On October 7th, Brazil goes to the polls, 186 days after the imprisonment of former president Lula da Silva. The elections are for for President, Vice-President and National Congress and are crucial not only for the country itself but also for the region and the whole world. In a time of advance of the neoliberal offensive on the Latin American continent (which includes the figure of the far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro) and globally, the leftist, progressive and popular forces of Brazil are recovering from the attack that the judicialization of politics has implied. This has taken place through the impeachment of the legitimate President Dilma Roussef and the most recent imprisonment of Lula da Silva, presidential candidate, and the overall favorite in all the electoral polls.
The Party of the European Left is convinced that a victory of the candidates of the left in Brazil – together with the recent victory of Lopez Obrador in Mexico – will contribute to the stabilization of Latin America, nowadays highly threatened by brutal neo-liberal policies and the growing militarization of the region. The victory of the left could also promote multilateralism and give a decisive impulse to regional integration and structures of cooperation. The Party of the European Left reiterates its support for the left candidates: Fernando Haddad (Workers’ Party) for the presidency, and Manuela D’Ávila (Communist Party of Brazil) for the vice-presidency. The European Left continues to demand the freedom of Lula da Silva.
Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Sat 20 Oct, 10.00-17.30
How Do We Defeat The Rise Of Fascism & Racism? International Conference
A great line-up and a vital event in London.
Sat 20 Oct, 12.00
People’s Vote March
Park Lane, London. Contact us if you can help distribute LU broadsheets.
European Forum of Progressive Forces, Bilbao
To debate, build and act to ward-off current threats.
Sun 17 Nov, 11.00-16.30
Reclaim Social Care Conference, Birmingham
To explore how to reverse privatisation and secure quality, stable, publicly funded and accountable social care services for all.
Speakers from Health Campaigns Together, the Labour Party, DPAC and more.
Sun 17 Nov, 12.00
National Unity Demonstration Against Fascism and Racism
Central London. More info on Facebook
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