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If any of you could please share the videos concerning Brazil I have posted below. The mass media is not reporting on any of this, today 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.
No, this is not what my blog is about, but if Catherine’s hair can get 25 notes, I’m sure that the fight for Brazil’s democracy deserves too.
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 our president has not even made a statement about the situation. The Brazil media is reporting that the protesters are vandals and bandits.
What is it that Brazil is protesting for, you may ask?
- We want the end of rampant corruption that affects every single system in the country
- We want the end of police brutality
- We want better conditions in public transportation, public hospitals and schools
- We want the government to listen to its people, and not repress peaceful manifestations of democracy
- We 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
- We 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
- We want our media not to be censured and to expose the reality of the country
Does that sound absurd to you?
We need the world to listen, and the internet is our only way. The only way we can change things is if we get the world to speak up and pressure the brazilian government into action - and that’s why we need your help. Please, please, please help us.
- Please help us #changebrazil
- What’s really happening in Brazil
- Police forces attack Brazilian protesters
People are using the hashtag #changebrazil on social networking. We just need the mass media to pickup on this.
If what it takes for you to share is for me to promo you, message me. I don’t care. My country needs your help, and I would seriously appreciate it if you could do this.