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ON INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, THE COUNTRY WILL ASK LULA LIVRE
The day of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, December 10, will be a day of demonstrations for justice throughout Brazil. At the center of the demands is the freedom of ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who was imprisoned 244 days ago at the Federal Police Superintendency in Curitiba,
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Do Brasil de Fato – The day that marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, December 10, will also be a day of demonstrations for justice throughout Brazil. At the center of the demands is the freedom of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has been imprisoned for 244 days in the Federal Police Superintendency, in Curitiba (PR).
Paulo Okamotto, president of the Lula Institute, visited Curitiba on Thursday (6), to visit former President Lula, and explained that the objective of the demonstrations called for the 10th is to draw attention to the struggle for “Human Rights for All world, including Lula. “
“What we want and we will continue demanding is: where are the evidence? Because Lula is an innocent person and, on the 10th, [we will] make another demonstration, another journey to draw the attention of the Brazilian people that it has no proof and therefore Lula is innocent, “he said.
Okamotto explained that the mobilization intends to reach the streets and the networks. The day will be marked by the pamphlet of the newspaper Brasil de Fato in the streets, the Lula Livre International Ato in the Metalworkers’ Union of ABC and the International Conference in Defense of Democracy in São Paulo (SP), besides a mobilization in the social networks defending the innocence of the ex-president.
Accompanying the president of the Lula Institute in the visit to the former president, federal deputy Arlindo Chinaglia (PT-SP) stated that the idea is that the date be symbolic for mobilizations in different parts of Brazil and the world. He said he was in London, England last week, to meet with a “front of different organizations, Brazilian and British, in defense of Lula Livre.”
Next week, Chinaglia, who is the current vice president of the Mercosur Parliament, will meet with Democrats from Uruguay to also strengthen the international denunciation campaign of former President Lula’s political prison.
Strategies to fight for 2019
In addition to the call for demonstrations on December 10, Arlindo Chinaglia commented on the struggles that will be fought from 2019, with the beginning of fact of the government of Jair Bolsonaro.
The parliamentarian put as guidelines that may have priority of voting in Congress the reform of Social Security, the privatization of state companies such as Petrobras and Eletrobras and the application of the Anti-Terrorism Law to criminalize popular movements. Chinaglia also said that the Workers’ Party (PT) wants to set the need to repeal Constitutional Amendment 95, which froze public investment for 20 years.
“It’s not easy to explain things in their full size. Now, everyone knows what it’s all about, what it’s like to stifle unions and other fighting movements, everybody knows what it means to get social security, which means not having , for example, public health and education that gives access to anyone in Brazil, “he commented.
One of the specific challenges of the PT party, according to Chinaglia, will be to overcome the articulations being made to isolate the party in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Leaders of various parties have articulated the formation of a block of opposition to the new government, which would isolate not only the party of the president-elect, PSL, but also the PT. Negotiations for the formation of the bloc cover parties from different ideological alignments, from the PCdoB to the PSDB. Chinaglia said, however, that the PT remains open to dialogue to form a united front to fight the Bolsonaro government.
“Maybe, without realizing it, they are reinforcing the argument of the right, because who put us as opposition was the people, it is not a choice. It’s no use winning, those who try to isolate the PT, so we’ll always be open to acting in front, “he said.
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