They denounce the idle land use, separation of small milk producers in the region and the influence of the former owners to acquire the area.
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.
On March 20, President Dilma Rousseff attended the 12th Festival of the Agro-Ecological Rice Harvest in Integração Gaucha and Lanceiros Negros settlements, in Eldorado do Sul, in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre (RS).
At the time, the president praised the new structure of the drying and rice storage unit with a capacity of 80 million bags belonging to COOPTAP, the Cooperative Workers in Settlements in the Region of Porto Alegre.
The actions are part of the National Day of Struggle of Peasant Women in denouncing the agribusiness model
Through synchronized actions, social movements block the legalization of genetically modified Eucalyptus
Though only a partial victory, the organizations involved have managed to make GMOs a subject of public debate and show its social and environmental impacts
“We reject the process of dismantling citizens rights acquired by the people of Paraná and the break up of public education.”
Since February 9th, teachers and employees of public schools in Paraná have been striking against a governmental bill, approved by governor Beto Richa (Brazilian Social Democracy Party PSDB - “Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira”), which includes measures that negatively impact educators’ careers.
Around 220 people from encampments from 20 classes of Youth and Adult Education (EJA) met on Saturday (January 10) to start along the road to literacy.
The people, who were from encampments in six locations in the south of Bahia, participated in the inaugural class of the "Yes, I Can" Project, whose slogan is "Yes I Can read and write. This is an achievement of the MST."
by Maura Silva
Founded in December of 2009, the Association of Friends of the National School of Florestan Fernandes functions—using the school's own pedagogical process—with the objective of bringing together people that can contribute to a transformative force to construct a more just and equal society.
On Monday July 7, various social movements like the MST, People's Uprising of Youth, Consulta Popular, the Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB), and the World March of Women (WMW) carried out actions and artistic events throughout the country on the National Day of Action for a Constitutional Referendum .
by Maíra Kubík Mano
Every day in front of the Embassy of Ecuador in London, a group of five people meet for a protest. With some posters and a hand-sewn banner, they are demanding the release of Wikileaks found Julian Assange who is confined in the building. "We are organizing a big action on June 19, can you participate?" they ask passersby. The Embassy is located in a tourist area of the city, right next to a large department store and the protest draws lots of attention.