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Candelária massacre: remember to never forget

July 23, 2015

“Adults! Keep on your knees and apologize to the young. Society has declared war on you “, said the priest Renato Chiera, from the project Casa do Menor São Miguel Arcanjo, at the end of the Mass in remembrance of the 22 years of the Candelaria Massacre, which killed eight children and adolescents in front of the church. The event brought together 1,500 people, according to the organization: members of social movements, children and religious.

₢2011 Marcia Farias

Disarmament: fewer guns, more peace

July 17, 2015

“In an armed society, there is no peaceful environment”. The logic, from one of the founders of Viva Rio, Tião Santos, summarizes the longing of civil society organizations at the International Day of Disarmament, internationally celebrated on July 9. The date was created in 2011 by the United Nations (UN) to promote the culture of firearms control.