Intellectuels et artistes du Monde exigent que les sénateurs brésiliens respectent les résultats de l’élection de 2014 #Nãogolpe

"non au coup d'état au Brésil"; grafiti sur un mur en Uruguay par les communiste

“non au coup d’état au ”; graffiti sur un mur en Uruguay par les communistes

De Oliver Stone à Noam Chomnsky en passant par Naomi Klein, Ken Loach ou Suzanne Sarandon ou Arhundati Roy plusieurs intellectuels et artistes de renomée mondiale ont lancé un appel pour condamner le coup d’état parlementaire contre la présidente légitimement élue du Brésil Dilma Rousseff. Avec l’ouverture jeudi du procès politique en destitution de Dilma Rousseff devant le Sénat, le processus d’empêchement lancé par les forces réactionnaires du Capital au Sénat entre dans une dernière étape. Faisant entrer le Brésil dans “la semaine de la honte” comme s’en est indigné l’ancien président du Brésil Lula.


24 août 2016 : Artistes et Intellectuels soutiennent la démocratie au Brésil

traduction www.initiative-communiste.fr depuis l’anglais

Nous sommes solidaires avec nos collègues artistes et avec tous ceux qui luttent pour la démocratie et la justice partout au Brésil.

Nous sommes préoccupés par la procédure politiquement motivé d’empêchement de la présidente, qui a mis en place un gouvernement intérimaire non élu. La base juridique de la mise en accusation en cours est largement contestée et il existe des preuves convaincantes montrant que les principaux promoteurs de la campagne de destitution cherchent à destituer la présidente pour arrêter les enquêtes sur la corruption dans lesquelles ils sont eux même impliqués.

Nous regrettons que le gouvernement intérimaire du Brésil ai remplacé un cabinet diversifié, dirigé par la première femme présidente du Brésil, par un gouvernement totalement blanc et masculin, dans un pays où la majorité est noire ou métis. Il a également éliminé le Ministère de la femme, de l’égalité raciale, et droits de l’homme. Étant donné que le Brésil est le cinquième pays le plus peuplé du monde, cela est d’une importance énorme pour tous ceux qui se soucient de l’égalité et des droits civils.

Nous exhortons les sénateurs brésiliens à respecter les résultats des élections d’Octobre 2014, auxquelles plus de 100 millions de personnes ont pris part. Le Brésil n’a émergé de la dictature il n’y a seulement que 30 ans et ces événements pourraient reculer de plusieurs décennie le progrès du pays vers l’inclusion sociale et économique. Le Brésil est une puissance régionale majeure et a la plus grande économie d’Amérique latine. Si cette attaque soutenue sur ses institutions démocratiques est couronnée de succès, les ondes de choc négatives se répercuteront dans toute la région.

International artists and intellectuals urge Brazilian senators to respect 2014 election results

August 24, 2016

Before the imminent final vote in the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff, artists and intellectuals from the U.K., the U.S., Canada and India have released a statement exhorting Brazil’s senators to respect the result of the 2014 election, and criticizing the “politically motivated impeachment.” The statement warns that if this “sustained attack on [Brazil’s] democratic institutions” is successful then it could set Brazil back decades and have negative reverberations across the region.

The statement, signed by luminaries including the legendary singer, songwriter, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte, also expressed dismay over the all white, all male replacement of Dilma’s diverse cabinet and the elimination of the Ministry of Women, Racial Equality, and Human Rights. Other signers include the Academy Award winning actor Susan Sarandon, U.K. fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen, U.S. Academy Award winning director Oliver Stone, U.K. Cannes Film Award winning director Ken Loach, the Man Booker Prize winning Indian author Arundhati Roy, the actor and director Danny Glover, the linguist and activist Noam Chomsky and the noted British actor, writer and broadcaster Stephen Fry, who in 2013 conducted a scathing interview of Jair Bolsonaro, a leading advocate of the impeachment and likely presidential candidate in the next Brazilian elections.

Brian Eno, the English composer, singer, visual artist and record producer who has worked with David Bowie, David Byrne, Talking Heads and U2, among others, also signed the statement. He noted that: “Hundreds of Brazilian musicians, actors, writers, filmmakers and other artists have bravely spoken out against the undemocratic efforts to remove the elected president Dilma Rousseff from office. . We want to show them and Brazil and the world that artists and intellectuals in the U.S., the U.K. and other parts of the world stand behind them, and support their fight for democracy, human rights and social justice in Brazil.”

This statement follows other international statements and letters denouncing the impeachment process against President Rousseff including a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry signed by 43 U.S. members of Congress, a statement from 115 British public figures, including 35 parliamentarians, and a statement from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.

The text of the statement and list of signers follows in English and Portuguese, with photos attached:

Artists and Intellectuals Support Democracy in Brazil

We stand in solidarity with our fellow artists and with all those fighting for democracy and justice throughout Brazil.

We are concerned about the politically motivated impeachment of the president, which has installed an unelected interim government. The legal basis for the ongoing impeachment is widely contested and there is compelling evidence showing that key promoters of the impeachment campaign are seeking to remove the president to stop the corruption investigations that they themselves are implicated in.

We regret that Brazil’s interim government has replaced a diverse cabinet, headed by Brazil’s first woman president, with an all white, male cabinet, in a country where the majority identify as black or mixed race. It has also eliminated the Ministry of Women, Racial Equality, and Human Rights. Given that Brazil is the world’s fifth most populous country, this is of huge significance for all who care about equality and civil rights.

We urge Brazilian senators to respect the October 2014 electoral process which over 100 million people took part in. Brazil has only emerged from dictatorship some 30 years ago and these events could set back the country’s progress towards social and economic inclusion by decades. Brazil is a major regional power and has the largest economy in Latin America. If this sustained attack on its democratic institutions is successful, the negative shock waves will reverberate throughout the region.

Signers:

  • Tariq Ali – Writer, journalist and filmmaker
  • Harry Belafonte – Civil rights activist, singer and actor
  • Noam Chomsky – Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at MIT, theorist and intellectual
  • Alan Cumming – Actor and author
  • Frances de la Tour – Actor
  • Deborah Eisenberg – Writer, actor and teacher
  • Brian Eno – Composer, singer, visual artist and record producer
  • Eve Ensler – Playwright, author of The Vagina Monologues
  • Stephen Fry – Broadcaster, actor, director. Interviewed Jair Bolsonaro (transcript here and video here)
  • Danny Glover – Actor and film director
  • Daniel Hunt – Music producer and filmmaker
  • Naomi Klein – Writer and filmmaker
  • Ken Loach – Filmmaker
  • Tom Morello – Musician
  • Viggo Mortensen – Actor and musician
  • Michael Ondaatje – Novelist and poet
  • Arundhati Roy – Author and activist
  • Susan Sarandon – Actor
  • John Sayles – Screenwriter, director and novelist
  • Wallace Shawn – Actor, playwright and comedian
  • Oliver Stone – Filmmaker
  • Vivienne Westwood – Fashion designer

Artistas e intelectuais apoiam a democracia no Brasil*

24 de  agosto de 2016

Nos solidarizamos com nossos colegas artistas e com todos aqueles que lutam pela democracia e justiça em todo o Brasil.

Estamos preocupados com o impeachment de motivação política da presidenta, o qual instalou um governo provisório não eleito. A base jurídica para o impeachment em curso é amplamente questionável e existem evidências convincentes mostrando que os principais promotores da campanha do impeachment estão tentando remover a presidenta com o objetivo de parar investigações de corrupção nas quais eles próprios estão implicados.

Lamentamos que o governo interino no Brasil tenha substituído um ministério diversificado, dirigido pela primeira presidente mulher, por um ministério compostos por homens brancos, em um país onde a maioria se identifica como negros ou pardos. Tal governo também eliminou o Ministério das Mulheres, Igualdade Racial e dos Direitos Humanos. Visto que o Brasil é o quinto país mais populoso do mundo, estes acontecimentos são de grande importância para todos os que se preocupam com igualdade e direitos civis.

Esperamos que os senadores brasileiros respeitem o processo eleitoral de 2014, quando mais de 100 milhões de pessoas votaram. O Brasil emergiu de uma ditadura há apenas 30 anos, e esses eventos podem atrasar o progresso do país em termos de inclusão social e econômica por décadas. O Brasil é uma grande potência regional e tem a maior economia da América Latina. Se este ataque contra suas instituições democráticas for bem sucedido, as ondas de choque negativas irão reverberar em toda a região.

  • Tariq Ali – Escritor, jornalista e documentarista
  • Harry Belafonte – Ativista de direitos civis, cantor e ator
  • Noam Chomsky – Professor Emérito de Linguística no MIT, teórico e intelectual
  • Alan Cumming – Ator e escritor
  • Frances de la Tour – Atriz
  • Deborah Eisenberg – Escritora, atriz e professora
  • Brian Eno – Compositor, cantor, artista visual e produtor de disco
  • Eve Ensler – Dramaturga, autora de Monólogos da Vagina
  • Stephen Fry – Apresentador de televisão, ator e diretor. Em 2013, ele entrevistou Jair Bolsonaro (o vídeo legendado está aqui; vale a pena assistir)
  • Danny Glover – Ator e diretor de cinema
  • Daniel Hunt – Produtor musical e cineasta
  • Naomi Klein – Escritora e documentarista
  • Ken Loach – Cineasta
  • Tom Morello – Músico
  • Viggo Mortensen – Ator e músico
  • Michael Ondaatje – Novelista e poeta
  • Arundhati Roy – Escritora e ativista
  • Susan Sarandon – Atriz
  • John Sayles – Roteirista, diretor e novelista
  • Wallace Shawn – Ator, dramaturgo e comediante
  • Oliver Stone – Cineasta
  • Vivienne Westwood – Designer de moda