"The MST brings hope and opportunity to human beings. Opportunities for education, for change. It upholds the same principles as Che Guevara, and is therefore a Guevarist movement."
Florestan Fernandes National School
Dear friend of the MST,
Former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, participated this Saturday in the inauguration of the football field “Dr. Sócrates Brasileiro” of the National School Florestan Fernandes of the Landless Rural Worker’s Movement (MST) in Guararema, Sao Paulo.
The field is an homage to Socrates, a football player known for opposing the civic-military dictatorship in the country.
Space carries the mission of the political education and training of militants of popular movements from all over the world.
On Saturday November 12, 2016, about 50 people representing organizations from the Middle East gathered in an act of support and solidarity to the MST in Bethlehem, Palestine.
The organizations rejected the invasion of the Florestan Fernandes National School (ENFF), which took place last November 4th, and the attempted criminalization suffered by the Movement in the states of Paraná and Mato Grosso do Sul.
To denounce the criminalization of popular movements, around a thousand people gathered this Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the National School Florestan Fernandes (ENFF), in Guararema (SP), in solidarity with the Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST). The act is a response to the truculent action of civilian police, who invaded the school, fired bullets at students and militants, and imprisoned two members of ENFF, on Friday, November 4, 2016.
“We reject the process of dismantling citizens rights acquired by the people of Paraná and the break up of public education.”
Since February 9th, teachers and employees of public schools in Paraná have been striking against a governmental bill, approved by governor Beto Richa (Brazilian Social Democracy Party PSDB - “Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira”), which includes measures that negatively impact educators’ careers.
Agro-ecological space was built by the collective work of landless activists
By Riquieli Capitani
Frida Kahlo. This was the name given to the House of Arts, part of the Florestan Fernandes National School, (for MST political education) in the municipality of Guararema in São Paulo. The inauguration took place on the evening of January 21.