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at least a million brazilians went to the street today to protest this is Rio de Janeiro, with over 100k, fighting (pacifically) for a better nation! and this is Brasilia, our capital:
2013-06-18 03:07
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i still dont get i for what exactly they are protesting
2013-06-18 03:10
TL;DR: we've been victim of corruption for too long without a protest. but when they decided to raise the bus fare all over the country, we decided we had enough. so it is, at first, due to the raise of the bus fare (and the poor conditions of out public transportation).
2013-06-18 03:17
Is that about the stadiums ? I heard something on the radio... IMHO: for country that is only in development and was very poor not that long ago, is probably the worst idea to organize such events as the world cup. My opinion dont hate me.
2013-06-18 09:37
you're right. it is a bad idea. when you already have the structure, such an event is very profitable. but brazil is spending billions to build stadiums that won't even be used. and yes, some of the protests are directly against that.
2013-06-18 10:13
I dont really think its that profitable... Look at London Olympics.. or the winter Olympics in Sochi.. all of the sports events are not that profitable but ofc good luck with the protest but do it in peace.
2013-06-18 12:29
Same happened here in Portugal, new stadiums that aren't even used or for low teams that dont have more than 5000 spectators.
2013-06-19 05:24
for euro 2004?
2013-06-19 05:30
2013-06-19 06:00
Yeah. One stadium has no games at all or any team playing there, other one the team went to 2nd division this season (and has been there before), other team closed doors and started again in last division so they obviously dont have money to use the stadium built for them too and they use another one I think, so that's 2 stadiums that aren't even used.
2013-06-19 06:22
most of brazilians don't like the idea of having world cup and olimpics, this will ruin our economics(getting ruined in geometric progression), the government is doing this for autopromotion and to promote his image around the world.. but in real, they are fucking everyone here, they give money to poor(not real money, but the enought to fuck the middle class) and than they get their votes and they only still from us. If you believe, here in Brasil, a politician has a 26.000+ sallary plus benefits and they every 6 months raise their salaries.. with only this i think that in 99% of world countries, it would have a civil war, but now here, we are like, okay lets go for streets, but pacificaly... i'm tired of being pacific my people should be too. ahH and i didn't mentioned that we spend 1/3 of the year salary to pay for government taxes.
2013-06-19 19:28
bcs of this world championship in football, their government spent many millions.
2013-06-19 19:46
Brasil , will spend more than 9.700 MILLION euros , on World Cup, but they dont have money to rebuild houses, schools ,and so on. The illiteracy in Brasil can reach at +21% , and is in average %10. More then 13 M people , are starving . I think its about it !
2013-06-19 20:59
why would they do that? A certain amount has to be covered by fifa and their sponsors otherwise its really just waste of money
2013-06-19 22:30
We are in a bad situation ://
2013-06-18 03:13
2013-06-18 03:18
np, I should be studying (I have a university admission exam in 7 hours) and I'm just looking around at news :/
2013-06-18 03:20
haha nice! i've never felt this way before for the very first time i'm damn proud of being a brazilian.
2013-06-18 03:22
I wish something like this would happen here, but we're so god damn lazy.
2013-06-18 03:25
haha that's how it always is
2013-06-18 04:16
that and procrastination, such a pain in the ass :(
2013-06-18 04:24
We are fighting pacifically for a better nation... we have a bad president
2013-06-18 03:15
finally some reaction from people from here ;)
2013-06-18 03:20
Is it going to hamper the confederations cup in any way ? :(
2013-06-18 03:30
all this over some bus fare?
2013-06-18 03:34
nope, it was only the beggining of everything :D now it's much bigger than that
2013-06-18 04:07
do you know what an iceberg is?
2013-06-19 14:54
what does that have to do with bus fare?
2013-06-19 21:42
the bus fare is only the iceberg tip... the protest involves much more than that.
2013-06-20 02:23
good luck BRAZIL
2013-06-18 03:35
2013-06-18 04:25
Brazil hono
This video explains a lot: Please, watch the whole video. THERE ARE ENGLISH SUBTITLES.
2013-06-18 03:47
They showed this video in the news today over here :)
2013-06-18 22:43
interesting. probably a few reasons why it is like that: 1) brazil is a poor country which leads to bad education in every school (including police etc like that guy said in the video) 2) corruption. like in every country there is a lot of corruption but i think there is even bigger one in brazil cuz its a poor country and there is a lot of mafia around...i heard many people have weapons in their houses, that shouldnt be allowed its good to go on the streets when they do such things but problems need to be solved without violence...however there will always be stupid people (and many of them on the police side) who will want to hurt others...just like in das experiment movie...when you got power, youre might turn evil :)
2013-06-19 00:59
Brazil hono
Brazil is not really a poor country, the problem is that we pay abusive taxes and this money doesn't go to the development of the country. Does Brazil have money? Yes. Does it go to healthcare, transport and education? No. One example: Lula's son was a garden keeper and after Lula became the president, his son got a private airplane. lulz.
2013-06-19 01:10
ohh didnt know that they have so much money, good for you :) i thought its poor cuz of the way people live there...many criminal, bad education etc :) my bad, so 1 more reason to go on the streets i guess
2013-06-19 10:48
The word you probably missed or never heard of is called 'unequality' and that is often used regarding your statement about 'way people live there' and 'many criminal'. Per capita is not as high as many 1st world country ? True fact. Does the taxes are 'afordable' according to the our GDP/Per Capta ? Would be IF we got something in exchange. i.e; Better healthcare, good public education, good infrastructure and other stuff.
2013-06-19 16:37
They're like one of the strongest emerging economies atm, instead of focusing on helping health/education/etc they're literally spending billions to organize the world cup/olympic games which wont even get them the return of the investment made.
2013-06-19 16:54
yeah i agree that organizing a big event isnt really a great idea moneywise
2013-06-19 21:21
Brazil is NOT a poor country, it still has the 3rd world countries typical carachteristics, hopefully it will change.
2013-06-19 02:24
Brazil hono
Btw I was in the streets of Porto Alegre today.
2013-06-18 03:50
nice! any pics from poa?
2013-06-18 04:03
Brazil hono
My friend got the camera, I was afraid of dropping mine. Everything was fine, people were screaming in the building's windows, shaking white flags and clapping. I never felt so good and part of something like this in my life.
2013-06-18 04:23
Brazil hono Scenes from POA
2013-06-19 00:12
beautiful if i saw that earlier i would add some scenes here
2013-06-19 00:25
Brazil hono
Nice video.
2013-06-19 01:11
Sadly it wont last enough...
2013-06-18 04:02
it lasted long enough already for some cities it will last longer in others.
2013-06-18 04:27
And this is the only thing that will change, the bus fare. It will probaly go down in other cities too but thats it, people will forget all the other problems that we have, 1 or two weeks after the change in the fare. Dont think im happy saying this, this is far from what i want to happen, but its very close to the truth. Things like this happened thousands of times in our country, youre an very smart guy Thales and you may know what im talking about and know that nothing changed since our colonization. We think things changed when Collor went down, or when GV announced our constitution just after the 'revolution' in 1932, or even when we got our freedom from portugal, but if you take a look at our history and compare it to whats happening now, youll se its exaclty the same. The problem with us, the Brazilian people is just what Che Guevara said once(even if i dont agree with lots of his 'thinkings') "Um povo que nao conhece a sua historia, esta condenado a repeti-la" Things are the same since our foundation as a country, faces changed, economy changed, people changed, but our problems are the same. Happyly we still havent lose our faith, and faith is that 1 or 2% of chances that we have to see our country changing. The only thing we can do now, is protest and hope for an better ending than we saw since our beginning...
2013-06-18 05:41
i strongly disagree with you about our past protests. all those episodes you talked about have their share of relevance in our life quality today it won't make Brazil perfect. just make it better. as soon as we get our bus fares stable, people will realize the power we possess.
2013-06-18 07:16
let's hope it changes something :D
2013-06-18 04:27
2013-06-18 05:42
Pacific march= bang bang on people shout"NO VIOLENCE" is destroying the city? the you get shot in the face ppl start to get mad , then , taxes increased,a f&&&***ing bus fare for 3,00R$ for random and non-safe service Here IF YOU HAVE A HOUSE! you may not use water or lights,but you will have to pay some cash just because you are using their territory Import taxes = 60% ( from product and shipping ) + 50% of product if it reaches more than 500 R$ ( around 250$$) Gas price = 1L = 3 Reais ( GAS here has a very low quality , the country exports it for 0.60 cents to argentina from what i've heard Cars : New Camaro ss = 180.000 R$ ( 90.000U$ ) ( it's not the same version as US one,it has some things less) You will have to pay like 500 R$ at least ( 250 U$ ) per month just for OWNING it , you bought, and you still have to pay taxes + gas with water and other products they use to scam ) -------------------------------------------------- They are wasting billions of R$ at 2014 world cup while some schools have no ROOF , it's just a wall with a board Healthy? I live beside an hospital , it's like this : long halls , full of sick people,amputated,bleeding,dying,all together and it's the halls that people need to walk to reach anywhere HAVE AND IDEA > 00:38 , 75 years old , diabetic, breathing problems and heart problems , and she is there for three days like that , on a pediatric bed( idk how to call it ) she has pain in all her body just for waiting there I checked a couple PRIV rooms , GUESS WHAT? they are almost all empty? they have room for 42 , and got more than 70 ppl waiting , most of them waiting for more than a week
2013-06-18 04:18
That's how we deal with tear gas here in Brazil
2013-06-18 04:47
We're making history here ! Please, watch this video
2013-06-18 06:06
2013-06-18 07:05
Goodluck brazil..
2013-06-18 06:26
inbred country
2013-06-18 07:48
what do you mean by that?
2013-06-18 10:20
Quite the contrary, L-O-L.
2013-06-19 00:20
One more video (in english). Help us!
2013-06-18 07:59
go Brazil
2013-06-18 09:27
I hope your riot will turn out in something good. Good luck.
2013-06-18 10:36
I hope the riot will achieve it's goal in a peacefull way. And good luck I would personally never go there and be stuck in the streets for hours after hours^^
2013-06-18 23:56
i thought i would never be there as well, but the momentum in here is just too good to explain. i felt the need to go and it was one of the best feelings i've ever had.
2013-06-19 01:44
brazil certainly looks like a fine place to live.
2013-06-18 23:59
The huge cities like São Paulo and Rio sucks... violence, pollution, transit. Smaller cities with arround 200~500k people, are great to live.
2013-06-19 00:59
it is, if you have enough money and don't rely on public services.
2013-06-19 01:41
That's why they are protesting... You brainless twat, dumbfuck
2013-06-19 20:41
One thing that I just stumbled upon and didn't really get. If you think those "bus fares" are too high, why don't anyone start a company that can transport people for less? I mean, if you are actually convinced there's this obvious gap in the market, why not? I guess some of the people are poor (hence, they protest, right?), they could use some profit, couldn't they?
2013-06-19 00:24
LMAO fits perfectly!
2013-06-19 00:35
Well, the reality obviously is, ill wager peanuts against dollars, that those bus fares now aren't anywhere near 'high' and what those people want is for somebody else to have his or her money stolen so they can have their fat asses being transported for less. Otherwise, there would be competition. And if there's no competition for some other reason, e.g. oppression (bureaucracy, taxation, etc.) they should protest against that oppression not the 'bus fares' lol. What a bunch of massive morons.
2013-06-19 00:50
You havent gotten yet that they're not protesting against the bus fares. :(
2013-06-19 00:57
I didn't say that. I only said that there's one of the things I saw being mentioned that I wanted to comment on.
2013-06-19 01:00
2013-06-19 16:40
Not really,if a couple ppl tried that the government would start putting taxes and things that prolly doesnt exist ,other bigger companys = power power > byebye cheap bus the bus fares are the same for all companys it changes when the local it is going to changes Lots of ppl tried creating cheaper companys ( of a lot of things ) they didn't managed to keep up because there are sharks on the water for a fish live peacefuly This is what happened, other companys pressure the City/country/state government , until it reaches the time that they do something and that company can't keep up.
2013-06-19 01:20
2013-06-19 02:56
bus fares are decided by polical agreements betweens companies and the government. bus companies can't operate one their own.
2013-06-19 01:40
So that's the problem. Not the fares. Fares are 'ok' everywhere where you can operate freely.
2013-06-19 02:56
it's public transportation, it can't go private. are bus fares random in poland?
2013-06-19 02:59
Are they what? Why would any price be 'random'? Imagine if shoes industry went private. Now then people would walk barefoot. Oh, wait...
2013-06-19 06:57
Sorry,he asked if in Poland companys put their own fares or it is declared by the gov
2013-06-19 19:36
They don't, though taxis for instance are heavily regulated. Fortunately, there's sort of a great market niche on that too. And yes, there's a state owned heavily subsided (not market based) transport in cities. What's so special about Poland in that term anyway?
2013-06-19 23:31
nothing,they were just comparing it
2013-06-20 06:20
Keep fighting. :)
2013-06-19 00:27
2013-06-19 00:33
Portugal need something like that for the rabbit go out!
2013-06-19 01:09
We should be destroying everything already...
2013-06-19 02:21
Brazil lullaby1
2013-06-19 03:01
2013-06-19 06:05
The monster has woken!!! #ChangeBrazil
2013-06-19 14:56
Pretty sad they point out only the violent protesters and basically don't even loose a word about the people that actually protest against violence. Gotta love the media c:
2013-06-19 17:03
read #137
2013-06-19 18:56
As I said, they only report about the violent protesters. There are many others that protest in piece yet they get forced back by the police as far as I have seen but the german media is basically not loosing any word about the pieceful protesters and just about the riots.
2013-06-19 19:03
Yea,today , the greatest press website of brazil is having more news than Lol viewers , ppl all over the country are in bad mood , blocking streets,one of then " Reserved by FIFA " ( wth???) One topic is about the " Reasons of those " ppl : We are not going to stop just because bus fares are down for 0,20 cents , we are here for more invests in education,healthy,woman rights
2013-06-19 19:21
Just asking, are the women rights that bad in Brazil? oO
2013-06-19 19:32
Brazil joaowns
Not at all. He probably means "right to abortion".
2013-06-19 19:38
k that makes sense :)
2013-06-19 19:38
I got a bit surprised to , i've searched at google and it happens that are some like 1.woman who works at 'agricultural ' things and black woman suffers from some kind of abuse 2.Domestic Violence (getting beaten) 3.Not very valuable at work market 4 .27% of brazilian woman admit to suffer from some abuse during during childbirth , 90% of deaths after birth could be avoided if healthy had decent conditions, 5. Woman are not really favorites in politics , even that our president is a woman
2013-06-19 19:43
1. not a women's issue 2. true. but there are laws to protect them and campaings to make them report 3. their average salary is below men's average, true. 4. what? 5. that is an effect of the slow proccess of change. they have their rights already, it's a matter of time until more women feel the need to lead
2013-06-19 19:58
#4 - when woman are having a baby ( at the time of the birth ) doctors kinda abuse of them somehow, i've seen videos of sleeping ppl in hospitals being abused by hospital workers also , a lot of fatal births could be avoided if the doctors were better prepared and have more resources/tools to help saving the mothers life ,understand?
2013-06-19 20:23
27% is non sense bro! do you remember where you saw that?
2013-06-19 20:26
i guess he means like Slut Walk
2013-06-19 19:44
today i was eating some pasta ( who cares ? ) and suddenly i saw on tv some cities got the bus fares prices down (here from 2,75 from 2,60 ) first time in history prices goes down They said the government is trying to set a deal with senate ( idk i just google translated it " senate " ) to lower bus fuel taxes , so they can lower fare price Btw: In my city's carnival ( the most stupid thing ever made ) firefighters have to make a 2nd preventing check on everything, and it caused some delay to the carnivals , and there were violent protest,5 guys with shields and helmets agains more than 1k ppl , ( the shield cracked ), ppl were throwing 5k+ rocks at them , on rock hit an officers face, they grabber the guy , and while he was on ground the officer who got hitten punched him and THE MEDIA made it a scandal about it for days talking about "Excessive use of force" Lol really 5 guys handling hundreds of ppl getting hit by huge rocks and media still insisted with Excessive use of force . Imagine one of these rocks that are the ground. hitting you in the face
2013-06-19 18:56 this was in Sao Paulo like you can see a FEW people mad cuz the money is going to Soccer Arenas instead of more important things oh yea,btw those numbers are more than 1,2BI per Arena so you all can have an idea Edit : Lonely woman at the square , two anti-choke (or whatever it is on english )
2013-06-19 19:23
stop spamming, we don't care
2013-06-19 19:22
this thread > you :) who doesn't care just don't open it , that's simple i see a lot of -fif/who nip shoulda change, i can look at it and i just don't post , you should do the same , but since u posted i'll kindly reply
2013-06-19 19:26
our national anthem sung by protesters
2013-06-19 19:40
Remove taxes, remove public transport and make free market with prices regulated by market and not fuckin politicians. Good luck, have fun
2013-06-19 20:30
Brazil hono
Yeah, right. We can do this while we ride our shining unicorns.
2013-06-19 23:35
Do you even need buses? Just samba to work.
2013-06-20 01:23
Cmon mate, youre from croatia, youre in no place to make jokes :)
2013-06-20 01:41
We don't need buses, we got cars. I'm just joking, don't take it wrong. :) Oh and nice acting.
2013-06-20 01:53
wait... Is Croatia even a place?
2013-06-20 04:35
Of course, right next to Narnia.
2013-06-20 16:29
Brazil hono
2013-06-20 02:38 :) ...... No one represents me. No one represents you. Power to the People! "A million workers working for nothing You better give 'em what they really own" They could kill John because He was only a one voice. Now we have many voices, we can decide for ourselves, DIRECT democracy now! If Switzerland was able to do this in the last 100 years, without technology, imagine now.
2013-06-20 06:38
where's Chael Sonnen when you need him? bus fare l0l
2013-06-19 21:01
He would be a great person to speak in front of the Brazilian govt through. But he'd probably getting beaten by a random Brazilian MMA fighter/enthusiast while talking.
2013-06-19 21:18
he'd beat their ass until they kiss the ring!
2013-06-19 22:52
wait for my thoughts on fueltv :P
2013-06-20 00:08
hah didnt know hes from brazil :D go sonnen go :D
2013-06-20 01:49
2013-06-20 05:33
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Brazil xofizz
July 1, will have demonstration against the increases, is expected 32k people. I go
2013-06-20 06:26
A news reporter got shot in the head today: And a protester was killed:
2013-06-21 06:27
(Sorry for double post, cant edit my last post anymore) wow!!
2013-06-21 06:53
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