Lula is free and polling ahead for this year’s presidential election in Brazil. Is the far right losing its stronghold in Brazilian politics?
Sabrina Fernandes is a Brazilian eco-socialist organizer and communicator with a sociology PhD from Carleton University, Canada. She is a postdoctoral fellow with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and the person behind Marxist YouTube channel Tese Onze.
With Jair Bolsonaro and the Right in a state of disarray, Lula da Silva is weighing his path back to the Brazilian presidency. That path is littered with contradictions — many difficult, some potentially dangerous.
Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro is trying to tone down his well-deserved reputation as a climate change denier. But the new proposals from his government serve the same purpose of blocking the radical measures we need to address the climate crisis.
With the help of liberals and centrists, Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro has politicized the military and the courts to hold onto power. For Brazil’s establishment, authoritarianism is preferable to socialism.
If Jair Bolsonaro isn’t stopped, Brazil may go down a far-right path of no return. We need a political project strong enough to defeat him.
The core of Bolsonarism is hatred of Brazil’s organized working class, which today — despite no threat of socialist revolution — is incarnated in the PT and the image of Lula.
Jacobin’s Bhaskar Sunkara talks to Fernando Haddad, the Lula-backed, Workers Party candidate for president about the Brazilian elite’s contempt for democracy and whether his party can return to power.
An interview with Sônia Guajajara, an indigenous woman running for Brazil’s presidency.
As Lula’s judicial saga moves into a new stage, the Brazilian left faces more questions than ever.
The Brazilian right’s efforts to destroy abortion rights are key to their broader crusade against the Left.
Looking back at thirteen years of ambiguous reform and one swift counteroffensive.
Today’s repression of social movements in Brazil has roots in the Workers Party’s time in power.
The desperate attempt to prevent Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment is driving the Workers’ Party ever rightward.
Marina Silva’s “post-ideological” politics is attracting support in advance of Sunday’s Brazilian elections.