Brazilian groups stop bill in Parliament to strengthen military and scientific cooperation with Israel
Wednesday, 50+ Brazilian groups won a victory for Palestinians and for demilitarizing Brazil, mobilizing opposition in Brazil’s Parliament to filibuster a bill to strengthen military and scientific cooperation with Israel. We salute them as this struggle continues into 2020.
We thank 50+ Brazilian groups that together frustrated Bolsonaro’s military alliance with apartheid Israel. Opposition in Brazil’s parliament successfully filibustered a bill to strengthen military and scientific cooperation with Israel, proposed by MP Eduardo Bolsonaro, the president’s son.
The struggle will continue in 2020 to fully derail the agreements and end Brazil’s military ties with Israel. Brazilian movements stated that this cooperation fuels not only Israeli apartheid, but “more militarization and police violence, aggravating a reality that is already desperate, especially for blacks, young people and residents of the favelas."