Liberation theology is still alive in Brazil, but it has lost a lot of ground. We must learn from past mistakes and create socialist popular democratic spaces from the base that challenge the brutal inequality of the capitalist pyramid.
Lula's response to Court decision denying his right to run for President: "If they wish to silence our voices and defeat our project for the country, they are fooling themselves. We are still alive, in the hearts and memories of the people."
Lula’s crime was to be a worker and a popular political leader in an elitist country. The challenge for the left is to rebuild a democratic movement that will put the political system, the media, the judicial system and the state at the service of political freedom.
The trade union center CUT announced a vigil in front of the prison where Lula is being held. The resistance recognizes that the fight for Lula's freedom is central to the fight for democracy and against the neo-liberal coup taking place in Brazil.