...despite the progressive forces having won the presidency, they lost the upper and lower houses of representatives and now Brazil has its “most conservative congress since democracy was reinstated in 1985”.
On Wednesday (8 April), the reactionary forces in the federal congress showed their strength by imposing a massive attack on workers' rights. The bill of law PL 4330 approved by congress extends outsourcing and strips workers of rights they had conquered since 1943.I was interested in this article mainly because of a rising clamor by some of the most astute geopolitical analysts like Brazilian journalist Pepe Escobar, William Engdahl, Tony Cartalucci, and Mike Whitney who enthusiastically welcome the rise of the BRICS countries. To a certain extent I can sympathize with their position because of the rampaging imperialism exhibited by the US-led Empire. However, the rise of another capitalist gang which doesn't yet exhibit the imperialist tendencies of the advanced capitalist US Empire simply doesn't inspire me. It's more likely to result in a nuclear conflagration.
Our salvation from the nightmares of never-ending wars, a nuclear war, and the disasters that await us from climate destabilization caused by the growth necessity of capitalist economies can only be prevented by a global uprising of the world's Ninety-Nine Percent who comprise the workers of the world.