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Brazil elections: the first round warning and the fight to defeat Bolsonaro on 30 October

Brazil elections: the first round warning and the fight to defeat Bolsonaro on 30 October


‍Wednesday, 5 October 2022Â ï»ż

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Brazil elections: the first round warning and the fight to defeat Bolsonaro on 30 October

The first round of the Brazilian elections are over. Our priority and central struggle now is to help the working class defeat Bolsonaro at the polls on 30 October. For this, first of all, it is necessary to understand the real proportion of votes in the first round. The 57.2 million votes for Lula and the 51 million votes for Bolsonaro correspond to 48.4 percent and 43.2 percent of the so-called “valid votes”. However, when we consider the total of 156.4 million voters eligible to vote in Brazil, it is clear that Lula received a vote of 36.6 percent of them and Bolsonaro only 32.6 percent, that is, less than a third.


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Child labour returns in the ‘advanced’ capitalist countries

Child labour – a horror described by Charles Dickens in Oliver Twist, which is still rampant in countries ravaged by imperialism to this day – is returning to the advanced capitalist countries, where it had been regarded as a scourge of the past. As capitalism continues to rot, it is taking the youngest all over the world with it.


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Brasil: La alerta de la 1ÂȘ vuelta y la lucha por derrotar a Bolsonaro el 30 de octubre

Ahora nuestra prioridad y lucha central es ayudar a la clase trabajadora a derrotar a Bolsonaro en las urnas el 30 de octubre. Para ello, en primer lugar, es necesario conocer la proporción real de los votos en la primera vuelta. Los 57,2 millones de votos de Lula y los 51 millones de votos de Bolsonaro corresponden al 48,4% y al 43,2% de los llamados «votos vålidos». Sin embargo, si tenemos en cuenta el total de 156,4 millones de votantes con derecho a voto en Brasil, estå claro que Lula recibió el voto del 36,6% de ellos y Bolsonaro solo el 32,6%, es decir, menos de un tercio.


Global instabilitet: krutdurkar överallt

I juli, till följd av en djup ekonomisk kris, stormade de lankesiska massorna presidentpalatset i huvudstaden Colombo, vilket tvingade den hatade presidenten Gota Rajapaksa att fly. Kort dÀrefter meddelade han sin avgÄng. Detta orsakade omedelbart panikartade diskussioner bland borgarklassens politiska representanter, som Àr livrÀdda för att liknande hÀndelser ska bryta ut i fler lÀnder.