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Brazilian Workers' Party flag.

The Partido dos Trabalhadores (Portuguese for Workers' Party) is a left-wing political party in Brazil. It was officially founded by a group of intellectuals and workers in February, 10, 1980 at Colégio Sion(Sion High School) in São Paulo. Among other people were present: Jacó Bittar, Henrique Santillo, Henos Amorina, Wagner Benevides, José Cicote, Paulo Skromov, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Olívio Dutra, Édson Khair, Manuel da Conceição, Arnóbio Vieira da Silva, Lourin Martinho dos Santos, Mário Pedrosa, Moacir Gadoti, Apolônio de Carvalho. Brazil's current president, Mr. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, is one of its founders, and the most famous member of the party at the present time. Portuguese (português) is a Romance language predominantly spoken in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, and East Timor. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms that refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially but not exclusively in the American sense of the word... A political party is a political organization that subscribes to a certain ideology and seeks to attain political power within a government. ... The Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil in Portuguese) is the largest and most populous country in South America, and fifth largest in the world. ... Landmark buildings Edifício Italia (at left) and Copan (curved façade at center), in São Paulo Downtown. ... Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (born October 6, 1945) is a left-wing Brazilian politician. ... Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (born October 6, 1945) is a left-wing Brazilian politician. ...


The PT was legally recognized as a political party by Brazilian Electoral Superior Court on February 11, 1982.


The color of the party is red and its symbol is a red star with the label "PT" inside it. The flag is red with a white star with the label "PT" in red.


There are about thirty tendencies within the PT, ranging from the center-left group that Lula is a part of to Marxists and Christian socialists. Its members are known as petistas, from the Portuguese acronym "PT". The party is recognized by some people as one of the most important left parties of Latin America. Marxism is the political practice and social theory based on the works of Karl Marx, a 19th century philosopher, economist, journalist, and revolutionary, along with Friedrich Engels. ... For information on mainstream political parties using the term Socialist, see Social democracy and Democratic socialism, For the governments of the USSR, the PRC, and others, see: Communist state, Other variants of Socialism include Marxism, Communism, and Libertarian Socialism. ... Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations formed from the initial letter or letters of words, such as NATO and XHTML, and are pronounced in a way that is distinct from the full pronunciation of what the letters stand for. ...

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Recent history

Mr. José Genoino is the current president of the PT - Brazilian Workers' Party (Photo by Cesar Ogatha).
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Mr. José Genoino is the current president of the PT - Brazilian Workers' Party (Photo by Cesar Ogatha).

After 1990 the Worker's Party has grown in popularity, winning elections in many important cities, like São Paulo and Porto Alegre, and states like Rio Grande do Sul. However, the most important event was the victory of its President candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in 2002, succeeding President Fernando Henrique Cardoso of PSDB. Landmark buildings Edifício Italia (at left) and Copan (curved façade at center), in São Paulo Downtown. ... This article is about Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Rio Grande do Sul is the southernmost state in Brazil. ... Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (born October 6, 1945) is a left-wing Brazilian politician. ... Fernando Henrique Cardoso Fernando Henrique Cardoso (born June 18, 1931) was the president of the Federative Republic of Brazil from January 1, 1995 to January 1, 2003. ... History Creation The Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira (Portuguese for Brazilian Social Democracy Party) is a political party in Brazil. ...


Some known members of the Worker's Party are: José Dirceu, José Genoino(Party President), Luis Inácio Lula da Silva(Brazil's President), Luiz Gushiken, Antônio Palocci Filho, Marta Suplicy, Eduardo Suplicy, Olívio Dutra, Aloízio Mercadante, Frei Betto, etc.


Recently, mass media has been harsh on the party, which has continuosly increased public expenses which ended up being translated to a higher tax load to the population.


The Radical Wing

The relative changes in the political orientation of his party (PT), the Government and Lula himself were well received by the majority of the population, but as a historically more radical party, PT has been suffering from internal struggles with members that followed the old standards. These struggles are often demonstrated publicly and had their climax in December 2003, when several members of the party were expelled for not following political decisions. Among these members were congressman João Batista Oliveira de Araujo, known as Babá and senator Heloísa Helena. 2003: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → A timeline of events in the news for December, 2003. ...


In a recent move by the radical wing of the Party, sometimes called the rebels by the media, 112 members announced they are abandoning PT in the World Social Forum, in Porto Alegre, on January 30, 2005. [1]  (http://www.estadao.com.br/nacional/noticias/2005/jan/30/120.htm) They also published a manifest entitled Manifest of the Rupture that states that PT is no longer an instrument of social transformation, but only an instrument of the status quo, continuing with references to the IMF and other economic and social issues. Noam Chomsky at World Social Forum 2003. ... This article is about Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Books about the Workers' Party - PT

  • Harnecker, Martha - "O sonho era possível"; São Paulo, Casa das Américas, 1994.
  • Pedrosa, Mário - "Sobre o PT"; São Paulo, CHED Editorial, 1980.
  • Rosenfield, Denis L. - "O PT na Encruzilhada", 2000.
  • Paulo Moura - "PT - Comunismo ou Social-Democracia?".
  • Dagoberto Lima Godoy -"Neocomunismo no Brasil"
  • Percival Puggina - "Crônicas contra o totalitarismo"
  • José Hildebrando Dacanal -"A nova classe no poder"
  • Antônio Hohlfeldt - "O fascínio da estrela".
  • Adolpho João de Paula Couto - "A face oculta da estrela".
  • José Antônio Giusti Tavares, Fernando Schüller, Ronaldo Moreira Brum e Valério Rohden - "Totalitarismo tardio - o caso do PT"
  • A. J. Paula Couto - "O PT em pílulas".
  • Demier, Felipe - "As Transformações do Pt e os Rumos da Esquerda no Brasil".
  • Singer, Andre - "O Pt - Folha Explica".

External links

  • Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (Brazilian Electoral Superior Court) (http://www.tse.gov.br/)
  • Partido dos Trabalhadores(Workers' Party) official webpage, in Portuguese (http://www.pt.org.br/)
  • Perseu Abramo Foundation (FPA) (http://www.fpa.org.br/internacional/english/english.htm)
  • Foro de São Paulo. Organization guided by PT. (http://www.forosaopaulo.org)

Radical Wing


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