Opinion, by Michael Royster
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last June, there was a revolt throughout Brazil against the failures in habitation, sanitation, education and transportation—it wasn’t about the twenty centavos. A common factor uniting the disperse groups that demonstrated was the organizers’ insistence upon distancing themselves from traditional political parties — “No party represents us!” was the war cry.
Last June, the protesters also insisted on distancing themselves from labor unions, because of their traditional ties to PT and other parties . . .