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”
‘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”
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”
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”
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”
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”