Justice for Marielle Franco – 100 British Voices Speak Out

Reproduced below is an open letter signed by 100 prominent figures from across British society demanding justice for Marielle Franco, a prominent Brazilian progressive leader and rights advocate who was assassinated on March 14. Continue reading “Justice for Marielle Franco – 100 British Voices Speak Out”

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Lula Conviction Further Undermines Democracy and Rule of Law in Brazil -ITUC

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)

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Why we need Solidarity with former president Lula!

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.

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The Rolling Coup: How Michel Temer is turning Brazil into a Banana Republic

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”