Brazil: Swarms of Bots, Churches, Landlords, Army, plus US Lie Campaign, all Promoting Election Buzz for Neo-Lib Criminal Bolsonaro

Lula won the first round of Presidential Elections by over 6 million votes.

But the MSM buzz is that he’s losing big time and will crash out in the second round.

Never mind that the Workers Party swept the board in the poor north east, the largely black coast and nearly all the indigenous Amazon.

Never mind that women and blacks support Lula to stop sexist and racist discrimination, repression and death squads and rescue LGBTQI rights

Bolsonaro and Sons are the political wing of Brazilian Death Squads ..and were directly linked to the police murder of Rio City Council Councilor and popular feminist politician Marielle Franco

In 2018 Bolsonaro grabbed power with a hysterical populist media campaign, planned partly by top US PR agencies, aided by the far right Pentecostal and conservative Protestants with their 24 hour TV stations, plus an army of internet bots, mainly Twitter and WhatsApp.

All it takes is to find a few Lula supporters, among tens of millions, and pay or coerce them to admit the worst crimes imaginable and flood the media with their stories 24/7.. and BINGO.. 4 more years on the Gravy Train and a new Bonanza to ‘extract’ Brazil’s resources for US corporations, enslave the workers, annihilate the Amazon, and impose forever a fascist militarized political system.

President Bolsonaro ‘jokes at a rally ” We’re going to shoot dead Workers Party supporters” –Bolsonaro avisa em comício: “Vamos fuzilar petistas”

1st Round Presidential Election Results

The President is elected based on majority vote through a two-turn system

  • LulaPT 57,173,187 48.4 %
  • Jair BolsonaroPL 51,051,226 43.2
  • Simone TebetMDB 4,913,757 4.2%
  • Ciro GomesPDT 3,597,503 3.0% etc

These results are based on a total of 118,117,989 valid votes. With 99.89% of vote sections accounted for.


How false claims about Brazil’s election are spreading from far-right US circles

Bannon, who along with other Trump allies has developed close ties with Bolsonaro’s mafia style family, has long pushed the idea of election fraud in Brazil and the upcoming US elections.

Baseless claims that voting machines made by Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic are being used to rig voting in Brazil are circulating online and in far-right media in the U.S. – even though neither company’s hardware or software is being used in the current election there.

The Fact Check site is debunking over 30 public hoaxes regarding voting procedures, while the media and 24 hour Church TV stations spew constant propaganda.

Brazil is an emerging society which suffered hundreds of years of colonialist and militarist complete poverty and semi slavery. It was the Workers Party, led by the lowly Lula, which broke the mould, and introduced basic rights.. to food, health, womens rights and education. Now US style rightwing populism is in power, and Bolsonaro has repeatedly threatened military takeover if Lula can still win.

Conspiracy theories about Brazil’s electronic voting machines, shown here, have spread online. Far-right influencers in the U.S. have seized on Brazil’s election as a way of keeping conspiratorial narratives alive ahead of the U.S. midterms in early .

Bolsonaro has spent months alleging Brazil’s elections are rigged and saying electronic voting machines can’t be trustedNovember.


And if Bolsonaro WINS?

This election will change Brazil and the world. It’s not just about one man or party. The major section of corrupt deputies and many parties are committed to supporting whoever is the new President.

In the balance is the key future of the Amazonia climate tipping point

In the balance is the direction of the BRICS alliance and the future of the campaign for a multipolar world future.

In the balance is the end of Bosonaro’s canpaign of extreme racism, poverty, misogyny and neo-liberalist resource looting…


….(by Bradley Blankenship…) “Bolsonaro has been a steadfast supporter of Uncle Sam’s imperialistic ambitions in the region, even earning Brazil the designation of “non-NATO ally”  from the West’s foremost military alliance.

The far-right president has been a key player in the US-led efforts to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

The ‘Daisies’ Margaridas March is the largest demonstration held by organized, female rural workers in Latin America | Mídia Ninja/Collaborative Media Coverage

He has also supported US multinational corporations in their efforts to destroy and commercialize the land of the Amazon Rainforest. Lula looks set to kneecap all of this. 

For the world, the return of the leftist president also has serious implications.

For example, Brazil led the global charge in rebuilding Iraq after the American invasion.

Lula also helped to found BRICS (an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in 2009, then called only BRIC before South Africa joined in 2010.

The group’s aim from the outset was to get developing countries more involved in international affairs and to reform financial institutions whilst improving the global economic situation, which at that time was marred by the financial crisis of 2007-08. 

One key issue for BRICS even to this day is developing alternatives to Western-controlled and abused global finance, which was initially sparked by US mismanagement of the global economy as the world’s financial center and is now largely owed to Washington’s unilateral sanctions against many countries.

This is a hugely important discussion that, if Lula wins, would benefit greatly from Brazil’s renewed effort. 

President Bolsonaro ‘jokes at a rally ” We’re going to shoot dead Workers Party supporters” –Bolsonaro avisa em comício: “Vamos fuzilar petistas”

Anyone who cares about Brazil’s future should be, as she said, “cautiously hopeful” about this election and a potential Lula victory….”


Brazilian Anarchist expert reveals Social War behind key Lula / Bolsonaro Vote

by Bruno Lima Rocha from Black Rose Fed via Institute for Anarchist Theory and History and thefreeonline

‘Ele Nao’.. (Not HIM) the huge 2018 womens campaign against Bolsonaro’s oppression

The election result will change Brazil and the world. It’s not just one man or party :-The major section of corrupt deputies and parties are committed to supporting whoever is the new President. In the balance is the key future of the Amazonia climate tipping point. In the balance is the direction of the BRICS alliance and the future of the campaign for a multipolar world future. In the balance is the end of extreme racism, poverty, misogyny, neo-liberalist looting and ….

(continues after interview below)

Interview with a Brazilian Anarchist on Lula, Bolsonaro, and Social Struggle

Bruno Lima Rocha is a political scientist, professional journalist and professor of international relations based in Brazil, and is a member of the editorial board of the Institute for Anarchist Theory and History (IATH-ITHA).The following interview has been lightly edited for clarity.

Looming over much of the political landscape in Brazil is the presidential election, in which former president Lula da Silva is expected to win in the second round over incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, in part by taking up space in the political center. How has this election campaign impacted social forces on the left and the right in Brazil?

In the first round of the general elections, Lula (PT plus eight parties) had just over 48% of the votes and Bolsonaro 43.5%. It gives an average of about 6 million votes, in a universe of 156 million voters, in a total with 20% abstention. The number of null and blank votes was low compared to other years. On the far left, we had candidacies from small parties such as Popular Unity (of Maoist origin), PCO (a line of Trotskyism), PSTU (Trotskyist Morenism) and PCB (neo-Stalinists).

In all 26 states and the Federal District, the set of these small electoral parties more to the left does not reach 2% of the electorate. Thus, the left’s space in the political debate is small, because the program of Lula and his deputy Geraldo Alckmin could be called social-liberal: social democrat in social policies and post-neoliberal in economic policy and state design. The radicalism in this election is marked by the extreme right, with Bolsonaro and his version of tropical Trumpism.

Despite the glowing picture that progressives and social democrats paint of Lula, it was under the PT (Worker’s Party) that Brazil’s government made its turn toward austerity. Given that this will likely be a second term in office for him, how effective do you think left organizations and movements will be at wringing concessions from a Lula-led PT government?

The turn to “austerity” took place in Dilma’s second government (January 2015 until her impeachment without legal cause, in April 2016), when the re-elected president appointed economist Joaquim Levy, a Chicago Boy, as finance minister.

That made an immediate inflection for the inflation of administered prices, cut of social policies, reduction of industrial policies and of funds for education (including scientific research). Even all that could not stop the parliamentary coup that Dilma suffered.

There is not much room immediately for a left turn in Lula’s government if he wins in the second round: Bolsonaro left a fiscal bomb, without the Brazilian State’s financing capacity. Social dissatisfaction could arise and with great energy if we have the predicted recession in 2023 and the first half of 2024.

In general, are anarchist organizations advocating abstention or participation in the general election, or are they focusing their communications elsewhere entirely? As CAB wrote in its Analysis of the Brazilian Conjuncture in June, there has been an increase in far-right political violence, including the murders of journalists. There has also been over the past decade a steady increase in the military’s presence within the civilian state. Both are matters of significant concern. Where is the sharpest edge of the far right in Brazil?

Organized anarchism in Brazil is very active in the anti-fascist struggle and is not campaigning electorally.

As for the extreme right, their forces are clearly visible. The high command of the armed forces (brigadiers, admirals and generals) earn more than four times their regular salaries, and there are more than 11,000 military and ex-military in civil administration posts — a historic rematch of the military that gave us the 1964 coup d’état and implemented a dictatorship until 1985.

Bolsonaro and the PL should not be underestimated. The far-right president beat the polls by a not-insignificant five points and his party still holds the most seats in the lower house and the Senate. Several Bolsonaro fanatics were elected to Congress, including the candidate who pulled the most votes of any, Nikolas Ferreira, at 1.4 million. We can also recall how unlikely the prospects of a Bolsonaro presidency seemed just four years ago. 

Another wing of the extreme right are the political-economic leaders of environmental crime: advancing on agricultural land, destroying biomes, threatening indigenous and quilombola lands and applying agricultural poisons prohibited in other countries.

There is also the neo-Pentecostal, Pentecostal and conservative Protestant extreme right, reproducing in Brazil the same agenda of the bible belt in the religious right wing of the Republican Party in the U.S.

The newest far right is a tropical Trumpism, which explains the relations between Steve Bannon and the Bolsonaro family.

In Brazil a tiny oligarchy still owns most of the land and power

And then there is the new neoliberal right, based in speculative finance, with a sizeable portion supporting Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro’s Minister of Economy is an authentic Chicago Boy, Paulo Guedes (he even worked in Chile during the Pinochet dictatorship), who operates as a defender of the interests of Brazil’s most unproductive capital.

There is also a broad sector of the police: Bolsonaro is supported by the police’s extreme right and has direct involvement with para-police formations, the police death squads who kill thousands of mainly black people evey year, especially in his electoral base of origin, Rio de Janeiro.

see also: Prison Officer Supporter of #Bolsonaro murders a leader of #Lula’s Workers party – Eng/ Esp July 11, 2022

In terms of international support, Bolsonaro is a strategic ally of Zionism and its interests in promoting the State of Israel.

Finally, there is a fauna of far-right factions, neo-fascists, Brazilian fascists, supremacists, neo-Nazis and the like that explicitly support Bolsonaro.

Womens Repression..abortion access, rape, and femicide

Abortion rights are an active terrain of struggle across the Americas, with victories in Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico, and setbacks in the United States.

Brazilian demo against new laws further restricting abortion and women’s rights

Abortion is criminalized in Brazil, though of course that doesn’t halt abortions, just make them more dangerous.

Is the feminist movement positioned to make progress in Brazil on the interlinked issues of abortion access, rape, and femicide?

In Brazil we have a huge mobilization of both women and people of African descent. Those in the hegemonic media that oppose Bolsonaro may discuss matters of gender but are clearly against reproductive rights.

The same is true for the defense of the LGBTQI+ population and peripheral metropolitan regions. The religious right’s veto powers, as well as its direct ownership of three of the top five media outlets, manages to keep the abortion debate silenced. In Brazil, the generalist media conglomerates are, in this order of audience and importance:

  • Globo
  • Record and SBT (tied)
  • Rede Bandeirantes
  • TV Brasil and other small or regional broadcasters

Globo has 50% of the audience and is very in tune with the agenda of the U.S. Democratic Party. Record and SBT are more popular and reproduce conservatism with significant social penetration. Bandeirantes is divided on the position and Rede TV supports Bolsonaro.

I say all this because the popularization of the themes of women’s and anti-racist struggles has only been accomplished via struggle on a societal scale, not through the world of entertainment and professional communication.

Marinalva Manoel was stabbed to death while campaigning for her tribe’s ancestral land.

Another sector, as large as the first, is positioned on social networks against the advancement of women’s rights and radically against the decriminalization of abortion. For example, in 2018, women mobilized in the Ele Não (“Not Him”) campaign, which opposed Bolsonaro’s first run for president.

The right responded to that campaign with a dirty internet war, asserting imbecilities like claiming that Fernando Haddad (PT’s presidential candidate in 2018) would distribute “penis-shaped bottles in children’s schools.”

Religious conservatives have 180 votes in Congress, out of a total of 513 federal deputies and 81 senators.

Quilombo Campo Grande eviction: a Crime against Humanity

The people of Brazil are suffering from the combined economic, pandemic, and ecological catastrophes in ways that are recognizable across the globe. How have anarchists participated in popular efforts of not just survival but organization and radicalization? In what sectors or regions are anarchists most active in Brazil? What activities and strategies is it most important for anarchists there to strengthen over the next few years?

I speak for the Institute of Anarchist Theory and History (ITHA) and not any particular anarchist political organization in Brazil. My basis for analysis is especifista anarchist theory and the strategic studies derived from it, but I cannot comment in terms of identifying the social forces where we have significant presence and insertion.

I hope I have answered the questions in a way that generates information and reflection from comrades who will read these modest words. For socialism and freedom.

Will Brazil Face a Military Coup? US supports Brazil’s March Towards Fascism

NO NO Bolsonaro.. Ele NAO

Bolsonaro Trashes the Planet

Paulo Paulino Guajajara, a young member of the Indigenous Guajajara community, one of Brazil’s largest, was shot dead by illegal loggers on 3 November 2019. According to data from the Pastoral Land Commission, violence against indigenous people reached its highest level in 11 years in 2019. Photo: © Patrick Raynaud / Midia NINJAMarinalva Manoel, indigenous leader demanding land rights, was murdered and dumped by the highway..
Nesta manhã foi encontrada o corpo da liderança indígena Marinalva Manoel de 38 anos, jogada a beira da rodovia 163 em Dourados. Ela foi assassinada com pelo menos 35 facadas e com indícios de estupro. Marinalva era uma das lideranças indígenas que vinha lutando pela Terra Indígena Nhū Verá. Na foto ela aparece com a camiseta branca ao centro.
Dinho, Claudio and Maria.. Amazon defenders murdered!. Now forest criminals to be amnestied and land grabbers legalized!
Smoke from fires in the state of Pará. NGO Imazon estimated MP 910 could lead to the deforestation of an additional 16,000 square kilometers by 2027. Photo: Fábio Nascimento / Greenpeace

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