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The false polarization between Lula and Bolsonaro marks the current edition of the electoral farce. It opposes, on one side, a representative of all the unfulfilled promises of the Constitution of 88, and on the other, a defender of the fascist, corrupt and bloodthirsty military regime. Demagogic garbage versus reactionary rubble, in short.


The candidates, without exception, defend the interests of the dominant classes, namely, the latifundium - nicknamed "agribusiness" - which kills peasants, indigenous people and quilombolas, in addition to plundering our soil and subsoil; The financial system, which had record profits of R$132 billion reais last year, despite the unemployment and hunger that devastate the Brazilian people; the big businessmen, who pocket fortunes at the expense of trampled labor rights and the most shameless tax evasion (legalized in the form of indecent "exemptions"). All are subordinated to the interests of imperialism, mainly North American.


Above all, this polarization faithfully portrays the degree to which the division of the dominant classes has been reached. Both sides represent different fractions of the ruling classes in the dispute over which regime can save the old order that is seriously threatened by collapse: the corrupt and bloodthirsty fascist military regime or the corrupt old democracy under the tutelage of the generals. The electoral farce cannot save this putrid old order, much less save the people from exploitation, oppression and misery.


Meanwhile, in a country that produces oil and gas, families have returned to cooking with firewood; in the world's largest meat exporter, the bone rows of the hungry workers huddle.


We must ask: Since the end of the military regime, several parties and candidates - who presented themselves as the negation of each other - have passed through government, and what has changed in the lives of the people? Nothing, except for the crumbs that the rich throw at us during periods of calm living, which are increasingly short and rare. Nothing, starting with the military themselves, who continue to control national political life and blackmail and threaten to preserve their indecent caste privileges. In the countryside and in the city, those who fight are persecuted and murdered. A young black and poor person is more likely to be killed in Brazil than in countries in open warfare.


Voting in elections is the same as legitimizing this unacceptable state of affairs. Far from being the "People's House", the National Congress is, if anything, a circus of horrors, a business counter in which the population's sweat and blood is exchanged for amendments, commissioned positions and secret budgets. Bolsonaro, the Big Shot, the same one who said he would "change everything that's there", governed with the same "centrons" he promised to fight; Lula, the Pelegão [corrupt unionist], has already brought Geraldo Alckmin, Renan Calheiros and other mummies with him, as he did in the first government.


From this Tribune we call on workers, peasants, small and medium owners, honest intellectuals, and all democrats to reject the rotten and corrupt elections. Only through the consequent mobilization, politicization, organization and struggle of the oppressed will it be possible to build a New Brazil and Power of the Peolpe. Only the struggle of the masses, starting in their workplaces and neighborhood , until it spreads to the whole country, will sweep away the parasites and the scoundrels who profit from the sweat and blood of the Nation.



This old democracy is a farce and must fall: let us raise the banner of New Democracy with vigor!


Mudar o governo

A worker greets members of the AND editorial staff as soon as she hears the agitation on the megaphone and reads the banner. Photo: AND Database