Civil society organizations from around the world present in Geneva for negotiations on the Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights, expressed solidarity with the Brazilian people, on this Wednesday (17), at the Nations Square, carrying out an action against the fascism threat and the risk to human rights and democracy represented by the ultra-conservative candidate to the Presidency of Republic, Jair Bolsonaro.
The schedule of violence openly preached for the candidate is considered a high risk by implementing a brutal retrogression for the rights won in decades of struggle for the Brazilian popular classes.
There are in Geneva more than 100 delegates from more than 40 countries, representing social movements, trade unions, communities affected by human rights violations by transnational corporations, including the Working Group on Intellectual Property (GTPI) and the Brazilian Interdisciplinary Association of Aids (ABIA), from Brazil.
The activists warn the fascism against the human rights in Brazil, which would spare neither the areas where the country has exerted international leadership with the previous legitimate governments of different party compositions, which have always ensured respect for civil and political freedoms. The groups also alerted the actions of rights activists and collective territories are in danger with the Bolsonaro pourpouse.
Tchena Maso, the representative of Via Campesina said, “we are experiencing a very complicated electoral process in Brazil with a candidate who supports fascism and who is against the presence of Brazil in the UN, which has made a misogynistic discourse, pro-dictatorship, against black people and indigenous with the risk of returning to a period of military dictatorship”
Activists also called for a reaction from the international community and institutions of the universal human rights system to the atmosphere of violence and authoritarianism that was installed in Brazil for the presidential elections on October 28. They also demanded that the international community monitor the elections and their results.
Moisés Borges, other representative of Via Campesina told, “on yesterday, we made an intervention on the international treaty to restrict the actions of the transnational companies within the Council of the UN. In addition, we made a denunciation to the growth of hatred in Brazil and the fascist campaign that is financed by these transnational companies. Soon after our denunciation, the Brazilian government with its representatives here at the UN, within the Human Right Council, demanded a right of reply saying that it would like us to withdraw our intervention, which for us is absurd”.
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