Petition to Cancel Event in Honor of Bolsonaro at American Museum of Natural History

Jair Bolsonaro’s political campaign has been fueled, among other issues, by a overt anti-scientific discourse. During the political campaign of 2018 and the first hundred days of his government, professors, universities, and research institutions have been systematically threatened and harassed by the president and his allies. The Bolsonaro government has reduced the federal budget for Science and Technology by 42.27%[2]. His government has also publicly praised fascism and expressed nostalgia for the former Military Regime in Brazil: a troubling trend that represents a great danger to freedom of expression, a cornerstone of society’s scientific development.

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