Natalia Viana, 22 December 2010, 14.00 GMT
New cables published by Wikileaks reveal that the U.S. embassy and consulates in Brazil are deeply concerned about the Landless People’s Movement (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra or MST). The diplomats claim that the three decade old movement is losing power because of outgoing President Lula’s land poverty reduction programs.
By Vanessa Ramos MST Dilma Rousseff promises not to criminalize social movements, but in fact what should we expect from the president-elect?
By Mark Weisbrot - Guardian (UK)
Like the rally led by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central that brought hundreds of thousands of people into the streets of Washington DC on Saturday, Brazil's election on Sunday was a contest of "Restore Sanity" versus "Keep Fear Alive."
By Peter Carrano Radioagência NP What should be the attitude of the popular and union movements, and which standards should be central in the office of the government of Dilma, newly elected pres
At the start of this year’s electoral process, social movements in Brasil and Brasil’s Via Campesina made the political decision to undertake efforts to elect the largest number possible of legisla
For João Pedro Stedile, of the MST’s national leadership, Dilma’s victory would allow a scenario and confluence of forces more conducive to social progress.
US Social Forum, Detroit, 2010 Over a half-century ago, Mahatma Gandhi led a multitude of Indians to the sea to make salt—in defiance of the British Empire’s monopoly on this resource critical to
World transformations in recent years have resulted in the centralization of capital accumulation in the financial sphere and for transnational corporations.
At the beginning of June, the special parliamentary committee which is discussing changes to the Forest Code should issue its final report of changes in the legislation.