35 Million-Strong Strike Against Temer’s Neoliberal Reforms Brings Brazil to a Halt | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization
Amid record levels of unemployment and a
terribly unpopular government, unions and citizens from all walks of
life are taking part in one of Brazil’s biggest ever strikes.
Since early Friday morning, more than 35 million people in Brazil
have been taking part in one of biggest general strikes in the country’s
history against President Michel Temer’s neoliberal reforms, bringing the country to a standstill.
The strike was largely organized by Unified Workers Central, or CUT,
the largest union federation in Latin America, and the Workers Party of
Brazil, former President Dilma Rousseff’s political party.
“Temer does not even want to negotiate,” said Vagner Freitas, national CUT president.