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The New University In Exile is an expanding group of universities and colleges publicly committed to the belief that the academic community has both the responsibility and capacity to assist persecuted and endangered scholars everywhere and to protect the intellectual capital that is jeopardized when universities and scholars are under assault.
Endangered Scholars Worldwide Deplores Attack on Freedom of Expression in Brazil’s Universities
Reports claim that police officers and military have unleashed a full-scale operation in more than 20 public universities in Brazil as a result of the campaign and election of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. The measures, related for the most part to political advertising control, have been taken in institutions of higher education in several states and have triggered a reaction from the academic community and public interest organizations.
On November 1, 2018 more than 107 academics, researchers, graduates, students, and staff members at universities across Europe signed a letter opposing the attacks on freedom of expression in Brazil’s universities.
Endangered Scholars Worldwide deplores and condemns the outrageous and unforgivable invasions of Brazilian universities by military police, as well as the confiscation of teaching materials on ideological grounds, particularly those opposing anti-fascist history and activism. We join other academic, intellectual, and political leaders in Europe, the US, and other regions to decry this attack on Brazil’s universities in the name of Bolsonaro’s wider aggressive, anti-progressive, and fascistic agenda.