Coup in Brazil proceeds – show your solidarity!

EMERGENCY RALLY: No to the Coup in Brazil, Democracy SOS! 6pm, Monday May 23, Unite the Union, 128 Theobalds Road, WC1X 8TN
With special Brazilian guests: Julia Felmanas, Brazilian Workers’ Party (PT)
Nara Filippon,  ‘Democracy for Brazil’ (Brazilians’ campaigning group in the UK)
Plus: Dr. Francisco Dominguez, Department for Latin American & Brazilian studies, Middlesex University
Tony Burke, Unite The Union Assistant General Secretary
Lindsey German, Stop the War Coalition
Chair: Jayne Fisher, Vice-Chair, SERTUC International Committee

The attempt to overthrow Brazil’s elected progressive government – which has been condemned by all the progressive movements and governments in the region – has stepped up a gear . Brazil’s Senate has voted 55 to 22 to put President Dilma Rousseff on trial, which could lead to her impeachment, in what many call a coup to remove the elected, progressive President. Rousseff maintains that she has committed no crime and that the attempts to oust her are therefore political.The head of state will now be suspended from office for a maximum of 180 days, leaving Vice President Michel Temer as acting president during her trial. He would remain in the post until elections in 2018 if she is found guilty. Supporters of Rousseff have again held vigils and other forms of resistance – please show them your support!
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