Please sign this petition concerning police brutality and government corruption in Brazil. The mass media is not reporting on any of this, today on June 16th radio stations’ signals were cut and replaced with the narration of soccer games simply because they were reporting on police brutality who locked protesters inside a park with children and women inside, gassed them and shot rubber bullets.
The Brazilian media is being censured. Websites that express the true situation by people who have been victims of police brutality are being taken down. The government is refusing to acknowledge any of this, and their president has not even made a statement about the situation. The Brazilian media is reporting that the protesters are vandals and bandits.
What is it that Brazil is protesting for, you may ask?
- They want the end of rampant corruption that affects every single system in the country
- They want the end of police brutality
- They want better conditions in public transportation, public hospitals and schools
- They want the government to listen to its people, and not repress peaceful manifestations of democracy
- They want justice for those who were hurt by police brutality in what started as a peaceful manifestation against the raising of the prices of what may be one of the worst public transportation systems in the world
- They want some of the funds that have been used for the World Cup (including the building of the most expensive arena ever to host a world cup - costing 1.2 billion) to be used for necessary things such as fighting hunger and poverty
- They want their media not to be censured and to expose the reality of the country
Does that sound absurd to you?
They need the world to listen, and the internet is their only way. We need to speak up and pressure the Brazilian government into action.
So spread the word. Post this on your twitters, Facebook, and reblog on your Tumblr. I believe that as human beings, we are all brothers and sisters and when we see our fellow brother or sister in distress we need to come to their aid. Help Brazilians obtain their basic human rights! Change Brazil!
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society has made us fear the exposure of our anxieties and weaknesses to other people because that is not how a human is supposed to socialize and Ive come to learn this the hard way. You need to shovel everything down to be considered normal because if not nobody wants to hang out with a worried weirdo cause thats not cool and Im just really over it this is why I have trust/confidence issues to begin with
SHOUT OUT 2 ALL MY LADIES AND GENTS WITH DEAD/ABSENT (EMOTIONALLY OR OTHERWISE) FATHERS, TODAY MIGHT BE REALLY HARD BUT REMEMBER THAT YOU FUCKIN ROCK AND YOU’VE MADE IT THIS FAR, SO KEEP UR HEAD UP HIGH AND UR MIDDLE FINGER UP HIGHER AND KEEP DOIN YOU BECAUSE EVEN IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE NO ONE WHO IS PROUD OF YOU I AM SO PROUD OF YOU FOR MOVIN FORWARD AND BEIN YOURSELF AND BEIN ALIVE IN GENERAL.
My culture is not a fucking fashion statement.
This is not indie or sexy it’s racist and offensive.
“These fictions create confusion when they meet reality, these fictions can also cause harm when they replace reality. Today, there are 4.1 Million American Indians in this country, and many of them [like me] are urban. In fact, New York City has 100,000 American Indian people, while here in Albuquerque there are 33,000 American Indians. Now, we do not look, act, behave or believe in the same things, in fact, there is no one way to look or act, or to be Indian. We are diverse as the five-hundred and sixty-two sovereign nations.” – Professor Nancy Marie Mithlo, Chiricahua Apache, at the TEDxABQ Women Conference speaking about Cultural Appropriation and Hyper-sexualization of American Indian Women
“Native Americans have fought hard to be allowed to have cultural identity — a basic right that was outlawed by the government until relatively recently. So yes, seeing a spray-tan sexy Pocahontas raising her hand in “hau” is more than an annoyance. It trivializes the fight that my parents and grandparents devoted their lives to. It trivializes my life and my sense of self. And I refuse to believe that any decent person would tell me to move on, to get over it, or to be flattered by it. My great-grandmother is not a Halloween costume. This shouldn’t be so hard to understand.”— Itacawin