Tue. Nov 24th, 2020

The Globe Socialist Website Site been given the following letter from a leader of the MRT (Groundbreaking Personnel Movement), the Brazilian affiliate of the Morenoite “Trotskyist Faction,” which features Argentina’s PTS (Socialist Workers Social gathering) and the French NPA’s Révolution Permanente faction. The letter criticizes an Oct 27 WSWS report titled “Brazilian Morenoites aid professional-armed forces events in mayoral elections,” which exposed the MRT’s complicity in the professional-army electoral campaign becoming waged by the largest of Brazil’s pseudo-still left formations, the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL). The author of the letter is André Barbieri, editor of the MRT’s internet site, Esquerda Diário. It is followed by a response from the Socialist Equality Group (Brazil).

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“Does everyone even hear to what these lunatics from WSWS say? For me it was an archaelogical encounter. Just after many years of uncooked degeneration, of total-fledged separation from the functioning course, and plain opposition in opposition to the antiracist struggle—which built WSWS irrelevant in US class struggle—they attempt their luck with slanders from the Trotskyist Faction. It is laughable. The healysts say that MRT ‘cooperates’ with the militarisation of politics in Brazil. As they never have any function in Brazil—or any where exterior David North’s individual business office, for that matter—WSWS desires to conceal that MRT is the only left corporation in brazilian soil that opposes a principled struggle versus the law enforcement (together with in the US, with Remaining Voice) and the militarisation of politics, with which PT and PSOL in fact colaborate. WSWS is, of system, obliged to accept that MRT eradicated its candidates in Rio de Janeiro, repudiating the participation of a navy in PSOL’s mayor candidacy. As Trotsky explained in light of stalinist’s stupidities, even slanders must have some order of logics. What a pathetic efficiency by this corpselike political tendency WSWS represents, hoping to ressuscitate with episodic throes of stalinist-like difamations. May possibly the earth be light-weight for these individuals.”

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Barbieri’s slanderous rant is an precise evaluate of the politics practiced by the MRT. As the indicating goes, “the style is the male,” and Barbieri’s model is a single of empty bluster and insults that reveal a great deal about his own group.

He asks at the beginning “Does any one even pay attention to what these lunatics from WSWS say?” His personal swiftly scrawled invective is ample proof that in fact they do, and that the MRT is extremely delicate about what the WSWS is saying about them. Given that the re-launching of the WSWS on Oct 2, it has experienced in excess of 2.5 million visitors throughout the globe, such as a expanding audience in Brazil.

As for the promises that the WSWS has slandered and defamed the MRT, Barbieri’s concept simply serves to affirm the substance of our original posting in which we said that the Brazilian Morenoites are “lining up driving the professional-army strategies being done by what passes for the opposition to fascistic President Jair Bolsonaro, including Brazil’s most significant pseudo left development, the Socialism and Liberty Get together (PSOL),” on whose ballot line the MRT is operating candidates in Brazil’s November municipal elections.

Barbieri promises this is a slander because the MRT withdrew its slate of candidates in the municipal elections in Rio de Janeiro, where by the PSOL carried out its most egregious convert to the navy and law enforcement, functioning Navy Police Col. Íbis Souza, previous commander-standard of Rio’s armed service police, which kills some 1,800 persons a 12 months, for vice mayor.