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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Strike is NOT a dirty word!!!!!! The Brazil media is corrupt.
This is getting to be a typical POLITICAL STRATEGY to bring about the instillation of power and not people empowerment. While THE STRIKE was used for a political shift, when the people's strike continued in Brazil they were ignored. Things are changing for the people of Brazil; they are getting worse under austerity. Evidently, the people of Brazil did not know their new President was a far right candidate. Nor, did they know he was a chameleon changing colors. May 7, 2017
Last week, (click here) hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets and millions more stayed home in a general strike. Airports, factories, schools, public services were all shut down.
Last year, a different set of protests brought down a different government - that of former President Dilma Rousseff. But last year's demonstrations got wall-to-wall coverage in Brazil's privately-owned news outlets - including Globo, which is as dominant a TV presence as you will find in any country.
The subsequent impeachment of Rousseff paved the way for the current president, Michel Temer, whose austerity-based response to an economic recession led to the general strike last week.
But this time around Globo and other media outlets don't seem to find the protest story quite so compelling.
"The gulf in coverage is vast. The protests calling for impeachment against the Dilma government had huge visibility, with Globo's helicopter capturing the protest from the air and covering it all day long. With protests against Michel Temer, this doesn't exist," says journalist Joao Filho of The Intercept Brasil.
"When it came to the general strike the word 'strike' was avoided - they talk only about demonstrations, protests and vandalism," Filho says.
So why did the media treat the two strikes differently?...