Oppression of MST and Social Movements

For Lula’s freedom, activists start hunger strike and demand justice from Brazil’s Supreme Court

“Community fasts, solidarity actions, days of demonstration and mobilization wherever we are,” a striker claims.

Six activists from people’s movements will start an indefinite hunger strike at 4pm local time this Tuesday outside Brazil’s Supreme Court building in Brasília. The sit-down aims to demand justice in the country’s judicial system and freedom for ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

After five years of impunity, arrests for four accused of assassinating landless activist Fábio Santos

Two other suspects fled. The MST links their flight to the fact that the state police announced the arrest warrant ahead of time.

This past Wednesday morning (July 11th), state police carried out an operation that ended with the arrests of four people accused of ordering and carrying out the assassination of the MST activist Fábio Santos.