Death on eve of Brazil’s Black Consciousness Day sparks fury

A Black man died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on the eve of Friday’s Black Consciousness Day observations, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. A short clip showed one guard restraining João Alberto Silveira Freitas just outside the doors of a Carrefour supermarket while the other pummeled him with repeated blows … Continue reading Death on eve of Brazil’s Black Consciousness Day sparks fury

In The Country, 7 Out of 10 Who Live in Inadequate Homes Are Black or Brown

Seven out of 10 Brazilians who live in homes with some type of inadequacy are black or brown, points out the survey Synthesis of Social Indicators, from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. The survey, which uses data from the 2019 National Household Sample Survey, brings together in numbers the reality that is already well known in the peripheries of large cities and in … Continue reading In The Country, 7 Out of 10 Who Live in Inadequate Homes Are Black or Brown

Embraer Fires 2,500 Aerospace Workers Unilaterally Amidst the Pandemic

The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer announced the dismissal of 900 workers throughout Brazil on August the 3rd. This announcement comes in addition to 1,600 layoffs due to three Voluntary Dismissal Programs (VDP) carried out in less than two months. The company did not hold any negotiation with the Metalworkers’ Union of São José dos Campos, violating an agreement to preserve jobs signed on April 9th … Continue reading Embraer Fires 2,500 Aerospace Workers Unilaterally Amidst the Pandemic

Brazilian Postal Workers on national strike for their contract and oppose privatization.

The nearly 90,000 workers at the Brazilian Postal Service, known as Correios, decided to start a national strike amid the COVID-19 pandemic, starting this Tuesday. By 8:30 pm, 80% of the 36 unions that make up the company’s worker’s union federation, Fentect, had already held assemblies, approving the beginning of the strike. The national government carries out a backlash against labor rights amidst the pandemic … Continue reading Brazilian Postal Workers on national strike for their contract and oppose privatization.

August 7 is a new Day of Action in Brazil

  In Brazil, CSP-Conlutas, just as happened on July 10, will engage again all efforts for the organization of a new day of action: August 7 – “National Day of Grief and Struggle for Out with Bolsonaro”. We demand that governments decree a General Quarantine for 30 days with decent income for all workers and smallholders. Only then, majority of the population will be able … Continue reading August 7 is a new Day of Action in Brazil

In Brazil, a movement of metalworkers entities organizes acts at Renault distributors against mass layoffs

“Brasil Metalúrgico” took this decision in a meeting held on Tuesday, 28, between metalworkers union leaders from all over the country, which form the movement. Actions approved: – July 30, 2020, Thursday: acts in front of Renault distributors all over the country. In support of the strike and protest against the inhumanity of the company that fired more than 700 workers in São José dos … Continue reading In Brazil, a movement of metalworkers entities organizes acts at Renault distributors against mass layoffs

Days of struggles in Brazil: In defense of life, jobs and rights! Down with Bolsonaro!

As you probably have heard, the pandemics hit Brazil very hard. We have almost 70 thousand people killed by Covid-19, and hundreds of thousands infected. And, over all that, our government, besides having a genocidal perspective in how to deal with the problem (basing on a speech of “saving the economy healthy” – and, because of that, being against social isolation, the closure of business … Continue reading Days of struggles in Brazil: In defense of life, jobs and rights! Down with Bolsonaro!