Analysis of the current situation in Brazil, written by “a group of militants” and first published in Portuguese under the name “Olha como a coisa virou” at Passa Palavra.Continue reading #Brazil: How things have (and haven’t) changed
After Australia, Brazil is the second largest ore exporter in the world. The country has 430 ore dams, according to the report by the National Water Agency (ANA) of Brazil.Continue reading The mining business has turned #Brazil into a time bomb
On January 1, 2019 the fascist president Bolsonaro took office in Brazil. Although the article seems to be written for a leftwing liberal audience we decided to re-publish it because it gives an impression about the size of the threat the Bolsanoro government is for indigenous people on the Brazilian territory.
In February, a Mongabay reporting team travelled to the Brazilian Amazon, spending time with the remote Sateré-Mawé, documenting their culture and long-time conflict with mining companies and land grabbers. This series looks at new threats imposed on the Sateré and indigenous groups across Brazil as they’re threatened by the ruralist-friendly policies of President Jair Bolsonaro. The trip was funded by the Amazon Rainforest Journalism Fund in association with the Pulitzer Center and Mongabay.Continue reading #Brazil: #Bolsonaro draws battle lines in fight over #Amazon indigenous lands
Jair Bolsonaro was sworn into office on January 1, 2019 and represents the most radical political shift for Brazil since military rule ended more than 30 years ago. Bolsonaro has praised Brazil’s former military dictatorship, spoken in favor of torture and threatened to destroy, imprison or banish his political opponents. In his first speech as president, Bolsonaro proclaimed that Brazilians were “being freed from socialism.” Community radio stations are one of Brazil’s most widespread tools to spread information within the poorer urban areas and the countryside.Continue reading Censorship in #Brazil: 130 community radio stations left without license to operate
On the evening of Friday, January 4 left groups in Miami gathered in protest of the inauguration of the new global face of reaction, Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil.Continue reading #Miami Against #Bolsonaro, In Solidarity With #Brazil
On January 1, 2019, Jair Bolsonaro will assume the presidency of Brazil. His candidacy, his government, and his allies represent the worst in any society: authoritarianism, sexism, racism, homophobia, and xenophobia. Capitalism combined with strong fascist tendencies! We are calling on everyone to resist.Continue reading All Out Against #Bolsonaro! – An Appeal from #Brazil
On December 4, 2018, after more than 16years in extreme isolation, Mauricio Hernandez Norambuena, “Ramiro”,held hostage in Brazil’s prisons, is finally transferred out of thebrutal isolation to which he was subjected.Continue reading #Brazil: After 16 years, Imprisoned Comrade Mauricio Hernández Norambuena Finally Transferred from Isolation
A response to the anarchist call for a Black December.
Originally published by Act For Freedom.
Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.
Luiz Carlos ruas presente, the only death is oblivion.
Luiz Carlos Ruas, aka Indio, was murdered by neonazis after defending two trans people from agression in a central subway station in São Paulo city. He died after defending freedom meanwhile security guards and citzens were conniving. He will always be remembered in the offensive against all passivity and authority!”
How’s that, “who killed him”? If the murderes’ names and faces are already known… It did not take so long untill the butchery media turned
this event intospectacle. There was an exposure not only of who assaulted himuntill his last breath but also of his family, of the trans people he defended, his life history and a lot of information applied just to create a huge smokescreen. Up this disgusting situation, two years after his death, it becomes indispensable to tell this event from beneath the claws of domination.
On a nothing peaceful Christmas night,two neonazis chased transsexuals inside the “Pedro II” subwaystation (name given from brazil’s colony
last king) with the intention of doing exactly the same as they did with Indio. Which only demonstrates the persistent hunt against those who
free their desires and wills and stands against the imposed normality. However,in a convinced denial of passivity, the 54-year-old street vendorhas firmly decided to defend them. This attitude costed him his life.
The presenceof the subway guards and the well-behaved citizens did not help and would not be different. Every day every subway station is full of automats blinded by the routine fulfilling superiors orders. Luiz Carlos Ruas, a black, autonomous worker, who kept his sellingoutside
the station, against the usual doldrums of the cities, onhis last day, as probably in his many previous ones, instinctively followed the search
A truly insurgent act of solidarity anddirect action, in the midst of an increasingly domesticated society that shuts its eyes to the war set up here and now. Acontradictory war reinforced by the agents who as well as his aggressors caused the death of another black man without any
questioning of this suspected authorship. Those are allstructures programmed to kill and let die.
The security guards’ behavior was not surprising at all. Numerous cases are omitted day after day, sexual harassment against women, aggression against people working in train cars, beatings against people who are not welcome in this environment and means of transportation that, although only a few can afford, all suffer the damages of the existence of such civilizing technology that attacks life and nature. In the veins of the city runs the blood shed by the authorities and only by this way it maintains this murderer architecture.
So, as Alexis Grigoropoulos, murderedby police in the Athens ghetto in 2008, as Sebastian Oversluij, murdered by a bank guard after a robery
attempt in 2013, along with so many other people who dared to seek freedom and therefore died without having their name remembered, Luiz
Carlos Ruas akaIndio is one more that is more than alive in each act of in conformity and rebellion. Authorities and passivity killed Indio.
THE ONLY DEATH IS OBLIVION!
LUIZ CARLOS RUAS PRESENTE!
FOR A BLACK DECEMBER!
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This was produced by ordinary workers who believe in the importance of organizing in way of autonomous, solidary and day-to-day action. We are small workers of public and private companies. We have a facebook page, printed bulletins and now a site to publicize our problems and strengthen our struggles.
Post-election notice by Brazilian Women Against Fascism UK about the victory of the neo-fascist candidate of the far-right Jair Bolsonaro.