The undersigned, intellectuals, artists, writers, researchers and social movement organizations from all over the world denounce the coup underway in Brazil and stand in solidarity with President Dilma Rousseff who was elected by 54 million Brazilians only one year and a half ago.
This is not a traditional “political trial”, as the Globo Group is attempting to present it. Michel Temer, the visible face of the coup, has already expressed his intentions to bring the private banking sector into the public sphere and to focus in particular on a social policy of austerity for the poorest 5% of the country, which would mean to exclude the 36 million people from the Bolsa Familia. In addition Temer intends to move toward agreements with the United States and the European Union “with or without the Mercosur”. In short his perspective is a Government for the elite of his country distanced from the majority and to wipe out forever the experience that the country had under the government of the Workers Party.
Temer envisions himself to be the “new Macri” of Brazil, using the new government of Argentina as his model and advancing toward the dismantling of the state rarely seen in Argentina. It is not surprising then that the Foreign Ministry of that neighboring country has shamelessly supported the coup in Brazil under the guise of supporting its institutions. For everything that the coup makers have expressed and with their links to big business we consider the coup of the President de facto Michael Temer illegitimate and illegal. He has long ago proven that he is a corrupt politician who takes his orders from the darkest parts of the predatory oligarchy of that country.
We are appealing to UNASUR to apply the established Protocol stating a Commitment to Democracy adopted by all the countries of the organization that could put the brakes on the deterioration of the democratic thread in Brazil. We also demand that the presidents and governments of the world do not recognize Temer and to demand the return of the legitimately elected President Dilma Rousseff. They should also end the political crisis by calling for an immediate presidential election – made by the President herself – so that the Brazilian people can once again express themselves by democratic means and not by an imposed coup d’état by a questionable and corrupt Congress.
Nao vai ter golpe!
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Carmen Bohórquez (REDH General Coordinator)
Marilia Guimaraes (REDH Brazil)
Atilio Borón (REDH Argentina)
Juan Manuel Karg (REDH Argentina)
Omar González (REDH Cuba)
Ariana López (REDH Cuba)
Nayar López Castellanos (REDH México)
Alicia Jrapko (REDH U.S.)
Hugo Moldiz (REDH Bolivia)
Katu Arkonada (REDH Basque Country/Bolivia)
Ángel Guerra (REDH Cuba/México)
Fredy Ñañez (REDH Venezuela)
Roger Landa (REDH (REDH Venezuela)
David Comssiong (REDH Barbados)
Luciano Vasapollo (REDH Italy)
Alessandra Riccio (Italia); Alfredo Vera Arrata (Ecuador); Ali Rodríguez Araque (Venezuela); Antonio Gaztambide-Géigel (Puerto Rico); Arantxa Tirado (España/México); Armand Mattelart (Bélgica); Arnold August (Canadá); Arturo Corcuera (Perú); Berth Carvalho (Brasil); Beto Almeida (Brasil); Bill Hackwell (EEUU); Bill Martinez (EEUU); Bruno Portuguez (Perú); Camille Chalmers (Haití); Carlos Aznarez (Argentina); Carlos Fazio (México); Carlos Fernández Liria (España); Cecilia Roth (Argentina); Chiqui Vicioso (República Dominicana); Cindy Sheehan (EEUU); Claudio Katz (Argentina); Daniel Cholakian (Argentina); Daniel Viglietti (Uruguay); Dick Emanuelsson (Honduras); Diego de la Texera Barnés (Puerto Rico); Domenico Losurdo (Italia); Edmundo Aray (Venezuela); Enrique Dussel (México); Enrique Ubieta (Cuba); Farruco Sesto (Venezuela); Fernando Buen Abad (México/Argentina); Fernando Moraes (Brasil); Fernando Rendón (Colombia); Francois Houtart (Bélgica); Frei Betto (Brasil); Gabo Sequeira (Argentina); Gastón Pauls (Argentina); Gyle McLaughin (EEUU); Gilberto López y Rivas (México); Gisela Alonso Domínguez (Cuba); Guido López Gavilan (Cuba); Hildebrando Pérez Grande (Perú); Horacio López (Argentina); Ignacio Ramonet (Francia); Isabel Monal (Cuba); Ismael Clark Arxer (Cuba); Itsván Mészáros (Hungría); Iván Padilla Bravo (Venezuela); James Cockcroft (Canadá); James Early (EEUU); Javier Biardieu (Venezuela); Joao Pedro Stedile (Brasil); John Kirk (Canadá); John Saxe Fernández (México); José Pertierra (EEUU); Julio Escalona (Venezuela); Katiuska Blanco (Cuba); Keith Ellis (Canadá / Jamaica); Leonardo Boff (Brasil); Leonardo Sbaraglia (Argentina); Lilia Ghanem (Líbano); Manuel Santos Iñurrieta (Argentina); Marco Tulio Restrepo Guzman (Ecuador); Martha Harnecker (Chile); Martín Almada (Paraguay); Michael Lebowitz (Canadá); Michael Parenti (EEUU); Michele Mattelart (Francia); Miguel Angel Conreras Natera (Venezuela); Miguel d´Escoto Brockmannn (Nicaragua); Miguel Urbano (Portugal); Mireille Fanon Mendes (Francia); Mónica Bruckmann (Perú/Brasil); Montserrat Ponsa (España); Nils Castro (Panamá); Osvaldo León (Ecuador); Pablo Guayasamín (Ecuador); Pablo Echarri (Argentina); Pablo Guadamarra (Cuba); Pablo Imen (Argentina); Paula Klachko (Argentina); Pedro Calzadilla (Venezuela); Pedro Véliz Martinez (Cuba); Peera Songkunnatham (Tailandia); Pepe Regato (Ecuador); Piero Gleijeses (EEUU); Poli Délano (Chile); Rafael Cancel Miranda (Puerto Rico); Ramón Pedregal Casanova (España); Raúl Perez Torres (Ecuador); Rita Cortese (Argentina); Salim Lamrani (Francia); Sandra Russo (Argentina); Silvio Rodríguez (Cuba); Stella Calloni (Argentina); Stephen Kimber (Canadá); Theotonio Dos Santos (Brasil); Vicente Battista (Argentina); Victor Heredia (Argentina); William Blum (EEUU); Winston Orrillo (Perú); Yamandú Acosta (Uruguay)
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