Trust in the rule of law in Brazil suffered a severe blow on Wednesday as an appeal court failed to provide former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva with a fair trial. The court ignored all evidence of Lula´s innocence and proceeded to uphold a sentence handed by a lower court, increasing it to more than 12 years. (29/01/18)
The rule of law and the independence of the judiciary are fragile achievements in many countries — and susceptible to sharp reversals, writes Mark Weisbrot (24/1/18)
Continue reading “Brazil’s Democracy Pushed Into the Abyss – Mark Weisbrot”
Signatories call on the judiciary not to uphold conviction against Lula da Silva (24/1/18)
Former president Lula da Silva is well ahead in the polls for the Brazilian presidential elections in October this year. Continue reading “Let Lula stand again to be president of Brazil”
Tomorrow Lula da Silva will be tried on appeal on trumped-up charges. MARIANA NOVIELLO explains why we should be supporting him. (23/1/18)
Over 150k have signed the petition “Elections without Lula is fraud”, amongst them legal professionals, academics, politicians, artists and union leaders across the world.
By Brian Mier (17/1/18)
In December, 2017, Gabriel Souza, a São Paulo vocational school student, fell and hurt his back while working at his job at Burger King. When he brought a doctor’s note authorising medical leave to his employer he was was fired.
He went to the local labor courts to sue and was told that, due to the new laws, if he lost the case he would be responsible for paying all legal costs.Gabriel’s story is an example of one of several that I have heard informally within my circle of friends during the 6 months since illegitimate president Michel Temer reformed Brazil’s labor laws. Continue reading “The Rolling Coup: How Michel Temer is turning Brazil into a Banana Republic”
In the UK, Brazilians are organising themselves to show solidarity to President Lula.
On the 13th January, the London International Committee for Solidarity with Lula will be launched and there will be an Act of Solidarity on 24th of January, date in which Former President Lula will have his appeal heard in Porto Alegre. Continue reading “Elections without Lula is Fraud!”
On December 2nd, the No coup in Brazil initiative was at Europe’s biggest Latin America conference, where over 500 were in attendance to hear speakers and topics from across Latin America.
Featuring workshops and speakers on Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and more, the No coup in Brazil initiative was running sessions and a stall at the conference throughout the day.