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.”
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”
Parliamentarians, trade unionists, journalists, academics, activists and campaigners join the world-wide movement calling for former Brazilian President Lula da Silva’s freedom. (11/04/19)
UK and international trade unions have demanded the immediate release from prison of former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) in London attempted to hand in a letter demanding Brazil #FreeLula to the Brazilian embassy today. It read as follows: “The arrest of Lula is a disgraceful attack on freedom and progress, and will have a serious effect on how Brazil is viewed in the UK and around the world. Lula must be freed at once, and allowed to contest the upcoming election to restore trust in Brazil’s respect for justice and democracy. We are proud to have joined unions around the world on this international day of action, in standing with Brazilian workers and demanding freedom for Lula.”
Unions in attendance were Unite, the GMB, NASUWT, NEU and UNISON, with the TUC and the TUC’s London, Southern & Eastern Region.
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)
Lula da Silva and his Workers’ Party are an affront to the country’s traditional elite — which is itself mired in corruption — so they want to destroy him by any means necessary. (9/8/17) Continue reading “Brazil’s Most Popular Leader Has Been Convicted of Corruption on Flimsy Evidence – Mark Weisbrot”
Brussels, 18 July 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The decision by Brazil’s corruption-riddled parliament to eliminate a swathe of protections in the country’s labour laws will impoverish millions of people and leave workers completely at the mercy of employers who will have unilateral power to set wages, holiday entitlements, working hours and bonuses. Continue reading “Corporate Greed Takes Hold in Brazil – ITUC”
12July 2017, São Paulo
Cristiano Zanin Martins and Valeska Teixeira Zanin Martins of Teixeira Martins Advogados (Lula’s lawyers) said:
“President Lula is innocent. For over three years, Lula has been subject to a politically motivated investigation. No credible evidence of guilt has been produced, and overwhelming proof of his innocence blatantly ignored. This politically motivated judgement attacks Brazil’s rule of law, democracy and Lula’s basic human rights. It is of immense concern to the Brazilian people and to the international community. Continue reading “Statement from lawyers to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva”