sexta-feira, 16 de março de 2018



Statement of de Corrente Comunista Revolucionária-CCR, seção brasileira da Corrente Comunista Revolucionária Internacional-CCI ( em inglês RCIT) 16 de Março de 2018.

The Corrente Comunista Revolucionária-CCR, Brazilian section of RCIT,  expresses its regret and vehement repudiation of the murder of human rights activist and city councilor Marielle Franco (PSOL-RJ) and driver Anderson Gomes, in the center of Rio de Janeiro, (14).

To family, friends, companions  of militancy, we express our solidarity in this moment of pain and consternation.

Recently, Marielle was named rapporteur of the commission that would have to  monitor the military intervention in the public security of the state of Rio de Janeiro and was denouncing abuse of authority and violence by members of the  Military Police of RJ against residents of the  slum Community named Acari in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

We demand a full investigation of this heinous crime and the punishment of the culprits. We call for the immediate withdrawal of all the Military Police from the favellas. We call the workers movement and popular organizations not to trust in the state authorities but to organize guards in order to provide security for its leaders.

The Corrente Comunista Revolucionária convenes the workers to the acts and manifestations  throughout the country in protest against the execution of Marielle.

Marielle Franco, Present! Today and always!



Declaração Comunista Comunista Revolucionária - CCR, seção brasileira da  Corrente Comunista Revolucionária-Internacional -CCRI (em inglês-RCIT) 16 de março de 2018.

A Corrente Comunista Revolucionária-CCR, seção brasileira do RCIT, expressa seu pesar e veemente repúdio ao assassinato da vereadora e  ativista  de direitos humanos Marielle Franco (PSOL-RJ) e do motorista Anderson Gomes, no centro do Rio de Janeiro.

Aos familiares, amigos, companheiros de militância, expressamos nossa solidariedade neste momento de dor e consternação.
Recentemente, Marielle foi nomeada relatora da comissão que tinha como tarefa monitorar a intervenção militar na segurança pública do estado do Rio de Janeiro e denunciava abusos de autoridade e violência por membros da Polícia Militar de RJ contra residentes da comunidade de  Acari na cidade do Rio de Janeiro.

Exigimos uma investigação completa sobre este crime hediondo e a punição dos culpados. Pedimos a retirada imediata de toda a Polícia Militar das comunidades. Chamamos o movimento dos trabalhadores e as organizações populares a não confiarem nas autoridades estaduais, mas a organizar-se para garantir a segurança de seus líderes.

A Corrente Comunista Revolucionária convoca os trabalhadores para os atos e manifestações em todo o país em protesto contra a execução de Marielle.
Marielle Franco, Presente! Hoje e sempre!

quarta-feira, 21 de fevereiro de 2018


Statement by the Corrente Comunista Revolucionária-CCR, (Brazilian Section of the RCIT), 18 February 2018,

The news arrived in the country on the morning of February 16 when the illegitimate president Michel Temer decided for a federal military intervention in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Rio's Secretary of Security, Roberto Sá, was removed from office and in his place General Braga Netto was appointed to control all security until at least the end of the year.

The measure is a continuation and deepening of the military intervention in the streets of Rio de Janeiro that has been happening since the Olympics in 2016. In practice, the Armed Forces will occupy the streets of the city and replace the regular police. In practice the military will take control of the state.

The demonstrations of masses during the carnival celebrations strongly expressed the level of disapproval of the Brazilian population against the coup d'état and the regime of emergency. The most evident example was the parade of the Tuiutí samba school that shook the country showing all the effects of the coup d'état in live broadcast in national network and caused a political earthquake. The coup president was portrayed by Tuiutí as a neoliberal vampire who destroyed labor rights, among other things, and that image went around the world. This was devastating to the image of the government, which was almost ready to try to have a vote in Congress on the pension reform. The government had to try to react to minimize international humiliation. The Temer government's response came four days later when it declared military intervention in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

However, the Temer government justified the military intervention with the necessity to reduce the street violence, which supposedly would have increased in the last days in that same period of carnival. In reality the decree of intervention is not related to security, but to the serious political situation of the country.

First, the Temer government was not able to fulfil the promise it gave to the financial capitalists to implement the neoliberal pension reform. It had to delay a vote in the Congress several times during the year 2107 due to insufficient support among congressmen. At the beginning of 2018 it appeared as semi-dead. In this crucial year at least half of parliamentarians did not want to risk their elections for a project rejected by 85% of the population. The popular rejection of the president in opinion polls now has reached more than 90% and, consequently, any candidate in the next elections that is very close to the president and his reforms runs the risk of not being re-elected.

The federal military intervention in Rio de Janeiro serves to solve a problem only of the president and not of the safety of the population. On the contrary, other military interventions in the state only served to protect the rich and middle class and increase oppression in the poor neighborhoods and communities of the city. The army soldier is trained specifically to kill, not to control urban violence. This is even worse when we think of popular demonstrations of workers' strikes and mobilizations of social movements. "Coincidentally" such a measure of the federal government came after several announcements of the communities living in the hills (favelas) in Rio de Janeiro appeared, saying "If they arrest Lula, the favela will come down the hills!" The reference of the masses to former president Lula da Silva reflects the mood of a population that does not see in the other candidates any hope of improvement of life after neoliberal reforms have been achieved. It is implicit in the message that the population of the favelas in the city will not go down the hill for samba parades.

In short, this military intervention in the state of Rio is a first step towards a possible nationwide intervention of the Armed Forces, including the possibility of controlling the presidential elections in October, or even the cancellation of the elections and the installation of a harder regime than it is today.

So we in the Corrente Comunista Revolucionária (CCR) strongly condemn this military intervention and call on all the workers and oppressed to organize against these measures, just as we call on mass organizations and social movements to do the same. We call on CUT, MST, MTST, PSTU, the progressives sectors of PSOL, and other progressive organizations to support the mobilizations and the creation of action committees by any means necessary. This putchist regime governs every single day to advance new measures against the people. First with its tough economic measures, such structural reforms, and now with the rise of the repressive apparatus. We call for the formation of neighborhood workers' committees to organize their own security committees against criminal violence and police violence.

* No to the criminalization of political demonstrations and the criminalization of social movements! Public safety is not the role of the Armed Forces! For the cancellation of federal military intervention in the state of Rio de Janeiro!

* For the creation of committees of action in factories, unions, neighborhoods, favelas and peripheral regions in defense of our rights and against the government of the coup and against any military intervention! For committees of self-defense of the workers and poor in the neighborhoods and peripheries!

* For the cancellation of the Pension and Labor Reform, the privatizations and the outsourcing!

* Down with the constitutional provision that allows the army to intervene in political matters!

* For a revolutionary workers' party – a new world party of the socialist revolution! For the Fifth International!

terça-feira, 20 de fevereiro de 2018


Intervenção Federal no Rio: Um Primeiro Passo Para a Volta dos Militares?

Declaracão da CCR, 18 de fevereiro de 2018

  A notícia chegou ao país logo pela manhã do dia 16 de fevereiro, o presidente ilegítimo Michel Temer decidiu pela intervenção militar federal no estado do Rio de Janeiro. Por isso, o secretário de Segurança do estado do Rio, Roberto Sá, foi afastado do cargo e em seu lugar foi nomeado o general Braga Netto para controlar toda a segurança até pelo menos o fim do ano.

  A medida é uma continuação e aprofundamento da intervenção militar nas ruas do Rio de Janeiro que já vem acontecendo desde as Olimpíadas de 2016. na prática, as Forças Armadas ocuparão as ruas da cidade, substituirão a polícia. Oficialmente o general-interventor ocupará apenas a secretaria de Segurança, mas na prática os militares tomarão o controle do estado.

  As festas de carnaval expressaram fortemente o nível de reprovação da população brasileira contra o golpe de Estado e o regime de exceção. O exemplo mais evidente foi o desfile da escola de samba Tuiutí que sacudiu o país mostrando todos os efeitos do golpe de estado em horário nobre e em rede nacional, causando um terremoto político. O presidente golpista foi retratado como um vampirão neoliberal que destruiu os direitos trabalhistas, entre outras coisas, e aquela imagem atravessou o mundo.  Tal fato foi devastador para a imagem do governo, que já estava prestes a tentar votar a reforma da previdência. O governo tinha que tentar reagir para minimizar a humilhação internacional. A resposta do governo Temer veio quatro dias depois quando declarou a intervenção militar no estado do Rio de Janeiro.

Porém, o governo Temer como o argumento para a intervenção sobre a necessidade de se conter a violência, que supostamente teria aumentado nos últimos dias nesse mesmo período de carnaval. Na realidade o decreto de intervenção não está nada relacionado à segurança, mas à grave situação política do país.

Em primeiro lugar, a promessa de concretizar a reforma da Previdência que o governo Temer fez ao sistema financeiro, protelada várias vezes durante o ano de 2107 por falta de votos insuficientes entre os congressistas, já estava semi-morta nesse início de 2018. Em ano eleitoral, pelo menos metade dos parlamentares não queriam arriscar suas eleições por um projeto rejeitado por 85% da população. A rejeição ao presidente igualmente alcança até hoje mais de 90% de rejeição e consequentemente qualquer candidato nas próximas eleições que estiver muito próximo do presidente e de suas reformas corre o risco de não ser reeleito.

A intervenção federal militar no Rio de Janeiro veio para resolver um problema somente do presidente e não da segurança da população. Pelo contrário, as outras intervenções militares no estado só serviram para proteger a classe rica e média e aumentar a opressão nos bairros pobres e comunidades da cidade. O soldado do exército é treinado especificamente para matar, e não para controlar a violência urbana. Pior ainda quando pensamos nas manifestações populares de greves dos trabalhadores e mobilizações dos movimentos sociais. “Coincidentemente” tal medida do governo federal veio após aparecerem várias faixas das comunidades dizendo “Se prenderem o Lula, o morro vai descer!”.  A referência das massas à Lula da Silva reflete o estado de ânimo de uma população que não enxerga nos outros candidatos uma esperança de melhora de vida após concretizadas as reformas neoliberais. Fica implícito na mensagem que a população do morro não vai descer o morro para desfiles de samba.

Em resumo, essa intervenção militar no estado do Rio é um primeiro passo para uma provável intervenção das Forças Armadas em âmbito nacional, inclusive com a possibilidade de controlar as eleições presidenciais em outubro, ou mesmo o cancelamento das eleições e a instalação de um regime mais duro do que acontece hoje.
Portanto nós do CCR condenamos fortemente essa intervenção militar e chamamos a todos os trabalhadores e oprimidos a se organizarem contra essa medida, assim como também chamamos as organizações de massa e os movimentos sociais a fazerem o mesmo. De fato, chamamos a CUT, MST, MTST, PSTU, os setores progressistas do PSOL,  e outras organizações progressistas a apoiar as mobilizações e a criação de comitês de ação, por qualquer meio necessário O processo golpista a cada dia avança em novas medidas contra a população. Primeiro com suas duras medidas econômicas, as tais reformas estruturais, e agora com o aumento do aparato repressivo. Nós chamamos pela formação de comitês de Trabalhadores bairro para organizarem seus próprios comitês de segurança contra a violência dos criminosos e contra a violência das polícias.

*Não à criminalização das manifestações políticas e à criminalização dos movimentos sociais!
Segurança pública não é papel das Forças Armadas! Pelo cancelamento da intervenção federal militar no estado do Rio de Janeiro!

* Pela criação de comitês de ação nas fábricas, sindicatos, bairros, favelas e regiões periféricas em defesa de nossos direitos e contra o governo dos golpistas e contra qualquer intervenção militar! Por comitês de autodefesa dos trabalhadores e pobres nos bairros e periferias!

* Pelo cancelamento das Reforma da Previdência e Trabalhista, privatizações e terceirizações!

* Abaixo o dispositivo constitucional que permite ao exército a intervenção em assuntos políticos!

* Por um partido operário revolucionário- um novo partido mundial da revolução socialista! A Quinta Internacional

quarta-feira, 14 de fevereiro de 2018


The control of the electoral process by the judiciary and the conservative media is a fraud!

Statement by the Corrente Comunista Revolucionária-CCR, (Brazilian Section of the RCIT), January 28, 2018,

The coup d'etat of April 2016 opened a period of deep attacks on the historically fragile democracy in Brazil, materializing in loss of democratic and social rights. The notoriously corrupt and illegitimate government of Temer is spending billions of dollars to buy congressmen in order to stay in power and make neoliberal reforms. With regard to democratic rights, most of these attacks are expressed in attempts to further diminish the rights of citizens.

The prosecutors of the republic, who theoretically ought to ensure the compliance of the constitution, in a gesture of pure authoritarianism have even proposed the end of the right to habeas corpus. Suddenly, no further concrete evidence is required for the conviction of a suspect, now is enough to have the "conviction", that is to say, the judges began to make a moral analysis to give the verdict. The suspect becomes guilty, with very few rights to his own defense. From now on it is not the state that has to prove the culpability of the defendant; it is the defendant who has to prove that he is not guilty. This reminds us of the history classes on the Inquisition of the Middle Ages. Although some acts of corruption have been proven, there are countless convictions based exclusively on allegations, convictions, many of them without concrete evidence, and the most scandalous example is being the case against former President Lula da Silva. The crucial question we ask is: should the rule of law and the minimum guarantees in favor of the citizens be destroyed in the name of the supposed fight against corruption?

The Judiciary, either because it is acting like coward or because it has an ideological accomplice of this neofascism, with the Supreme Court having an important role in this process, is also active in advancing the agenda that restricts rights and stifles democracy, giving legal backing to the coup-d’etat of this reactionary regime. The social class selectivity of the judiciary can be seen by the fact that it denies to put in jail Mr. Aécio Neves from rightist party PSDB, former presidential candidate against Roussef-PT, and that it is protecting President Michel Temer from losing his term. It has done so despite the fact that both of them were caught in audios with strong evidence of crimes, including with bags full of money! Contrast this with the fact that thousands of young people from the peripheries, blacks and poor whites, are suffering abuses by the police without any punishments. The mobilizations and demonstrations of the social movements in defense of their rights are being criminalized and brutally repressed.

Among the hundreds of people who are suffering from the abuse of arbitrary detention, coercive conduct, citizens anticipated considered guilty by the monopolized media, people condemned based on "moral convictions" and without evidences. The main target of this offensive is in the former President Lula da Silva. They are blocking Lula's candidacy because at this moment he has the support of 45% of the vote intention for the Presidential elections. By controlling the electoral process the judiciary and the conservative media is trying to have an election only with have their preferred candidates (Joao Dória-PSDB, Rodrigo Maia-DEM, Geraldo Alckmin-PSDB, Luciano Huck). This can only be called a Fraud!

But those who imagine that the only target is Lula and his Workers party-PT are mistaken about the reality. The target is the whole working class, the poor people salaried employee. If they succeed in arresting Lula, the path to repression will be open to all left-wing parties and organized social movements.

We are not discussing here about political support for the likely candidate Lula da Silva. We are discussing about democratic rights, in which all parties could launch their own candidates and that the Brazilian population can freely choose their candidates. We are also discussing the end of the regime of emergency which began with the destitution of President Roussef and resulted in taking away the workers' historic rights, such as a formal contract (Labour Reform) and retirement (Pension Reform), as well as our political and civil rights. These are important rights despite the well-known limitations which exist for the poor and oppressed in the so-called bourgeois democracies.

On the other hand, we can not confuse the defense of democratic rights with the defense of the program of the Workers Party-PT or the candidature of Lula da Silva. The Workers' Party has always had a social democratic political program, so it was never revolutionary, but it always defended the humanization of the capitalist system (as if that were possible!). In large part, the Workers' Party is one of the main forces responsible for the present difficult situation of the Brazilian working class.

Because of their great influence with the masses, the PT governments guaranteed several social rights, always within the narrow limits of bourgeois democracy. At the same time President Lula once declared that "entrepreneurs have never won as much as in my government!" Conclusion: It is a lie of conservatives sectors and the right-wing group MBL-Movimento Brasil Livre, along with the monopolistic media (Globo-Band-SBT) to define the PT as a “radical revolutionary” ready to install the "Bolivarian dictatorship."

The CCR calls the PT, from CUT, MST, MTST, CTB, PCdoB, PSOL to leave their immobility and do more work to mobilize the working masses with the objective not only of fighting for truly democratic elections, but also for canceling the structural reforms made by this putschist Temer government such as: labor reform, total outsourcing, the re-nationalization of the pre-salt oil basins, recovery and substantial increase of the minimum wage, the resumption of social public investments by canceling the law which permitted freezing social spending for 20 years, canceling the project for the pension reform , etc.

Above all, we understand the need to build a real workers' party with a revolutionary socialist program on a national and international level. Only such a party can give the necessary leadership for these struggles. Only such a party can transmit the socialist program to the masses. It is, therefore, the central task of all consistent revolutionary forces to focus on the construction of such a party. The CCR urges all fighters in Brazil to fight together for the founding of such a party.

* No to the interference of the judiciary and the monopoly and conservative media in the 2018 presidential elections!

* Resist and Fight for Democratic Rights: Free, Direct and Secret Elections!

* For the cancellation of neoliberal reforms: Labor; of High School, privatizations of Petrobrás and wells of Pre-Salt, outsourcing. No to the Destruction of Welfare disguised under the name of Reformation.

* No to threats of military intervention!

* For a true revolutionary workers party!