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Bulletin 114 – People’s Committee in Defence of Lula and Democracy

Jun 13, 2018 10:20 AM

Arte Agência PT

1. Representatives of the Unified Federation of Petroleum Workers (FUP) from several states came to the Olga Benario Camp near the Federal Police headquarters this Tuesday morning (June 12) to participate in the “Good Morning” yell to ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has been held as a political prisoner for 67 days. They reinforced the support for the ex-President, defended his freedom and criticized the Michel Temer government for dismantling Petrobras state petroleum company and handing over national resources, especially the pre-salt offshore petroleum reserves, to foreign groups. Read more here:  http://www.pt.org.br/petroleiros-visitam-vigilia-lula-livre-e-preparam-mobilizacao/

2. After the morning greeting to Lula, the union directors headed to the Sindepetro Union’s Paraná/Santa Catarina headquarters, where they defined the next steps in the petroleum workers’ struggle against the privatization of the Petrobras System. The general coordinator of FUP, Simão Zanardi, stressed that the Nation is passing through an extremely grave moment. The union leader warned that the situation is very critical because Petrobras was attacked and, with that, they dismantled an entire employment chain that existed in the country, bringing suffering and despair to the Brazilian people.

3. The National Confederation of Education Workers (CNTE) is organizing a solidarity demonstration in Curitiba tomorrow, June 13th, for ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The demonstration will be for Lula and a free nation and will point to education as the path for intransigent defense of democracy in Brazil. David Edwards, General Secretary of the Education International, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, which represents millions of teachers around the World, is one of the leaders who has confirmed his participation in the event.

Bulletin 114 – People’s Committee in Defense of Lula and Democracy

Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil – 6/12/2018 – 9:30 PM