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The organizations condemn the escalation of political violence and call on the international community

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The organizations condemn the escalation of political violence and call on the international community

Concerned about the rise in political violence in the country, four Brazilian civil society organizations have published an open letter denouncing the ongoing risks to democracy, which could be exacerbated by the possibility of a coup in this year’s electoral process.

In the document Network Jubileu Sul Brasil, Platform of Social Movements for the Reform of the Political System, the 6th Brazilian Social Week and the 28th Cry of Outcasts and Outcasts confirm that there is an institutional legitimization of political violence that can be exacerbated “in order to create a context of social terror, justifying, for example, a coup in the October elections.”

To prevent this, the organizations emphasize that they will be “on the streets, in networks, in institutions, anywhere, defending what has been won in hard struggle: democracy, the electoral process, the right to self-expression, the right to live in a country whose history needs to be rewrite.”

The open letter also addresses the international community about what is happening in Brazil and calls for “the presence of international observers from human rights organizations during the elections, before the elections and after the elections in October.”

See the full text of the document below and in the attachment.

Do not intimidate us! We will continue to fight for democracy!

“This project is a warning shot at communism.” With these words, State Deputy Joao Enrique Catán (PL/MS), who was in the shooting range, fired several shots from a pistol during the session of the Legislative Assembly of Mato Grosso do Sul, which approved, on May 17 of this year. , a bill to make it easier for people involved in sports shooting to carry guns. The deputy’s shots were aimed at the image with the hammer and sickle, the symbol of communist parties around the world.

A month earlier, in early April, two parliamentary police officers – State Deputy Coronel Telhada (PP/SP) and State Deputy Cabo Junio ​​Amaral (PL/MG) – published a video with firearms and threats to former President Lula (EN). firearms. In the caption to the social media post, Colonel Telhada wrote: “Come on, Lula. You and your pack. I’ll be waiting for you”.

At the end of May 2020, i.e. two years ago, Federal MP Daniel Silveira (PTB/RJ) said in a video posted on social media that he hoped one of the opponents of the federal government would take a “shot in the middle of the cash register”. box”. Daniel also “warned” that many armed police officers were involved in pro-government actions. It is worth recalling that the deputy was recently pardoned by the president after the Federal Supreme Court (STF) ruled on his arrest.

All these cases are reinforced by direct threats against progressive politicians or those associated with leftist parties. In the city of Araraquara, councilor Guilherme Bianco (PCdoB) was bombed after leaving the city hall. Federal deputy Glauber Brahe (PSOL/RJ) was threatened by the chairman of the Legislative Chamber with forced removal from the plenary session of the chamber. In Pernambuco, fellow MP Jo Cavalcanti (PSOL) was threatened by a fellow parliamentarian who said the firearms he had at home “should be used” if intimidated. The three situations described here occurred only in the last week.

It must be made clear: this scenario of political violence and direct threats to democracy has expanded in Brazil since the coup against President Dilma Rousseff in 2016, and since January 1, 2019, when Jair Bolsonaro took over as president from the country.

In fact, this is a scenario that cuts across different points in Brazilian history, but is now institutionalized and exacerbated in order to create a context of social terror justifying, for example, a coup in the upcoming October elections.

This same violence also has a racist and hateful face towards poor people, blacks and from the periphery. The massacres at Jacarezinho and Vila Cruzeiro in Rio de Janeiro marked the beginning of a “public safety” policy implemented throughout the country. The murder of 38-year-old black Genivaldo de Jesus Santos in a makeshift gas chamber in a federal highway police car, which is therefore public domain, reinforces the feeling of “universal liberation” from acts of violence.

In addition to solidarity with all social movements, public organizations, trade union leaders, party leaders and progressive politicians who have fallen victim to these threats and attacks, we want to loudly declare: they will not intimidate us! The defense of democracy is in our genesis and we will continue to fight for it every day.

We will be on the streets, in networks, in institutions, anywhere, defending what has been hard fought: democracy, the electoral process, the right to self-expression, the right to live in a country whose history needs to be rewritten. For us!

We also emphasize the importance of the international community’s view of what is happening in Brazil at the moment and call for the presence of international observers from human rights organizations during the elections, before the elections and after the elections in October.

2022 marks the 200th anniversary of Brazil’s independence. More than ever, it needs to be reaffirmed that we will continue to fight day and night for the country we dream of, deserve and need.

Sao Paulo, 6 June 2022

Southern Brazil Jubilee Network

Platform of social movements for the reform of the political system

6th Brazilian Social Week

28th Cry of the Excluded and the Excluded

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Lula and Alcmine are participating this Thursday in a big political action in Rio de Janeiro.

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The event will be attended by Marcelo Freijo and Andre Ceciliano.




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“You have to understand the political game of others,” says Aquilon about the PL’s candidacy for the government – ​​PontoPoder

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“You have to understand the political game of others,” says Aquilon about the PL’s candidacy for the government – ​​PontoPoder

The State President of the PL in Ceara, Mayor Asilón Gonçalves, said this Wednesday (6th) that the party must set the course for candidacy to the state government around the 15th of this month. There is the possibility of nominating your own candidacy, as well as supporting the name of Captain Wagner (UB).

Asilon, who politically leads several prefectures on Ceara’s east coast, will wait for other groups (including a ruling base) to be determined before Bolsonaro’s opposition is any.

“You have to understand the political game of others in order for the political-administrative project to win,” the manager said during the presentation of Jair Bolsonaro’s candidacy for president in Ceara.

Captain Wagner (UB) was invited to the event. The pre-candidate sought dialogue with the party, trying to reach an agreement by August 5, the last day for registration of candidacies.

Raimundo Gómez de Matos, one of the names mentioned by the PL for running for governor of Ceara, said the party’s own candidacy “depends on a pact” with the parties surrounding the Bolsonarist camp.

“I think that these agreements will take place in the second half of the game, two minutes before overtime, something like that,” admitted the ex-federal deputy.

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The meeting with right-wing leaders was aimed at uniting Bolsonaro’s supporter groups that are “free” from the state. The LP wants to build an electoral speech in defense of the President of the Republic.

Another strategy is to seek official data on public investments made by the Union in Ceara in order to strengthen Bolsonaro’s image in Ceara.

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Bolsonaro’s bet, television is still the medium through which Brazilians are best informed about politics.

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Bolsonaro's bet, television is still the medium through which Brazilians are best informed about politics.

Bolsonaro’s public spending on advertising reaches R$33 million on broadcasters opened between January and June 2022, the election year (Photo: REUTERS/Nacho Doce)

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  • 47% of Brazilians consider television to be the main source of information about politics.

  • Bolsonaro’s government is betting big on TV channels and has already invested 33 million reais in advertising on the main open channels.

  • The younger you are, the less influence TV has on voters

In the year of re-election, the government President Jair Bolsonaro (Poland) increasing investment in advertising on TV channels. According to data from the Department of Communications published by Uol, the money paid to Rede Globo has increased by 75% compared to 2021, when Brazilians are most informed about politics.

According to a new Genial/Quaest survey, 47% of Brazilians learn about politics from television. In second place with 24% of responses are social networks. “Other” – 14%, and websites, blogs and news portals – only 10%.

From January 1 to June 21, 2021, the federal government spent 33 million reais on advertising on the country’s five largest open-source TV channels: Globo, SBT, Rede TV, Record and Bandeirantes, according to Wahl.

age and income

The Genial/Quaest survey shows that the younger the voter, the more information they receive through social networks and less through television. Among those aged 16 to 24, 38% consume political content online. However, the share of those for whom television is the main source of information is not low: 29%.

Among those over 60, only 9% report social media, while 65% use TV as their main way to learn about politics.

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The income of voters also affects how they consume political content in different ways: the lower the salary, the greater the influence of TV and the less social media. Those earning up to two minimum wages say, at a majority of 55%, that television is their main source of information. The figure drops to 45% among those earning between 2 and 5 minimum wages, and to 38% among those earning more than 5 minimum wages.

Movement winter in relation to social networks. Among those receiving up to 2 minimum wages, 20% receive information about politics through social networks. This number has risen to 25% among those earning between 2 and 5 times the minimum wage, and reaches 31% among those earning more than 5 times the minimum wage.

The survey was conducted from June 29 to July 2. 2,000 people were heard through face-to-face interviews, and the margin of error is 2 percentage points. TSE registration number: BR-01763/2022.

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