It is with great shock and sadness to see that the result of the election last weekend is threatening exactly these values. The threat to Brazilian democracy is part of a worldwide right-wing shift and fascistic tendencies that are openly targeting minorities, LGBT communities, indigenous communities, women, artists, poets, researchers, intellectuals, people who believe in fundamental human rights, the protection of our environment and the multitude of voices. The result of the election poses a threat to many of our fellow contributors and friends and shouldn’t go unnoticed.
In times when racists, homophobes, misogynists and military extremists in alignment with international cooperations act across nations and pose a threat to our communities and our environment, let’s not forget that we too have connections and networks that stretch out and connect us beyond borders. Let’s work together, now more than ever.
With deep respect and love,