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“7 DE SETEMBRO” Open Letter

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Published on: 06.09.2021

CARTA ABIERTA (EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO) / CARTA ABERTA (EM PORTUGUÊS ABAIXO)

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“We, elected representatives and leaders from around the world, are sounding the alarm: On 7 September 2021, an insurrection will endanger democracy in Brazil.

Right now, President Jair Bolsonaro and his allies — including white supremacist groups, military police, and public officials at every level of government — are preparing a nation-wide march against the Supreme Court and Congress on 7 September, stoking fears of a coup in the world’s third largest democracy.

President Bolsonaro has escalated his attacks on Brazil’s democratic institutions in recent weeks. On 10 August, he directed an unprecedented military parade through the capital city of Brasília, as his allies in Congress pushed sweeping reforms to the country’s electoral system, widely considered to be one of the most trustworthy in the world. Bolsonaro and his government have threatened — several times — to cancel the 2022 presidential elections if Congress fails to approve these reforms.

Now, Bolsonaro is calling on his followers to travel to Brasília on 7 September in an act of intimidation of the country’s democratic institutions. According to a message shared by the President on 21 August, the march is preparation for a “necessary counter-coup” against the Congress and the Supreme Court. The message claimed that Brazil’s “communist constitution” has taken away Bolsonaro’s power, and accused “the Judiciary, the left, and a whole apparatus of hidden interests” of conspiring against him.

Members of Congress in Brazil have warned that the 7 September mobilization has been modeled on the insurrection at the United States Capital on 6 January 2021, when then-president Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to “stop the steal” with false claims of electoral fraud in the 2020 presidential elections.

We are gravely concerned about the imminent threat to Brazil’s democratic institutions — and we stand vigilant to defend them ahead of 7 September and after. The people of Brazil have struggled for decades to secure democracy from military rule. Bolsonaro must not be permitted to rob them of it now.”

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ES

“Nosotros, representantes electos y líderes de todo el mundo, encendemos la alarma: el 7 de septiembre de 2021, una insurrección pondrá en peligro la democracia en Brasil.

Ahora mismo, el presidente Jair Bolsonaro y sus aliados — entre quienes se encuentran grupos de supremacistas blancos, la policía militar y funcionarixs públicxs en todos los niveles del gobierno — están preparando una marcha a nivel nacional en contra de la Corte Suprema y el Congreso el 7 de septiembre, agudizando los temores de un golpe de Estado en la tercera democracia más grande del mundo.

El presidente Bolsonaro ha intensificado sus ataques en contra de las instituciones democráticas de Brasil en las últimas semanas. El 10 de agosto, dirigió un desfile militar sin precedentes por la capital, Brasilia, y sus aliadxs en el Congreso impulsaron reformas radicales al sistema electoral del país, ampliamente considerado uno de los más confiables del mundo. Bolsonaro y su gobierno han amenazado — reiteradamente — con cancelar las elecciones presidenciales de 2022 si el Congreso no aprueba estas reformas.

Ahora, Bolsonaro convoca a sus seguidores a viajar a Brasilia el 7 de septiembre en un acto de intimidación a las instituciones democráticas del país. Según un mensaje compartido por el presidente el 21 de agosto, la marcha es en preparación para un “contragolpe necesario” contra el Congreso y la Corte Suprema. El mensaje afirmaba que la “constitución comunista” de Brasil le ha quitado el poder a Bolsonaro, y acusaba al “poder judicial, la izquierda y todo un aparato de intereses ocultos” de conspirar en su contra.

Diputadxs de Brasil han advertido que la movilización del 7 de septiembre ha sido modelada de la insurrección en la capital estadounidense el 6 de enero de 2021, cuando el entonces presidente Donald Trump incitó a sus seguidorxs a “detener el robo” con falsas denuncias de fraude electoral en las elecciones presidenciales de 2020.

Estamos profundamente preocupados por la inminente amenaza a las instituciones democráticas de Brasil — y nos mantendremos vigilantes para defenderlas antes del 7 de septiembre y después. El pueblo de Brasil ha luchado por décadas para garantizar la democracia contra el dominio militar. No debemos permitir que Bolsonaro se las arrebate ahora.

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PT

“Nós, representantes eleitos e líderes de todo o mundo, soamos o alarme”: Em 7 de setembro de 2021, uma possível insurreição colocará em perigo a democracia no Brasil.

Neste momento, o Presidente Jair Bolsonaro e seus aliados — incluindo grupos supremacistas brancos, a polícia militar e funcionários públicos em todos os níveis de governo — estão preparando uma marcha nacional contra o Supremo Tribunal Federal e o Congresso em 7 de setembro, aumentando os temores de um golpe de Estado na terceira maior democracia do mundo.

Bolsonaro tem intensificado seus ataques às instituições democráticas do Brasil nas últimas semanas. Em 10 de agosto, ele organizou um desfile militar sem precedentes pela capital, Brasília, e seus aliados no Congresso impulsionaram reformas radicais no sistema eleitoral do país, amplamente considerado um dos mais confiáveis do mundo. Bolsonaro e seu governo têm — repetidamente — ameaçado cancelar as eleições presidenciais de 2022 se o Congresso não aprovar essas reformas.

Agora, Bolsonaro convoca seus apoiadores para viajar a Brasília em 7 de setembro, num ato de intimidação das instituições democráticas do país. De acordo com uma mensagem compartilhada pelo presidente em 21 de agosto, a marcha está em preparação para um “necessário contragolpe” contra o Congresso e o Supremo Tribunal Federal. A mensagem afirmava que a “Constituição comunista” do Brasil havia retirado o poder de Bolsonaro, e acusava o “Poder Judiciário,a esquerda e todo um aparato, inclusive internacional, de interesses escusos” ao conspirar contra ele.

Parlamentares do Brasil advertem que a mobilização de 7 de setembro tem sido moldada pela insurreição na capital dos EUA em 6 de janeiro de 2021, quando o então presidente Donald Trump incitou seus partidários a “parar o roubo” com falsas alegações de fraude eleitoral nas eleições presidenciais de 2020.

Estamos profundamente preocupados com a ameaça iminente às instituições democráticas do Brasil — e estaremos vigilantes em defendê-las antes e depois de 7 de setembro. O povo brasileiro tem lutado durante décadas para garantir a democracia contra o domínio militar. Não devemos permitir que Bolsonaro os tire agora.

Signed,

Adolfo Mendoza Leigue, Senator, Bolivia
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Nobel Laureate, Argentina
Adrien Quatennens, Member of the National Assembly, France
Aída García Naranjo, Fmr Minister of Women and Social Development, Peru
Aina Vidal, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
Alberto Grillón, Fmr Senator, Paraguay
Alejandro Rusconi, International Relations Secretary of Movimiento Evita, Argentina
Alicia Castro, Fmr Ambassador, Argentina
Amanda Della Ventura, Senator, Uruguay
Ana Isabel Prera, Fmr Ambassador, Guatemala
Ana Merelis, Member of the Mercosur Parliament, Bolivia
Andres Arauz, Fmr Minister of Knowledge and Human Talent, Ecuador
Antón Gómez-Reino, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
Antònia Jover, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
Apsana Begum, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Arlindo Chinaglia, Member of the Mercosur Parliament, Brazil
Barry Gardiner, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Bell Ribeiro-Addy, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Benoît Martin, President of the Confédération Générale du Travail-Paris (CGT-Paris), France
Bettiana Díaz, Member of the Chamber of Representatives, Uruguay
Camilo Lagos, President of the Partido Progresista, Chile
Carlos López, Member of the Mercosur Parliament, Argentina
Carlos Ominami, Fmr Senator, Chile
Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, Member of the Chicago City Council, USA
Carlos Sotelo, Fmr Senator, Mexico
Carolina Yutrovic, National Deputy, Argentina
Caroline Lucas, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Cecilia Britto, Member of the Mercosur Parliament, Argentina
Celso Amorim, Fmr Minister of Foreign Relations, Brazil
Clara López, Fmr Minister of Labour, Colombia
Claudia Mix, Member of the Chamber of Deputies, Chile
Claudia Webbe, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Cori Bush, Member of the House of Representatives, USA
Cornel West, Professor, USA
Cristian Bello, Member of the Mercosur Parliament, Argentina
Cristina Alvarez Rodríguez, National Deputy, Argentina
Daisy Tourné, Senator, Uruguay
Daniel Caggiani, Fmr President of the Mercosur Parliament, Uruguay
Daniel Martínez, Fmr Mayor of Montevideo, Uruguay
Denis de la Reussille, Member of the National Council, Switzerland
Diane Abbott, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Eduardo Valdes, National Deputy, Argentina
Eric Calcagno, National Deputy, Argentina
Ernesto Samper, Fmr President, Colombia
Felipe Carballo, Diputado Nacional, Frente Amplio, Uruguay
Fernanda Vallejo, National Deputy, Argentina
Fernando Lugo, Fmr President, Paraguay
Florence Poznanski
Florence Poznanski, National Executive Secretary of the Parti de Gauche, France
Fotini Bakadima, Member of Parliament, Greece
Gabriela Rivadeneria, Fmr President of National Assembly, Ecuador
Gastón Harispe, Member of the Mercosur Parliament, Argentina
Gerardo Pisarello, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
Gibrán Ramírez Reyes, Professor, Mexico
Golriz Gharahman, Member of Parliament, New Zealand
Gonzalo Winter, Member of the Chamber of Deputies, Chile
Guillaume Long, Fmr Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ecuador
Guillermo Carmona, National Deputy, Argentina
Gustavo Petro, Senator, Colombia
Héctor Fernández, National Deputy, Argentina
Heinz Bierbaum, President of the Party of the European Left, Germany
Helene Lecacheux, Co-coordinator of the Parti de Gauche, France
Helmut Scholz, Member of the European Parliament, Germany
Hugo Martínez, Fmr Foreign Minister, El Salvador
Hugo Yasky, Secretary-General of Central de Trabajadores de la Argentina (CTA), Argentina
Ian Byrne, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Idoia Villanueva, Member of the European Parliament, Spain
Ismael Cortés, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
Iván Cepeda Castro, Senator, Colombia
Jahiren Noriega Donoso, Member of the National Assembly, Ecuador
Javier Sanchez, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
Jean-Christophe Sellin, Co-coordinator of the Parti de Gauche, France
Jean-Luc Melenchon, Member of the National Assembly, France
Jeremy Corbyn, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Joan Mena, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
John Ackerman, Professor, Mexico
John Hendy, Member of the House of Lords, United Kingdom
John McDonnell, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Jon Cruddas, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Jordon Steele-John, Senator, Australia
José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Former Prime Minister, Spain
José Miguel Insulza, Fmr Foreign Minister, Chile
José Roselli, National Deputy, Argentina
Juan Carlos Alderete, National Deputy, Argentina
Juan López de Uralde, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
Juan Somavía, Fmr Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Chile
Julio Sotelo, Member of the Mercosur Parliament, Argentina
Karina Oliva, Fmr Gubernatorial Candidate for the Metropolitan Region of Santiago, Chile
Karol Cariola, Member of the Chamber of Deputies, Chile
Kate Osborne, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Katu Arkonada, Network of Intellectuals in Defense of Humanity, Mexico
Kenny MacAskill, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Kim Johnson, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Larissa Waters, Senator, Australia
Leïla Chaibi, Member of the European Parliament, France
Lia Veronica Caliva, National Deputy, Argentina
Liliam Kechichian, Senator, Uruguay
Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Lucía Muñoz Dalda, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
Maite Mola, Vice-President of the Party of the European Left, Spain
Manon Aubry, Member of the European Parliament, France
Manu Pineda, Member of the European Parliament, Spain
Manuel Bompard, Member of the European Parliament, France
Mar García Puig, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
Marc Botenga, Member of EU Parliament, Belgium
Marcela Aguiñaga, Fmr Minister of the Environment, Ecuador
Marcia Covarrubias, Member of the Chamber of Deputies, Chile
Marco Enriquez-Ominami, Fmr Member of the Chamber of Deputies, Chile
María Antonieta Saa Diaz, Member of the Chamber of Deputies, Chile
María José Pizarro, Member of the House of Representatives, Colombia
Marion Fellows, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Marisa Saavedra, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
Marita Perceval, Senator, Argentina
Martin Buschmann, Member of EU Parliament, Germany
Martín Torrijos, Fmr President, Panamá
Martina Velarde, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
Mary Kelly Foy, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Maurizio Landini, General Secretary of Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro, Italy
Mehreen Faruqi, Senator, Australia
Mercedes Pérez, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
Mick Whitley, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Miguel Bustamante, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
Minou Tabarez Miraval, National Deputy, Dominican Republic
Mohammad Yasin, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Monica Macha, National Deputy, Argentina
Mónica Xavier, Fmr Senator, Uruguay
Nanci Parrilli, Senator, Argentina
Nelson Larzabal, Member of the Chamber of Representatives, Uruguay
Nicolás Viera, Member of the Chamber of Representatives, Uruguay
Noam Chomsky, Professor, USA
Nora Del Valle Giménez, Senator, Argentina
Omar Plaini, Senator, Argentina
Oscar Laborde, President of Mercosur Parliament, Argentina
Pablo Echenique, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
Paola Vega, Member of the Legislative Assembly, Costa Rica
Paulão, Member of the Mercosur Parliament, Brazil
Pauline Bryan, Member of the House of Lords, United Kingdom
Pedro Antonio Honrubia, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
Perpétua Almeida, Member of the Mercosur Parliament, Brazil
Pilar Garrido, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
Prem Sikka, Member of the House of Lords, United Kingdom
Rafael Correa, Fmr President, Ecuador
Rafael Mayoral, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
Rafael Michelini, Senator, Uruguay
Ricardo Canese, Member of the Mercosur Parliament, Paraguay
Ricardo Oviedo, Member of the Mercosur Parliament, Argentina
Ricardo Patiño, Fmr Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ecuador
Richard Burgon, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Roser Maestro, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
Ruth Buffalo, Member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, USA
Saúl Ortega, Fmr President of the Mercosur Parliament, Venezuela
Scott Ludlam, Fmr Senator, Australia
Sira Rego, Member of the European Parliament, Spain
Sofía Castañón, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
Tahir Ali, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Thierry Bodson, President of the Fédération Générale du Travail de Belgique (FGTB), Belgium
Tony Lloyd, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Txema Guijarro, Member of the Congress of Deputies, Spain
Ubaldo Aíta, Member of the Chamber of Representatives, Uruguay
Unai Sordo, General Secretary of Comisiones Obreras (CCOO), Spain
Victoria Donda, National Deputy, Argentina
Yanis Varoufakis, Member of Parliament, Greece
Yves Niveaux, Direction of the PST/POP, Switzerland
Zarah Sultana, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom