Death on eve of Brazil’s Black Consciousness Day sparks fury

A Black man died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on the eve of Friday’s Black Consciousness Day observations, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. A short clip showed one guard restraining João Alberto Silveira Freitas just outside the doors of a Carrefour supermarket while the other pummeled him with repeated blows … Continue reading Death on eve of Brazil’s Black Consciousness Day sparks fury

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

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!