We had a server outage, and we're rebuilding the site. Most of the site features won't work. Thank you for your patience.
imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles


by Fabio de Oliveira Ribeiro Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 at 7:14 PM

The rabbles commemorate but the people continue paying the bill.

This week the Brazilian press made the covering of the party of the 30 years of Party of the Workers (PT, party of Lula). As any former-petista it was invited to show decided to sour the angu*.

I helped to found PT in Osasco, but happily I abandoned the party in 1994 before him deteriorates (in other words, before PT to leave of to be socialist and to begin to practice the same cons that the other parties). I met personally many of those that wrapped up in the episode of "Mensalão of PT"** and I was not sad with what happened with them (to tell the truth, some of them deserved to be in the same cage that Arruda***).

I am not sorry for having helped to found PT, nor of having left the party. The one that some celebrities petistas**** consider a "accomplished dream" - this is journalist's Ricardo Kotscho case, that posted today in his blog a text affirming "I can only say that was worth the penalty to have lived this time and helped to turn reality dreams that seemed impossible" - I just consider "a disguised nightmare". It would be better PT not to have arrived to the power just to accomplish politics that reinforced the four main Brazilian defects: political corruption; party promiscuity; concentration of income and; absolute disregard for the that suffered in reason of the Military Dictatorship.

Let us be frank. Which were the government's grandiose accomplishment Lula?

a) preservation of the economical politics of FHC***** with some make-up:

b) preservation of the secrecy of the documents of the Dictatorship and of the impunity of the military ones that they tortured and they executed Brazilian citizens;

c) increase of the military expenses;

d) demobilization of the syndicalism by the syndical leaders' nomination for positions in the public administration.

In spite of the resounding rhetoric of the petistas and of the immoderate propaganda that they do with public money, Lula is the largest allure of the century. But this will only be noticed in 100 years.

The petistas really has a lot what to commemorate. After 30 years they revolutionized their own lives. Without a lot of effort many of them got to enjoy the fat wages and the gratifying privileges that so much criticized. Now the petistas are the duty "patriots." Do they think that we don't know what means the term "patriot" in Brazil?

Samuel Johnson said that "The patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel." In Brazil of the Lula Johnson it would say "The patriotism is the sold left militant's last refuge."

* angu = Angu is a typical plate of the Brazilian cookery usually prepared with maize flour. In the areas in that there was Italian immigrants' influence, the angu passed to be known as polenta, Italian plate with income practically equal. Besides the maize flour, the angu can be prepared with manioc flour, standing out like this of the maize flour angu or corn angu

* * Mensalão of PT = scandal regarding the use of electoral resources obtained illegally and the purchase of votes in the Brazilian Congress.

* * * Arruda = governor arrested by involving in a scandal of electoral resources obtained illegally.

* * * * petistas = as they are called those that are part of PT.

* * * * * FHC = former-president of Brasil Fernando Henrique Cardoso, that accomplished a catastrophic administration under inspiration of the Consensus of Washington.

Report this post as:

Local News

Woolsey Fire: Worst News of 2018? J01 12:18AM

Oppose Environmentally-Harmful Development D10 4:03AM

Oppose Environmentally-Harmful Development D10 3:58AM

OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center Presents Night for Hope O30 5:38PM

Marshall Tuck’s racist dog whistle O27 5:01AM

Marshall Tuck’s ethnocentrism contradicts Californian values O27 4:32AM

Contra Costa-Hawkins O25 3:48AM

Debunking Some Anti-Prop 10 Propaganda O12 6:56AM

Why Should California Choose De Leon Over Feinstein? O10 9:55PM

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Paraphysique du burnout post-démocratique J23 9:06AM

911 : establishment terror J22 11:18PM

Actor Patrick Kilpatrick Discusses and Signs his New Book Dying for Living J22 10:42PM

The Attack of Corporations and the Rich on the Rest of Society J22 2:36PM

bataclown J22 12:32PM

bataclone J21 8:08PM


Mobile Royale Hack Online Generator - Get Unlimited Crystals J21 3:03PM

Unification, séparation et fragmentation J21 2:48PM

Testing Upload J21 7:10AM



Chemtrails and Prince J20 2:43PM

Wages For Housework J20 2:41PM

Tutelle comportementaliste J20 9:18AM

A Mistake: Jesse Jackson-Toyota deal-in Lexington -Ky is .8 billion over 10 years 2018 J20 1:17AM

If Trump Declares a AantionalEmergency, He'll Be Breaking the Law J20 12:47AM

Jesse Jackson's Sneak Attck on Toyota Lexington Ky and it's workers 2018 J19 9:12PM

Video: Chris Herdges in Eugene, 1 hr 24 min J19 5:37PM



Judge Delays Ruling on Puerto Rico Debt Deal White House Opposes Island's Food Assistance J18 6:04PM



Paraphysique de proxémie guerrière J18 7:59AM


FARCELONA 8.17.2017 J17 3:23PM


More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy