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‘Why do these people hate culture so much?’, Asks Lula – RBA



São Paulo – “He put care for culture for those who don’t like culture, care for education for those who don’t like education, health care for those who don’t like health, the environment for those who don’t like the environment. He’s crazy. ” The speech is by former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva about the government of Jair Bolsonaro. Last night (3), Lula participated in the virtual debate “A Cultura Resiste” – with actor José de Abreu, federal deputy Benedita da Silva (PT-RJ) and the poet Sérgio Vaz. And he said it is still incomprehensible that the Brazilian people voted for Jair Bolsonaro.

“We have a serious problem in Brazil. Everyone knew who Bolsonaro was. Everyone knew that he did not like education, culture, that he did not understand economics, that he did not like blacks, Indians, women, who were homophobic. Everything that sucks, he was supportive. And people knew. It is an extraordinary country, ”said Lula.

The former president jokingly stated that, as Bolsonaro has an astronaut minister (Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications), he would ask the head of the portfolio, Minister Marcos Pontes, to give a message to the president’s “intellectual guru” of the Republic, the “philosopher” Olavo de Carvalho, to warn you that the land is round.

Future of culture

“Nobody who speaks ill of Bolsonaro wants to remove (Paulo) Guedes. You can take Bolsonaro away, but you have to put someone who is doing what they are doing in the economy, ”he said.

The thinking of the financial system, if the current government does not support itself, “is to put someone who thinks intelligently how to make the market make money and the poor get poorer,” said Lula.

The panelists discussed the direction of culture in the current situation. “I thought Regina (Duarte) liked the culture. Why do these people hate culture so much? ”, He asked. “Is it because culture contributes to people’s political education, (to) improve people’s awareness?”, He asked, addressing Sergio Vaz.

Founder of the Cooperativa Cultural da Periferia (Cooperifa), in 2000, the poet replied that the reason is that “culture brings citizenship”. “The State does not recognize us, we are treated as illegal immigrants.


Playing the role of an interviewer, Lula wanted to know what the panelists would say about the president of the Palmares Foundation, Sérgio Camargo, who classified the black movement as “cursed scum”, according to an April audio and revealed this Tuesday (2) .

Deputies asked the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) to open an inquiry to investigate the statement. Talíria Petrone (Psol-RJ), Áurea Carolina (PSOL-MG), Bira do Pindaré (PSB-MA), Damião Feliciano (PDT-PB), David Miranda (PSOL-RJ) and Orlando Silva (PCdoB-SP), in addition to Benedita, sign the document. The Collective of Popular Cultures, of the Federal District, asked for Camargo’s dismissal.

For Benedita, announced as a pre-candidate for the PT to Rio’s mayor, the president of the Palmares Foundation “is a captain of the bush, the black man who obeyed Casa Grande to flog the black man”. Saying “indignant at this human being”, Abreu joked: “I proposed that he be tattooed with a swastika on his face and he wants to sue me”. According to him, Camargo represents the Bolsonaro government’s “scorched earth” policy. “Only then does fascism thrive.”

Law Aldir Blanc

One of the themes of the debate was the bill that allocates R $ 3 billion to the cultural sector during the pandemic of the covid-19, the PL 1.075 / 2020, the “Law Aldir Blanc”, by Mrs Benedita and others, approved by the Chamber of Deputies May 26th, with deputy Jandira Feghali (PCdoB-RJ). “The concern is that the budget for the culture would be permanent,” said Benedita. “We expect the Senate to vote and the president to sign it,” he added.

They cited the situation of the singer and composer Nelson Sargento and the composer Aldir Blanc, important characters of Brazilian culture who symbolize the situation of Brazilian artists.

A symbol of the Hose, Sergeant went so far as to sell his collection of suits and vinyl records to be able to support himself in the midst of the pandemic. “Aldir Blanc was also having a difficult life,” recalled Abreu. The composer died of covid-19 on the 4th of May. He had no health insurance and was experiencing difficulties.

The Rede Globo actor spoke of the difficulty of culture in the country after the pandemic. “Theater and shows will be the last ones to reopen (the activities). Do theater with two meters between one chair and another … The art of the show and the theater is collective, it needs gathering of people, and there will not be. We hope that the senators will approve the ‘Aldir Blanc Law’ as it stands, so as not to have to return to the Chamber. Let’s hope (Bolsonaro) does not veto and pay after sanctioning it, ”he said.

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Union denounces the death of 20 teachers by covid-19 after back to school in SP




São Paulo – The Union of Teachers of Official Education of the State of São Paulo (Apeoesp) held a demonstration today (4) denouncing the death of at least 20 teachers by covid-19 since the beginning of the return to school in the state of São Paulo Paulo. The entity also accounts for 1,861 confirmed cases of covid-19 in 850 schools. The protest took place in front of the State Department of Education of the government of João Doria (PSDB), after a motorcade through the streets of the capital of São Paulo. In addition to honoring these teachers, the act also called for an immediate suspension of classes until the new coronavirus pandemic is controlled in the state.

The demonstration began in the Masp free space, on Avenida Paulista. From there, the teachers went to the State Department of Education, at Praça da República. “It is unacceptable what the Doria government has been doing with teachers. Without closing schools, keeping thousands of teachers and staff and millions of students circulating every day, many in public transport, Doria and her Education Secretary reveal themselves as they are: enemies of life ”, said the president of Apeoesp and state deputy, Professor Bebel.

The Doria government has not released records of confirmed and suspected covid-19 cases in schools for two weeks. Much less if there was a death by covid-19 of teachers, students or other education workers. In the only balance sheet released on February 16, there were 741 confirmed cases and 1,133 suspected cases.


Although it claims that back to school amid the covid-19 pandemic is safe, the Doria government has restricted access to the Education Information and Monitoring System for Covid-19. With that, the governor leaves the assessment of the resumption of activities without any transparency. Only one server from each school can be registered and access the system, both to notify suspected or confirmed cases of the disease at school, and to monitor the general situation of the pandemic in the public school system.

The Secretary of State for Health of São Paulo, Jean Gorinchteyn, defended, on Tuesday (2), the closure of schools across the state due to the worsening of the pandemic of covid-19. He admitted that the increase in the circulation of people promoted by the return to school has contributed to the worsening of the transmission of the new coronavirus in recent weeks, as teachers and health experts have always said it would happen. Today, São Paulo has 17,802, with 9,910 in the ward and 7,892 in the ICU, the largest number in the entire pandemic.

“If we understand that people are threatened
against the virus, against the collapse (of the health system), we have to reevaluate
situations that could be avoided. One of them is the situation of the school. THE
The problem is not the school, but the movement of people. Teachers, students, parents
who take and bring their children. Even in public transport, the exposure that the
we end up putting people. At this point, it is worth noting that this
question of not having classes, ”said Gorinchteyn, in an interview with CBN radio.


In addition to the case records and the denunciation of the death of these teachers by covid-19, Apeoesp also highlights data from the Hospital do Servidor Público Estadual (HSPE) that shows the exhaustion of intensive care units (ICU) after returning to school. According to the internal bulletin of the HSPE, on Monday (1), the ICU occupancy for patients with covid-19 in the hospital is 95%. In wards, the occupation is 73%.

Yesterday, Doria announced that the entire state will enter the red quarantine phase for two weeks, starting on Saturday (6), due to the worsening of the covid-19 pandemic in São Paulo. However, he decided to keep the schools open. “Despite the restriction measures, state schools will continue to open their doors at the worst moment of the pandemic”, criticized Bebel, who guaranteed the continuation of the teachers’ strike, which started on February 8.

Teachers killed by covid-19 in São Paulo, according to a survey by Apeoesp:

Maria Inês Silva Frozel
Eda Balle Pulpato
Antonio Cesar Pereira
Cinthia Aparecida
Rodrigo Andrade
Regina Aparecida dos Santos Tomaz
Maria Soeiro
Maria Tereza Miguel Couto
Marcelo Shiroma
Antonio Cesar Pereira
Antônio Cesar Zenetti
Adriano Moraes
Ana Clara Macedo dos Santos
Paulo Henrique Camargo
Deolinda Scotti
Amauri Nicoletti
Guilherme Augusto de Oliveira Rebello
Luciani Andrade Serrão
Eliana Ferreira Boni
Luiz Roberto Oliveira

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