Top figures from the labour movement have signed a

first_imgTop figures from the labour movement have signed an open letter advocating the release of Brazilian politician Lula.The former President of Brazil is currently serving a 12-year custodial sentence after being convicted of money laundering and corruption. He maintains his innocence.April 7th marked the first anniversary of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s imprisonment.11 Labour MPs, including frontbenchers Diane Abbott and Richard Burgon, have joined with leaders of the UK’s biggest trade unions, plus journalists and other activists, to “stand in solidarity with those struggling for democracy in Brazil”.Below is the full text of the open letter.We condemn the continued persecution of former President Lula in Brazil (jailed on April 7 2018). Lula was favourite to win Brazil’s 2018 presidential election until he was jailed and barred from standing in a move condemned by the UN Human Rights Committee.The election was subsequently won by the far-right Jair Bolsonaro who has said he hopes Lula “rots in prison”. Astonishingly, Judge Moro who oversaw Lula’s trial has now been appointed as Bolsonaro’s Minister of Justice.Lula is a political prisoner. We call for his freedom and stand in solidarity with those struggling for democracy in Brazil.Yours,Richard Burgon MP (Labour)Diane Abbott MP (Labour)Daniel Carden MP (Labour)Emma Dent Coad MP (Labour)David Drew MP (Labour)Karen Lee MP (Labour)Grahame Morris MP (Labour)Laura Pidcock MP (Labour)Danielle Rowley MP (Labour)Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP (Labour)Laura Smith MP (Labour)Baroness Jean Corston (Labour)Baroness Llin Golding (Labour)Neil Findlay MSP (Labour)Tariq AliJohn PilgerFrances O’Grady, General Secretary, TUCLen McCluskey, General Secretary, Unite the UnionDave Prentis General Secretary, UNISONTim Roache, General Secretary, GMBPaddy Lillis, General Secretary, USDAWManuel Cortes, General Secretary, TSSAMick Whelan, General Secretary, ASLEFRonnie Draper, General Secretary, BFAWUChris Kitchen, General Secretary, NUMTony Burke & Christine Blower, Vice-Chairs, Brazil Solidarity InitiativeRachel Garnham, Labour NEC & Labour Friends of Progressive Latin AmericaTags:Lula /last_img read more

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THE Super 8 fixtures are out and Saints will begin

first_imgTHE Super 8 fixtures are out and Saints will begin the next phase of the First Utility Super League competition with a trip to Warrington next Thursday.We caught up with Keiron Cunningham and Alex Walmsley at the Super 8s launch event to find out what they think of the seven games that lie ahead.We also got more reaction on that great win at Wigan on Friday.Podcasts are automatically synced to your device if you subscribe via iTunes or you can listen at our Fanzone pagelast_img

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Theyve been rewarded for outstanding seasons by h

first_imgThey’ve been rewarded for outstanding seasons by head coach Paul Anderson, the former England and Great Britain prop, assisted by his former St Helens and international team-mate Paul Sculthorpe MBE.Richardson was named in the 2018 Dream Team whilst Lees is nominated for the Young Player of the Year in the Betfred Super League.The Knights leave on October 18 for a week’s preparation at the state-of-the-art Brisbane Broncos training base.They then fly to Lae for the first match against the Kumuls on Saturday October 27, before moving to the capital Port Moresby where the teams meet again at the 15,000-capacity Oil Search National Football Stadium on November 3.England Knights Squad:Oliver Holmes (Castleford Tigers, Normanton Knights) Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers, Wetherby Bulldogs) Kruise Leeming (Huddersfield Giants, Siddal) Chris Atkin (Hull KR, Widnes St Maries) Robbie Mulhern (Hull KR. Normanton Knights) Jamie Shaul (Hull FC, Skirlaugh) Dean Hadley (Hull FC, Skirlaugh) Brad Fash (Hull FC, West Hull) Mikolaj Oledzki (Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Warriors) Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Warriors) Jack Walker (Leeds Rhinos, East Leeds) Ash Handley (Leeds Rhinos, Oulton Raiders) Danny Richardson (St Helens, Halton Hornets) Matty Lees (St Helens, Rochdale Mayfield) James Batchelor (Wakefield Trinity, Crigglestone All Blacks) Sam Powell (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks) Oliver Gildart (Wigan Warriors, Chorley Panthers) Tom Davies (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks) Harvey Livett (Warrington Wolves, Rylands Sharks) Jack Hughes (Warrington Wolves, Golborne Parkside) Joe Philbin (Warrington Wolves, Culcheth Eagles) Toby King (Warrington Wolves, Meltham All Backs) Matt Whitley (Widnes Vikings, Bold Miners) Danny Walker (Widnes Vikings, Rylands Sharks)last_img read more

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First Team Match SAINTS TV

first_imgThe next game at the Totally Wicked Stadium is against Hull KR and kicks off at 7:45 pm on Friday 29th March. Tickets are available from the Club Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 455052 or by clicking here.last_img

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