Solidarity with Brazil must be a priority for all internationalists – Richard Burgon MP

We must fulfil our internationalist duty, writes RICHARD BURGON MP as he launches the Brazil Solidarity Initiative.

On Sunday night, the news progressives all around the world feared finally came in from Brazil. Jair Bolsonaro, an extreme far-right politician, was announced as the next president. Continue reading “Solidarity with Brazil must be a priority for all internationalists – Richard Burgon MP”

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November 20th – Solidarity with Brazil: Opposing the Far-Right Threat

‘Solidarity with Brazil: Opposing the Far-Right Threat to Human Rights, Equality & Social Progress’ is a special event taking place in the House of Commons, Westminster, London on November 20th.

Join this vital meeting to discuss building solidarity with progressive movements in Brazil defending equality, democratic rights and social progress and opposing Jair Bolsonaro and the far-right.  Continue reading “November 20th – Solidarity with Brazil: Opposing the Far-Right Threat”

Brazil Solidarity Initiative Launched – A Message from Richard Burgon MP

At this crucial time for Brazil, I’m writing to urge you to support the new Brazil Solidarity Initiative launched by No Coup in Brazil.

With Presidential elections taking place this Sunday, progressives and the labour movement across the world have been alarmed at the rise of Brazil’s far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro. We are launching the Brazil Solidarity Initiative to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in solidarity with the millions of Brazilians fighting for democracy, human rights and social progress.

You can help by:

  • Chipping in £10 or what you can afford here – we‘re looking for 100 people to give a one-off donation to raise at least £1000 to immediately expand our work.
  • Attending our event on Brazil after the elections in the House of Commons on November 20 – register here and more details will follow.
  • Making a regular contribution of £5 a month here by becoming a friend of the initiative – this will enable us to plan further campaigning ahead.
  • Following us on Facebook here and Twitter here and spreading the word.
  • Giving £50 here to become one of our 50 founding supporters. Your generous support will give us a vital £2500  start-up fund to take the campaign forward – you will be thanked on our website and receive a special gift.

Continue reading “Brazil Solidarity Initiative Launched – A Message from Richard Burgon MP”

The Brazilian Left Unites around Fernando Haddad

The Democratic Labor Party, which got 12.5 percent of the vote, confirmed its support for Workers’ Party candidate Fernando Haddad.

Brazil’s Socialist Party and the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) have both endorsed Workers’ Party (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad, who will face off with far-right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro in the second of Brazil’s presidential election is scheduled for Oct. 28. Continue reading “The Brazilian Left Unites around Fernando Haddad”

Solidarity Needed as Brazil Heads to the Polls – Chris Williamson MP

Brazil heads to the polls this October for what will be the most volatile, unpredictable and important election since the country’s military dictatorship ended in 1989.

In the last two years, Latin America’s most populous nation has undergone political upheaval that started with the coup that removed Brazilian Workers’ Party (PT) President, Dilma Rousseff Continue reading “Solidarity Needed as Brazil Heads to the Polls – Chris Williamson MP”

A message to Congress from a Brazilian jail

Today Congress stands in solidarity with Brazilian trade unionists – and trade unionists around the world – in calling for the release of jailed former Brazilian President Lula 

Former Brazilian President Lula is in jail on trumped-up corruption charges designed to stop him fighting – and according to all the polls, winning – the next Presidential elections in less than a month’s time. Continue reading “A message to Congress from a Brazilian jail”

We must stand for democracy and social progress in Brazil – Ken Livingstone

Two years ago this week, President Dilma Rousseff was removed through a “parliamentary coup” in Brazil. The most extraordinary thing about it was that just 55 senators overturned the will of 54 million Brazilians at the ballot box who had re-elected her.

For those of us who expressed solidarity with activists against the US-backed dictatorship in Brazil from 1964-1985,and stood with the Chilean people against General Augusto Pinochet following the 1973 coup, alarm bells immediately rung at this right-wing attempt at regime change. Continue reading “We must stand for democracy and social progress in Brazil – Ken Livingstone”