The No Coup in Brazil initiative team.

We have received the following statement:

Statement Text: Attempts are continuing to stop the popular former President Lula da Silva from standing in Brazil’s presidential election in October.

Polls show he would be the likely winner, his popularity stemming from his achievements in office where he lifted millions from poverty.

Yet since the removal of Brazil’s elected President Dilma Rousseff in 2016, Lula has been subjected to a concerted campaign against him, where his basic human rights have been breached.

As part of this, President Lula has been subjected to a political prosecution and conviction, ignoring evidence of his innocence, and triggering a crisis of confidence in the rule of law.

The recent appeal verdict is not the end of Lula’s fight and his case is being taken to the United Nations Human Rights Committee.

This is not just about one man but the future of democracy in Brazil. We believe he should he be allowed to stand and the Brazilian people to decide their own future.

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Justice Now! Make it right for Palestine 04/11/2017

Assemble 12noon at Speaker’s Corner, Marble Arch in London

For the past 100 years Palestinian rights have been disregarded. As we approach the centenary of the Balfour Declaration – on the 2nd November – which built the path for their dispossession, we are demanding justice and equal rights for Palestinians now.

Join us on Saturday 4 November to make it right for Palestine!

Full details HERE

Justice Now! Make it right for Palestine 04/11/2017

Assemble 12noon at Speaker’s Corner, Marble Arch in London

For the past 100 years Palestinian rights have been disregarded. As we approach the centenary of the Balfour Declaration – on the 2nd November – which built the path for their dispossession, we are demanding justice and equal rights for Palestinians now.

Join us on Saturday 4 November to make it right for Palestine!

Full details HERE

VSC AGM 07/10/2017

Meeting theme:

Keep Trump out of Latin America –
Solidarity with Venezuela Against US Sanctions & Threats of Military Intervention!
With special guests from Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, Argentina & Brazil.

10.00am (registration 9.30am,)

Saturday October 7 2017

Discus Room, Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8TN (Nearest Tube: Holborn)

Newham NUT Section of NEU is affiliated to VSC and would like to send a delegate. Committee Members of Newham NUT Section of NEU should email their interest to the usual committee email address. Other members interested should use: