Accelerated Contagion Completes 15 Weeks in Brazil

The coronavirus contagion in Brazil has been accelerating for 15 weeks, according to calculations by the epidemic control center at Imperial College, one of the leading centers in the world. Since the week of April 27, the country has had a transmission rate above 1, which means that the infection is picking up speed. In the week that started this Sunday (3), the index, also … Continue reading Accelerated Contagion Completes 15 Weeks in Brazil

Deforestation Grows Again in Indigenous Area of Pará after Ibama Dismissals

Three months after a major Ibama operation against environmental crimes, the Indigenous Land (TI) Trincheira Bacajá, in southeastern Pará, continues to suffer from increased illegal deforestation and the mass presence of non-indigenous people. Reporting by Folha found a massive forest fire on a dirt road about 20 km from Vila Sudoeste, belonging to the municipality of São Félix do Xingu. The fire had already jumped onto a … Continue reading Deforestation Grows Again in Indigenous Area of Pará after Ibama Dismissals

FreeMahmoud: Israeli occupation forces arrest BDS coordinator Mahmoud Nawajaa during night raid

At 30 July, around 3:30 am, in occupied Ramallah, tens of Israeli occupation soldiers, accompanied by at least one dog, stormed the home of Mahmoud Nawajaa, the General Coordinator of the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), near Ramallah, handcuffing, blindfolding and taking him away from his wife and three young children. Mahmoud Nawajaa, 34 years old, was born in Yatta, south Hebron, and holds a … Continue reading FreeMahmoud: Israeli occupation forces arrest BDS coordinator Mahmoud Nawajaa during night raid

In Brazil, a movement of metalworkers entities organizes acts at Renault distributors against mass layoffs

“Brasil Metalúrgico” took this decision in a meeting held on Tuesday, 28, between metalworkers union leaders from all over the country, which form the movement. Actions approved: – July 30, 2020, Thursday: acts in front of Renault distributors all over the country. In support of the strike and protest against the inhumanity of the company that fired more than 700 workers in São José dos … Continue reading In Brazil, a movement of metalworkers entities organizes acts at Renault distributors against mass layoffs

Latin American billionaires surge as world’s most unequal region buckles under coronavirus strain

The fortunes of Latin America’s 73 billionaires surged by $48.2 billion since the beginning of the pandemic even as the region buckles as one of the worst-hit regions in the world, said Oxfam today.  The region minted on average one new billionaire every two weeks since March while millions of citizens have been left battling sickness, extreme economic hardships and struggling to put food on the … Continue reading Latin American billionaires surge as world’s most unequal region buckles under coronavirus strain

Seattle & Portland Activists: Protest Federal and City Police Crackdowns & Keep Focus on BLM Agenda

For the 60th day in a row, demonstrators rallied in Portland, Oregon, Sunday to protest against police brutality and racism, as well as the deployment of federal forces to the city. Shortly after midnight this morning, federal officers fired tear gas and other so-called less-than-lethal weapons to disperse a crowd that gathered outside the federal courthouse, which has become a flashpoint of the nightly protests. … Continue reading Seattle & Portland Activists: Protest Federal and City Police Crackdowns & Keep Focus on BLM Agenda

Covid-19 Has Infected 1% of The Population and Killed More than 80 Thousand Brazilians

Five months after the first recorded death of Covid-19 in Brazil, the country has alreadyaccumulated more than 80 thousand deaths during the pandemic. This Monday (20), 718victims of the disease and 21,749 infected were registered. More than 2.1 million people have been diagnosed with the virus, representing 1% of theBrazilian population. Since March, the country has recorded 80,251 deaths of patients withCovid-19. The data with the total number of infected and victims come from the press consortiumbetween Folha, O Estado de S. Paulo, Extra, O Globo, G1, and UOL, released in a balancesheet at 8 pm this Monday. Last … Continue reading Covid-19 Has Infected 1% of The Population and Killed More than 80 Thousand Brazilians

Days of struggles in Brazil: In defense of life, jobs and rights! Down with Bolsonaro!

As you probably have heard, the pandemics hit Brazil very hard. We have almost 70 thousand people killed by Covid-19, and hundreds of thousands infected. And, over all that, our government, besides having a genocidal perspective in how to deal with the problem (basing on a speech of “saving the economy healthy” – and, because of that, being against social isolation, the closure of business … Continue reading Days of struggles in Brazil: In defense of life, jobs and rights! Down with Bolsonaro!

Week of mobilization for “Bolsonaro Out” in Brazil

In Brazil, the explosive combination of coronavirus, economic recession and political crisis are bringing the number of infected and death toll to the heights. Brazil is second to the U.S. in number of affected and death toll.Meanwhile, wages and labor rights are under attack. In Sao Paulo, subway workers may go on strike in defense of 12 clauses of their contract. Over a thousand food … Continue reading Week of mobilization for “Bolsonaro Out” in Brazil