Human Rights and the Will to be free
73.5K views | +0 today
Follow
Human Rights and the Will to be free
Bahrain, MENA & Arab Spring
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Spencer Haskins
Scoop.it!

The Other Torture Report: Brazil Commission Details Past Human Rights Abuses

The Other Torture Report: Brazil Commission Details Past Human Rights Abuses | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The report sheds light on cases of torture, disappearances and murders in Brazil during a 20-year military dictatorship.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Spencer Haskins
Scoop.it!

Brazil’s leadership in crisis as one million protesters defy tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets...

Brazil’s leadership in crisis as one million  protesters defy tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets... | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

....The largest protests yet – over poor public services, corruption and police brutality – took place despite the government backtracking on the six-pence increase in bus fares that originally sparked the unrest – begging the question of what, if anything, political leaders can do to quell the unrest....

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Spencer Haskins
Scoop.it!

Violent protests mar Brazil match

Violent protests mar Brazil match | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

....

At least 30,000 people rallied in the north-eastern city ahead of the Confederations Cup game with Mexico.

The government warned earlier it would deploy forces to five cities.

The unrest was sparked by transport price hikes in Sao Paulo but it has now grown into broader discontent over poor public services and corruption.....

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Spencer Haskins
Scoop.it!

'Day of Struggle': Protesters block ports, highways across Brazil as unions aim to take control

'Day of Struggle': Protesters block ports, highways across Brazil as unions aim to take control | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Riot police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse masked protesters in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, as demonstrations continued throughout Brazil. Unions are demanding better work conditions and tougher government measures to tackle inflation.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Spencer Haskins
Scoop.it!

Brazil protests continue despite concession

Brazil protests continue despite concession | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Rallies under way in 80 cities against high cost of living and excessive government spending on 2014 football World Cup.....

"People are so disgusted with the system, so fed up that now we're demanding change." said Camila Sena, an 18-year-old university student.

 Al Jazeera's Adam Raney reports from Rio de Janeiro

"It's not that we're against the World Cup, not at all. It will bring good things for Brazil. It's just that we're against the corruption that the World Cup has become an excuse for," she said.

They are also railing against what they viewed as rampant corruption within the political class.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Spencer Haskins
Scoop.it!

What's REALLY behind the Brazilian riots?

What's REALLY behind the Brazilian riots? | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

..

Other than the problem of infrastructure, there are several corruption scandals which remain without trial, and the cases being judged have been tending to end with the acquittal of the defendants. The biggest corruption scandal in Brazilian history finally ended with the conviction of the defendants and now the government is trying to reverse the trial by using maneuvers through unbelievable constitutional amendments: one, the PEC 37, which will annihilate the investigative powers of the prosecutors of the public ministry (the Brazilian equivalent of the District Attorneys), delegating the responsibility of investigation entirely to the Federal Police. Moreover, another proposal seeks to subject decisions of the Brazilian Supreme Court to the Congress - a complete violation of the three powers.

 

Those are, in fact, the revolts of Brazilians.

 

The protests are not mere isolated, unionized movements or extreme left riots, as some of the Brazilian press says. It is not a teenage rebellion. It is the uprising of the most intellectualized portion of society who wants to put a stop to these Brazilian issues. The young national mid-class, which has always been unsatisfied with the political oblivion, has now "awaken" - in the words of the protesters....

more...
No comment yet.