Brazil Holding First General Strike in Two Decades

Today, Labor unions, progressive political parties and social movements across Brazil are engaged in a general strike of all workers to protest the neoliberal anti-worker policies imposed by right-wing politicians including the new president Michel Temer. Temer was… Read More

Brazil: As ‘Coup’ Government Targets Retirement Benefits, General Strike Rocks Nation

Video via TeleSURtv.net: Video ALEXANDER MAIN, [in D.C.] via Dan Beeton, beeton@cepr.net, @ceprdc Senior associate for international policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Main recently wrote the piece “Congress must take attacks on Brazilian democracy… Read More

The Man Who Prosecuted Leonard Peltier Believes He is Innocent

Public outcry to free Leonard Peltier is rising as even the chief prosecutor during Peltier’s 1977 trial and following appeal has signed a petition calling for Peltier’s clemency. Peltier was convicted of murder of tw0 FBI agents on… Read More