DC March in Solidarity with Brazilian Social Movements Print
The new Brazilian president, Dilma RousseffDilma Rousseff, will visit DC next Monday, April 9. A number of organizations here have planned a march in solidarity with social movements in Brazil. Ms. Rousseff has backtracked on a number of issues, especially in the environmental area by weakening forest protections and approving massive dam projects that will displace thousands of indigenous families and destroy large swaths of the Amazon, among other things. The march will include the call on Brazil to follow the examples set by Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay and Venezuela; and to withdraw its troops from the School of the Americas / Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. Brazilian social movements are happy we are planning this march and it should get decent coverage in Brazilian media. I hope you can make it!

Action at the Brazilian Embassy during the visit of President Dilma Rousseff

Show your solidarity with Brazilian human rights defenders, environmental advocates, indigenous peoples, and peasant and landless activists

Monday 9 April 2012
8:30 - 10:30am

Rally points:

(1) American University Kay Chapel @ 8:30am


(2) Sheridan Circle - Massachusetts and 23rd St NW @ 9am

March to the Embassy, for rally at 9:30am

If you are planning to attend the march and the rally, please contact Maria Christina Vibe at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

In memory of the martyrs
* 19 MST activists (17 April 1996)
* Zé Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva and Maria do Espírito Santo (24 May 2011)
* Sister Dorothy Stang (12 February 2005)
* Chico Mendes (22 December 1988)

Land reform now!
Veto the Forest Code!
No Mega dams in the Amazon!
Stop killing activists!