The global power of finance capital – the effects in Brazil

(By: Bruno Lima Rocha)

This article is the part of a series dealing with macro-economic structures and their effects in Brazil. Here I describe the visible effects of a rentier logic in the country. Rentiers are those that live on dividends and profits, and not through direct work – in other words, those who live by exploiting the labor power of others. For a class to enjoy the status of rentiers, there must be a consistent and reliable mechanisms of class power able to extract rents from the productive economy – from the working class. Continue reading

The Anger of the Brazilian Elite and the Lack of Ruling Class National Identification

(by: Dijair Brilhantes and Bruno Lima Rocha)

The FIFA World Cup is considered one of the biggest events in the world. It should come as no surprise then that the commands of the institution that is run by Seth Blatter should continue to make hundreds of demands against the country that is to welcome the games. In practice, this means that fundamental rights are to be suspended, especially in a country with a “leftist” government. Just another day in the tropical country.

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Thank you, Maggie — I mean — Dilma! The Workers’ Party of Brazil Has Gone Full Thatcher!

Credit: Agencia Brasil

Credit: Agencia Brasil

(by: Daniel Gutiérrez)

The past week in Brazil has fully revealed the face of the country’s Worker’s Party (PT). If there’s any wonder as to which side of the fence the PT is on, it surely isn’t on the side of the workers. Continue reading

World Cup or Bust: How the 2014 World Cup is Screwing Brazil

(by: Daniel Gutiérrez)


As the
countdown to the 2014 Brazilian World Cup draws nearer to a close, the brazilian military plans to invade favelas, the city of Porto Alegre threatens to cancel all events related to the World Cup, a record draught threatens to further harm the Brazilian economy, Brazil’s credit rating continues to plummet, and paramilitary forces continue to grow and threaten Brazilian society.  Continue reading