In sharp contrast to the disinformation campaign by president Jair Bolsonaro, and the neo liberal measures against workers by finance minister Paulo Guedes, the Brazil Popular Front and the Fearless People Front jointly released on Tuesday (31st), the Emergency Platform to Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic and Crisis in Brazil, which includes more than 60 suggested actions.
The collectives, which include social and student movements, unions, political parties, religious groups and civil society, alert that the Bolsonaro government didn’t enact effective measures against the spread of the coronavirus in Brazil, which later became the biggest threat to the security and well being of the Brazilian population.
The organizations are also thinking about actions to diminish the consequences of the current economic and health crisis, seeing that the president himself is undermining the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations to combat the outbreak.
According to the entities, the objective is to strengthen “the voices of millions of Brazilians who are protesting daily in repudiation of president Jair Bolsonaro”, and to put forth measures to lessen the impact of the economic crisis and novel coronavirus pandemic, which has already infected more than 4.681 people and killed 167 in Brazil.
“We are about defending life, about having confidence in scientific knowledge and the mentality that egoism and individualism are worth nothing when facing this crisis. All solutions must be based on giving up individual interests for those of society as a whole, based on collective action, unity and mass solidarity”, highlights the manifesto that is the framework of the platform.
Edited by: Rodrigo Chagas