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Saudi Arabia to press ahead with canal cutting Qatar from land

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Ukraine: Des safaris humains contre les civils du Donbass?

Comme dans un film d’horreur, l’on apprend que l’Ukraine organiserait des safaris humains pour riches occidentaux en mal de sensations fortes contre les civils du Donbass. Rien de personnel, c’est juste du More »

Fierce clashes as coalition forces enter Yemen’s Hodeidah airport

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Manbij Military Council denies Turkish army’s lies

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Brazil | Lula and the battle for democracy in Brazil

A ‘soft coup’ is underway in Brazil. The United States has become increasingly emboldened in tightening their grip on protecting their interests in the region at the expense of democracy and the people’s sovereignty to choose their own governments. Accusations of corruption with no evidence and the imprisonment of the leading candidate, Lula of the Workers’ Party, have cast a somber cloud over the upcoming October elections. Through a variety of tactics, Brazil’s democracy is under siege.

Brazil | Lula Arrested: How Successful a Coup?

by Immanuel Wallerstein

On April 7, 2018 in Brazil Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva was arrested and taken to prison in Curitiba to begin a twelve-year sentence. He was Brazil’s president from January 2003 to January 2011. He was so popular that when he left office in 2011, he had a 90% approval rate.

Brazil | Brazil: ‘Free Lula!’ Protest Continue in Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte

Demonstrators marched through the country’s largest city chanting “Free Lula Now!”

Demonstrators, including trade union and political party representatives, marched through Brazil‘s largest city Sao Paulo late Wednesday chanting “Free Lula!”. The protesters are a continuation of the series of protest, which began last week, calling for former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio ‘Lula’ da Silva be freed from prison.

Brazil | World Social Forum 2018 declaration by parliamentarians and representatives of political forces

The Forum took place in Salvador da Bahia in Brazil between 12 and 17 March 2018

ON DEMOCRACY IN DANGER IN BRASIL

Meeting in the framework of the World Social Forum of Salvador de Bahia, in order to have a dialogue with social movements and coordinate joint campaigns, we, parliamentarians, local authorities, and representatives of political movements of several parts of the World, we want to express our deep concern because of the situation of deterioration of democracy, human rights in the region, with even coups in Latin-America , in Honduras, Paraguay and recently also in Brazil.

Brazil | According to national newspaper O Globo, 15 politicians have been murdered in Brazil since 2017

Just days after councilwoman and activist Marielle Franco was assassinated in Rio de Janeiro another leftist councilor, Paulinho Henrique Dourado, has been killed in a similar manner. Dourado, who was elected to the Marge council for the Brazilian Labor Party in 2016, was murdered on Tuesday in the metropolitan region of Rio called Estrada do Goiabal, in Pau Grande.

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