Landless Workers’ Movement releases open letter endorsing Lula’s candidacy and demanding justice for Marielle Franco
420 tons of healthy food were sold during four-day event in São Paulo
Crowds were excited about the fair’s events, including seminars, live concerts, local gastronomy, and food products in São Paulo / Matheus Alves
By: Aline Piva*; photo by Jeso Carneiro
Brazil’s ex-president sends letter to thank MST for their support in face of political persecution against him
Lula speaking to MST activists at a camp in the state of Minas Gerais in 2017 / Ricardo Stuckert
From April 17th to 25th in front of all Brazilian Embassies!
The action in solidarity with Lula da Silva could face a crackdown after defying a court order prohibiting the encampment.
With the arrest of ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to serve a 12-year sentence, Brazil’s rightwing is attempting to complete its parliamentary coup begun with the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff. A brief recap of the events leading to Lula’s imprisonment on April 7 is useful.
Lula and Stedile
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel has begun a petition to nominate Lula for the Nobele Peace Prize. The link to the petition is: https://www.change.org/p/nobel-de-la-paz-para-lula-da-silva-nobel-peace-prize-for-lula-da-silva
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel is an Argentinian peace activist that was imprisoned by the military dictatorship for his non-violent opposition. He is a 1980 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Honorable Ministers of the Supreme Federal Tribunal:
I (we) write in protest of the denial of the Habeas Corpus petition of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The imprisonment of Lula, in violation of the Brazilian Constitution, only serves to undermine democracy by denying the people of Brazil the right to choose who they want as president.