Topic: Brazil

  • Bulldozing favelas for FIFA

    In the Favela de Metro, near the Maracanã stadium, families were forced out at gunpoint in preparation for the World Cup.

  • Striking on the eve of the Cup

    A member of a left-wing Brazilian labor federation calls for solidarity with the growing protests among Brazilian workers.

  • Shining a light on soccer's invisible dictators

    Protests, strikes and direct actions have been erupting across Brazil as the 2014 FIFA World Cup approaches.

  • What have Brazil's protesters won?

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has made concessions to the protest movement, but mass pressure is still needed.

  • Private transit, public protest

    What started as anger at rising transit fares has morphed into demands over education, health care and political corruption.

  • The road to revolt in Brazil

    Brazil's mass protests were first sparked by transit fare hikes, but quickly became popular mobilizations on other issues.

  • Brazil's collective rage

    A Brazilian activist explains how mass protests have spread across the country, with left- and right-wing forces vying for influence.

  • Brazilians confront the austerity games

    The protests rocking Brazil are a reaction to warped priorities--billions spent on sports extravaganzas and nothing on the needs of working people.

  • The Free Fare struggle rises up

    The streets of São Paulo became a war zone when riot police attacked a peaceful demonstration protesting transit fare hikes.

  • Brazil says no to Israeli arms

    Activists in Brazil protested the presence of Israeli weapons manufacturers at an arms bazaar in Rio de Janeiro.

  • The Olympian war on Brazil's poor

    Every day in the slums that surround Brazil's major cities, the authorities are "making Brazil ready for the Games."

  • Jailed for protesting Obama's visit

    The visit of Barack Obama to Brazil was marked by the politically motivated arrest of 13 Brazilian citizens for protesting him.

  • We won't pay for the crisis

    The rich must pay for the global crisis, and anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist, feminist, environmentalist and socialist alternatives are necessary.

  • Taking on GM in Brazil

    A key union in Brazil is using job actions and a call for labor and community solidarity to fight General Motors' decision to lay off 802 workers.