If Brazil’s oppressors are forced to recognize that an era of real democracy has arrived, I will be very happy to pay 20 cents more for my bus rides.
Editor’s note: on Monday night, the popular protests that have been rocking Brazil for the past week suddenly experienced a spectacular scale-shift, with mass mobilizations of hundreds of thousands of Brazilians in at least seven major cities, with thousands occupying Congress in Brasilia, and with hundreds attempting to storm and set fire to the Legislative Assembly in Rio de Janeiro. This letter from Rio, originally published by a collective of students at the Euro-American Campus of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), provides some crucial background on what sparked the protests — and what lies behind them on a deeper, structural level.
By Franco A., originally published by Truth Is A Beaver. Or see more of this article by clicking on the link below.