Fearful of Lula’s Exoneration, His Once-Fanatical Prosecutors Request His Release From Prison. But Lula Refuses.

The latest secret archive article from The Intercept – Lula’s accusers are desperately trying to get him out of prison, while he insists on staying there until he’s fully exonerated. (5/10/19)

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Brazil Embraer workers suspend strike; union denounces repression

Embraer workers in São José dos Campos, São Paulo state, temporarily suspended the strike that began yesterday. According to the São José dos Campos Metalworkers Union, the strike was suspended because this morning administrative workers were intimidated by the Military Police and forced to enter the factory. (25/09/19)

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MODEL ENVIRONMENTAL MOTION: Trade union/political organisations

This is a model motion on Bolsonaro’s attacks on the Amazon Rainforest and the need for solidarity with the millions of Brazilians defending social progress, human rights and democracy in Brazil.

Please feel free to adapt the motion to suit your organisation/goals and contact us at info@brazilsolidarity.co.uk if the motion is passed.

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Tony Burke & the Brazil Solidarity Initiative Statement – Bolsonaro & the destruction of the Amazon

We condemn Bolsonaro’s destructive plans for the amazon, and the huge increase in illegal logging and mining since his inauguration. At the time of the rise of the far-right in Brazil, Bolsonaro’s close links to Brazil’s huge agricultural lobby were well known. The levels of destruction that we are witnessing today are a direct result of his presidency.

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Labour Party Conference Fringe: Stand up for Social Progress & Democracy in Brazil

Tuesday 24th September – Join our event at the Labour Party Conference 2019!

FEATURING: Shadow Justice Secretary, Richard Burgon MP // Helen Goodman MP, Shadow Foreign and Commonwealth Office Team // Tereza Campello, former Brazilian Minister for Social Development & the Fight Against Hunger // Tony Burke, Unite the Union (Chair) // PLUS MORE TBA

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