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Labor and Workers in Brazil

Burial of union leader Santo Dias, killed by police officers in a metalworker strike. São Paulo, 1979

“The crowd would break the ropes, moving forward impetuously toward the Cemetery.

By the graves, people would take it in turns to pray, outraged by the reaction.”

Edgard Leuenroth, The 1917 Strike, O Estado de S. Paulo, March 27, 1966

Protest against the assassination of rubber tapper leader Chico Mendes. Xapuri (AC), 1988.

Funeral of shoemaker José Iñegues Martinez, murdered in a general strike. São Paulo, 1917.