Oppression of MST and Social Movements

Major U.S. Labor, Human Rights, Environmental and Women’s Organizations Denounce “Legislative Coup” Against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

As the Olympic Games come to a close in Rio de Janeiro, non-governmental organizations and unions in the United States are condemning the impeachment process against Brazil’s president. A public statement released today states: “We, the undersigned organizations, support democracy in Brazil and denounce the forced removal of Brazil’s elected president, Dilma Rousseff, as well as the criminalization and repression of Brazilian social movements.”

Coup in Brazil: Senate Removes Rousseff from Presidency

Brazil’s right wing finally achieved what it couldn’t win for years at the ballot box, ending 13 years of left-wing governance.

The fate of Brazilian democracy was decided Wednesday as the country’s Senate voted 61 to 20 to impeach suspended President Dilma Rousseff after a trial that many international critics have described as a farce and a parliamentary coup.

The organizers of the International Tribunal for Democracy hope to shine a light on the critical political movement in Brazil

Social movements in Brazil on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, launched a symbolic International Tribunal for Democracy in Rio de Janeiro to put the ouster of suspended Dilma Rousseff, widely condemned as a parliamentary coup, on trial for its impact on the democratic order in the South American country.

With Two Political Prisoners, the MST Will Resort to International Organizations

The Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST), in the State of Goias, located in center-west Brazil, is preparing to take the case of political imprisonments to international organizations. Currently, this State is known for the increase in repression to popular movements. There are already three political prisoners, and two of them are MST members.

Interview with Joaquin Pinheiro, from MST, on the Assassination of Two Comrades in Parana

Last Thursday April 7, in the afternoon, families from the Rural Landless Worker’s Joaquin PinheirpMovement 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.

Syngenta convicted in Brazil! Justice finds company responsible for armed attack on encamped rural workers.

The court sentence, given by Judge Pedro Ivo Moreiro, of the 1st Civil Court of Cascavel, was published in the Paraná State Official Gazette this Tuesday (November 17, 2015). The sentence rules that the company shall pay compensation to Keno’s family and to Isabel for the moral and material damage it caused.

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