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Saturday, July 4 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
From Lula to Rousseff: Class struggle and accommodation in Brazil

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Born out of the workers’ struggle against military dictatorship in the 1980s, Brazil’s Workers’ Party has moved a great distance from its radical roots. Increasingly, the PT’s abandonment of its own social and political base in order to try to please domestic, international, industrial, financial and agrarian capital  has left many disillusioned in its corrupt rule—expressed most recently in the mass protests of 2013 against public transit fare hikes and the extravagant spending for the olympics. But who will gain the most from the struggles—the right or the left—is still undecided. Valério Arcary, a Marxist historian and leading member of the PSTU (United Socialist Workers’ Party) in Brazil, will discuss Brazil’s changing landscape and the prospects for the revolutionary left today.

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Valério Arcary

Valério Arcary is a Brazilian author and has been a socialist activist for forty years and has taught history at the IFSP (Federal Institute of São Paulo) for the last thirty years.  His publications include a study of the Marxist theory of revolution, The dangerous crossroads of history, and the meaning of Lula government, Reformism with almost no reforms, along with several other books. He was active... Read More →

Saturday July 4, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Grant Park C

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