“The Landless Movement (MST) of Brazil is accused of being a criminal organization. This accusation is part of a strategy to criminalize social protest and popular movements. After weakening the Workers’ Party (PT) of Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff, who he overthrew, Temer now has it aim set on the MST. But we continue to struggle, because this is the only way to defeat the conservative forces and the coup”.
MST Occupations and Demonstrations
On December 7 and 8, nearly 300 leaders of 100 popular organizations of Brazil gathered to update the political platform of the Popular Brazil Front. The meeting, which was held in Belo Horizonte, was attended by a wide range of sectors of society including youth, peasants, healthcare workers, unions and religious organizations.
The attacks began on Monday and three pickup trucks help in the criminal action.
By Carlinhos Luz
Da Página do MST
This week, the encampment Hugo Chaves suffered another violent attack of gunmen and from the plantation owner Osvaldo Saldanha. The attacks began last Monday and three trucks help in the criminal action.
The gunslingers set up a barricade in Vila Sororó, populated near the encampment.
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.
The day mobilized 30,000 people in 14 states plus the Federal District, with land occupations, public buildings and marches held by a broad unity of the movements of the countryside
This week, popular movements, unions, and religious organizations who work in rural areas carried out the “Days of Unified Struggle of Rural Workers.” The days of struggle involved building occupations and blockade of roads — which started on Monday, Sept. 5, and ended on Thursday, Sept. 7.
On the same day as the opening ceremony of the Olympics, various organizations of the Brazilian left held a protest in Rio de Janeiro. The demonstration was called for by three fronts: Brazil Popular Front, People Without Fear and Socialist Left.
The immediate settlement of 90,000rncamped families is on the agenda of the National Day of Struggle
More than 700,000 people attended the National Day in Defense of Democracy on Thursday (March 31) in several Brazilian cities. The acts were organized by Brazil Popular Front and the People Without Fear, in order to defend democracy against the coup and to fight for a different economic policy.
Last Thursday April 7, in the afternoon, families from the Rural Landless Worker’s Movement that were organized in the camp Don Tomás Baudino in the Quedas do Iguaçu municipality, central region of the state of Paraná, were victims of an ambush by the military police and private security forces of the logging company Araupel.