Brazil is known as one of the countries with the greatest inequality in
ownership of wealth on the face of the earth. It is one thing to read or
hear this statistic. It is however quite a shocking experience to be
confronted with the reality of what this means.
It started with the killing of the American missionary Dorothy Stang on
the 12th of February. She was murdered because she fought against the
powerful interests that carry out illegal logging in the Amazons.
Amidst enthusiastic scenes upwards of a thousand workers, young people
and representatives from the landless movement, a new party which has
been named "Party for Socialism and Liberty" (SOL, the Portuguese word
for sun) was formed in Brasília, Brazil’s Federal capital, over the
weekend of 5 and 6...
Just one year following the Presidential election victory of Luiz
InÃ¡cio da Silva (or Lula as he is popularly known), of the Workers’
Party (PT), a new movement has been launched by former PT activists,
trade unionists, and socialists to begin the task of building a new
workers’ socialist party in...
"I am not saying that the dream is over, but I think I dreamed the wrong
dream”. Those were the words of former PT (Workers’ Party) federal
deputy from Rio de Janeiro, Fernando Gabeira, who has just announced his
resignation from the PT in protest against the Lula government’s