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.Continue reading “Tony Burke & the Brazil Solidarity Initiative Statement – Bolsonaro & the destruction of the Amazon”
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 TBAContinue reading “Labour Party Conference Fringe: Stand up for Social Progress & Democracy in Brazil”
International union Workers Uniting have published a powerful statement calling for EU-Mercosur trade deals to be halted until political prisoner Lula da Silva is freed. Read the full statement here. (1/7/19)Continue reading “Workers Uniting – Statement on EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement”
MPs, academics, trade unionist and other figures are calling for Lula’s freedom following the revelations made by the Intercept, which show his arrest and jailing was politically motivated with the aim of stopping the Workers’ Party in the 2018 election. (30/6/19)Continue reading “Letter – Lula’s jailing a blatant abuse of the justice system”
Brasília (AFP) – Brazil’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request to free leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from prison while they consider whether Justice Minister Sergio Moro, who was the convicting judge, was biased. (26/6/19)Continue reading “Brazil Supreme Court rejects request to free ex-leader Lula”
The revelations uncovered about the case against former Brazilian President Lula da Silva, jailed in April last year, vindicate a year of campaigning for his freedom. (14/6/19)Continue reading “Brazil’s Carwash is a Whitewash – Tony Burke”
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was the subject of a plot to keep him in jail and stop him winning the 2018 presidential election, according to leaked documents. (11/6/19)Continue reading “Brazilian Justice Minister plotted against Lula to prevent election victory – Morning Star”