Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Migrants Without Shoes

Submitted by admin on Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:02
Looking at the photographs by Shahidul Alam - pictured above - in Dhaka last week

 

Dear Friends,

Looking at the photographs by Shahidul Alam - pictured above - in Dhaka last week reminded me of the migrants from Ethiopia who returned home from Saudi Arabia without shoes. His pictures were about Bangladeshi migrants in Malaysia, but the stories seemed to mirror those of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia. These are people who remit more money to their home countries than the Foreign Direct Investment that goes into them, and yet while the FDI merchants are treated as saviors, the migrant workers are treated as criminals. There is no secret to why this is so. It is the

Left Wing: Lula and the MST inaugurate a football field in honour of Sócrates Brasileiro

Submitted by Vijay Prashad on Sun, 12/24/2017 - 08:19
Lula and the MST at the ENFF
Lula and the MST at the ENFF

 

On Saturday, the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra (MST) or the Landless Workers' Movement of Brazil inaugurated a new football field at its Florestan Fernandes National School (ENFF) in Guararema, 80 km from São Paulo. There is no better way to inaugurate a football field than to hold a football match. That is what the MST did. One of the players was former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who governed the country between 2003 and 2010. The field was named after the Brazilian football player and doctor Sócrates.

 

The field at the ENFF is named after Sócrates
The field at the ENFF is