The ITUC has welcomed a call from the ILO’s Brazil office for land redistribution to combat forced labour in the country, following a landmark ruling by the Inter-American Court on Human Rights holding the government responsible for providing compensation to 125 slaves held at a ranch in Para State.
Parliamentarians, trade unionists, academics and activists have come together to denounce Brazil’s illegitimate Government and the campaign of defamation against Former President Lula Da Silva. Read the full statement below:
After the undemocratic removal of Dilma Rousseff as president of Brazil (Report, 24 December) via an illegitimate process that saw 62 senators overturn the votes of 54 million, there has been an unprecedented defamation campaign against former president Lula.
Thurs, Feb 2, 6:30 PM
Discus Room, Unite the Union, 128 Theobald’s road, WC1X 8TN
An evening of films, speeches and eyewitness reports of resistance to the coup and neo-liberalism in Brazil with very special guests and up to date topics from the role of the media to building the resistance.
- Chris Williamson, Former Labour MP
- Francisco Dominguez, Head of Latin American Studies at Middlesex University
- Juliano Fiori, Rio-based Brazilian Journalist & Alborada contributing editor
- Christine Blower, President of the European Association of Teacher Unions (ETUCE)
- Georgia Platman, former Telesur English Journalist
- Orlando Hill, Brazilian Social Movement Activist
Come to show your solidarity with democracy and social progress in Brazil, and find out more about the current situation.
Brazilians face an uncertain future as Temer’s unelected government forces austerity into the country’s constitution, writes CHRIS WILLIAMSON
YOU’D be forgiven for not knowing the state of Brazilian politics. Indeed, other than the Star and a few articles in the Guardian, the media coverage of the fifth-biggest country in the world has at times felt non-existent.
You would be forgiven for not knowing the state of Brazilian politics. Indeed, other than a few articles in one national newspaper, coverage of the fifth biggest country in the world has at times been non-existent.
Earlier this year, just 62 senators overturned the votes of more than 50 million Brazilians in a “soft coup”, bringing to an end 13 years of democratically elected Workers’ Party presidents. Michel Temer, an unpopular right-winger, was installed as the new president without bothering with another election.
Unite Assistant General Secretary Tony Burke today (September 28) speaks at the 2016 Labour Party conference
You may not have heard much about Brazilian politics at the moment. In fact, since the new unelected President took office earlier this year there has been surprisingly little international coverage of the mass demonstrations, strikes and occupations of schools that have swept the country against President Temer and his hard-line austerity policies in the fifth most populous country in the world. Continue reading “Brazil’s Unelected President’s 20 year public spending freeze – Where’s the international outcry?”