In Brazil, the mask of democracy is falling

by ROAR Collective on June 18, 2013

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If Brazil’s oppressors are forced to recognize that an era of real democracy has arrived, I will be very happy to pay 20 cents more for my bus rides.

Editor’s note: on Monday night, the popular protests that have been rocking Brazil for the past week suddenly experienced a spectacular scale-shift, with mass mobilizations of hundreds of thousands of Brazilians in at least seven major cities, with thousands occupying Congress in Brasilia, and with hundreds attempting to storm and set fire to the Legislative Assembly in Rio de Janeiro. This letter from Rio, originally published by a collective of students at the Euro-American Campus of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), provides some crucial background on what sparked the protests — and what lies behind them on a deeper, structural level.

By Franco A., originally published by Truth Is A Beaver.

It’s true: I do think all the signs in Portuguese are a problem for those who wish to understand the protests that are taking place in my country. I hope this article will be useful to shed some light on what is actually happening in Brazil today. You have maybe already heard the superficial reasons for the recent wave of protests as the media has announced them. A rise of 20 cents R$ for a bus ticket, leading to a ticket price of 3,20 R$, which is the equivalent of a modest 1,14 Euro.

The pictures that have decorated the international news pages of most of the world’s important newspapers — images of burning trash cans in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, mass mobilization in São Paulo, tear gas grenades fired by the police, overall just images of violence — do raise the question : all of that for 20 cents? There are many people who have already asked themselves this question. My answer to all of them is: no, “all” of this not just for 20 cents.

Brazil is still a poor country, inhabited by a population that is generally poor by global standards. The minimum wage, despite successive wage increases over the last years, is still a bad joke: 678 R$, which makes 242 Euros. Many workers live very far away from their workplace, which means they have to buy numerous tickets to get there. At the end of a month, another 20 cents can make the difference between eating and not eating. A number of low-paid workers, when they were interviewed by the media, have effectively admitted that due to the bus fare increase, they would have to go to sleep on an empty stomach more often than before.

Nonetheless, the revolt has not started for 20 cents and will not end as soon as the price is lowered again. Similar to the movement of Gezi Park in Istanbul, which did not really erupt because of the decision to build a shopping mall, or the demonstrations in Tunisia, which were not really caused by the suicide of Mohammed Bouazizi, no one in Brazil is revolting because of 20 cents. All of these uprisings share a set of deep-seated causes, which accumulate over the years, followed by a symbolic event which serves as the first spark that ultimately lights the fire.

“If the price doesn’t fall, the city will grind to a halt”

Like many countries today, Brazil is living through a civil war between the state and the people. This war, up until a few weeks ago, was taking place without much noise; but was in no way more peaceful than it is now. For over a century, Brazil has been governed by politicians who see the revenue from taxes payed by their citizens — those who they ought to represent — as a mere bank account. Entire states belong to a certain group or a political dynasty; families who, before being elected to office, had already been the feudal lords of enormous latifundios, with family trees as old as the arrival of the Portuguese in Brazil. In Brazil, more than anywhere else in the world, the oppressors of today are the oppressors of tomorrow.

The foundation of Brasília, in 1960, has not improved anything. In fact, the passage from the old capital Rio de Janeiro to the new one in the middle of the country, planned and constructed within five years, an apotheosis of modernity, has only reaffirmed the odious tendencies of Brazilian politics. Rio de Janeiro was a cosmopolitan center in those days, inhabited by more than one million people, the heart of a very active workers’ and citizens’ movement. Brasília, in contrast, an artificial capital, did not even have any population before its foundation; even if this has changed over time, it continues to be primarily inhabited by an army of bureaucrats, who will not criticize the government very often, as they depend on it and are well-paid. None of the other metropoles of Brazil has the same political importance and the majority of them is too far away from Brasília for the population to travel there and directly show their indignation to our President.

Brazil is living through a special moment today, it’s true. Some well-applied political programs over the last decade have brought impressive results: economic inequality — a real cancer of which Brazil was practically world champion — has been reduced notably. The Bolsa Família program has had much success to reduce poverty and the investments in higher education for the poor as well as for ethnic minorities have shown encouraging results.

This is not about questioning the things that have worked well. These experiences of the last 10 years under the administration of the PT (Partido dos Trabalhadores, or Workers’ Party) must be protected and expanded if one wants to create a more just society, with less poverty and exploitation from the forces of the past, like the feudal lords from the Sarney family. This is not just about protesting against the government of the PT, against the President Dilma, or against Geraldo Alckmin, Fernando Haddad or Eduardo Paes. This is about freeing the country from its authoritarian, dictatorial, and cruel heritage.

If, at the end of these protests, the political class of Brazil — a class for itself more than any other — and its army of capitalist crétins who enrich themselves not through work but thanks to their personal connections, its journalists who prostitute themselves in the interest of an elite, its policemen who kill without hesitation, if all these oppressors are removed from power and forced to recognize that an era of real democracy has arrived, then I will be very happy to pay 20 cents more for my bus rides.

Brazil’s bourgeois-bohemian revolutionaries

Here’s something curious: In Brazil, demonstrations are traditionally seen as something for the “bo-bos,” an entertainment for the children of the rich who have nothing productive to do, an excuse to paint one’s face and to shout in the street. If the demonstrations are seen like this, then it’s because, to a certain degree, it’s correct. The majority of people who participate in the protests are effectively young people coming from rich families (sometimes very rich) who have a rather leftist political vision that is considered by some as incompatible with their social class. The strange combination of protest chants inspired by worker movements of the 20th century and the not-at-all-worker-like upbringing of the protesters is very often ridiculed by the media and this perspective ends up being internalized by a large part of the Brazilian population, a country where fatalistic cynicism has been lifted to the level of art.

But here’s an interesting situation: When I participated in a demonstration of the “movement of the 20 cents” (using this name seems, at least for the moment, more practical than “movement to reduce the bus ticket price by 20 cents again”), we were stopped near the Central do Brasil, the famous train station which you probably know from the movie of the same name. The demonstration up to this point had been entirely peaceful, a real party of democracy. The majority of us were, in fact, university students from wealthy families, but already then one could see that this movement had a social base that was more heterogeneous: we also had numerous people from independent professions, retirees, and poor workers among us who were dissatisfied by this fare increase. It’s very rare for a protest in Rio de Janeiro to attract more than 200 people but we were around two thousand from several social classes. I began to realize that it was something different this time. The people of Brazil were waking up from their long sleep — and they were furious.

The calm was not there to stay. Special forces from the police, with their shields, their black uniforms, frightening looks, and “non-lethal” weapns had just arrived and started to make a line in front of us. Our group stopped. The songs fell silent. The situation almost seemed like a duel from a Western movie. All of a sudden, something happened. The people coming out of the Central do Brasil joined us. They were street side vendors, selling fries, or mothers with four children, the children in the street, or hobos and beggars. The poor, the poorest of the city of Rio, came together and positioned themselves right between us and the police. A few minutes later, the riot police shot at us and arrested 40 people, among them a friend of mine. On the run, as I was trying to seek refuge in the closest metro stop, I saw a man who was crying and seemed weak. He was bleeding — a victim of “non-lethal” arms.

Repression: the mask of democracy is falling

These scenes have repeated themselves innumerable times, at all places where the people have had the courage to lift their voice against a decision which directly affects the majority of the population without ever being consulted. An authoritarian way of doing politics, and a type of politics which is only interested to benefit a cartel of bus companies, well-known for their connections with the electoral campaigns of the mayor of Rio and other important figures. Below all of this: a deaf-mute federal state that takes the people hostage for private companies, financed by public money. The results are: bad services, high fares, revolt.

In São Paulo, the police shot at demonstrators who were carrying flowers. Just a couple of days later, they forbade carrying vinegar in the city because it could be used against the effects of tear gas; they simply allowed themselves to search people, looking for it. In Minas Gerais, all demonstrations were banned during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013. One project that is being discussed in the Chamber of Deputies is a bill that would characterize all demonstrations during the World Cup 2014 as “terrorist,” including similarly grave punishments.

In Rio de Janeiro, meanwhile, in the wake of a new confrontation with the police on June 16 close to the Maracanã stadium, certain demonstrators tried to flee from the fight by hiding at a friend’s house. The police, then, started to invade the houses in search of these “criminals.” With these type of dictatorial police raids, it is clear that the mask of our democracy is falling and the authoritarian roots of our political establishment are becoming visible once more — roots originating in a compromise with the military dictatorship from 1964 to 1985, which ended by bringing those who had fought for democracy closer to the old major figures of authoritarianism.

The symbolic alliance between Lula, the hero of the labor movement of the 70s and 80s, and Paulo Maluf, the last presidential candidate of the moribund military regime, shows that the political class is just interested in power itself and does not have an actual political project to offer. But thanks to them and their watchdogs inside the police force, the “movement of the 20 cents” is becoming a movement allowing us to say what we think, to assert the right to say that one wishes to live in a real democracy.

This is what is happening in Brazil. But this doesn’t stop at our borders – it’s a global struggle, against all dictators, whether they come from a Unity Party, from Moscow or from Capital. Our world is interconnected and so will be the global resistance against those who believe they can govern us with their orders. It is winter here in Brazil at the moment but, figuratively speaking, we are living through our spring; a spring of popular action and mobilization against widespread injustice. I hope that spring will last — otherwise, it might be the last spring before an eternal winter.

Franco A. is an undergraduate student of International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. This article was translated from French and first published by Truth Is A Beaver.

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Paulo Long June 18, 2013 at 08:19

Please tell me what is “stade du maracanã” I was born in Rio and don’t what it is. Perhaps you want back the good old times when the PM soldiers invaded Carandiru jail and killed more than 100 inmates , or Fernando Henrique Cardoso who left the presidency with the country with an inflation as high as your misunderstanding of what is really happening here.

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Carolina June 18, 2013 at 18:52

The Maracanã Stadium, opened in 1950? Ring any bells?
Also, you seem to think the police changed their ways of dealing with the citizens since they were created as an organization – which goes way back to the period of proclamation of the Replubic. please, go learn you own Hisotry.

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sourfou June 18, 2013 at 09:01

it’s happenign all over the world guyz! U r not alone…

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mamba June 23, 2013 at 08:01

so true, some countries are still look calm, though I know it is very much bout what happens in Brazil and Turkish

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Ayanda Kota June 18, 2013 at 12:44

Long live to our comrades in Brazil. From the Unemployed Peoples Movement in South Africa

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Markus Grass June 18, 2013 at 15:44

@Paolo Long: Could please be so kind as to explain to me “what is really happening there”? This is the Maracana, by the way:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Est%C3%A1dio_do_Maracan%C3%A3

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Emre Seles June 18, 2013 at 16:09

Same thing happening in Turkey. The protests against the authotities are not just a reaction for a few trees which were planned to be demolished by the municipality in order to build a shopping mall in Gezi Park – Istanbul. The civil disobedience and passive resistance are against the anti-democratic applications, harsh capitalist economical politics and unnecessary interference in the lives of secular populations in terms of Islamist lifestyle. Like in Brazil, most of the demonstrators are edutated young people who use the social media very well and have never marched on streets before. Our hearts are beating with the beautiful people of Brazil who resist against brutality and inequality between people!

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Carolina June 18, 2013 at 18:59

“Like in Brazil, most of the demonstrators are edutated young people who use the social media very well and have never marched on streets before.”

I have to be the voice of dissent: Brazil always had “young people” marching on it’s streets for a myriad of reasons, the difference is that those weren’t shown by the midia. No one saw the march of the Professors for better payment on May, nobedy talked about the march against the legalization of Rape that is waiting to be voted at the Congress, June last Saturday. So, no, the youngs have marched these streets since ever, but not on this scale.

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Juliano Voltani June 30, 2013 at 10:13

yeah we know.. I think she were referring to the youngs in turkey, apparently for them it is the first time ever.

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Rodrigo Chacon June 18, 2013 at 16:24

People killed on ther street is common on TV News in Brazil. Kids here live with The poverty and violence… If you are killed on The street nobody care about you, policie will no care about investigation so killers live in impunity.

http://www.gazetadailha.com.br/2012/12/14/morador-de-rua-e-morto-com-facada-na-jugular/

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isabela June 18, 2013 at 17:27

Great article. I’m an expat living in California and thinking of when I was 11 years old and we marched from Gavea to Centro to protest teachers’ wages. Cheers to a better Brasil.

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Mauricio June 18, 2013 at 18:22

Here we are, World! The awaking process has started in Brazil as well. Unleashing the human being rage all over the Globe. There´s no way back from this point. BE AWARE OF THAT GOVERNORS!

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Kiril June 18, 2013 at 21:19

I just ended my read of this post and it got me thinking on the hundreds of events occurring in the world that are closely related. Around our planet, around our countries, cities and monuments people gather one after the other to express their discontent. This runs chills down my spine. I am definitely sad that it has come to this, but glad that most don’t back down.
So here’s to you, Brazilians, may we all change something today or tomorrow, but soon.

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Nicole Pires June 19, 2013 at 01:08

Hello, I am a Brazilian girl and I’m studying my last year of school. Here in Brazil the hospitals are always crowded and the service is very bad, the government pays a very low salary for teachers and therefore have few teachers and poor education. Public transport also does not offer any security and is always full of people. The Brazilian television media manipulates people and not show the view of the protesters. The government spends all our money at the carnival and at the world cup to show other countries that Brazil is “cool.” Please note, we are not stupid or want to be showing the body, are women and men of respect, fight for our rights and we pay very high taxes. The government constantly increases the rate of public transport and this time were 20 cents. The population is angry with so many problems and still need another 20 cents each of us two to four times per day. We want our rights! The police attack the protesters at the behest of the government and do not lower the rate. We need everyone’s support! Help!

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Véronique June 19, 2013 at 14:23

Thinking of you in France…submit a petiton and I sign it…I travelled in Brazil in the mid eighties and when I was in Rio I was told that the police had killed all the street children living in the center of the town…to make it more neat…how horrible… you have a beautifull country !

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Laura June 19, 2013 at 18:06

I think that one reason that the “children of wealthy parents” tend to march is that they are often the ones that had the education that taught them to be critically minded. It doesn’t mean that what they do is not important or that it it is only for their minority interests. Sometimes they are the only ones that have the knowledge and tools and the time to do it! I think it is often this group that are responsible and critical for that first spark. For this reason they water down our school curriculum, and our education these days is more career-oriented (more of an emphasis on math and science). Liberal arts education has suffered severely in the past couple of generations in the US, but now I see this trend in other countries as well.

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Pedro Viudes June 19, 2013 at 20:21

Among other blatant displays of injustice, we cannot allow this bill to pass, a bill that allows peaceful acts of protests be confused and labeled as terrorism shows just how desperate politicians all around are to shut us up.
The World Cup 2014 and the Olympics 2016 may be the only leverage our generation has to apply real change into the government.
The passing of this bill will prove only one thing; that the battle in many ways is already lost. As Martin Luther King Jr. said in “letter to clergymen” there is never a convenient time for change, especially when the ones avoiding change are the those in power controlling the schedule.
Let’s keep fighting, let’s keep hoping, let’s keep going #BRASIL!!

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elleene June 20, 2013 at 18:52

From the US, we are with you in the streets of Brazil!! We support you and will teach here what is happening there. smaller economic events have always been the kickoff to visionary social movements. middle and upper class justice-minded students have always been involved, but they are never the only base or the determining political presence. do not let them be. their resources are often invaluable, use them, but remember the dangers of power. the US Civil Rights movement is full of these lessons. that workers, retirees, professionals and mothers joined you is vital and indicate that now is the time for more political education and leadership development efforts in all sectors. What an incredible and necessary time.!! thank you for your work, your refusal and your courage!

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Lorrayne Meira June 21, 2013 at 21:26

It’s not jus Rio De Janeiro , it’s also MINAS GERAIS STATE , SÃO PAULO STATE , AND ALL OUR BRAZIL!

Go to the Streets brazilians , it’s our bleachers!

#VemPRaRuaBH

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Claire June 28, 2013 at 03:08

Thanks for the article! We have featured this story in our latest blog and hope to help spread the news about Brazil. See: http://www.thrivemovement.com/good-news-tuesday-episode-3.blog

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Vanseth June 29, 2013 at 14:35

O movimento se iniciou com a revolta pelo aumento no preço das passagens, desencadeou os gritos contra todas as enfermidades do país que estavam trancados na garganta de cada brasileiro cansado de todo mal que afeta os brasileiros de norte ao sul deste país. É sabido que a maioria dos problemas deste país se deve à incompetência e a ineficiência da administração pública e a corrupção dos políticos que desviam verdadeiras fortunas dos cofres públicos para si. O povo está aguentando dignamente bala de borracha, gás, spray, difamação.
Temos nas linhas de frente manifestantes que seguram a policia enquanto podem, com o próprio corpo (para alguns eles também são vândalos, mas são heróis sem rosto). Temos estudantes sitiados dentro das universidades, temos manifestantes sendo abordado e preso em suas casas, nos ônibus, e nas escolas… Mas nada disso tirou do brasileiro a ciência de que ele unido é muito mais forte.
O que o povo grita e mostra em cartazes está se tornando a linha para a criação da pauta nacional, sendo direcionada a uma reforma total do sistema político, tributário, judiciário… enfim queremos uma transformação geral, queremos um Brasil justo!
Através da discussão em várias paginas da internet e durante os movimentos na rua, viemos por meio desta apresentar à Presidência da República, Senado Federal e ao Congresso Nacional a revindicação nacional, montada de frases de cada cartaz em punho nas mãos de cada brasileiro. Um projeto de REFORMA POLÍTICA, consistente, austero e, sobretudo, fundamentado na valorização dos pressupostos democráticos, no respeito ao povo brasileiro e em
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valores éticos e morais. Aperfeiçoar Leis e Projetos para atender os apelos e necessidades de cada brasileiro.
Com o objetivo de moralizar, instituir a ética e reduzir drasticamente os índices de corrupção no cenário político nacional. Fazer com que a política deixe de ser uma oportunidade de enriquecimento ilícito para os oportunistas. Valorizar a atuação de políticos comprometidos com os valores morais, éticos e com os interesses coletivos estimulando-os e encorajando outros brasileiros a participarem por vocação na busca do que é melhor para os brasileiros e para nosso país.
ARGUMENTOS
Somos 194 milhões de brasileiros indignados, não podemos ficar passivos a tudo isso e nos curvar diante desses políticos após toda esta mobilização nacional, já mostramos que unidos somos mais fortes. Podemos e devemos mudar esse país. Maior demonstração disso foi ver nossa presidenta correndo para a mídia em rede nacional “mentir” para acalmar os ânimos com as “suas” soluções e NÂO a nossas revindicações. Chega! Basta! Somos uma nação e vamos lutar!
O gigante acordou! Por isso a importância de uma Reforma Política que é a mãe de todas as reformas que o país tanto necessita, como: Reforma Tributária, Previdenciária, Jurídica e Carcerária, dentre outras; que terão seu reflexo na sociedade, e consequentemente no Sistema Educacional e de Saúde Pública.
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DEFESA DO PROJETO
A nação espera por respostas e mudanças, portanto neste momento a questão não avaliar o que é CERTO ou ERRADO, definido pelas Leis e/ou pela Constituição não é a questão.
A questão, agora, é avaliar o que é BEM ou MAL para o Brasil. Ir de encontro com os pedidos feitos por simples brasileiros de norte a sul deste país. Pois nem tudo que é legal, é moral. – O voto secreto dos parlamentares é legal. E isso é moral? Entre outras questões já comentadas.
EIS O QUE SURGIU AOS GRITOS PELO POVO, E APENAS TRANSCREVEMOS.
Reforma do sistema Eleitoral
 Fim do voto obrigatório
 Financiamento democrático das campanhas políticas
 Retirada do sistema de votação por urnas eletrônicas, com abertura de inquérito para investigação pela PF, e universidades de pesquisa devidamente reconhecidas
Reforma Política
 Quebra dos sigilos (bancário, telefônico e fiscal) de todo candidato eleito.
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 Incentivo para a criação de comitês de controle social de gastos públicos, inclusive os relativos à Copa do Mundo e sobre planilhas de transporte coletivo.
 Mais autonomia a estados (modelo EUA)
 Investigação severa e cassação imediata de políticos condenados
 Partidos constarão como avalistas de possíveis desvios nos cofres públicos.
 Proibição de comissionados em cargos de chefia, secretarias, etc.
 Diminuição de 50% de ministérios e cargos comissionados
 Diminuição de salários e benefícios de parlamentares (modelo sueco). Os parlamentares e executivos em exercício devem ganhar conforme estatuto do servidor
 Aprovação e maior valorização da ficha limpa
 Fim do voto secreto
 Fim do foro privilegiado
 Fim da fidelidade partidária
 Não a Pecs até a conclusão da reforma política brasileira
 Exigir o aumento da qualificação mínima de candidatos à eleição No mínimo ensino médio para os candidatos a cargos eletivos (legislativo e executivo);
 Corrupção como crime Hediondo, incluído os crimes mais praticados como lavagem de dinheiro, fraudes em licitação, evasão de divisas, alguns crimes contra a ordem financeira/tributária e outros contra a Previdência Social. Inclusive o Crime “mãe”, ou seja, a corrupção eleitoral, que alimenta todo o sistema,e o caixa 2.
 Estado laico efetivo
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Reforma Tributaria (pontos em aberto)
 Pacto de responsabilidade fiscal, com o objetivo de manter a estabilidade da economia e o controle da inflação.
 Fim da imunidade tributária para órgãos religiosos, igrejas.
Reforma no Sistema Judiciário e Penitenciário
 Implementar programas de aperfeiçoamento dos servidores e das instituições e órgãos de segurança pública
 Discussão dos efeitos da legalização da Cannabis no Brasil
 Discussão aberta sobre a maioridade penal
 Trabalho presidiário interno e externo deve arcar as despesas penitenciarias, e auxiliar por si a manutenção de sua família, do governo, apenas as condições necessárias para tal.
 Construção de mais presídios de segurança máxima e de reabilitação
 Remuneração compatível, incentivo a aperfeiçoamento e direito a porte de armas fora do trabalho aos agentes prisionais
 Aumento do contingente e atualização pessoal e de equipamentos para policia civil
 Oferta obrigatória de esporte, educação técnica e artesanato dentro dos presídios em geral
 Criação de parâmetro pra risco na profissão policial, que servira de base salarial.
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 Incentivos governamentais ao trabalho voluntario de novos bachelados de direito em penitenciarias
 Disponibilização de uma equipe de advogados e juízes, em sentido de urgência, pelo governo municipal a presos que se encontrem em estado irregular,seja por já cumprimento da pena ou por falta de julgamento.
Reforma no Sistema de Educação
 Incentivo à qualificação e aperfeiçoamento de professores
 Aumento de no mínimo 50% no piso salarial nacional e garantia de todos os benefícios . Inclusive à ACTs
 Aulas em período integral
 Inserção de educação ambiental, direito, economia e musica no currículo escolar
 Melhoras imediatas na infraestrutura das escolas
 Mais liberdade para professores na eleição do método de ensino
 Fim da aprovação automática
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Reforma no Sistema de Saúde
 Construção e reforma de hospitais públicos, equipados e postos de saúde, em especial nas periferias.
 Garantir condições de trabalho aos médicos
 Aumento da base salarial aos profissionais da saúde
 Incentivos governamentais para a formação, qualificação e aperfeiçoamento de profissionais da área.
 Maior disposição de especialistas através das Policlínicas
 Aumento de atendimento domiciliar, especialmente a idosos e deficientes.(exemplo Blumenau-SC)
 Ampliação das PAs (Unidades de Pronto Atendimento 24hs) e unidades básicas de saúde
 Ampliação de vagas nos cursos de graduação de medicina e de especialistas
 Incentivos para que médicos recém-formados optem por trabalhar por dois anos em cidades do interior antes de se especializarem
Reforma Sistema de Transporte
 Construção de malha ferroviária, e de transporte pluvial de qualidade, para mobilidade das pessoas e escoamento da produção
 Construção e reforma de estradas e pontes
 Fim dos pedágios, já pagamos impostos para termos as estradas
 Melhora na frota de ônibus
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 Aumento de linhas de metro
AMAZONIA – Meio ambiente
 Delimitação da área virgem da Amazônia
 Transformação da área virgem da Amazônia em Parque Nacional
 Dar poder de investigação e fiscalização ao Instituto Chico Mendes, no que diz respeito a crimes ambientais e de patentes na Amazônia brasileira.
 Aumentar o contingente de Policias Ambiental
 Remarcação das terras indígenas e de ribeirinhos, dando condições dignas e segurança, respeitando suas culturas.
 Cancelamento imediato do projeto Belo Monte.
 Licitação urgente para projeto sustentável em substituição ao Belo Monte
 Devolução das terras indígenas usurpadas. Incluindo a Aldeia Maracanã
 Ampliação nacional do projeto catarinense Bônus Eficiente
EXERCITO
 Cuidar da Amazônia legal e fronteiras
 Responsabilidade na construção de infraestrutura ferroviária e rodoviária
 Fim da obrigatoriedade do alistamento militar
 Desmilitarização da policia militar
AGRICULTURA
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 Lei de proteção à agricultura familiar e orgânica
 Proibição de transgênicos e repudio a Monsanto
COMUNICAÇAO
 Acesso à internet em locais públicos
 Ampla liberdade de expressão na Internet
PAUTA DE REIVINDICAÇÃO POPULAR BRASILEIRA 2013
CONCLUSÃO
O Brasil, país com dificuldades gritantes em todas as áreas e setores com todas as classes insatisfeitas em razão de proventos baixos e defasados, Estados e Municípios esgotados financeiramente e economicamente, país sem remédios nos postos de saúde, sem leitos para os necessitados, sem estruturas para estudantes, sem condução digna para os trabalhadores, com centenas de denuncias de corrupção, que aumentam a cada dia, com estradas em péssimas condições, aeroportos esgotados, fome e miséria, com desrespeito e tratamento indigno para os cidadãos brasileiros.
E esta a conclusão que temos e não é nossa, é do “POVO”!
Fica aqui o pensamento de Betinho:
“Quando eu era cristão e queria lutar contra a miséria, meu dia começava com um Padre Nosso. Tinha fome de divindade. Hoje, ainda luto contra a miséria, mas meu dia começa com um Pão Nosso. Tenho fome de humanidade”.
ESTE É O DESEJO DO POVO BRASILEIRO.
JUNHO DE 2013.

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Edgar July 6, 2013 at 20:17

The way everything is unfolding goes to show why we need to rise above our current monetary, profit based system. The Zeitgeist Movement and The Venus Project are also trying to spread awareness of the sickness of the system that not only allows this to happen but actually encourages and rewards it. This article really touched my heart. I will be spreading it and raising awareness of your fight, really all of our fight, against oppression in all its forms.

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