Monday, December 31, 2012

RING SP: No to increased fares in Sao Paulo, Guarulhos and statewide!

RING SP: Not to increased passages in Sao Paulo, Guarulhos and statewide!:
- Against the increase in tickets!
- Immediate reduction of all fares!
- Free pass to all students and unemployed!
- By changing the mode of transport to rail matrix!
- At the end of the private system of public transportation! Nationalization now!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Plenty of money to subsidize cars, free public transport would solve this

Petrobras Losing $8 Billion on Cheap Gasoline - Bloomberg: "Lacking refining capacity to meet demand, Petrobras increased gasoline imports 65 percent to 84,000 barrels a day in the third quarter, according to earnings statements. The imports, which the company sells at about 8 percent less than cost, caused year-to-date losses at its refining division to widen to 17.3 billion reais ($8.4 billion) from 10 billion reais for the whole of 2011."

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

MPL Joinville - for a life without turnstiles: Manifestation of October 26

MPL Joinville - for a life without turnstiles: Manifestation of October 26:
The fight for a plebiscite means recognizing that public transport will not fall from the sky, the will of the council or the mayor, but the organized will of the majority population. In Tallinn, capital of Estonia, in 2012, was approved the Zero Rate, public transport therefore, through a plebiscite . There are today in the City Council project that seeks to regulate the referendum in Joinville and the manifestation of MPL adds to approve this project.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dissatisfied with transportation? Come to the March! | MPL Floripa

Dissatisfied with transportation? Come to the March! | MPL Floripa: "But let's not fall into electoral promises nor passively accept anything. Florianópolis has shown several times on the streets, which no longer accepts the fare increases and exploitation of transport users. We want a bus system quality and without charge, open to all (the) the (the) residents, which guarantees the right to locomotion and participation in the city."

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Collisions in Curitiba show downside of Bus Rapid Transit

Accident ligeirinho in Tiradentes Square Two dead and 32 wounded - Life and Citizenship - People's Gazette: "The driver of a bus line ligeirinho Colombo / CIC lost control of his vehicle, which broke the unity of Pernambucanas Shops in Tiradentes Square , in Curitiba . The accident occurred at 11:35 this Thursday (10). Of the 32 people who were injured, 30 had minor injuries and two were in serious condition. Two people died."

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

[BRAZIL] Feb 9th - National day of fight against the raise on the bus fares, for free fare to students and free fare to everyone.

Due to several unbelievable raises on the bus fares all over the country, we are organizing ourselves in every city that already fights against this absurdity, that fights for the student’s free pass, and also with the ones that are already fighting for a fare free public transportation to everyone. We invite every single town to take the streets on February 9th in a united demonstration occurring at the same time all over Brazil. Even the cities that didn’t suffered any bus fare raise, we ask you: Organize yourself, because if it didn’t raise yet, probably it will.

Therefore, we call:

February 9th, National day of fight against the raise on the bus fares, for the free fare to students and for the free fare to everyone! For a real public transportation, with good quality, all over Brazil!

Cities that are going to participate:

Guarulhos – SP:

Rio de Janeiro – RJ:

Grande Vitória – ES:

Belo Horizonte – MG:

Recife – PE:

Florianópolis – SC:

(And counting...)

Link to the national call:


Sunday, February 5, 2012

MPL Joinville - a life without turnstiles: Make public transport free and quality!

MPL Joinville - a life without turnstiles: Act against domestic fare increases and for public transport: "February 9 (Thursday), 18h in the Plaza of the Flag. Share, invite your friends and attend! Brazil will be fighting along with you.


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Thursday, January 12, 2012

The fight against fare-hikes in Brazil. #contraoaumentothe #english

Urban Transport Mafias make coordinate attack to increase taxes [fares].

People in Brazil are reacting against the urban transport mafias. The central coordination of the mafias defined to increase the taxes on several important cities of Brazil in the beginning of the year, during school vacation.

Anyway, right now, there are protests happening in Teresina-PI and Vitória-ES.

In Teresina students protests were violently repressed by the State. The local government is KIDNAPPING the protesters. This is the correct term because there is no reason for keeping them under arrest and the bail is too much for students and protesters: over R$ 6.000,00.

In Teresina and in other greater cities in Brazil, the mafia involves elected politicians, urban transport entrepreneurs and even judges. These mafias have ramifications to business construction and real estate which influence the urbanism, creating a greater dependence of cars, energy and pollution, thus putting workers far away from their jobs, their schools, hospitals etc… All of that for the mafias profit.

The workers of the urban transport (bus drivers, etc…) cannot join the protesters because their unions are extremely violent, many times directed by violent criminals involved in assaults and murders. A perfect situation for the bosses, which suborn these union directors.

In Vitória, after the arrest of protesters in Teresina, a bus was set on fire, early on the following morning, and there are people under arrest there too.

Anyway, students are going to streets today again: they want the protesters free and also want the tax value turn back to the original value.

Some time ago, the movement has occurred in other cities like Salvador-BA, Florianópolis-SC, São Paulo-SP and its common characteristic is: NO LEADERSHIP IS ACCEPTED OR ADMITTED AND PARTY FLAGS ARE NOT WELCOME.

MPL-Curitiba jan/2012.

Link for independent midia about police violence in Teresina:

MPL fights fare hike, calls for no fares, no turnstiles

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Brazil - MPL fights #transit fare hikes

...Joinville Free Pass Movement opposes any increase in bus fares. And we will use all our means to prevent this increase applies. And more than that: we will continue opening up the political debate around a real alternative to private transport that prevails today in the city and serves the profit of a few families, preventing thousands of move around freely because the right to transform urban mobility.... We will continue fighting for a public transport, funded by progressive taxation and democratically managed....