The Brazil Protests

Saturday, June 15, 2013  ~ Communities impacted by works ‘ will be Popular Cup Cup against removals ‘ this Saturday
Communities directly impacted by the works of preparation for the World Cup (2014) and the Olympic Games (2016) in Rio de …Janeiro (RJ) will be next Saturday, June 15, the Popular Cup  against removals. The event will take place from the 9:0 in the Quilombo of Gamboa, in the port area of the River, and is open to the public.
The report is Tatiana Félix and published by Sunita Narain, 6/13/2013.
The choice of date was not for nothing. The purpose is to show, on the same day of the opening of the FIFA Confederations Cup -preparatory event for the World Cup -that there is a popular process going on in the city because of the sporting mega events that will be held in Brazil this year.
According to Renato Cosentino, a member of the Popular Committee of the World Cup and the Olympics Rio de Janeiro, the aim of this event is put in contact all cariocas, communities directly impacted by the World Cup and the Olympics, to promote the exchange of experiences, since violations are very similar in all the places where the works of urban mobility.
He stresses the importance of strengthening mobilization and interaction between the communities that suffer with the removals, for example, because he believes that “when the community is mobilized, the treatment [of the Government] is different”.
Programming
In the Popular Cup against the removals men’s teams and 10 women’s football teams 4 have confirmed their participation in the event. In addition, there will also be Panel sports Championship of graffiti, exhibition of photographs and videos on the impacted communities, political discussions and cultural activities. The prediction is that the schedule follow up to 4:0 pm. At the end of the afternoon, there will be a jerk for celebration.
As well as in the World Cup, the Popular Cup also has its mascot. The saci pererê, a character of the Brazilian folklore, will be its representative. The Organization of the event feels that it is important to remember that the saci can be copied and sold by street vendors and popular markets.
To Renato Cosentino, this event happens more as a popular manifestation in constructing the search process. He says that the feeling of the city in hosting major sporting events should be a cause for joy for everyone, but for some reason of exclusion and violations.
In a moment of total lack of dialogue “with the Government, Renato reinforces that the manifestation of this Saturday aims to show that the process of preparation for the World Cup and the Olympics could be done otherwise, without violations of human rights and democratic participation.
Follow the Popular Cup against removals  by Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/354614781332029/
 
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Saturday, June 15, 2013  ~ Inside the ‘ shock troops ‘ protests
The “destruction of material goods” can be a powerful tool for making policy. This belief, advocated by the Black Blocks, a kind of shock troop of anarchist manifestos, helps… you understand the complexity of the ideas of the last stock rallies in São Paulo.
The report is Bruno Paes Manso and published by the newspaper O Estado de s. Paulo, 6/15/2013.
Consisting of about one hundred members, the Black Blocks are one of the dozens of groups that participated in this week of marches against the pass in the capital increase. On Tuesday, led the depredations, which were suspended on Thursday. Still thicken the batter in various left-wing parties demonstrations and traditional social movements, trade unions and collective post-modern. The latter are considered to be the soul and the engine of the demonstrations.
Although still unknown and misunderstood by politicians and military police, this new configuration of protests and social groups organized political demonstrations in São Paulo since the beginning of the last decade. The popularity of social networks, especially Facebook, is recognized as an important catalyst for the huge protests and impactful that occurred this year.
“We, the anarchists, do not consider the destruction of material goods as an act of violence. The violence occurs against the person. Destroy a bank that supports Beautiful Lot and hits the Indians, for example, is action to combat violence, “said the photographer Vineeth (the name, suggested by him, is fictional), Member of the Black Blocks, which participated in the four marches. He explains that, for the group, the vandalism should only occur as a reaction to police assaults. Never before.
In Sao Paulo, the first manifestation of weight that marked the origin of the new collective social actions took place in April 2001. Two thousand protesters, students and many punks clashed with about 100 military police and transformed the Paulista Avenue on a battlefield. At that time, the protests were against the free trade agreement of the Americas (FTAA).
The collectives were still heavily inspired by the anti-capitalist movements, which began to gain popularity in 1998 in Genoa, in Italy, in the movement of Social Action (GPA). Hit Seattle the following year, at meetings of the World Trade Organization, according to several European countries. The destruction of capitalist symbols, such as coffee shops and clothing stores, by masked youths shrouded by clouds of tear gas, became the image of these processes.
Over time, these groups were to discuss urban issues, related to the problems of cities, taking the free pass Movement (MPL), which is the main public transport flag, as one of the leading exponents.
In Salvador, Bahia, occurred the first manifestations of the MPL against bus fare. During ten days, the streets were blocked and protests forced local authorities to negotiate with the protesters. “We learned from that episode because the protests stopped with intermediate achievements, which guaranteed half-entry to graduate students, for example. But failed to stop the increases. After that, we only accept stop with the reversal of the increase “, explains the Philosophy student Marcelo Hotimsky, 19 years, from MPL.
Was Kassab
In the capital, the MPL has made three other waves of protests: in 2006, 2010 and 2011. In the last two, during the management of Gilberto Kassab, the movement began to take off, but far reaching impact this year. Students rallied in front of the House of the Mayor, followed him in public events and mobilizations, which were not small clashes.
“At this time, Facebook has not yet had been popularized and the tool was important to increase supporters. But the visits to schools, unions, academic centres and occupations were decisive, “says the student of History Caio Martins, also of the MPL.
Malik also says that the new generation of protesters has come out to the streets in the past two years followed rallies on Paulista Avenue, and have lost the fear of the police. “Our generation has lost the fear of going out to the streets,” sums up.
The option for the confrontation with the PM and the vandalism had practical effects, increasing the visibility of the protests. The strength and momentum of the protesters left the police and frightened society, in a city used to receive yearly events and rallies that, according to organizers, 4 million people take to the streets.
On Thursday, after the repercussions of breaking, the Black Bocks had decided not to vandalize. The military police, still impacted by recent events, ended up calling for violence against the protesters and was unprepared to deal with such news. The violence of the State ended up increasing the population’s support to the cause of the Group on the streets.
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