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(en) Armed forces against working people in Brazil -- Note from the Initiative of the Federalist Anarchist Initiative Brazil (pt) [machine translation]
Thu, 1 Jun 2017 18:16:05 +0300
IFA-Brasil considers that the moment that the working people, precarious, unemployed,
students, and people in Brazil pass away is a threat to civil and human rights. ----
President Michel Temer of the PMDB signed a DECREE ON MAY 24, 2017, which places the armed
forces in the Esplanada dos Ministérios in Brasilia using a legal device for "law
enforcement and order action" with the sole purpose of keeping Power and create terror in
the population and opponents of its (dis) government. ---- The Minister of Defense
determined that the Esplanade of the Ministry in Brasília had been seized by about 1,500
members of the armed forces. Same action that already happens in several peripheries and
suburbs of Brazil, implanting the fear and the terror. At this moment, the Esplanade of
the Ministry, in the Federal District, is the territory of the armed forces. The
criminalization of social problems and the military response to the manifestations of the
people are historical practices in Brazil. Since 2013, military troops in the states have
been attacking disproportionately against demonstrators, as we see in large cities such as
Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Belém, Goiás.
We warn that this action restricts the rights of the population to exercise the
demonstration against a corrupt and demoralized government by successive scandals
involving astronomical amounts of money. With this extreme measure we are on the verge of
a State of Exception.
There are two reforms in the national congress that contemplate the devastating yearning
of capitalism against the working people: labor reform and pension reform. Even with union
centrals and unions sold to right and left parties, the working people rise. We workers,
unemployed, precarious and anarchist people struggle against the labor and social security
reforms side by side and autonomously in relation to the union centrals.
The uprising of the working people of the great capitals of the country is beyond the
control of the trade union centrals, interested, above all, in showing the power of the
grassroots to establish agreements based on the interests of parties within the politics
of the State.
We consider that the radicalization of the manifestations is a spontaneous movement of the
foundations of working people, unemployed and precarious people who have chosen to resist
in the face of the assault of their rights and not to bow to the maneuvers of the trade
union bureaucracy. The bureaucracy and its trade union elite do not represent us, do not
represent working people, do not represent precarious people and certainly ignores
In the federal district on 05/24, we repeat the picture that has been drawing in recent
months, where the working base assumes radical and necessary actions in the face of
calamity, even against any prescriptions of union bureaucrats and not without suffering
the harsh Penalties of state repression and of their own trade union centrals.
In any case, whether or not this president falls, we know that by maintaining the
political and government regime in capitalism we will never achieve social justice,
economic equality and individual and collective freedom.
Outside Fear yes. But ... We do not want to return Dilma, we do not want Lula president,
or any other political person and his parties with all rush of the right or left. We do
not want direct or indirect.
We want economic equality, freedom of organization, self-management to control production
and our lives, on the streets, in the countryside and in the cities.
No political bosses and professionals, no parties and the bastard who feeds on the misery
of the people and explores every second of the sweat worked in long days living squeezed
in the Brazilian peripheries.
Today, to build resistance in the workplace, in the fields, in the streets, in the
neighborhoods and in the cities, in order to continue and fight for a deep and broad
social change in Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico and Chile until the end of the
capitalist frontiers and The freedom of all peoples, of the working and precarious people
of Latin America and the world.
Not the labor and social security reforms.
Resist, fight, organize
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