Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad!

What Worries the US Most About Lula

by  Steve Ellner, published on Consortium News, November 3, 2022 President Joe Biden kept a promise to Lula da Silva by congratulating him for “free, fair and credible” elections minutes after Sunday’s results declared Lula the winner over incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. Pundits have interpreted the Biden administration’s words on the Brazilian election as a demonstration that it was rooting for[…]

Read more

Lula da Silva Wins Brazilian Presidency

by Lauren Smith, published on Covert Action Magazine, October 29, 2022 Right-winger Jair Bolsonaro’s claims of election fraud reduced to sour grapes as Brazil’s bulletproof voting process shames the United States’ swiss-cheese system Workers’ Party (PT) candidate, former president Lula da Silva, won the Brazilian presidency with just over 50 percent of the vote in the runoff election held on[…]

Read more

A People’s Analysis of a World on Fire

by Manuel Bertoldi, published on People’s Dispatch, September 24, 2022 The following article is a summary of debates and reflections within the organization ALBA Movimientos, which were discussed during the last meeting of the International Peoples’ Assembly. These are observations made based on the daily reality in which the peoples of the world exist: in a turbulent world with an[…]

Read more

Brazil’s Lula Proposes Creating Latin American Currency to ‘Be Freed of US Dollar’ Dependency

by Benjamin Norton, published on Multipolarista, May 6, 2022 Brazil’s left-wing leader Lula da Silva has proposed creating a pan-Latin American currency, in order to “be freed of the dollar.” A founder of Brazil’s Workers’ Party, Lula served as president for two terms, from 2003 to 2011. He is now the leading candidate as Brazil’s October 2022 presidential elections approach.[…]

Read more

Lula Criticizes World Leaders for Not Doing Enough to ‘Help Create Peace’ in Ukraine

by Jake Johnson, published on Common Dreams, May 5, 2022 Lula’s trajectory reflects the inner contradictions of US foreign policy.   As a leader who exudes independence and follows a moderately socialist political course, Lula, hugely popular in his own country, was targeted by the forces of empire for a takedown.  The US was deeply involved in the plot that engineered[…]

Read more

Protecting Food From the Hungry

by Vijay Prashad, published on Consortium News,  August 21, 2020 Young children marvel at an obvious contradiction in capitalist societies: why do we have shops filled with food, and yet see hungry people on the streets? It is a question of enormous significance; but in time the question dissipates into the fog of moral ambivalence, as various explanations are used[…]

Read more

Brazil’s Lula is Free

Co-Written by Ana Paula Vargas and Vijay Prashad, published on Countercurrents, November 9, 2019 Just before 5pm on Friday the 8th of November, Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva walked out of his prison in Curitiba (Brazil). Lula went to prison in April last year on a 12-year sentence. Five-hundred and eighty days of prison are now over, as[…]

Read more

Lula Tells the World He’s “Back in the Game” from Jail

“Lula is Brazil’s only Possible Factor of Stability” Meanwhile, fires rage in the Amazon and Brazilian President Bolsonaro has become a target of global indignation By Pepe Escobar, Global Research, August 28, 2019 Brazil has always been a land of superlatives. Yet nothing beats the current, perverse configuration: a world statesman lingers in jail while a clownish thug is in[…]

Read more