The Week in Stories Around the Globe

‘This nightmare is over’: Lula vows to pull Brazil out of Bolsonaro’s era of ‘devastation’

“I know it won’t be easy for Lula to rebuild everything that Bolsonarismo has destroyed. But I feel hopeful. If there’s anyone who enjoys the popular support and international respect from leaders around the planet needed to rebuild Brazil’s relationships with the world, it’s Lula,” said Diogo Virgílio Teixeira, a 41-year-old anthropologist from São Paulo.

#Brazil #LulaPresidente #Hope #HumanRights

28 bodies found in Burkina Faso’s Northwest on New Year’s Eve – Gov’t

Violence against the Fulani people has increased since the country’s new junta leader, Capt. Ibrahim Traore, seized power in September, some rights groups alleged. Between October and January Diallo’s group documented nearly 250 cases of extrajudicial killings compared to 95 in the previous four months, said Diallo.

#BurkinaFaso #Africa #Politics #Violence

A record year of death: Who were the victims of police violence in the US in 2022?

The record level of police violence in 2022 makes clear that the police, as Friedrich Engels explained, are “special bodies of armed men,” established and maintained to defend the capitalist system and the inequality which it creates. In their defense of private property the police target the working class, in particular the most vulnerable—the poor, the homeless and the mentally ill. The most backward fascist and racist elements are deliberately cultivated within their ranks to suppress any sign of opposition from workers. 

#PoliceBrutality #Murder #ACAB #DefundThePolice

Israel Releases Palestinian Prisoner After 40-Year Term

“It was 40 years full of stories, prisoners’ stories and each story is a story of a nation,” Younis said. “I am very proud to be one of those who made sacrifices for Palestine and we were ready to sacrifice more for the sake of the cause of Palestine.”

#FreePalestine #IsraeliApartheid #freedom #FreeGaza

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