people's court

Image: Collective Manifest
Whatsapp
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Telegram

By NEVER AGAIN AMNESTY COLLECTIVE*

Why do we continue to organize a People's Court to try the Bolsonaro government?

In recent months, we have seen the Brazilian judiciary closing the siege on the citizen Jair Bolsonaro for several cases of corruption, illicit enrichment and conspiracy against the “democratic order”. Possibility of his arrest seems more and more concrete. Some may see in this the fulfillment and necessary end of deep popular yearnings for justice and reparation. We do not.

We are well aware of what Jair Bolsonaro's arrest represents, but it is just the beginning of a trial process for an entire government system directly responsible for brutal crimes against public health and for authoritarian political conspiracies. The possible arrest of the citizen Jair Bolsonaro cannot, under any circumstances, serve as an end. It will just be the starting point.

The humanitarian catastrophe that Brazil experienced during the pandemic, a catastrophe that caused a country with 2,7% of the world's population to have 10% of global deaths from Covid, would never have been possible without the "management" of the Armed Forces, with their systems of disinformation and erasure of bodies, the pressure of businessmen thirsty to preserve and expand their profits, the irresponsible circulation of information aimed at popular demobilization made by politicians and communicators.

All these social actors must be judged, institutions must be judged, so that Brazil can preserve its possibility of having a future. Likewise, the policy of indigenous extermination in a pandemic situation, the subject of lawsuits against the Bolsonaro government in international instances, must be exemplarily judged and condemned.

What is at stake now is something of the highest importance. It is about leaving in the history of that country clear gestures of popular reaction against a government policy that, if not fought in an exemplary manner, could return in the next moments of crisis.

Memory is the population's strongest weapon against the repetition of catastrophes. What we want is for the memory of violence to make, of the relentless realization of justice, the necessary form of our mourning.

Never more silence, never more oblivion! Amnesty no more!


the earth is round exists thanks to our readers and supporters.
Help us keep this idea going.
CONTRIBUTE

See this link for all articles

10 MOST READ IN THE LAST 7 DAYS

______________
  • About artificial ignoranceEugenio Bucci 15/06/2024 By EUGÊNIO BUCCI: Today, ignorance is not an uninhabited house, devoid of ideas, but a building full of disjointed nonsense, a goo of heavy density that occupies every space
  • The society of dead historyclassroom similar to the one in usp history 16/06/2024 By ANTONIO SIMPLICIO DE ALMEIDA NETO: The subject of history was inserted into a generic area called Applied Human and Social Sciences and, finally, disappeared into the curricular drain
  • Franz Kafka, libertarian spiritFranz Kafka, libertarian spirit 13/06/2024 By MICHAEL LÖWY: Notes on the occasion of the centenary of the death of the Czech writer
  • A look at the 2024 federal strikelula haddad 20/06/2024 By IAEL DE SOUZA: A few months into government, Lula's electoral fraud was proven, accompanied by his “faithful henchman”, the Minister of Finance, Fernando Haddad
  • Letter to the presidentSquid 59mk,g 18/06/2024 By FRANCISCO ALVES, JOÃO DOS REIS SILVA JÚNIOR & VALDEMAR SGUISSARDI: “We completely agree with Your Excellency. when he states and reaffirms that 'Education is an investment, not an expense'”
  • PEC-65: independence or patrimonialism in the Central Bank?Campos Neto Trojan Horse 17/06/2024 By PEDRO PAULO ZAHLUTH BASTOS: What Roberto Campos Neto proposes is the constitutional amendment of free lunch for the future elite of the Central Bank
  • Chico Buarque, 80 years oldchico 19/06/2024 By ROGÉRIO RUFINO DE OLIVEIRA: The class struggle, universal, is particularized in the refinement of constructive intention, in the tone of proletarian proparoxytones
  • Why are we on strike?statue 50g 20/06/2024 By SERGIO STOCO: We have reached a situation of shortage of federal educational institutions
  • The melancholic end of Estadãoabandoned cars 17/06/2024 By JULIAN RODRIGUES: Bad news: the almost sesquicentennial daily newspaper in São Paulo (and the best Brazilian newspaper) is rapidly declining
  • The strike at federal Universities and Institutescorridor glazing 01/06/2024 By ROBERTO LEHER: The government disconnects from its effective social base by removing those who fought against Jair Bolsonaro from the political table

AUTHORS

TOPICS

NEW PUBLICATIONS