The first communist party in Brazil was founded exactly 100 years ago, on March 25, 1922. Two acronyms that are still active in the country’s political scene celebrate the centenary, completed this Friday (25): the Brazilian Communist Party (PCB) and the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB).
Both legends originate from the same founding act. However, the PCdoB formally separated from the PCB in 1962, changing the acronym that names the party.
:: Festival Vermelho celebrates 100 years of PCdoB with free programming in Niterói (RJ) ::.
To mark the date, the PCB will hold a face-to-face event in São Paulo (SP). On Saturday (26), the party’s militants will meet at 4 pm for the Samba Centenary, at the headquarters of the Subway Workers’ Union, near Tatuapé.
In a published text on your websitethe party states that “the PCB remains loyal to this trajectory of revolutionary struggle of the Brazilian proletariat – and, as such, a legitimate heir of this legacy”.
In Porto Alegre (RS), PCB activists made a series of interventions in the city, rescuing the name of political leaders who were linked to the party.
The streets of Porto Alegre mysteriously dawned with other names 🤯 Avenida Getúlio Vargas for example is now called Olga Benário Prestes! 100 years of the PCB pic.twitter.com/n0hko2HGHZ
— Feh Amaro ⚧️ ☭ (@feh__amaro) March 25, 2022
“Thirty years after the beginning of our Revolutionary Reconstruction (almost a third of these 100 years), the PCB remains loyal to this trajectory of revolutionary struggle of the Brazilian proletariat – and, as such, a legitimate heir of this legacy.” https://t.co/Xbo9OTv1HH
– PCB (Official) (@PCBpartidao) March 25, 2022
PCdoB has festival and presence of Lula
PCdoB, in turn, holds the Red Festival, in Niterói (RJ). The event starts this Friday (25th) and ends on Saturday (26th) with cultural and political activities at the Caminho Niemeyer cultural center.
With the theme “Hope Blooms”, the Festival will bring together various political leaders such as former President Lula, former Foreign Minister Celso Amorim, PCdoB president Luciana Santos, former deputy Manuela D’ávila , councilor Cida Pedrosa and the mayor of Niterói, Axel Grael.
The program includes debates, book launches, a gastronomic fair, concerts, cinema and a space for children. Access is free, upon presentation of proof of vaccination against covid-19.
Tributes on social networks
On social networks, entities and leaders linked to the left made publications congratulating the two acronyms on their anniversary. Read some of the publications.
❤️ We are history, but we are youth. We are resistance, but we are renewal.
PCdoB is a school, it is a tool for transformation and revolution.
We are the party of the commons and we fight for a society where people should be valued for what they are and not for what they have! #PCdoB100Anos💪✊ pic.twitter.com/ESVrC7VP8N
— Alice Portugal (@Alice_Portugal) March 25, 2022
Alive, proud and present in all struggles for democracy and rights for the people in the last 100 years, PCdoB is an essential party. I am proud to be part of this story and live this moment. LONG LIVE THE CENTENNIAL OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF BRAZIL! pic.twitter.com/ku6IZPuYAo
— Orlando Silva (@orlandosilva) March 25, 2022
– Manuela (@ManuelaDavila) March 25, 2022
IMPOSSIBLE to talk about 100 years of the PCB without mentioning comrade Ivan Pinheiro. Trade unionist history, communist leader and protagonist in the history of the Partidão in recent decades. Ivan is one of the many heroes and heroines of our people who kept the PCB alive.
Let’s be orthodox! pic.twitter.com/tTIkUY9w7R
— Jones Manoel – Youtube: Jones Manoel (@jones_manoelpcb) March 25, 2022
It is today and always. Congratulations Partition. pic.twitter.com/tp6PxPP6BI
– Sofia Manzano PCB (@SofiaManzanoPCB) March 25, 2022
– Tarcísio Motta (@MottaTarcisio) March 25, 2022
Editing: Rebeca Cavalcante