The ‘Cry of the Excluded’ also mobilized people in defense of national sovereignty and against the favoring of the interests of the ruling class, companies and banks over the well-being of the people.
Far-right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has called on his supporters to participate in mass mobilizations on September 7, Brazilian Independence Day, amid a continued drop in approval ratings and increased scrutiny from both the legislative and judiciary over his government’s actions.
Over the past few years, an about-turn in policies saw a massive increase in hunger in Brazil. As the pandemic wreaked havoc, solidarity initiatives and donations, which feed close to 30% of the population, were all that stood between people and starvation.
Organizers of the international action estimate that more than 600,000 people mobilized in 509 cities.
Actions for “Vaccine in the arm, food on the plate and get out Bolsonaro” were organized in at least 400 cities across Brazil and saw the participation of 750 thousand people
25-year-old Lindolfo Kosmaski ran for the City Council in 2020. The MST deems his death a hate crime
Minister Cármen Lúcia changed her vote from 2018 and flipped the ruling against the former judge Sérgio Moro
The future of cases against the former president will be decided in Brasilia in the Supreme Court and in two Federal courts
Daniel Giovanaz, reporter with Brasil de Fato, talks to Peoples Dispatch about the overturning of all convictions in former Brazilian president Lula da Silva’s case.
We take a look at the strike by Santiago Subway workers in Chile, the deaths of over 12 minors during a military operation in Colombia, congressional approval of the 1.9 trillion dollar Covid relief bill in the US, an appeal by low income and poor countries to WTO to waive vaccine patents, and the annulment of the criminal convictions against Brazil’s former progressive president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
In a press conference held at the headquarters of the Metalworkers Union, the former president criticized Bolsonaro, “Brazil does not belong to him or the militia members”
In today’s episode we take a look at the decision by a Brazilian Supreme Court Judge annulling the criminal convictions against former president Lula da Silva, the start of the trial of former police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, the upcoming vote of confidence in Libya, the protests across Latin America and the Carribbean on International Women’s Day, and the possible reasons behind the explosion of the SpaceX SN10 Starship rocket