Students Strike, Protest Across Brazil as Moro Orders Crackdown

teleSUR | August 13, 2019

Students take to the streets in Maceio, state of Alagoas, Brazil. The banner reads,

Students take to the streets in Maceio, state of Alagoas, Brazil. The banner reads, “Brazil deserves education” August 13, 2019. | Photo: Twitter / @MidiaNINJA

Researchers, professors and students protest against measures that seek to privatize education.

Brazil’s Justice Minister Sergio Moro ordered his ministry’s National Public Security Force (FSNP) to be stationed at the Ministries Square in Brasilia to crack down on student protests scheduled for Tuesday.

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João Pedro Stedile of the MST on Bolsonaro, mobilizations and freeing Lula

Peoples Dispatch | June 14, 2019

Today tens of thousands of workers in Brazil will take the streets in a national general strike against the pension reform proposed by the government of far-right Jair Bolsonaro. To learn about the current context in Brazil today and the importance of these mobilizations we spoke to João Pedro Stedile of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement about Bolsonaro’s attacks on the working class and the need now more than ever to mobilize the masses. He also reaffirms the call to fight for the freedom of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

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Brazil: Millions Protest Bolsonaro’s Neoliberal Pension Reform

teleSUR | June 14, 2019

Man holds up sign for the
Man holds up sign for the “June 14 General Strike” happening all over Brazil Friday against President Jair Bolsonaro’s neoliberal pension reform proposal | Photo: teleSUR

Major national unions and social organizations strike (again) against President Jair Bolsonaro pension reforms, shutting down capitals and cities across country.

In Brazi the Popular Brazil Front, People Without Fear Front along with hundreds of other social movements and student organizations, as well as twelve of the country’s largest trade unions are staging a massive general strike against President Jair Bolsonaro’s plan to privatize the nation’s pension system.

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Reports confirm political bias behind legal persecution of Lula

 by Zoe PC

People’s Dispatch | June 10, 2019

Lula speaking to the masses. Photo: Ricardo Stuckert

On Monday, June 10, the news publication The Interceptpublished a series of reports which confirmed the political motivation behind the legal persecution of former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The reports revealed that prosecutors in the “Operation Car Wash” task force, as well as the judge presiding over the case, Sérgio Moro, worked to persecute Lula in order to prevent a return of the Workers’ Party (PT) to power, and thus contributed to the victory of far-right candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, in October 2018.

The reports are based on an archive of private chats, audio recordings, videos, photos and court proceedings that were provided to the outlet by an anonymous source. The Intercept said the materials “reveal serious wrongdoing, unethical behavior, and systematic deceit about which the public, both in Brazil and internationally, has the right to know.”Read More »

‘We Will Win’, Lula Pens Letter on 1st Anniversary of Imprisonment

teleSUR | April 07, 2019

Gleisi Hoffmann, Leader of the Workers

Imprisoned former President of Brazil, Lula da Silva, penned an open letter to his supporters on the first anniversary of his imprisonment.

The imprisoned former President of Brazil and one of the most revered leftist leaders in South America, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, penned a letter to his supporters on the first anniversary of his imprisonment.

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