Friday (June 14) was marked by stoppages and street acts; CUT estimates 45 million workers involved
Brazilian Politics Society and Economy
Strikers made stoppages in public transportation, blocked roads and organized street demonstrations in 380 cities
The streets answered with a resounding “no” to Jair Bolsonaro’s proposition of pension reform, to his intentions of restraining rights, and to the continuity of attacks against the people that have been happening since Michel Temer’s coup d’etat in 2016.
Brazilian speaker of lower house, head of Senate, Supreme Court justice, and governor met with investors in US bank
Workers, students, and professors are mobilizing with other sectors against dismantling of public education
School and university students, workers, teachers, and professors in Brazil will hold a national strike on Wednesday, May 15, in defense of education in the country.
Coordinator of Campaign for the Right to Education says budget cut is “absurd” and “ideologically-motivated”
Even before he became president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro was outspokenly against human science subjects that promote critical thinking in schools and universities.
More than one million people took part in protests against education budget cuts and the pension reform
Lawyers call for acquittal of Brazil’s ex-president and claim the superior court did not judge the merits of the case
In a unanimous decision, a Brazilian superior court panel reduced on Tuesday ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s sentence for a conviction in the Guarujá beachside apartment case.
Bill passed with minor changes; session ended late on Tuesday
After Brumadinho dam break, courts favor miner claiming the economy of cities in Minas Gerais state depend on it
A Vale dam collapsed in Brumadinho three months ago today, and since then courts have been ruling in favor of the mining giant.
Police forced the group to change the location of the event; national security forces were used
Representing around 150 indigenous peoples from Brazil, approximately 4,000 people gathered on Wednesday in Brasília to set up the Terra Livre (“Free Land”) Camp.