In the municipality of Chapecó, about 5,000 protesters marched through the city's streets in order to dialogue with the population and add strength to the mobilizations taking place across the country on March 8, 2017, International Women’s Day.
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With representations of the five regions of the country, more than 400 militants of the MST met in Fortaleza-CE for the meeting of the National Coordination of the Movement, between January 23 and 27, 2017. With deep reflections, dialogue and a lot of excitement in a revolutionary mística, the Movement's whole team deliberated on an extensive calendar of struggles to confront the threats to social rights carried out by coup president Michel Temer.
A national brigade was created with the aim of organizing people’s educators to act in their respective states in a campaign that aims to eliminate illiteracy in all areas of the Movement
In his short time in office as an un-elected president, Temer has tried to roll back progressive measures carried out by Worker’s Party leaders.
The Brazilian senate has voted 65 to 14 for PEC 55, an austerity measure that will limit social spending for the next 20 years.
Last Thursday, in the framework of the II Continental Assembly of Social Movements Towards the ALBA, the first panel of speakers was led by the representative of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement (MST) of Brazil, João Pedro Stedile, who offered a master class titled “Political juncture: neoliberalism, neodevelopmentalism and socialism in our continent”.
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.
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.”
Posted on Friday, the law eases the budget reassignment, the main justification the removal of Dilma
Unelected President Temer and president of the House of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia
By 61 votes to 20, the Senate decided in favor of effectively separating Dilma Rousseff from her seat, and the political crisis will only get worse with the new government.