C4SS Feed 44 presents Eduardo Lopes‘s “Not New Recife: The Old Collusion, The Old Elitist Left” read by Erick Vasconcelos and edited by Nick Ford.
Only civil disobedience, squatting of state and otherwise unused land, and the protection of occupations can soften the effects of the state monopoly on land. Only the dissolution of the political class means of action can take away the incentives to buy the government. The squirmish between Direitos Urbanos and construction companies is class warfare. A single class warfare, because they belong to the same one. The only difference is who makes up the state. And while politicians retain power, there will always be construction companies willing to pay them up and cash in later on.
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