Unite is calling on all trade unionists to ‘Stand With Lula’ – join the protest against Lula’s imprisonment
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is the father of modern Brazil. A trade unionist who was imprisoned by the Brazilian military dictatorship, he later became the most successful President in Brazil’s history, lifting millions out of Poverty and making Brazil’s economy work for ordinary people during eight years at the helm up to 2011.
Now powerful forces, having used a corrupt Congress to depose his successor Dilma Rousseff, are trying to destroy Lula;s reputation by imprisoning him on politically motivated and false charges in an effort to stop him standing for election again.
His imprisonment is part of a coup designed to keep a corrupt government in place.