Brazil’s Shout of the Excluded Demands New Economic Model

The manifesto of the Shout of the Excluded, a movement that got underway Monday, September 5, in cities throughout Brazil and culminates in the September 7 Brazilian Independence Day commemorations, calls for “profound changes in the economy and politics.”

The text is expected to be read at all events of the Shout, whose theme this year is “Change is in our hands.”


After pointing out in its opening passage that “around 20 million families, that is, 82 million poor people subsist monthly on less than two minimum wages,” the manifesto criticizes the persistence of the primary surplus policy and high interest rates and affirms that “this economic model offers no future to our nation.”


The manifesto also addresses the political crisis, asserting that “the people no longer trust the majority of politicians, and these [politicians] lack legitimacy to represent the people.


“The Brazilian people are experiencing a mixture of sadness and disappointment in view of the situation in our country. The Brazilian nation cannot remain in this predicament.”


The document outlines four proposals, presented as “great challenges”: change in the economic model, an emergency program to overcome extreme poverty, “profound and radical” political reform, and restoration of national sovereignty.


The organization of the Shout of the Excluded arose in 1994, a year before the first demonstration took place. The original proposal was for it to be an extension of the Fraternity Campaign, which is held annually during Lent by the Brazilian National Bishops’ Confederation (CNBB).


The Shout was also intended to reinforce the Second Brazilian Social Week, which had as its theme, “Brazil – Alternatives and Protagonists.”


Agência Brasil

Tags:

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil Bans Chevron from Drilling in the Country While Spill Is Investigated

The ANP (National Petroleum Agency), Brazil’s oil regulator announced it is suspending the drilling ...

Brazil, the Fast Link Between Tunisia and the Americas

The Tunisian post office, La Poste Tunisienne, has found a way of speeding up ...

Mãe de santo Olba de Alaketu

Brazil’s Candomblí© High Priestess Dies in Bahia, at Age 80

Respected and renowned Afro-Brazilian high  priestess (mãe de santo)  Olga de Alaketu, who royal ...

YouTube, Brazilian version

YouTube Gets Brazilian Version and Speaks Portuguese

Brazil is getting its own YouTube. Google has announced, this Tuesday, June 19, the ...

Brazilian Congress Probe Gets Names of Who Got Money

The financial director of the SMP&B firm, Simone Vasconcelos, left Brazil’s Federal Police headquarters ...

Brazil Boosts Formal Domestic Work Allowing Tax Deduction

In comments about the provisional measure (Medida Provisória, MP) that establishes incentives for the ...

Brazil Abolishes 42-year-old Press Law Adopted During Dictatorship

Brazil's Supreme Court voted by seven votes to four to end a repressive press ...

Hot Names

For all the globalization and Americanization of Brazil it’s a surprise to see there ...

Brazil to Use Bio-Thermal Umbilical Chip to Track Hoof and Mouth Disease

Digital Angel Corporation, an advanced technology company in the field of rapid and accurate ...

Burger King Throws Its Burger on Brazil’s Fire

Burger King Corporation announces today the opening of its first franchised restaurant in São ...