil de Fato: “Lula should be released”

Brumadinho, six months after a crime with no remedy

Vale is paying a minimum wage as emergency aid to less than 10% of the 944,000 people affected by the dam disaster

Brazil approved more new pesticides in 200 days than European Union did in 8 years

Bolsonaro administration approved 239 substances; pace is so fast that farm lobby stopped pushing “Poison Bill”

Driver rams truck into MST demonstration and kills 73-year-old

An MST member was killed and a journalist was injured after a truck was driven over protesters in Valinhos, São Paulo

“Funds for votes”: Brazil’s lower house passes pension overhaul in first-round vote

Federal representatives deliberate on controversial bill amid protests and political instability

Brazilian court postpones habeas corpus hearing for Lula

The Supreme Court decided on Tuesday to postpone the habeas corpus hearing which requests the disqualification of former judge Sérgio Moro

ATW 30 Around the World in 8 Minutes | Episode 30

In this episode, we bring you stories from people’s struggles in India, South Africa and Brazil..

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