RACISM IN BRAZIL. WE NEED YOUR SOLIDARITY.
On March 10, the student of the Federal University of São Paulo (Brazil), Ketinho Oliveira, was attacked and expelled from the Santos coach station accused of being a beggar. He is not a CWI militant, but he is an activist who is close to us in many actions.
Ketinho is a black person and was packing his backpack to board the coach and visit his family in metropolitan area of São Paulo. He tried to argue with the security guards, saying he was being victim of racism, but they stopped him by blows.
Ketinho is another victim of racism in Brazil. There is a myth that Brazil is the land of racial democracy, but facts like this prove that we must fight with all our forces against racism.
It’s important to say that racism is not dissociated from class prejudice. Ketinho has been associated with a beggar because he is black, and street people are not tolerated in public places. Working class has colour, and the Brazilian State knows it.
On Wednesday, March 14, there will be a demonstration against racism and in solidarity with Ketinho Oliveira in the same coach statio where he was attacked. We ask you to send motions of solidarity on behalf of the sections of the CWI, its trade unions, associations etc.
You can send the motions for firstname.lastname@example.org AND post it in the demontration event in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1848787251818435/?ti=cl
Throughout the world, working class suffers with oppressions like sexism, racism. LGBTphobia that put it in an even more precarious situation. Our support is fundamental.
Thank you very much.