MST Occupations and Demonstrations

In solidarity with the petroleum workers, movements occupy Ministry of Mines and Energy

There are about 500 activists from the MST, FUP (Single Federation of Petroleum Workers, CUT (Unified Workers’ Central), UNE (National Union of Students), UBES (Union of Brazilian Secondary Students) and Levante Popular da Juventude (Popular Youth Uprising) in defense of democracy against the fiscal adjustment and for Fora Cunha (Get Out Cunha).

With 7 large estates occupied in two weeks, landless increase the struggle for land across the country

On Tuesday about 500 families set up the Princesa do Vale encampment in the Vale do Jequitinhonha, in the northeast of Minas Gerais.

7 Occupations

Beyond the immediate settlement of more than six thousand families camped in 42 estates in the region, the landless denounced poor conditions in the settlements, which have spent almost six years without technical assistance.

Urban Commune completes its tenth year as a symbol of social housing and integration

Located in Greater Sao Paulo, the Dom Helder Camara Urban Commune was the first MST experiment in an urban area.

In the town of Jandira, an MST flag has been planted as a symbol of unification between the countryside and the city.

Within the town is a property which challenges the commercialization of collective achievement, and stands as a beacon of hope for one of the country's biggest social problems: a lack of housing.

In the fight against homophobia, Landless Youth call for an end of violence

March against homophobiaTo Beth Rocha, transvestite and acampada*, building mechanisms to ensure an egalitarian society imbues respect for different identities.

The men wore dresses, lipstick, false eyelashes, heels. The women, boots, loose shirts, belts, baseball style caps. The proposal was to bring forth a reflection on the construction of gender identity and respect for different sexual orientations.

Without prejudice or preconceptions, landless youth held Agitation and Propaganda against homophobia on Tuesday (March 17) during the state march of MST in Bahia.

The action mobilized some 100 young people from different regions of the state, and proposed gives visibility to LGBT landless and fight against any kind of violence. Also, the march reaffirmed that the struggle for People’s Agrarian Reform should be everyone’s struggle.

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