Showing posts with label Brazil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brazil. Show all posts

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Rio de Janeiro massacre: Brazilian Communist Party blasts Bolsonaro's "genocidal government"

"We denounce that an extermination is underway, a racist and elitist policy conducted by the extreme right government of Cláudio Castro in the State of Rio de Janeiro, in alignment with the genocidal government of Bolsonaro and Mourão", reads a statement of the Brazilian Communist Party (PCB) following the massacre in Jacarezinho neighborhood which led to the deaths of 25 people.

"Once again the public security policy, with its logic of confrontation and slaughter, led to panic and fear among the population. The result of this criminal action was the largest slaughter (known) in the history of Rio de Janeiro. Bursts of gunfire, helicopters with snipers, armored vehicles and grenades weaved the morning scenery in Jacarezinho, added to reports of home invasions, assaults and illegal seizures of mobile phones", points out the Rio de Janeiro Regional Committee of PCB. 

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Brazil's double pandemic: Bolsonaro and Coronavirus

In Brazil we have been experiencing two simultaneous crises: a deep, political crisis that is worsening at every moment, as shown in Bolsonaro’s recent speech at the United Nations Organization, in which he stated that Brazil has been taking adequate care of the environment, on the very moment that there are fires all over the Amazon and the Pantanal regions, a speech that has brought about criticism all over the world.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Down with Bolsonaro and his genocidal policy! Statement by the Brazilian Communist Party

With more than 57,600 deaths and 1.35 million cases, the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil worsens day by day. A major factor which has contributed to the spread of the virus and the increased death toll is the policy of the far-right Bolsonaro government. 

In a statement issued on July 26th, the National Political Commission of the Brazilian Communist Party (PCB) exposes the great responsibilities of Jair Bolsonaro's government, pointing out that Brazil is undergoing a political crisis. The full statement of PCB, in both English and Portuguese, is the following:

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Brazilian Communist Party (PCB) denounces Bolsonaro for "crimes against humanity"

In a statement regarding the current situation in Brazil, the COVID-19 pandemic and the policy of the far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian Communist Party (Partido Comunista Brasileiro) points out:

The capitalist crisis, aggravated by the global Coronavirus pandemic, continues to aggravate and threaten peoples' lives. The number of people infected and killed by COVID-19 increases. Even in this scenario, imperialism continues to show its claws to maintain the profit rates of the capitalist monopolies at any cost. 

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Brazil's fascist President Bolsonaro launches new party "against communism"

The far-right President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro launched on Thursday a new political party called "Alliance for Brazil", which will put an emphasis on fighting communism. 

The announcement for the new party took place in Brasilia, with a strong appeal to extreme conservatism, including "respect for God and religion", the defense to carry firearms for the protection of private property, the rejection of globalization and the fight against socialism-communism. 

Monday, September 2, 2019

Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV): What is going on in the Amazon isn’t fire; its capitalism

The Politbureau of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) in its weekly press conference held August 26 declared its position regarding the serious situation which affects the Brazilian Amazonian region
With respect, the Secretary for International Relations of the Central Committee of the PCV, Carolus Wimmer, said: "The PCV warns that what is going on in the Amazon isn’t fire, its capitalism. There is a wave of information which is looking to hide the truth of the problem. The consequence of the expansion of the interests of the transnational firms in our region has naturally not only caused the exploitation of the workers and misery and hunger for the popular masses, but also the destruction of the environment."  

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Greece: Protest of KNE outside the Brazilian embassy for the disaster in Amazon

With a protest outside the Brazilian embassy in Athens, hundreds of members of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) raised their voice against the ecological disaster that is taking place in Amazonia. 

As 902.gr portal reports, the demonstrators beared pickets with slogans such as "their profits destroy our lives and the environment, lets stop them - lets overthrow them" and "neither Trump nor Macron, the solution will be given by the people's struggle", while they marched all the way from Syntagma Square to the Embassy of Brazil

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Amazon rainforest is burning — Bolsonaro is a modern Nero

An immense ecological disaster has been taking place for over two weeks in the "earth's lungs", the Amazon rainforest in South America

According to the estimations of Brazilian and Bolivian authorities, more than 500,000 acres of virgin forest have already been destroyed, thousands of wild animals have been killed and several local tribes have been affected. 

It must be noted that the area of Amazon covers 7.4 million square kilometres (5 million sq klm consist of dense rainforest), spreading to 9 countries including Brazil (60%), Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Equador, Paraguay, Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana. The huge rainforest of Amazon has been characteristed as the "earth's lungs", taking into account that it absorbs approximately 1 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Bolsonaro the fascist: Brazil's new president threatens to target Cuba and Venezuela

Brazil’s fascist new president Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday that he would take all action “within the rule of law and democracy” to oppose the governments of Venezuela and Cuba

A fervent anticommunist, praiser of the crimes committed during the 1964-1985 dictatorial military regime in Brazil and loyal ally of U.S. imperialism, Bolsonaro unleashed threats against Cuba and Venezuela during a Facebook live video, without providing further details. 

It is characteristic that the U.S. government has expressed its support towards Bolsonaro, counting on the new Brazilian administration for the implementation of the imperialist plans in Latin America.

Monday, October 29, 2018

The People vs Bolsonaro: The Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB) calls for broad unity to defend democracy

On the occasion of the electoral victory of the far-right, dictatorship-admirer Jair Bolsonaro in the presidency, the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB) calls for a broad democratic front in defense of democracy and people's rights. The statement, in both english and portuguese, is the following: 
The election of Jair Bolsonaro in the presidential elections establishes a new political period in our country, marked by threats to democracy, national patrimony, the sovereignty of the nation and the rights of the people. It was elected a president of the Republic clearly determined to establish a dictatorial government, to implement, blood and fire, an ultra-liberal and neo-colonial program.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

KKE: Solidarity to Brazilian communists - Solidariedade aos comunistas do Brasil

In a message to the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB) and the Brazilian Communist Party (PCB), the International Relations Section of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) expresses its solidarity to the communists and the working people of Brazil

More specifically, the KKE condemns the antiworker-antipeople policy and the reactionary positions expressed by the presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro

Friday, October 12, 2018

Brazil's communists call for broad electoral democratic front against Bolsonaro

A broad electoral democratic front against the fascist presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is in the making in Brazil, after the results of the first round and two weeks before the second round on October 28th. 

In the first round, the far-right Bolsonaro received 46% of the votes while the candidate of the social democratic Workers' Party (PT) Fernando Haddad got 29.3%.

In a statement, the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB)- the leader of which, Manuela D'Ávila is Haddad's vice presidential candidate- calls for broad support towards Haddad on the basis of the unity of the left forces. More specifically, the statement of the Communist Party's National Political Commission writes:

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Jair Bolsonaro is a Fascist: 10 quotes from Brazil's far-right presidential candidate

After the first round's results in the presidential elections that took place last Sunday in Brazil, the political parties are already preparing the alliances for the second round which is going to be held on October 28th. 

The major contestants are the far-right candidate of the Social Liberal Party under the slogan "Brazil above everything, God above everyone" and, on the other hand, of the candidate of the social democratic Workers' Party (PT) Fernando Haddad. 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

PT-PCdoB coalition in Brazil: Be aware of social democracy bearing gifts, comrades!

By Nikos Mottas.

In a highly controversial decision, which may have negative effects for the country's working class movement in the long term, the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB) agreed to participate in an electoral coalition with the social democratic Workers' Party (PT). 

The alliance between PCdoB and PT came as a result of the effort to create a broader alliance between "left forces" against the conservative and right-wing forces. More specifically, according to a statement issued by the Communist Party (PCdoB) "the coalition between PCdoB and PT has emerged as the possible and important alliance to build the victory of progressive forces in view of the strong orchestration of the conservative and coup forces."

Thursday, April 27, 2017

PAME expresses solidarity with the General Strike of the workers of Brazil on April 28

The All Workers Militant Front (PAME) that represents the class trade union movement of Greece, expresses its solidarity with the working class and the unions of Brazil, the CTB and the friends and affiliates of WFTU in Brazil, for the General Strike of April 28
The workers of Brazil are going on General Strike on April 28 against the antiworkers’ reforms planned by the Temer Government on Social Security and labour legislation. The General Strike of April 28, which has been prepared systematically by the class trade unions of Brazil for weeks, aims to be the biggest strike action since the great General Strike of 1917.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Solidarity with comrade Taly Nayandra of the Brazilian Communist Party (PCB)

With a statement, the Brazilian Communist Party (Partido Comunista Brasileiro) strongly denounces the brutality of the Brazilian Military Police against the PCB and Communist Youth Union's member Taly Nayandra Figueira dos Santos.

A indigenous activist and militant communist, Nayandra has been a candidate for vice-mayor in the city of Manaus, in the region of Amazonas.

According to the PCB, comrade Taly Nayandra was arrested by the local Military Police on Saturday 25th of February and suffered physical and psychological torture for more than an hour. 

Nayandra was placed in a room alone and was severely beaten by police officers with punches, face slaps and kicks, while she was also psychologically battered. After all this torture, she was left alone in a street of São Raimundo neighborhood in Manaus.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Olga Benário Prestes (1908-1942)

Olga Benário Prestes is an extraordinary- but not broadly known- case of a Brazilian communist hero. Olga was born in Munich, Germany as Olga Gutmann Benário, to a Jewish family. At the age of 15, In 1923, she joined the Communist Youth International and in 1928 she helped her husband and comrade Otto Braun's escape from Moabit prison. She went to Czechoslovakia and from there, reunited with Braun, to Moscow. As an active figure of the Communist Youth International, Olga undertakes several missions; in one of these she was briefly arrested in Britain accussed as a spy. 

In 1934 she was tasked with helping the return to Brazil of Luís Carlos Prestes, the leader of the Communist Party of Brazil, to whom she was assigned as a bodyguard. In order to accomplish this mission, false papers were created stating that they were a Portuguese married couple. After a failed insurrection in November 1935, Benário and her husband went into hiding, and after barely escaping a police raid at Ipanema, they were both eventually arrested in January 1936, during the harsh anti-communist campaign declared after dictator Getúlio Vargas had proclaimed martial law and was already plotting the 1937 coup that would eventually lead to the institution of the fascist-like Estado Novo régime.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Rio Olympic Games- A celebration for the capitalist elites and multinational corporations, not for the people

COMMENTARY:

These days, the beautiful city of Rio De Janeiro is divided by a wall- on one side are the new, luxurious Olympic venues which are ready to host athletes from all over the world; on the other side, there is a complex of multiple favelas where poverty, misery and gangs dominate. This divided face of Rio mirrors the immense class-based inequalities in Brazil; a capitalist country of over 200 million people which is the world's ninth largest economy by nominal GDP. 

More than 20% of Brazil's population lives below poverty line and less than 2 million brazilians (1% of the total population) owns 13% of the total household income. According to Forbes, the 15 richest families in Brazil are worth an estimated $122 billion- that means approximately 5% of the country's GDP. This is the social and economic framework of the country which hosts the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

On the developments in Brazil - The dilemmas of bourgeois management and the necessity of the anti-capitalist struggle

The people must disentangle themselves from the dilemmas of bourgeois management.
Source: Rizospastis, 22/5/2016 / Reproduced from inter.kke.gr.

The developments in Brazil, the escalation of the political crisis have been at the centre of attention internationally.
This is not strange, as we are talking about the 7th largest economy in the world, the 5th largest country in terms of area and population, and the largest country in the planet's southern hemisphere. A country that in previous years witnessed high levels of capitalist growth, indeed in 2011 it replaced Britain as being the world's 6th largest economy.
It plays a significant role in the framework of the BRICS alliance (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) as well as in important inter-state capitalist unions (.e.g.Celac, Mercosur/Unasur) that are being promoted in the American continent. We should also bear in mind that since 2004, i.e. in the period of the "progressive" governments, it has been the head of the military intervention in Haiti, which is being carried out under the mantle of the UN.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

José Reinaldo (Partido Comunista do Brasil): "Coup opens a new phase of the political struggle in Brazil"

Source: Solidnet.org
The legislative-judicial-mediatic coup d’etat in Brazil is going on. On April 17, under authoritarian and farcical driving, the House of Representatives approved the admissibility of impeachment proceedings against the President of the Republic. In the coming days, the Senate welcome the decision, by simple majority, authorize the opening of the procedure and immediately result in expulsion for up to 180 days of President Dilma Rousseff from the post to which she was democratically elected, with 54 million votes.
By José Reinaldo Carvalho (*).
In few months, the Senate will took the predicable final decision, converted to the Court, under the Presidency of the Supreme Court. The traced and executed script in both congressional houses showed so far that there is a game of marked cards and the exercise of a relentless power of the majority made up of reactionary parties. There are not worth logic, rationality or the truth of the facts. It is an abominable counterfeit trial, led by disgusting politicians. A ritual used to give a false constitutionality to something that is already decided. . A judgment made as an expression of a coup, which does not take into account consistent legal criteria.
In recent days, another throw into unbelievable coup plot, aimed at medium-term future: the request of the Attorney General to the Supreme Court to investigate President Dilma Rousseff and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for "obstruction operation Lava Jato[1]". Invested of Torquemada powers, the attorney general has denounced Lula as "head of a criminal organization" in the operation of the so-called "petrolão[2]".