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A new video made by Danny Glover.

Danny Glover and Other Artists Defend Democracy in Brazil

Danny Glover and various personalities voiced their concern over the soft coup in Brazil and praised the struggle of Brazilians defending democracy.
Danny Glover sent a “message of friendship and solidarity” Friday to the many people who “have come out to the streets in order to defend democracy from any attempts to undermine the popular will expressed at the polls when President Dilma Rousseff was reelected.”

“You are not alone. Your struggle is also the struggle of all the people around the world that fight for democracy, peace and justice,” he said in a video posted on YouTube.“We stand with you,” he concluded, saying in Portuguese the popular rallying cry against the coup “Nao vai ter golpe!”

On the same day, a collective of artists and intellectuals spoke out to condemn the coup attempt organized by right-ring sectors against Rousseff.


In a communique, the Network in Defense of Humanity or REDH, which gathers intellectuals and artists from Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela among others, expressed its full support for Brazil's “honest working people” and all the people who took to the streets in order to defend Rousseff, elected with 54 million votes, they said.

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Understanding the crisis in Brazil and the movement against the coup:

Brazil is facing the largest political crisis in more than 50 years and the country's hard-won democracy after a 21-year-long military dictatorship is at stake.The Brazilian right and mainstream media have joined forces to destabilise the country, demoralise the government, and overthrow elected President Dilma Roussef of the leftist Workers Party (PT). With the country experiencing its worst economic crisis since the PT came to power, political divides and social convulsions enticed by the media are paving the way for a coup led by the opposition and supported by great part of the judiciary.
Although there are no legal grounds for the impeachment of President Dilma, the fierce daily campaign against the PT in the homogenised, oligarch-owned, anti-democracy mainstream media outlets led by Globo has succeeded in dividing the country and making part of the population believe that all the country’s problems will be solved by removing the PT from power.
Renowned intellectuals, academics, artists, celebrities and politicians, in Brazil and worldwide, are reacting against the coup and in support of democracy and legality, defending the maintenance of Dilma in the Presidential seat until the end of her mandate in 2018.
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Blablablabla the same old fairy tales. Good thing we're in the 21th century and most people already knows better. Everything was done in a legal way, using instruments which are stated at the consti

Meanwhile our government is sending free electric energy plants to Brazil, and at the same time there will be rationing of electricity for 40 days (4 hours without energy every day) because the water

Following LatinXTC advise, I decided to make a separate thread to talk about the ongoing political crisis in Brazil, in order to not keep deviating the News thread from its original purpose. Let's tal

And a video for my Brazilian friends :lol:



This is a video made Today by the most famous group of humor in Brazil (Porta dos Fundos) about the selectivity


of the operations of Brazilian justice, with systematic attacks against the Workers Party (Political Party of


President Dilma Rousseff and the former President Lula).





Essa é nossa realidade hoje.


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Veja traditionally makes caricatures of many politicians. When Dilma e Lula were elected they also had special covers showing proposals and good perspectives for their governments. FHC was also criticized by Veja during his government.
Btw, the 1st cover is related to the confessions of Dilma's staff about her deplorable and humiliating behavior against them.
The 2nd is a reference of Lula's speech when he said he was a "jararaca" (venomous brazilian snake) and the justice hadn't stepped over his head but instead over the "tail".
About the video of Porta dos Fundos YouTube channel, it was very expected. They are one of the greatest beneficiaries of Rouanet Law, a law that uses public money to finance artists in exchange of supporting the government. Typical socialist/populist propaganda.
"Porta dos Fundos" is authorized to receive R$ 7.5 million to movie via Rouanet Law
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Some of the speechess of the leaders of groups that support the government:
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Vagner Freitas (CUT): "We will go entrenched to the the street with guns in hands if they knock down Dilma"
Mauro Iasi (Communist Party of Brazil): "A good wall, a good shotgun, a good bullet, a good shovel and a good grave"
Guilherme Boulos (MTST - accused to be terrorist group): "There will be no peace. This country will be set on fire with strikes, occupations, mobilizations and lockuops"
Aristídes dos Santos (CONTAG): "We will occupy their cabinets and also their properties if they knock down president Dilma"
The last one caused a lot of controversy since the speech was made during an official event of the federal government where Dilma was present.
"More love, less hate" :rolleyes:

Btw, Porta dos Fundos had a massive reduction of subscribers today in reaction to that video.

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A video that has gone viral in some social medias in Brazil today: The leader of the government, Deputy José Guimarães (famous because of "Dollar in the Underwear" scandal) was received with protests in Fortaleza airport. He pushed and knocked down a woman and ran away.

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Arrested and negotiating positions

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Still under domiciliary arrest due to corruption during Mensalão Scandal, Valdemar Costa Neto is the main interlocutor of the government in negotiating the change in positions of the government in exchange of PR votes against impeachment.

http://blogs.oglobo.globo.com/lauro-jardim/post/preso-e-negociando-cargos.html

The New York Times cover:

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Guilherme Boulos (MTST - accused to be terrorist group): "There will be no peace. This country will be set on fire with strikes, occupations, mobilizations and lockuops"

And that's what the government does:

Guilherme Boulos, from MTST, received aid and daily payment from the federal government

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Guilherme Boulos, the head of MTST that travels through the country promising to make a hell in case of impeachment, is also a beneficiary of MEC. He received financial aid, according to the Siafi of R$ 24,000 in the last 16 months. And an additional R$ 3,800 in daily payment and passages from the Presidency and Ministry of Culture.

http://reaconaria.org/blog/reacablog/gulherme-boulos-do-mtst-recebeu-auxilio-e-diarias-do-governo-federal/

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A crazy scene, yesterday, by the "Star woman" of the impeachment process against President Dilma is viral in social networks in Brazil.
Unbelievable video (São Paulo, Yesterday):


She is possessed? Or this is a mental disorder? :blink:

http://www.blogdacidadania.com.br/2016/04/video-do-surto-de-autora-do-impeachment-vira-arma-contra-o-golpe/

This is another reason why people diagnosed schizophrenic another reason why history teachers, great artists like Chico Buarque and intellectuals like Luis Fernando Verissimo are against the coup.

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A Coup is in the Air: The Plot to Unsettle Rousseff, Lula and Brazil

BY SHOBHAN SAXENA ON 25/03/2016 • 49 COMMENTS


"Neoliberal parties, the corporate media, a conservative judiciary, oil lobbyists, the white elite and right-wing groups, with generous help from outside, have ganged up to derail the country’s government. And it’s all being made to look like a popular uprising against a corrupt regime".



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A crazy scene, yesterday, by the "Star woman" of the impeachment process against President Dilma is viral in social networks in Brazil.
Unbelievable video (São Paulo, Yesterday):

She is possessed? Or this is a mental disorder? :blink:

http://www.blogdacidadania.com.br/2016/04/video-do-surto-de-autora-do-impeachment-vira-arma-contra-o-golpe/

This is another reason why people diagnosed schizophrenic another reason why history teachers, great artists like Chico Buarque and intellectuals like Luis Fernando Verissimo are against the coup.

I'm sorry, but this new video is very very funny:

Crazy moment :lol:

Will Dilma Rousseff survive impeachment proceedings?

(The woman in the video is a important lawyer for the impeachment against Dilma Roussef).

I said: this is the worst cognitive chaos in the history of Brazil.

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Brazil Judge: Start Impeachment Process Against Vice President-WSJ

Brazil’s political crisis deepened Tuesday after a Supreme Court judge ruled that the country’s Congress must open impeachment proceedings against Vice President Michel Temer, raising the possibility that the country’s top two elected officials could be ousted from office.

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Janaína Paschoal is a great woman. She is a law university teacher and one of the authors of the Impeachment request. Her speeches are very good. During this speech she was referring to Lula's speech when he called himself a "jararaca" (brazilian venomous snake).


That was during an act yesterday at Largo São Francisco (at USP, the best Latin American university) that brought together more than 1,000 lawyers and jurists in favor of the impeachment.



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Against the right-wing coup in Brazil

Mobilizations against the coup are now every day in Brazil

(black movement, gay movement , feminist movement and the artistic class are strong)
The progressive and democratic socialist Brazil is strong.

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Canto da Democracia | 31-03-2016 | Belo Horizonte - MG by Ninja Midia, no Flickr

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Canto da Democracia | 31-03-2016 | Belo Horizonte - MG by Ninja Midia, no Flickr

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Canto da Democracia | 31-03-2016 | BH by Ninja Midia, no Flickr

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Sarau das Mulheres Pela Democracia | Parque Roosevelt | 05/04/16 - São Paulo/SP by Ninja Midia, no Flickr

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Understanding the crisis in Brazil:

This is rational? Why important social, feminist, black and gay groups are against the coup?

Against President Dilma, Lula and the Workers Party, is the most fundamentalist and conservative Brazilian congress in all times.

And parties against Dilma Rousseff are accused of more corruption than she is.

Ranking of corruption in Brazil (2015)

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Events against the Coup (Yesterday)
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF RIO DE JANEIRO
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Pro-Democracy Committee, inside the Chamber of Deputies (Yesterday)
(They are against Eduardo Cunha, the great symbol of corruption in Brazil that is just ... the leader of the impeachment against President Dilma)
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The politicians voting to impeach Brazil's president are accused of more corruption than she is (Los Angeles Times)
http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-brazil-impeach-20160328-story.html

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An open letter of the professors and researchers from Brazilian universities to the international academic community:

OPEN LETTER TO THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC COMMUNITY

We, professors and researchers from Brazilian universities, hereby address the International Academic Community to report serious breaches in the rule of law currently taking place in Brazil.

After a long history of coups and a violent military dictatorship, our country has enjoyed its longest period of democratic stability since the 1988 Constitution established a number of individual and civil rights.

Despite progress in recent years with respect to social policy, Brazil remains a deeply unequal country with a political system marked by high levels of patronage and corruption. The influence of big business in the electoral process through private campaign financing has led to consecutive corruption scandals involving politicians from all sides.

In recent years, a national outcry against corruption has increasingly dominated public opinion. Public accountability and law enforcement agencies have responded by intensifying anti-corruption efforts, targeting major companies and political elites.

Unfortunately, this laudable process has been used to destabilize a democratically elected government, resulting in an exacerbation of the current economic and political crisis in our country. The same judiciary that should protect the political and legal integrity of our country has become an epicenter of this process.

The main anti-corruption investigation, the “Operação Lava Jato” (Operation Car Wash), is headed by a lower level federal judge, Sérgio Moro, who has systematically utilized procedures that Brazilian legislation clearly defines as exceptional, such as pre-trial detention and coercive transportation of witnesses for depositions. Arbitrary detentions have been openly justified as a method to pressure the accused into accepting plea bargains in which they denounce alleged accomplices. Information about the cases has been regularly and selectively leaked to the media. Indeed, evidence suggests that the press has received prior information about important police operations so as to mobilize public opinion against the accused. Even the nation’s President was targeted by an illegal wiretap. The above-named judge subsequently handed over excerpts of both legal and illegal wiretaps to the press for public disclosure, even when they involved private discussions with no relevance to the investigation. The purpose was clearly to embarrass specific politicians.

Complaints against leaders of political parties in the opposition have been disregarded and silenced by the mainstream press. At the same time, although the “Operação Lava Jato” has has yet to accuse President Dilma Roussef, the corruption investigations have been used to support impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives, led by Speaker Eduardo Cunha, an opposition congressmen. Cunha, however, is accused of corruption and is being investigated by Ethics Committee of the same House.

When the actions of public authorities begin to challenge basic legal rights such as the presumption of innocence, equal protection, and due process, we must exercise caution. When noble ends seem to justify procedural breaches, the danger is enormous.

Sérgio Moro does not have the necessary exemption and impartiality to head the current investigations. The fight against corruption must be conducted within strict legal boundaries that respect the fundamental rights of defendants.

Segments of the judiciary involved in this process have worked in close in alliance with the mainstream media, that has been historically aligned with Brazil’s political oligarchy. In particular, the country’s largest television station, the Globo Television Network, openly supported the military dictatorship (1964-1985).

We fear that the breakdown of the rule of law underway is a threat to Brazilian democracy that may lead to grave and even violent social polarization.

For these reasons, we ask our colleagues abroad for solidarity and support in the defense of legality and of Brazil’s democratic institutions.

http://brazilianobservatory.com/2016/03/27/open-letter-to-the-international-academic-community/

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Rodrigo Janot recommends cancellation of Lula's nomination Chief of Staff Ministry

Provisory measure asks the Supreme annulling the appointment signed by Dilma Rousseff. Janot also suggested that the president has committed a crime.

http://g1.globo.com/hora1/noticia/2016/04/rodrigo-janot-recomenda-anulacao-da-posse-de-lula-na-casa-civil.html

New Delation of Andrade Gutierrez, a construction company hired by the governement:

Bribes fueled Dilma's 2014 political campaign, says Andrade Gutierrez

http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/poder/2016/04/1758307-propina-abasteceu-campanha-de-dilma-de-2014-diz-andrade-gutierrez.shtml

Bribes in Belo Monte costed R$ 150 million, says Andrade Gutierrez

http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/poder/2016/04/1758468-propina-de-belo-monte-foi-de-r-150-milhoes-diz-andrade-gutierrez.shtml

Belo Monte Dam is being built by companies hired by the federal government in my hometown:

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Source

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Source

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BREAKING NEWS: Brazilian parliament voted in favor of the Impeachment toward Dilma Rouseff

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This is pretty much the beggining of the end. If the congress votes this weekend in favor as well, then it's officially Game Over for Dilma.


https://t.co/qjU3oPUXLj

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The "D" day will be Sunday, when the Impeachment will be voted in the Chamber of Deputies. If approved, the Senate will vote (where it is almost certain that it will be approved), if approved in the Senate, Dilma will leave the presidency for a period of 180 days.
The chamber is composed by 513 deputies. To approve the impeachment 342 votes are needed.
This the current state of the votes:

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In Favor: 298 (+44 votes needed)

Against: 120 (+52 votes needed)

Today, markets got very excited with the higher possibility of the impeachment. Dollar has fallen a lot and Ibovespa stayed stable.

Dollar - US$ 1 = R$ 3,49 (-2,83%) - Lowest level in 7 months

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It looks quite difficult to obtain the remaining 44 votes, though, since it's very posisble they will try to buy conscience/votes on the next days before weekend from the deputies. Let's hope people do the right thing.

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The power of Lula - Now, the favorite for new president in 2018 according to new research made by 'Datafolha'.

Lula is also considered the greatest president of all time for 40 percent of Brazilians, according to Datafolha (in the last week).
Lula was arrested and taken to the airport of Sao Paulo, where he testified for nearly four hours, this year. This procedure caused outrage and street protests. The former President denounced connivance between “the judge, the police and mainstream media” and an attempt to condemn the former president without proof.
Lula is under attack of non-supported accusations and the Brazilian conservative Right-wing.

Brazil's former President Lula attends an event in support of Brazil's
President Dilma Rousseff and against the coup, in Rio (yesterday)


Part 1 - Lula attends closed event with Brazilian artists

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Cultura Pela Democracia | Lapa - 11/04/2016 | Rio de Janeiro RJ by Ninja Midia, no Flickr

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Cultura Pela Democracia | Lapa - 11/04/2016 | Rio de Janeiro RJ by Ninja Midia, no Flickr

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Cultura Pela Democracia | Lapa - 11/04/2016 | Rio de Janeiro RJ by Ninja Midia, no Flickr

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Cultura Pela Democracia | Lapa - 11/04/2016 | Rio de Janeiro RJ by Ninja Midia, no Flickr

Part 2 - Lula attends open event

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Cultura Pela Democracia | Lapa - 11/04/2016 | Rio de Janeiro RJ by Ninja Midia, no Flickr

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Cultura Pela Democracia | Lapa - 11/04/2016 | Rio de Janeiro RJ by Ninja Midia, no Flickr

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Facts about the crisis in Brazil: This is not a movement 'against corruption'. This is a corrupt movement 'against corruption'. This is just right (opposition) versus left (Government).

From LATimes:

The politicians voting to impeach Brazil's president are accused of more corruption than she is

http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-brazil-impeach-20160328-story.html

I love the truth without hypocrisy B)

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The "D" day will be Sunday, when the Impeachment will be voted in the Chamber of Deputies. If approved, the Senate will vote (where it is almost certain that it will be approved), if approved in the Senate, Dilma will leave the presidency for a period of 180 days.
The chamber is composed by 513 deputies. To approve the impeachment 342 votes are needed.
This the current state of the votes:

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In Favor: 298 (+44 votes needed)

Against: 120 (+52 votes needed)

Today, markets got very excited with the higher possibility of the impeachment. Dollar has fallen a lot and Ibovespa stayed stable.

Dollar - US$ 1 = R$ 3,49 (-2,83%) - Lowest level in 7 months

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Now, you see: the Brazilian Constitution prohibits the President to spend more than anticipated in the budget by the Congress and says that the President who spends more than predicted by the budget without authorization from Congress commits a crime typified as a "responsibility crime" and says if he acts this way, the Congress can denounce him, process him and depose him. To do that, two-thirds of the members of lower house and of the Federal Senate have to agree. Simple like that. And there are people saying it's a coup. A coup?! The president overspent about 60 billion dollars than it had been established by Congress, created a fictitious accounting to hide the hole in the public accounts and the leftists say it is NOT a crime. So how to understand those who can not see such a thing, those who say that judging the president because of this is a hypocrisy, those who are not able to understand that there is an enormous difference between their personal beliefs and a mathematical truth?

For me, this discussion is over. Let the National Congress decide. I'm done.

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