It has been almost a year since the impeachment of Brazil’s former President Dilma Rousseff, removed from office for illegally manipulating government accounts.
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The Brazilian government prepares to lift mining restrictions on more than 400 national and state parks.
Brazilian social movements criticized plans to expand mining activities on Friday (June 23, 2017) as the government announced new auctioning procedures in order to attract higher levels of investment in the mining sector.
Actions will be sustained in the main capitals of Brazil on August 2, date in which the Chamber of Deputies will be voting on the accusations of corruption (see article below) against the putschist president Michel Temer, the purpose is to demand “Direct Elections Now!” and to push the parliamentarians not to support the president.
“In practice, we are living a state of siege decreed by an illegitimate government,” pointed out the lawyer.
Article 15. The use of the Armed Forced to defend the Motherland and the constitutional powers, of law and order, and in the participation of peace missions, is responsibility of the President of the Republic, who will command the activation of operative organs to the Defense Minister and obeying the following subordination form:
Maria Luisa Mendonça is the coordinator of the Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazil and director of the Feminist Alliance for Rights at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University.
We condemn the repression against the Brazilian people. Direct elections now!
The Brazil Popular Front presented its proposals to re-establish democratic Constitutional order in Brazil, defend national sovereignty, deal with the economic crisis, revert the destruction of the state and protect the rights of the working class.
150,000 people participated this Sunday (May 28, 2017) in a historical act for direct elections, at the Copacabana beach. The protest was convened by artists and organized by the Brazil Popular Front and People Without Fear, initiatives that gather hundreds of popular movements, union centrals and leftist parties. The demonstration began at 11am and the beach remained full until 7pm.
Joao Pedro Stédile is not only a fundamental part of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement, but also a member of the Brazil Popular Front, which as of late has become Michel Temer’s worst nightmare.
In this interview, by our collaborator Geraldina Colotti, Stédile addresses the current situation in Brazil, and the probable exits to the crisis, including Temer’s fall and the call to direct elections now.
It was raining in São Paulo when young people from the MST and the Popular Rising of Youth, in chorus, repeated several times: "it is a time of war, it is a time without sun," taking the front of the main stage of the National Fair of Agrarian Reform. The intervention served to launch a manifesto against the criminalization of social movements and against violence in the countryside, which was beautiful by the singer Tico Santa Cruz on the night of Friday, May 5, 2017.