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15.10.2014 Dilma Rousseff, the PT candidate for reelection, wins the first round with 41.6% of the votes, the lowest vote in the first round since 1989. Aécio Neves, who until a few days ago was not considered a serious contender in pre-election polls, was the main winner with 33.6%, surpassing the candidate Marina Silva of the PSB, which was defeated with only 21.3%, eliminating the “third way” against PT-PSDB polarization.
12.06.2014 After the end of the five-day strike of the São Paulo subway workers, from La Verdad Obrera we interviewed Marília Rocha, an activist of the great strike and a militant of the LER-QI (a fraternal group of the PTS) and one the 42 workers laid off by the company with support from the Governor of São Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin.
08.06.2014 On the fourth day of the historic subway workers strike in Sao Paulo, which stopped the economic capital of the country for four days before the opening of the World Cup, the Regional Labor Court (TRT) dismissed the strike as illegal.
07.06.2014 Police arrested 13 subway workers, who are being held at Ana Rosa Station (36 DP street Tutoia, Vila Mariana), and repressed workers and youth who were demonstrating in defense of the metro workers at the station. Jurandir Fernandes, Transportation Secretary for Sao Paulo, officially declared that 42 subway workers were fired for just cause, for a total of 60 workers fired.
02.06.2014 A month before the beginning of the World Cup, publicity on television is trying to show the "Brazil of soccer," and the government is making an effort to sell the image of a World Cup that is good for the people.
12.04.2014 The Encontro de Trabalhadores [Workers Meeting] held Saturday March 29, showed that the sanitation workers in Rio de Janeiro opened a new phase in the Brazilian workers’ movement, leading to the founding of the Movimento Nossa Classe [Our Class Movement].
20.03.2014 Workers from the municipal trash collection company COMLURB in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have won a hard-fought battle against the city’s major, Eduardo Paes (a member of the PMDB, a party allied with President Dilma Rousseff) and against their own treacherous union, the Ministry of Labour, and the media.
06.02.2014 Last January 25 was marked, in several capital cities, by the first actions against the injustices related to the Soccer World Cup, among which, São Paulo, that had more than three thousand participants, ended with police repression, hundreds of people locked up and wounded, and the attempted assassination of a demonstrator by the police.
12.11.2013 They were more than 800 people registered and several others present at the meeting of workers, students, women, men and women of color, and fighters for sexual freedom, held on Saturday, November 2 in the Casa de Portugal in São Paulo, answering the call to a national meeting to debate the "Lessons of June for a revolutionary perspective," organized by LER-QI.
05.07.2013 In recent days, the spectacular movement of the masses, that took to the streets of the country, showed its strength, by forcing the government to respond to some of its demands. The first of them was the reduction of the price increase of the public transit fare in several cities.
24.06.2013 On June 6, several thousand people, especially young students, went out to the streets of São Paulo, the biggest city in the country, to repudiate an increase in transit fares of 0.20 reals (from R$ 3.00 to R$ 3.20), that Dilma Rousseff’s government ordered nationally.