INTERNATIONAL PLAN OF ACTION FREE LULA AND CANDIDATE TO PRESIDENT
July – August, 2018
We propose to carry out an INTERNATIONAL DAY OF STRUGGLE “Free Lula and candidate for president”, on August 13, 2018;
That day, all those who can, should go to the Brazilian Embassies, demonstrate and deliver letters, demanding the freedom of Comrade Lula. Below, a proposal for a Letter to the Supreme Federal Court (STF);
We propose the realization of the FESTIVAL LULA LIVRE, which it will be in Rio de Janeiro on July 28, 2018, to bring together various music artists who will demonstrate for the freedom of Lula and his right to be a candidate for president;
We will strengthen the FREE LULA COMMITTEES, that already exist in all the continents and we will stimulate the creation of new groups in other cities and countries. The committees play a fundamental role in International Solidarity; they bring together organizations and activists that fight for Lula’s freedom to organize actions around this struggle. See the existing committees: https://comitelulalivre.org/comites/
Continue to encourage VISITS TO BRAZIL of personalities, artists and political activists who are in solidarity with Lula and all the Brazilian people who follow and visit the vigil camp in Curitiba;
We intend to promote VISITS OF BRAZILIAN COMRADES TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES to denounce the persecution of Lula and the threats to democracy in Brazil, counting, mainly, with initiatives and support from solidarity organizations;
To strength a FREE LULA INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION NETWORK, through the International Committee, bringing together the organizations that participate with the alternative and progressive media in Brazil and abroad. The Free Lula International Committee is present on social networks in the following platforms:
Continue signing and promulgating the electronic petition LULA NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 2019. Available at: https://tinyurl.com/y9r98nzl
To sign and divulgate the electronic petition Manifest Elections without Lula are fraud. Available at: https://tinyurl.com/y7d5hw8y
The International Committee will organize a set of DIDACTAL MATERIALS (briefs, files, folders, posters, etc.) in several languages as a subsidy for the visits and the actions the Free Lula Committee.
PROPOSAL OF LETTER TO STF
Hon. Ms. Minister Carmen Lucia
President of the Supreme Federal Court
Hon. Ms. Minister Laurita Vaz
President of the Supreme Court of Justice
We are addressing you, through this, to your Honorable to ask for all the legal and constitutional commitment for the immediate release of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and the immediate annulment of the arbitrary sentence that was imposed on him.
The flagrant unconstitutionality of the prison and the inconsistency of the sentence, both from the legal point of view and from the point of view of the non-existent proofs of its culpability, are in sight, even for any blind person. A tabula rasa of due process of law and the principle of fair trial was made.
The hasty imprisonment of former President Lula fatally injures the Brazilian Constitution that provides that anyone should be considered innocent until the sentence is passed and the sentence has been judged. By the established in the subsection LVII of art. 5 of the Major Law is intuitive and only the bad intention of a partial interpreter could foresee the possibility of anticipation of punishment, attacking the principle of the presumption of innocence, so important for the democratic struggles for the country and civilization.
As long as the current affairs continues like this, the Brazilian Justice will be irremediably exposed as a political jurisdiction, lacking in seriousness and will enter history as the protagonist of one of the most shameful episodes of our public life.
The candidacy of former President Lula is firm and will not follow the logic of those who mistreat the Constitution. It is up to the STF and the STJ, as guardians of the legal order, to guarantee equal conditions so that they can dispute the mandate in a clean and democratic way.
The freedom and absolution in due time of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is what the people expects from the leadership of the national judicial power in this difficult moment of our political life. And the commitment to realize that historical imperative is the duty of Your Honors, that society will know how to charge.
For all exposed, we wait the decisive and forceful action of both authorities.
City, Country, Date
CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR STRUGGLE
August, 13th 2018
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the most popular leader in Brazil, stood out as a worker leader in
the 1970s and during his term as brazilian president, his social policies against famine and poverty became internationally known.
After the parliamentary coup, which in 2016 unjustifiably dismissed President Dilma
Rousseff, the conservative offensive also takes place by criminalizing national popular
leaderships. In continuation of this process, Lula received an absurd arrest warrant in April, after being unjustly convicted in January of this year, in a trial without material evidence and full of legal anomalies.
Lula has been in prison for more than 100 days in an individual cell at the Federal Police
headquarters in the city of Curitiba, where he receives affectionately the news about
demonstrations occurring in all corners of the world in his solidarity and demanding his immediate freedom.
On August 15, 2018, brazilian organizations and militants struggling for Lula’s freedom and his right to be a candidate will mobilize to follow the registration of his presidential candidacy. In previous days, international expressions of solidarity will be fundamental.
We call on the entire international community that defends democracy and human rights –
governments, trade unions, social and popular organizations, activists, artists, intellectuals, religious leaders, journalists, politicians, etc. -, to take the streets on 13 AUGUST 2018 to:
– Denounce that Lula is a Political prisoner of the coup in Brazil and claim for Lula’s
immediate freedom and his right to be candidate to presidency;
– Organize mobilizations in front of Brazilian Embassies and Consulates abroad;
– Deliver Letters and declarations for Lula’s Freedom signed by organizations,
popular leaders, intellectuals, parliamentarians, etc;
– Provide visibility on social medias through the use of the hashtags: #LulaLivre
We ask all the Committees and entities that organize the acts to inform us when and
where the acts will take place. And to send us in the same days all the letters, declarations,
photos, videos and records of the acts of solidarity to the email email@example.com
Our web page has the address: http://comitelulalivre.org/.
And you can find us at the biggest social medias through: @freelulabrasil
We will keep fighting until Lula is released!
Free Lula International Committee
July 23, 2018.
1. Central Workers Union Confederation – CUT – Brasil
2. Central Brazilian Worker’s Confederation – CTB – Brasil
3. Landless Worker’s Movement – MST – Brasil
4. ALBA’S Popular Movements Articulation – ALBA Movimientos
5. “Our America” Trade Unions Meeting – ESNA
6. Trade Unions of the Americas – TUCA
Please, send adhesions to the email: firstname.lastname@example.org until August 10, 2018.