The action in solidarity with Lula da Silva could face a crackdown after defying a court order prohibiting the encampment.
Oppression of MST and Social Movements
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
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
People across the world have responded with outrage, sadness, and grief to the assassination of Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Pedro Gomes on Wednesday night in Rio de Janeiro. Marielle Franco was a councilwoman from the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) in the city of Rio de Janeiro, and an activist who opposed the militarization of poor neighborhoods.
Photo Credit: Midia Ninja
Last Wednesday night, on January 24, the Landless Workers’ Movement of Brazil received the heartbreaking news that another comrade had been murdered.
Márcio Matos, MST leader who was involved in the political struggles of the state of Bahia, was found dead in his home in the Boa Sorte settlement, in the Chapada Diamantin region. According to reports by family and friends, the leader was killed with three shots, in the presence of his son.
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.
An aggressive attack is being waged against MST landless peasants in the northern state of Pará, Brazil.
Open letter of the Brazilian Committee of Human Rights Defenders affirms that the public power stopped acting to prevent deaths and murders previously announced