Link to this page: https://secure.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/907/23070
LSR (CWI in Brazil) members march in solidarity with striking Metro transport workers (Click to enlarge)
Brazilian politicians are considering a constitutional amendment to lock in austerity for two decades.
Right-wing interim president Michel Temer wants a 20-year budget freeze. He is taking advantage of right-wing MPs' suspension of President Dilma Rousseff on corruption allegations to transfer even more wealth from workers to bosses.
But even if his amendment passes, that is not the end of the story. Angry Brazilian workers have struck over a number of issues recently. Militant, coordinated strikes can push policies and even whole governments aside.
The Socialist sends solidarity to Brazilian workers fighting this despotic austerity onslaught.
In The Socialist 22 June 2016:
Socialist Party news and analysis
Socialist Party workplace news
International socialist news and analysis
Socialist Party comments and reviews
Socialist Party campaigns