This video was made as a protest about what is happening in São Paulo. The "Nova Luz" is sold as a very good project to improve the city, but the truth is that they want to demolish the historic neighborhoods and sell the now empty spaces to the real estate market. And they are planning fast.

Instead of using social workers and medical care to handle the drug problem in Cracolândia (or Crackland) - everyone knows that the big dealers and where the drug is produced are NOT there, but just the users, drug addicts -, they used policemen tactics.

Below there is the original text of the video translated to English. And I repeat: this video was thought to be just in Portuguese. All the subtitles are here just to you understand everything, so there are moments that are very annoying because of the quantity of information.


The day of Sao Paulo anniversary, January 25th, must be dedicated for a reflection about the city. What São Paulo represents? What São Paulo gives us? What we want of this city?

I borrowed a song from poet Criolo ("Não existe amor em SP" or "There is no love in SP") to follow my vision about recents happenings and projects that had São Paulo as a stage.

We can't be mute or don't demonstrate somehow our insatisfaction. We have to be able to complain and protest about what is bothering us. We have to be careful because we live in a city every more besieged. We have to have voice to contest hygienists public policies and just good for the real estate market. São Paulo was sold to the big real estate developers.

And I want the city back. What about you?

Editor: Thiago Carrapatoso

Music: "Não existe amor em SP" (Criolo -


São Paulo 1943

The Great City of São Paulo: Pt 1 of 3 (Brazil)

São Paulo - Brazil

Profissão Repórter - O Crack (Rede Globo)

Confrontos na Cracolândia (TV Câmara)

Operação retira mais de 200 pessoas da região da Cracolândia. SP (Rede Globo)

Prédio na cracolândia vive ruína e vira palco de crimes (TV Folha)

Moradores afirmam que polícia ignora traficantes na cracolândia (TV Folha)

Repórter da TV Folha e manifestante são agredidos pela polícia na marcha da Maconha (TV Folha)

Cavalaria em ação (Policia 24h)

Alckmin defende ação da polícia na cracolândia; veja (TV Folha)

Alckmin nega haver uso político em operação na cracolândia (TV Folha)

Prefeito Kassab perde a cabeça e agride manifestante. (Rede Globo)

PM ficará na cracolândia por meses, diz Alckmin à TV Folha (TV Folha)

Justiça determina bloqueio de bens de Gilberto Kassab (Rede Bandeirantes)

O Massacre de Pinheirinho: A verdade não mora ao lado (Coletivo de Comunicadores Populares)

'Churrascão' une ativistas e viciados na cracolândia (TV Folha)

Não temos para onde ir, diz viciado expulso da Cracolândia (TV Folha)

Crack muda itinerário de ônibus em SP (TV Folha)

Projeto Nova Luz (Rede Globo)

LUZ (Left Hand Rotation -

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