Today the Pastoral Commission on Land (Comissão Pastoral da Terra, CPT ) is publishing data about rural conflicts in Brazil in the year 2017.
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Members of People Without Fear Front took over beachside apartment to denounce irregularities in ex-president’s trial
Dozens protest inside the apartment and outside the building / Handout
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
New appeals and popular pressure can be crucial for Brazil’s ex-president to get favorable court ruling
Jurists and social movements call supporters to keep on fighting / Ricardo Stuckert
The action in solidarity with Lula da Silva could face a crackdown after defying a court order prohibiting the encampment.
Demonstrations demand freedom for former president Lula, on the day of his possible arrest
A democratic vigil of popular movements accompanies Lula at the Metalworkers' Union of ABC, in São Bernardo do Campo
Federal Police agents charged peaceful pro-Lula vigil while protesters against former president did not suffer crackdown
Lula supporter faces Riot Police during crackdown in Paraná / Brasil de Fato
Lula da Silva delivered a passionate speech before turning himself in to the federal police.
Luis Inicio Lula da Silva is greeted by supporters on Saturday before turning himself in to federal police / Brasil de Fato / Julia Dolce
For nearly six hours, thousands of people blocked the exits and tried to stop the ex-president from going to Curitiba
Lula is carried by the people who stood outside the Metal Worker's Union / Ricardo Stuckert
Two of the main social movements fronts of Brazil release a statement promising to fight Lula's arrest until the end
“In face of injustice, we shall not be silent. Against the power of tyranny, the people and the citizens have the right to rebellion" / MST