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Bulletin 169 – People’s Committee in Defense of Lula and Democracy

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Bulletin 169 – People’s Committee in Defense of Lula and Democracy

Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil – 6/8/2018 – 7:30 PM

 

  1. PT National President, Senator Gleisi Hoffmann (Paraná), and the pre-candidate for Vice President, Fernando Haddad, visited ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva today in the federal police headquarters building in Curitiba, where he is being held as a political prisoner. They announced that they are withdrawing a precautionary motion for the release of Lula from the Federal Supreme Court. Haddad explained that this creates the impression that the request would be used to decide on Lula’s eligibility to run, which is guaranteed by law. In order to not run risks, and because Lula has always made it clear that he will not trade his dignity for freedom, the motion was withdrawn. Read more here: http://www.pt.org.br/gleisi-e-haddad-lula-coloca-sua-dignidade-antes-da-liberdade/

 

2.In an emotional act full of symbolism on this Monday afternoon, August 6th, the Semiarid Caravan Against Hunger met with the activists who have been on hunger strike for 7 days in demand of justice from the Supreme Court, for freedom for Lula and against the social chaos in the post-coup nation. This morning, PT leader in Congress, Paulo Pimenta (Rio Grande do Sul) visited the hunger strikers, showed solidarity with this extreme act and arranged for them to visit the PT Congressional Bloc later this week. Read more here: https://ptnacamara.org.br/portal/2018/08/06/movimentos-se-unem-em-prol-de-lulalivre-e-contra-retrocessos-do-pos-golpe/

 

  1. Social movement members and lawmakers met on this Wednesday, August 8th, in Brasilia, for the start of the National Lula Livre March, which will take place between August 10-15, ending in the national capital. The march is being organized by several different social movements and people’s organizations from the city and countryside for the release of Lula and in defense of his right to run for president. It will be organized in three columns, each leaving from a different city on the outskirts of the Federal District, walking more than 50 KM each, with the final destination being the administrative center of Brasilia. Over 5000 protesters are expected. Read more here: https://ptnacamara.org.br/portal/2018/08/06/marcha-nacional-lula-livre-sera-lancada-quarta-feira-na-lideranca-do-pt/

 

  1. Today, Carlos Gabas, ex-Minister of Pensions in the Lula and Dilma governments, visited the #LulaLivre Vigil. During the morning, he facilitated a conversation circle about pension reform and during the afternoon he participated in the Democracy em Rede Program, speaking about the political conjuncture. Afterwords he planted a tree in the Lula Livre forest, an area near the Vigil which is been reforested by the MST. Read more here: http://www.pt.org.br/gabas-debate-da-previdencia-tem-que-garantir-direitos

 

  1. On this Monday the Vigil hosted a debate about art and activism. The director and actors from the play, “Os Delatores da Inconfidência” presented scenes and songs from the play during a conversation circle which took place in the afternoon. “In our play, we make a parallel between the story of Lula and the anti-colonial revolutionary Tiradentes. It is a comedy and the main source of irony is the judge in the trial,” said Paulo Afonso Castro, director of the play, which is currently showing in Curitiba.

 

Bulletin 169 – People’s Committee in Defense of Lula and Democracy

Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil – 6/8/2018 – 7:30 PM

 

 

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