Truckers’ Strike in Brazil?

In certain respects, the situation in Brazil is similar to what happened in Canada last winter. Like their Canadian counterparts, truckers in Brazil are staging protests against the actions of the federal government (in this case, the recent fraudulent votes used to elect Lula as president). Also like the Canadians, the Brazilian truckers’ access to their bank accounts has been blocked.

The key phrase in the following TV report is “nothing more to lose”. When a government creates through its actions a large cohort of citizens who have nothing else to lose, it puts itself in grave danger. You’d think the Brazilian Powers That Be would have the sense to step back from this particular precipice, but leftist apparatchiks are often quite stupid, so who knows?

Many thanks to José Atento for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

00:00   The whole list was sent to the STF [Superior Federal Tribunal].
00:03   The information is that those responsible for these trucks were fined
00:09   and had their bank accounts blocked.
00:12   I talked to a few truckers around here
00:16   about a possible strike, something that has been mentioned on social media and WhatsApp.
00:24   They told me that with their bank accounts blocked, truckers cannot work.
00:32   No salary. They have nothing more to lose.
00:42   From Brasília, Berenice Leite.
 

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