Lula da Silva

The Politics of Brazil's Carnival

Free Lula Samba at Brazil’s Carnival

March 4, 2019

It is generally assumed that Carnival in Brazil is mostly just a big party. However, as Mike Fox reports from Brazil, it actually has its origins in politically motivated concerns and this is true now more than ever

Brazil's Unions Push Back on Assault on Labor

Brazil’s Unions Push Back on Assault on Labor

February 22, 2019

Brazil’s labor movement is gradually mobilizing against the new right-wing president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, who is putting his program of assaulting labor rights and social security into effect. Mike Fox reports from Brazil

Lula da Silva's Second Conviction Another Travesty of Justice

Lula da Silva’s Second Conviction Another Travesty of Justice

February 12, 2019

Former Workers Party President Lula da Silva was convicted to another 12 years and 11 months in a case that is almost identical to his first conviction, neither of which had any solid evidence, says Brasilwire’s Brian Mier

While Activists Mobilize for Lula, Right-wing Extremist is Inaugurated in Brazil

While Activists Mobilize for Lula, Right-wing Extremist is Inaugurated in Brazil

January 2, 2019

January 1st was the inauguration of Brazil’s new right-wing extremist president Jair Bolsonaro. In his speech he promised to rid Brazil of socialism. Meanwhile, at a prison in Curitiba, thousands gathered in support of former Workers Party President Lula. Mike Fox reports from Brazil

Brazil's 'Slow Motion Coup' - General Admits Intimidating Court into Imprisoning Lula da Silva

Brazil’s ‘Slow Motion Coup’ – General Admits Intimidating Court into Imprisoning Lula da Silva

November 14, 2018

The latest revelation about Brazil’s slow motion coup, designed to ensure that the center-left remains out of power and the far-right takes control, involves a general who admitted that he threatened the Supreme Court so it would imprison presidential front-runner Lula da Silva. We discuss the development with Brian Mier

Brazil's Presidential Election is Part of a 'Global Reactionary Cycle'

Brazil’s Presidential Election is Part of a ‘Global Reactionary Cycle’

October 10, 2018

With the near first-round election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil last Sunday, the country is on the precipice of a neoliberal neofascism, which fits into a very dangerous larger global cycle towards the right, says Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos

As polls near, people’s movements mobilize to beat fascism and Bolsonaro

As polls near, people’s movements mobilize to beat fascism and Bolsonaro

October 7, 2018

By Zoe PC / Peoples Dispatch. Millions of Brazilians will vote on October 7 in the first presidential elections since the 2016 coup which deposed Dilma Rousseff On October 4, the day before the last presidential debate in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, the ultra-right wing candidate, took to social media and announced that the TV station,…

Brazil's Historic Presidential Election: Left and Right Have Equal Chance of Winning

Brazil’s Historic Presidential Election: Left and Right Have Equal Chance of Winning

September 21, 2018

Now that frontrunner Lula da Silva of the Workers Party has been eliminated from the presidential race, his running mate, Fernando Haddad and far-right Jair Bolsonaro look likely to make the run-off after the first round vote on October 7th

Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil's Far-Right Version of Trump Leads the Presidential Race

Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil’s Far-Right Version of Trump Leads the Presidential Race

September 18, 2018

We update our profile of Jair Bolsonaro, who is leading in the presidential race in opinion polls, now that Workers Party candidate Lula da Silva was forced out of the race on corruption charges. Michael Fox reports

Lula da Silva Attends PT Rally Campaign

Brazil’s Workers’ Party Replaces Lula with Running Mate for the Presidency

September 11, 2018

Fernando Haddad will be the Brazilian Workers’ Party’s presidential candidate, replacing Lula da Silva. Brazil’s Supreme Court had disqualified frontrunner Silva last week and now the race is on to beat far-right Jair Bolsonaro. Michael Fox reports from Brazil