Massive social unrest has hit Brazil in recent months and anarchists are taking the lead. Anarchists have taken to the streets in greater numbers and are using more militant tactics. Mass protests in Brazil erupted in the summer during a protest against public transportation cuts. These first protests attracted a mixed group of people from across the political spectrum, including fascists, but more progressive forces came into the movement as well and changed the discussion.
Brazil’s indigenous movements have been reignited by the recent wave of social unrest. Unions are also going on very militant strikes. The latest account of militant unrest is the protest by the Brazil’s teachers involved in Sindicato Estadual dos Professionais de Educação do Rio de Janeiro (SEPE) and their black-clad anarchist supporters. The anarchists were having militant marches in support of their teachers. This was widely criticized Teachers Union & Anarchists Join Forces In Brazil by the mainstream media, who accused “black bloc” anarchists of hijacking a “peaceful teachers’ strike” and turning the demonstrations violent.
The teachers of SEPE had a different opinion: the federation decided unanimously to endorse the anarchist demonstrations. It is important to realize that the teachers’ union endorsement of ”black bloc” tactics exists not just in this union but also in the context of Brazil’s growing anarchist movement. Anarchists in Brazil have also recently called for free public transportation.
The general coordinator of SEPE, Alex Trentino, also said that the Black Blocs were not the cause of conflict, but the police .
According to him, many of the teachers said they were protected by the ’ anarchists against the excessive violence committed by the police. It was also reported that the youth gave first aid to people injured during the confusion.
"A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street" ~ George Carlin
It’s weird to me that black color isn’t going crazy about this right now. Here we have a real legal victory in which a black woman was awarded scrilla scratch and paper for the ideas that the wakowski brothers stole from her to create their trilogy of Matrix films, and you niggas would rather reblog a picture of some statues holding hands under water because someone lied and said it was to commemorate those lost on the middle passage…
Actual success, actual non-digital retaliation to injustice.
Its only interesting because Snopes uses the word “false” when the case has yet to be proven or disproven. I guess there was really no other word for them to use, being that true/false is what they do. But a simple explanation of “the case has yet to be decided” would have sufficed. I also find it interesting that she is right about the media monopoly of Time Warner AOL and the lack of coverage her case has gotten. And that people seem to glance over that as if its nothing. Also of interest is the fact that she won the ability to go forward with her case, and that Warner Brothers lawyers and executives had considered being sued for infringement while editing the series, and that she has a credible and substantial enough amount of evidence for her claim to taken seriously against such a media powerhouse.