Civilization or barbarism

ABSTRACT The article seeks to understand the challenges for building a society based on social rights and citizenship within the current crisis of capitalism and the coup of 2016. It contextualises the current scenario we face and then discusses the conflict over the distribution of wealth. Next, it brings the discussion of the coup and shows the various attempts to deconstruct the 1988 Constitution which culminate in Constitutional Amendment 95. In that scenario, it observes the perspectives for the Unified Health System (SUS) and calls for a resumption of the spirit of 1988.