Carioca, ich hoffe sehr, dass es dir und deiner Familie immer noch so gut wie möglich geht. Unsere brasilianischen 'Gastverwandten' in E.S. sind bisher noch unversehrt *aufholzklopf*, aber die Nachrichten aus den Großstädten sind immer noch schrecklich. Ich denke oft an euch.
Endlich scheint es aber auch eine kleine gute Nachricht zu geben, mitten im Sturm. Dieser Artikel aus dem Guardian hat mir wenigstens ein kleines bisschen Hoffnung gegeben. Den Link habe ich schon im englischen Forum gepostet, wollte aber auch hier mal was Positives mitteilen.
Brazil’s left and right unite to launch pro-democracy manifesto
Call for unity comes as criticism of Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of coronavirus grows ...
Prominent figures from across Brazil’s political spectrum have a published a high-profile manifesto calling for a united front to protect Brazilian democracy and lives amid growing alarm over president Jair Bolsonaro’s authoritarian outbursts and shambolic response to coronavirus.
The Movimento Estamos Juntos (We’re In This Together Movement) was launched on Saturday as Brazil overtook France to become the country with the fourth highest official death toll. About a thousand coronavirus deaths are being confirmed each day as Latin America’s biggest economy cements itself as a major focus of the pandemic. ...
Flávio Dino, another prominent leftist who has also joined, said Brazil’s very democracy was at risk if Bolsonaro’s tens of millions of opponents were unable to unite. “Bolsonaro sometimes comes across as a caricature, something comical. But he’s dangerous – he and the followers of this fanatical far-right sect are dangerous.”
Dino said the new movement was inspired by Diretas Já – a historic pro-democracy campaign that helped end two decades of military rule in the 1980s.
“Just as there was this broad coalition to defeat the dictatorship we believe we must now build a broad coalition to avoid a new dictatorship,” Dino said.
Lobão, a rightwing rockstar, said he had signed up out of disgust at the “genocidal fiasco” caused by Bolsonaro’s response to coronavirus. “We cannot allow this mockery and this utter negligence towards public health to continue,” said the musician, who voted for Bolsonaro in 2018 before regretting his choice. ...
The manifesto – which urges Brazilians to mobilise in defence of “life, freedom and democracy” – received support from an unusually broad church, reflecting the growing anti-Bolsonaro revolt.
Its more than 100,000 signatories include the former centre-right president Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Felipe Neto, a YouTube celebrity with 38 million followers, and some of Brazil’s top actors including Fernanda Montenegro, Taís Araújo and Lazaro Ramos.
Polls suggest Bolsonaro still enjoys the backing of 30% of Brazilians but has lost millions of voters in recent weeks. Such support would only re-elect Bolsonaro if his opponents remain divided.
Dino, the governor of Maranhão state, urged the left, right and centre to join forces to ensure democracy survived until Bolsonaro could be voted out at the next presidential election in 2022.
Manifesto que une esquerda e direita, 'Estamos Juntos' supera 100 mil assinaturas ...
Lançado na noite de sexta-feira na internet, com cerca de 1,6 mil assinaturas de artistas, políticos, intelectuais, cientistas, organizações, empresas e pessoas de diferentes setores da sociedade, o manifesto do movimento "Estamos Juntos" acaba de superar cem mil assinaturas da esquerda à direita.
Neste momento, conta com 103.197 assinaturas em "defesa da vida, da liberdade e da democracia".
Em um dos trechos, o manifesto resalta:
— Como aconteceu no movimento Diretas Já, é hora de deixar de lado velhas disputas em busca do bem comum. Esquerda, centro e direita unidos para defender a lei, a ordem, a política, a ética, as famílias, o voto, a ciência, a verdade, o respeito e a valorização da diversidade, a liberdade de imprensa, a importância da arte, a preservação do meio ambiente e a responsabilidade na economia.
(Atualização, às 19h48. Neste momento, são 153.734 assinaturas)