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Brazil Worker's Podcast is an English language broadcast on labor news and current affairs in Brazil, Latin America and opinions on the struggle of the working class around the world. The program also addresses issues of concern to workers, such as housing, education, immigrant rights, the environment, from the point of view of the working class. There is also a space to express the struggle of women, LGBT and the black movement. Share news about the resistance of native Brazilians and the s ...
 
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📶 In this episode: ⭕ Brazil’s Coronavirus death-toll reaches six hundred thousand ⭕ Chilean lower house of the Parliament passed a law to make abortion legal ⭕ Peruvian president Pedro Castillo announced the “second land reform” ⭕ Deaths in a factional dispute to control one of the largest Ecuadorian prisons at Guayas provinceeconomic recession ⭕ V…
 
📶 In this episode: ⭕ Native-Brazilians have held daily demonstrations in Brasilia city against a deadline on land claims ⭕ Brazil faces the worst drought in 91 years ⭕ Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics (IBGE) announced the official report on estimated population ⭕ According to FORBES magazine, Brazil had 315 billionaires on June 30, …
 
In this episode: - Justice sentences former Metalworker Union president to prison for organizing the defense of GM jobs - The earthquake and imperialism problems in Haiti - Daniel Ortega invaded La Prensa daily newspaper premises - Solidarity with Justicia 11J cuban movement to free Cuban political prisoners - Solidarity with the families of the 28…
 
🔊 The 15o episode of Brazil Workers’ Podcast is available: In this episode, we address the general strike of October 23 in Italy, called by CUB Trasporti, to protest against the social and economic policies of the government. The main demands of the strike were against the precariousness and exploitation of work, for a guaranteed and decent income …
 
🔊 The 14o episode of Brazil Workers’ Podcast is available: In this episode, we address the revolutionary process in Chile, with a brief report of Maria Rivera, an activist lawyer in defense of political prisoners and in struggle against Sebastián Piñera Neoliberal Government and its state and police violence.…
 
🔊 The 13o episode of Brazil Workers’ Podcast is available: In this episode, we address an issue that concerns not only Brazil but the whole world: the destruction of forests in Brazil, especially the Amazon and the Pantanal region. The number of fires burning in standing Amazon rainforest spiked dramatically in recent weeks, threatening the forest’…
 
🔊 The 12o episode of Brazil Workers’ Podcast is available: Embraer announced in early September the dismissal of 2500 workers, among them metalworkers injured or in pre-retirement period, which makes the dismissals illegal. The labor union, besides mobilizing against mass dismissal, also denounces the super salaries of some top-level employees of t…
 
What was the military dictatorship in Brazil? What is the Amnesty law? In this episode, a special one about 41 years of Amnesty law, we talk about this issue with Mané Bahia, from the group of formers prisioners and persecuted politicians of Socialist Convergence and one of the interlocutors of Brazil's Political Amnisties.…
 
This is a special edition of Brazil Workers’ Podcast. Daniel Macedo, mail worker shopsteward and member of CSP Conlutas in Rio de Janeiro talks about the postal workers strike in Brazil. The National Federation of Postal Workers (FENTECT) called strike action against state-owned Brazil Post "Correios" as of August 18th. There is no deadline for the…
 
Today we have a special interview with bus driver and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) leader Erek Slater. On May 31, 2020 he addressed his co-workers to share the official public statement of the ATU International President regarding the right to refuse to drive police, in the context of the mass protests over the murder of George Floyd. Because of…
 
In this EP, we talk about the return to school in Rio de Janeiro midst the Covid-19 Pandemic. Irresponsibly, the state of Rio de Janeiro, as well as others in Brazil, has been advocating the return to school. The unions have rejected the return to school, arguing that it is possible to re-plan studies, but it will not be possible to recover lives t…
 
This episode of our podcast is entirely dedicated to the Lebanese workers' struggles, against the sectarian regime. They have been strongly mobilized since October seventeen and now are taking the streets again in protest against the government's negligence, a part directly responsible for the mega-blast at the Port of Lebanon. To talk about this i…
 
In this #7 episode we address the second National Day of Action in Brazil called by Labor Federations for on August 7th against Bolsonaro's genocidal policy regarding the pandemic and the economic crisis. We also address international solidarity with the struggles of the Mapuche people in Chile, the general strike in Bolivia called by the Labor Fed…
 
According to NGO Oxfam the Brazilian bourgeoisie has registered high gains during the pandemic. Meanwhile workers are struggling to keep jobs and rights, such as subway workers, autoworkers and app food delivery workers. In the second part we have a report of the national meeting of CSP-Conlutas that took place last weekend and was attended by more…
 
In this episode we interviewed the researcher of Fiocruz Foundation and vice president ASFOC - Union that represent Fiocruz Workers Mychelle Alves. Fiocruz is one of the world's leading public health research institutions that is leading important research in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil. Mychelle talks about the effect of the …
 
Welcome to the Brazil Workers' Podcast! In this fourth episode we address news about national day of action in Brazil carried out by labor federations and social movements against far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, for the lives and rights of the working class. Partial stoppages and protests were held across the country. On second part we address …
 
Welcome to the Brazil Workers' Podcast! In this third episode we address news about the struggles in Brazil: - Brazilian Jet maker Embraer announced a voluntay layoff plan - Food delivery apps workers went on national strike last July 1st - Oil Workers of Petrobras on struggle against privatization - In São Paulo, subway workers may go on strike in…
 
Welcome to the Brazil Workers' Podcast! In this second episode we address the international campaign for the release of Argentinean activist Sebastian Romero and Global LGBTQI+ Pride Day .Sebastian Romero has been persecuted politically since December 18, 2017 for having participated with thousands of workers in the mobilization against the pension…
 
Welcome Brazil Workers's Podcast listeners! This is the first podcast. In this episode we talked about the current scandal involving ultra-right president Jair Bolsonaro and his family. The Federal Police with authorization from the Supreme Court launched the largest operation ever against supporters of a sitting president. Under the scope of an in…
 
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