InterUnit Statement No. 5: The soft putsch in Brazil

In 2015, the Ghost Brigade (Prizrak) of Novorossiya created an internationalist anti-fascist military unit called InterUnit, which operates in the territories of the Lugansk People’s Republic. InterUnit is a military-political group that carries on the heritage of the Resistance against Nazism and other liberation struggles of the last century, and takes its motto from the Spanish Civil War: “No Pasarán!”

 InterUnit Statement No. 5: The soft putsch in Brazil

There are several ways in which the imperialist forces make a putsch. The classic one is a violent seizure of power driven by military forces. The soft version is to seize power through bureaucratic trickery, often supported by demonstrations. That is just what has happened in several countries, most recently Brazil. There, a democratically-elected government was removed by bureaucrats operating against the will of the people. They do this under the direction of the U.S., to protect the interest of the capitalists. 

We are not supporters of the Brazilian government, and we disapprove of many of its activities, but we are interested in respect of countries’ sovereignty and people’s freedom. The Brazilian government was legitimated by the votes of 55 million people. Also, even if it was not the best political option for South America, it was an interesting experiment. Both in domestic and in foreign affairs, it tried to build something different from the slavery of capitalism.

Every time a government clashes with the interests of imperialism, it is attacked. We have seen it in Ukraine, and we gave a clear answer. We hope that in Brazil there is still the opportunity to restore the will of the people.

Now is the time to stop all international interference and aggression against countries that try to find a different path from the unipolar world planned by the U.S.

We side with all the people that resist.

Lugansk People’s Republic (LNR) Northwest Front
June 3, 2016

Written and translated by InterUnit
Edited by Greg Butterfield

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