MST Occupations and Demonstrations

Marielle Vive Encampment

On March 14, 2018, Marielle Franco and Anderson Gomes were gunned down on the streets of Rio de Janeiro. On April 14, 2018, a determined group of landless workers began an occupation of unproductive land on the rolling green hills near Campinas, São Paulo state. The occupation established an encampment named Marielle Vive (Marielle Lives) in honor of the slain fighter for justice for women, Afro-Brazilians and the LBGTQ community.

Brazilian peasants organize protests to demand land reform and social justice

Demonstrations will honor the 19 victims of the Carajás Massacre, killed by the military police 23 years ago on Apr. 17

People’s movements, unions, and federations of rural workers are organizing a number of protests this month to demand public policies for rural areas. The demonstrations are dubbed “Red April” and take place every year, especially during the week of April 17th, International Day of Peasants’ Struggle.

International Women's Day: Actions Follow Protests

In a follow up to the massive nationwide protests on International Women's Day, the women from the MST occupied the farm of a known sexual abuser and blocked the train tracks of the Vale company, responsible for the deaths of over 300 people from the bursting of a dam in Minas Gerais.  We bring you both these stories.

Fighting for justice for Marielle and the dead from mining, women from MST block Vale's train in Minas Gerais

Eviction of Quilombo Campo Grande Canceled!

After 24 days of resistance against the injunction that ordered the eviction of the Quilombo Campo Grande Camp families, Judge Marcos Henrique Caldeira Brant suspended the decision of the Agrarian Court. He considered that the peasants "have occupied the rural area for a considerable period, approximately 14 years, with cultivation of coffee plantations among others, including buildings in which their families live," as the document states.

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