Brazil: More raids on anarchist homes as state crackdown continues

Punitive raids were expanded at the turn of the month, as police continue to try and pin recent incendiary attacks in Porto Alegre on the anarchist movement. Activists in the city reported on November 30th that: Operation Erebo (Operação Érebo) attacked anarchists once again. They invaded some houses, stealing things and destroying everything in their

Brazil: Neoliberal drift and repression of popular movements

José Luis Carretero Miramar writes on recent Brazilian state crackdowns against anarchists amid increasing fascist confidence, and how social movements are rising to meet it. The social and political situation in Brazil is increasingly compromised. Since Michel Temer’s ascent to power through an institutional and palatial coup the main BRICS representative in Latin America has

Brazil: Activists warn of fascist surge

On Sunday night the neighbourhood of Jardim América, Belo Horizonte found its horizon bounded by that orange cloud characteristic of a major fire — a two-storey building was in the process of burning to the ground. That building, constructed by street people and housing a public library of 1,000 titles mostly made up from books locals

Brazil: A letter to anarchists in the wake of the general strike

In this analysis of recent Brazilian protests, which culminated in a general strike and a riot which shook Rio, Vantiê Clínio Carvalho de Oliveira calls for anarchists to remember — this isn’t about left vs right. Falling into this false dichotomy “left” vs “right” is a big mistake, historical and current, which anarchists can commit

Brazil’s criminalised social movements: 2013 never ended

Organisations across Brazil have hit out over the last few weeks over the ongoing criminalisation of social movements, in particular the long-running campaign of demonisation and legal gagging against activists from transport campaign Bloco de Luta and the MST landless movement. Based in Porto Alegre, Bloco del Luta has been facing heavy repression since its