Don’t Feed the Snakes

Published on JACOBIN, by Rejane Carolina Hoeveler, Sept 2, 2016 - translated by Sean Purdy.

The history of the Brazilian Workers’ Party is a cautionary tale for left parties everywhere … //

… From São Bernardo to Brasília: … //
… The Transformation: … //

… A Living Ghost:

The extreme right wing dominated the impeachment campaign. Their anger stemmed from an ideological hatred not for the Partido dos Trabalhadores PT, but for anything that resembled the Left’s egalitarian struggles. In fact, for many, the coup represents the first battle in a long war.

Despite the recent turmoil, the PT remains electorally viable: it still holds important influence over key social movements, and polls show that Lula still wins high approval ratings. Only through legal action could the right wing prevent him from running for president in 2018.

This explains why Operation Car Wash has recently focused on the ex-president: in July, the courts indicted him for obstruction of justice in the Petrobras corruption scandal. Further, Gilmar Mendes, president of the superior electoral tribunal, has called for the annulment of the party’s legal status.

Meanwhile, Michel Temer’s government has promised to deepen its attacks on social and labor rights.

The Brazilian left finds itself in a difficult situation. While revolutionaries have known for some time that the PT no longer represents a real alternative, most Brazilians still see it as a progressive party. On the other hand, the conservative wave will not only damage the PT, but also curtail unions and broader social movements. Whatever happens, the Brazilian left will face continued attacks while suffering from intensified austerity.

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Related Links:

Hypocrisy Wins the Day, on JACOBIN, by Sean Purdy, Sept 4, 2016: yesterday’s vote to impeach Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff wasn’t about corruption — it was about the Right’s bid for power;

Brazil on Edge, five points on the political crisis in Brazil — and what it means for the Left, on JACOBIN, by Sean Purdy, March 18, 2016:
… Here are five points on the events roiling Brazil … //
1. The treatment the PT has received is hypocritical and unfair, even by capitalist democracy’s shallow standards
2. The PT isn’t blameless — its corrupt practices have helped bolster the Right
3. Lula has used political office to enrich himself, likely through legal and illegal means
4. The PT’s problems are bigger than corruption
5. The Brazilian left’s fight is on two fronts
Ultimately, the small but growing non-PT left in Brazil is faced with the same challenge as before the political crisis erupted in 2015: building a broad-based movement against both the government’s neoliberalism and the Right.
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(my comment: for decades worldwide Mafia’s dirty money has been whitewashed by the international banks. Now these few family clans have the absolute money power over the rest of us … as long as we are stupid enough to follow provocations like an impeachment – Heidi).

Other Links:

Richtungswahl in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, wie reagiert Berlin? – Unter den Linden am 05. Sept 2016, 45.48 min, von phoenix auf YouTube hochgeladen;

Putin & Theresa May meet for first time, hope to resume dialogue, on RT, Sept 4, 2016;

G20: is it time to go back to the future, before globalisation? on The Guardian, by Larry Elliott, Sept 4, 2016: as at the first G6 in 1975 the world economy is experiencing a system failure. No surprise the radical solutions offered then are taking root again now;

Maybritt Illner – Ausschnitt aus der Sendung vom 4. Sept 2014: Ukraine – Scharfe Kritik v. Richard David Precht + Harald Kujat an NATO, Gauck und andere, 31.31 min, von KIEKE MA FILM BERLIN am Sept 14, 2014 … scharfe Kritik von Philosoph Richard David Precht und General a. D. Harald Kujat am Verhalten von NATO und Politik;

How the CIA Used LSD to Destroy the New Left, on Dissident Voice, by Stuart Jeanne Bramhall, September 4, 2016;

Indonesia, BULOG: Introduction of Buffalo Beef as an Alternative, on Jakarta, by VINDRY FLORENTIN and ANGELINA ANJAR SAWITRI, Sept 2, 2016;

Can the new economy and labor movements come together again? on Waging NonViolence, by Eric Dirnbach, Aug 31, 2016;

New Alternative Biofuel! Recycled Tyres Offer Benefits For Economy and Environment, on Nature World News, by Naia Carlos, Aug 30, 2016;

Wachsende Erde – Interessante Therorie, 43.12 min, von UFO ALARM DEUTSCH am 17. Aug 2015 … Risse im Meeresgrund, die bei Tauchgängen für die Dokumentation eindrucksvoll gefilmt werden konnten, deuten darauf hin, daß die Erde wächst. Nach dieser Theorie der Erdexpansion, die lange belächelt wurde, war der Planet vor einigen hundert Millionen Jahren nur halb so groß wie heute, und die verschiedenen Erdteile bildeten eine einzige Fläche, die die Erde bedeckten. Die Dokumentation stellt diese Theorie vor und fragt nach den Ursachen des Erdwachstums … //

Declassified Diplomacy – Argentina, on National Security Archive, Electronic Briefing Book No. 556, by Peter Kornbluh and Carlos Osorio, with research support from Adeline Hite, Aug 11, 2016:

  • Declassified U.S. Records Highlight Argentine Military Abuses, Internal Carter White House Debate over Human Rights Policy;
  • Kissinger Sought to Undermine Human Rights Message in Argentina;
  • 1,078 Pages of Records, mostly from Carter Presidential Library, Published;
  • Obama Administration Credited with Important “Act of Declassified Diplomacy”;

… et encore ceci:

à Genève: mise en ligne par Ville de Genève:

et à Paris/Le Prieuré:

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