As I read of the latest coup in Brazil, once again removing a democratically elected leader from power, my anger surged. Not again!
However, as I see and read about the ongoing massive protests, as well as calls by prominent community leaders to mobilize in defense of your country’s democracy, I feel great hope for Brazil. Having been a nonviolent activist for many years, I would like to support Brazilian activists to develop a nonviolent strategy that will increase your chances of success.
On August 31, 2016, the Brazilian elite executed a political coup to remove your democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff, from office in a desperate attempt to halt corruption investigations in which they are clearly implicated. Behind the scenes, of course, the United States elite was heavily involved. With vast quantities of highly profitable fossil fuels, mineral and forest resources, as well as fresh water at stake, the U.S. and its allies are not going to stand aside while Brazil and BRICS endeavour to create a more just world for at least some of its human inhabitants.