Crowd shot at the Acampamento.

In April, I and Neal Meyer, as representatives of the Democratic Socialists of America, attended the Acampamento Internacional de Juventudes em Luta (the International Encampment of Youth in Struggle) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Acampamento is organized by the MES (Left Socialist Movement) current within Brazil’s Party of Socialism and Liberation (PSOL), designed both as a congress for its youth wing (called Juntos!) and as a convocation of international solidarity.

PSOL was formed in 2004 after Brazil’s Workers Party (PT), purged its left wing in an effort to pass an austerity-style pension reform. The purged activists regrouped as PSOL…

Elizabeth Mahony

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