Bulletin 536 – People's Committee in Defense of Lula and Democracy
Straight from Curitiba – 7/30/2019 – 480 days of resistance – 7:55 PM
1. After the criminal speech of Jair Bolsonaro about Fernando Santa Cruz, an activist who was killed by the military regime, it fell on a genuine representative of the people to show due appreciation for the victims of this dark period in Brazilian history. In a letter sent to Felipe Santa Cruz, son of Fernando and current president of the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (Order of Brazilian Lawyers/OAB), Lula spoke of the importance of fighting for those who suffered during the dictatorship. “We will always revere our true heroes and this is what the tyrants can't stand.” Read the whole letter here: https://pt.org.br/lula-a-santa-cruz-e-como-se-violentassem-o-seu-pai-mais-uma-vez/
2. On Twitter, Lula's support team retransmitted a message from the former President to the Northeastern governors who announced that they are going to create a local program based on Mais Medicos, which was approved this Monday, July 29th, by the Council of the Northeast. The initiative unites the 9 governors of the region, four of which are affiliated with the Workers Party. “In dark times, this is an initiative that fills us with hope,” he said. Read more here: https://pt.org.br/consorcio-nordeste-cria-versao-regional-do-programa-mais-medicos/
3. On this Wednesday, PT party lawmakers and social movements will hold the “Resistance Caravan: for land, dignified retirement and freedom for Lula!”. The committee will begin its trip in Juazeiro, Bahia and, afterwards, will hold demonstrations in ten cities, traveling more than 1000 kilometers and ending on Friday, July 2 in Caetés, Pernambuco, the city where the most popular president in the history of Brazil was born. The entire journey will be made through towns that directly benefited from actions and programs implemented by the Lula and Dilma governments. Read more here: https://pt.org.br/lula-e-dilma-beneficiaram-municipios-que-receberao-caravana-da-resistencia/
4. This Tuesday, July 30, the Lula Livre Vigil schedule featured the talent and energy of the artist João Bello, who led the morning greetings to the former President and afterwards held a conversation circle about music and poetry with the activists.
5. Later this morning, the Paraná and Santa Catarina State Director of the Petroleum Workers Union, Anacélie Oliveira, led another conversation circle, this time about national sovereignty and the defense of state run companies. It is a theme that has been continually cited by former President Lula during his weekly Thursday visits.