Early this Tuesday March 7, around 1,500 women of the Landless Workers Movement (MST) paralyzed the industrial complex of Vale Fertilizers Co. at Cubatão (São Paulo) to denounce the debt of the mining company to the Social Security system. Vale is one of the major debtors on the list of the National Treasury General Attorney. The company owes 88 million dollars to the National Institute of Social Security (INSS).
MST Occupations and Demonstrations
With a program focused on training, the Landless Women's Day of Struggle aims to denounce the setbacks that affect federal and state public policies.
The day of struggle will denounce foreign capital in Brazilian agriculture through transnational corporations, drawing the attention of society to the destructive model of agribusiness
The company's debt is R$ 276 million [$87 million].
The action sought to draw the attention of state parliamentarians to vote against reform.
Around 100 women from the Via Campesina, the Central Única dos Trabalhadores (CUT) and the Popular Levante de Juventude [Popular Youth Rising] held a protest against the Social Security Reform of the government of Michel Temer (PMDB) at dawn on Tuesday, March 7. Salgado Filho International Airport, in Porto Alegre (RS).
The headquarters of Social Security in Belém was also occupied to denounce the pension reform and the coup government of Michel Temer.
On the morning of this Wednesday (March 8), about 1,000 MST women, unions, black movement, left wing parties, students, Fetagri, MAB [Movement of People Affectd by the Dams], neighborhood movements, Popular Consultation and Popular Youth Rising held Women's March in Belém.
"Our occupation here, adds to the acts in the whole country against any posture that threatens our conquests"
During the march, an act was also carried out in front of the Federal Public Ministry to demand from this institution an action aimed at defending the collective rights of society.
Focus of the actions is the fight against the proposal of reform of the Social Security, of the coup government of Michel Temer.
Finally came the 8th of March, a date so expected by all popular movements, and this year has assumed a character of confrontation with the agenda of the coup government, which seeks to deepen the gender inequalities already so entrenched in our society.