PT gets highest vote in first round and goes to runoff. The Workers
Party candidate, Lula, got the highest vote for president in the first
round. With 99% of votes counted, he had 46.4% of valid votes against
23.2% for pro-government candidate José Serra (PSDB). The other main
candidates, Garotinho (PSB) and Gomes...
As comrades will know from a previous circular
the Brazilian comrades have been leading a teachers strike in Cotia,
Brazil. This strike has been attacked by the police. Messages of support
and protest are urgently needed and should be sent to the e/mail address
"What triggered the movement was the announcement of a small bonus
payment. In fact, more than a bonus, this kind of one-off payment aims
to offset the absence of a wage increase to track inflation over several
years. The bonus was to vary from 60 to 120 Brazilian reais (approx. 17
to 34 USD). But at the same time,...
A THOUSAND people polled by The History Channel named the attack on the
World Trade Center and the Pentagon a year ago on 11 September as "the
most memorable event in world history". This is clearly an exaggeration.
WILL THE United States go to war against Iraq? Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld
appear determined to bring about a ‘regime change’ through a pre-emptive
strike. They undoubtedly have the military power to destroy Saddam’s
regime. But the consequences would be horrendous for the people of Iraq
and the whole...
On September 28 and 29, politicians and corporate representatives in our
nation’s capital will again be besieged by tens of thousands of
protesters opposing their agenda of war and corporate globalization.
What’s happening in DC at the end of September to warrant all this
protest? The International Monetary...
IN THE days running up to Brazil’s World Cup quarter-final match with
England, Wall Street speculators pinned their hopes on a Brazil victory
to assuage anxieties over Brazil’s financial crisis and poor poll
ratings for their preferred presidential candidate, Jose Serra.