The Dance of the Fireflies in Brazil
This chapter offers an analysis of the insurgence in Brazil 2013. In the chapter it is shown how the young and the poor reaffirm the basic principles of politics, of democracy and of freedom through actions and language. It outlines the heterogeneity of the Brazilian multitude and argues that for the first time, the protests were successful in showing that the horizon of democratic deepening is implied in the achievement of the right to politics not possesses by the poor of the favelas, outskirts, and peripheries. The chapter argues that struggle is constitutive for justice, and without struggles there cannot be justice. Transforming the rage and indignation into political action is therefore necessary in order to deepen democracy.
The river of the multitude went to the third bank of Rio de Janeiro
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