Leading Labour Voices Say Free Lula

Former Brazilian president Lula was once termed the most popular politician on earth by Barack Obama. Now, he is a political prisoner in jail in Brazil, which has a far-right President who has said he hopes he rots there, writes Matthew Willgress, Brazil Solidarity Initiative (26/4/19).

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Tony Burke – Why you must join the call for Lula’s Freedom

TONY BURKE calls for a sustained campaign to secure an immediate release of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from prison (8/4/19)

Last year, on April 7, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was jailed for “indeterminate acts” of corruption while millions across Brazil were gearing up for the most important presidential election in a generation.

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#FreeLula – Add Your Name Today!

Sunday, April 7th 2019, marks one year since the jailing of former Brazilian president Lula da Silva for carrying out ‘indeterminate acts of corruption.’

At the time, Lula led every single presidential poll but he was subsequently barred from the political process. The UN Human Rights Committee declared that Lula must be allowed to stand, but this was ignored, and the doors were opened for Bolsonaro and the far-right to take power.

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Brazil: Stand with the resistance against far-right Bolsonaro

Opposing Bolsonaro’s attacks on human rights — Free Lula – Remembering Marielle Franco

Thu, 28 March 2019, 18:30 – 20:30, Hamilton House, 4 Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BB

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As we approach 100 days of Brazil’s new far-right presidency, this meeting will look at the growing threat posed to Brazilians resisting Bolsonaro and defending democracy, human rights and social progress. 

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