Over the last week, in Brazil and different parts of the world, hundreds of thousands of us have been mobilizing, handing out flyers, giving public classes, holding vigils, marches, actions, roadblocks and occupations in order to promote dialogue and alert the society about the farcical trial that is being carried out against presidential candidate Lula da Silva Porto Alegre and explaining its significance: it is a prolongation of the coup that began in 2016.
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Former President Lula da Silva will qualify as an eligible candidate in the 2018 presidential elections.
Some are calling it the Coup’s endgame, others the “final battle” for Brasil’s next decade.
Former President Lula, who held office from 2003-2011 has twice the support of his nearest rival to succeed Putschist Michel Temer in the October 2018 elections.
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's appeal from his conviction for corruption will be before the Regional Federal Court in Port Alegre on January 24. As is clear from articles analyzing Lula's conviction, there is ample reason to claim that that the conviction is purely political in nature and not based on the facts or the law.
Former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, participated this Saturday in the inauguration of the football field “Dr. Sócrates Brasileiro” of the National School Florestan Fernandes of the Landless Rural Worker’s Movement (MST) in Guararema, Sao Paulo.
The field is an homage to Socrates, a football player known for opposing the civic-military dictatorship in the country.
Nation-wide protests are taking place to denounce President Temer’s deeply unpopular labor and pension laws
Thousands of Brazilian workers took to the streets on Friday to protest controversial changes to the country’s labor laws, which critics fear will undermine collective bargaining agreements, reduce the power of unions and weaken job security for Brazilian workers.
To the MST leader, foreign capital controls the country after the institutional coup that ousted Dilma.
Among the central demands of the Cry of the Excluded were the defense of social security, the annulment of the Labor Reform and the fight against the privatizations of Eletrobras and Petrobras.
A legitimate and peaceful movement, who does the Cry of the Excluded bother? Crying for health, education, security, culture, housing, land exposes the mismanagement of public resources and the inequality that plagues the city, state and country.
Thousands of people took to the streets this September 7th under the motto: "For rights and democracy, the struggle is every day"
On this holiday of September 7, popular movements and sectors of the Catholic Church organized the traditional Cry of the Excluded in various cities across the country. In the 23rd edition of the action, the protesters went the streets under the motto: "For rights and democracy, the struggle is every day".