Raphael Tsavkko Garcia · August, 2011

Freelance Journalist. PhD candidate in Human Rights (University of Deusto), MA in Communications (Cásper Líbero), Bachelor in Intl. Relations (PUCSP). Researcher of Alt. Media, Euskal Herria (Basque Country), Nationalism, Identity, Diaspora and Cyberculture.

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Latest posts by Raphael Tsavkko Garcia from August, 2011

Brazil: Constraining the “Spread” of Homosexuality by Law

  13 August 2011

The City Council of São José dos Campos, in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, has approved a law by the councilman Cristõvao Gonçalves that forbids the “disclosure of any material that may induce children to homosexuality”, reports [pt] the blog Eleições Hoje (Elections Today).

Brazil: Teachers Protest for Better Wages

  12 August 2011

Brazilian blogger Rosangela Basso posts [pt] several photos and a videos of the latest protest of teachers that took place on August 9 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Teachers demand a considerable salary increase while the local government refuses to negotiate.

Brazil: Hetero Pride or Homo Intolerance?

  9 August 2011

On August 2, 2011, the city council of Sao Paulo, Brazil, established Heterosexual Pride Day, an event to be celebrated on the third Sunday in December. Indignant netizens are asking the question: does it make sense to dedicate a day to a majority social group that does not suffer any kind of prejudice?

Brazil: Proposal to Award a Homophobic Pastor Causes Outrage

  5 August 2011

The proposal of Rose Sales, councilwoman of the city of São Luis from the Communist Party of Brazil, to award a “Title of Citizen of São Luís” to the pastor Silas Malafaia has caused outrage among the defenders of gay rights. Malafaia is considered by many a homophobic preacher, tells...

Brazil: New Minister of Defence Becomes Trending on Twitter

  5 August 2011

Brazilian diplomat Celso Amorim, Minister of External Relations of the former President Lula da Silva, was appointed by President Rousseff as the new Minister of Defence, replacing the controversial Nelson Jobim, writes [pt] Hugo Albuquerque. Thousands tweeted the news as Amorim's name became [pt] a worldwide trending topic.

Brazil: Brazilian Singer Censored by Politician

  5 August 2011

Brazilian singer and songwriter Tonho Crocco is being prosecuted by the State Deputy Giovanni Cherini due to a song in which he criticizes 36 lawmakers from the state of Rio Grande do Sul for the 73% pay rise they voted for themselves, writes [pt] Jefferson da silva, from the blog...

Brazil: The Heterossexual Pride Day is Announced

  2 August 2011

Brazilian activist Alessandra Nane (@Lessinha_nane) informs [pt] that the City Council of São Paulo has just approved the Heterosexual Pride Day, a project led by evangelical leaders, to take place on the third Sunday of December. Nane ironically wonders when the “White Awareness Day”, among others, will also be approved.

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