Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva’s has written a personal letter to the Latin America Conference – thanking everyone involved internationally in the fight for his freedom. After 580 days as a political prisoner, Lula is now out of prison, but the fight for Brazilian democracy goes on.Continue reading “Lula’s letter to Latin America Conference 2019!”
Victor Marques, an activist from the Brazilian Workers’ Party on the significance of Lula’s release, the movement that made it possible and the continuing fight against the Bolsonaro regime. (9/11/19)Continue reading “Lula Livre”
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)Continue reading “Fearful of Lula’s Exoneration, His Once-Fanatical Prosecutors Request His Release From Prison. But Lula Refuses.”
Unite member Mike Hedges was one of those who supported an emergency Labour Party conference motion on the devastating fires to hit the Amazon rainforest this summer. (24/09/19)Continue reading “Far right fans Amazon flames”
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)Continue reading “Brazil Embraer workers suspend strike; union denounces repression”
Imprisoned former Brazilian President Lula sends a message of solidarity to Labour Party conference – and warns of the danger of the rising far-right across the world. (22/09/19)Continue reading “Lula’s Letter to Labour Conference”
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 email@example.com if the motion is passed.Continue reading “MODEL ENVIRONMENTAL MOTION: Trade union/political organisations”
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”