By MdC Suingue
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No, we are not Lula voters.
We are not PT voters.
But we are ‘legalists’ or ‘constitutionalists’.
We believe individual rights guaranteed by the Brazilian Constitution should be respected and enforced by unbiased judges.
We believe every Brazilian citizen should receive a fair trial, from Lula to Rafael Braga
We believe the law can not be adapted to suit political and economical interests.
The Brazilian Judiciary system created a whole new interpretation of the law to stop one man from running for president. Our supreme court reverted many of its previous decisions to incarcerate and prevent one Brazilian citizen from running for president. Our supreme court went to the extreme of imposing a gag order on a person who doesn’t even have a final sentence pronounced.
That’s the real reason behind the turmoil Brazil is going through now, with the risk of a nazi-fascist candidate finally completing the cycle of the military coup initiated with the impeachment of 2016.
The voices of resistance you hear in this show are the ones of the afro-descendants, of the women, of the LGBTxxxs, of the indigenous Brazilian population, of the workers, of the minorities that will be silenced and persecuted by the dark forces that are taking over Brazil. They believe Lula should have been free to run for president, and so do we. But, as things stand, all we can say is: vote for anyone you like, as long as it’s #NotHim #EleNão
To put some of the artists of our show in their context, here we present you 3 videos:
1- Chico Buarque & MPB-4 performing Apesar De Você at a TV show called ‘Ensaio’ at TV Tupi in 1971. This song was an anthem hope and resistance against oppression and censorship during the darkest times of the military dictatorship in Brasil.
2- Antônio das Mortes sung by Sergio Ricardo was part of the original soundtrack for the film ‘Deus e o Diabo Na Terra do Sol’ directed by Glauber Rocha. Here we see a clip with some scenes of Antônio das Mortes, character that was created based on a previous work by Sérgio Ricardo. Glauber is also credited for co-writing the lyrics.
3- Não Recomendados is an activist trio of singers dedicated to raise awareness about gender issues and here they perform ‘Não Recomendado’ remixed by Deep Lick in the video directed by Leandro HBL that brings us references to the emblematic 'Parangolés' created by the 60s/70s artist Hélio Oiticica.
All that right below the complete playlist of CAS 460 !
Chico Buarque & MPB-4 - Apesar De Você
Sergio Ricardo - Antônio das Mortes
Não Recomendados - Não Recomendado