[WSMDiscuss] Good News from Brazil: Lula Defeats Bolsonaro

Sukla Sen sukla.sen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 21:36:38 CET 2022


Thanks!

Sukla

On Mon, Oct 31, 2022, 21:20 Christian Stalberg via WSM-Discuss <
wsm-discuss at lists.openspaceforum.net> wrote:

> Some quotes from Lula’s victory speech (via Progressive International):
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> “Brazil and the planet need a living Amazon; a standing tree is worth more
> than tons of illegally extracted timber, a river of clean water is worth
> more than all the gold extracted at the cost of mercury that kills the
> fauna and puts human life at risk…”
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> “When an Indigenous child dies because of the greed of predators, a part
> of humanity dies with it.”
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> *“We defeated authoritarianism and fascism in this country. Democracy is
> back in Brazil”*
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> Christian Stalberg
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> Doctoral Student
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> Anthropology & Social Change
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> CIIS, San Francisco, CA
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> *"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the
> things I cannot accept." - Angela Davis*
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> *“What is it that we can do that addresses whatever the problem is, rather
> than what it is that we’re trying to get somebody else to do.” – Alice Lynd*
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> *“**It’s better to die for an idea that is going to live than to live for
> an idea that is going to die.” – Steve Biko*
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> *“We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable – but so did the
> divine right of kings.” - Ursula K. Le Guin*
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> *From:* WSM-Discuss <wsm-discuss-bounces at lists.openspaceforum.net> *On
> Behalf Of *Sukla Sen via WSM-Discuss
> *Sent:* Sunday, October 30, 2022 7:06 PM
> *To:* foil-l <foil-l at insaf.net>; Discussion list about emerging world
> social movement <wsm-discuss at lists.openspaceforum.net>
> *Cc:* Sukla Sen <sukla.sen at gmail.com>
> *Subject:* [WSMDiscuss] Good News from Brazil: Lula Defeats Bolsonaro
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> One good news in the midst of overall gloom.
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> A Bolsonaro victory, apart from other things, would have posed a serious
> threat to the residual Amazon forests and thereby  our chances to avoid a
> global climate catastrophe.
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> There are reports of some tampering with the voting process by the
> Bolsonaro administration.
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> The margin of defeat is quite narrow -- considerably narrower than
> predicted.
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> One only hopes that the transfer of power would take place without any
> major hiccup.
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> <<Far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro is defeated by left-wing ex-President
> Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva in the deciding round of Brazil’s presidential
> vote
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> Lula won 50.8% of all valid votes to nearly 49.2% for Bolsonaro
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> Lula, president from 2003 to 2010, sought a political comeback after being
> embroiled in several corruption scandals
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> Bolsonaro's critics accused him of mishandling the Covid pandemic and
> allowing rampant deforestation in the Amazon
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> The two candidates are polar opposites; Lula is a left-wing former trade
> union leader and Bolsonaro is a right-wing populist and former army captain
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> Political tensions were high in the run-up to the vote, with accusations
> and misinformation on both sides of the campaign trail>>
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