Over 900,000 Brazilians Sign Letter in Defense of Democracy

Brasil de Fato Reading of the letter in defense of democracy at the Faculty of Law in the University of Brasília, in Brazil’s capital city. Photo: Janelson Ferreira/MST The letter is being read in dozens of cities on August 11 as part of national mobilizations in defense of democracy On Thursday August 11, tens of…

It Is Dark, but I Sing Because the Morning Will Come

Vijay Prashad In the chilly Brazilian winter of 2019, Renata Porto Bugni (deputy director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research), André Cardoso (coordinator of our office in Brazil), and I went to the Lula Livre (‘Free Lula’) camp in Curitiba, set up just across the road from the penitentiary where former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva…

Gramsci in the Midst of Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement (MST)

Tricontinental Dossier no. 54 (July 2022) An Interview with MST Militante Neuri Rossetto Introduction Despite the persistent hegemony of capitalism and its ruling neoliberal ideology, various forms of resistance, social struggle, and proposals for an emancipated future continue to emerge. This is taking place in the face of economic, political, social, and environmental crises as…

Brazil’s MST Fight Against Evictions and Bolsonaro

Cassia Bechara of the MST’s National Board sits down with Kawsachun News at Armazém do Campo in São Paulo. June 29, 2022. Brazil is heading towards this year’s elections with a strong appetite for change after four years of Jair Bolsonaro which followed a coup against President Dilma Rouseff. In São Paulo, Camila spoke to Cassia Bechara…

A Space for Rebels: MST’s Florestan Fernandes School

Maria Gorete Sousa A look into the Landless Rural Workers Movement’s autonomous, international political formation school. ENFF (Escola Nacional Florestan Fernandes/Florestan Fernandes School), was born out of a decision made by the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (Movimento de Trabalhadores Sem Terra/MST) to create a political education system for activists from the cities and the countryside….

South Africa: A Place of Hope in a Time of Spiraling Crisis

Nigel C Gibson Illustrator: Anastasya Eliseeva The eKhenana occupation in Cato Manor, Durban, is a significant site in the struggle for a South Africa that respects the humanity of all. South Africa has many moments in its long history of struggle that are recognised internationally as turning points. These include the Sharpeville massacre in 1960, the…

João Pedro Stedile on Bolsonaro and Brazilian Elections in 2022

João Pedro Stédile from the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) in Brazil talks about the challenges ahead for the country with the upcoming elections next year. He discusses the crisis Brazil has been in with the pandemic and the neo-fascist government of Jair Bolsonaro. In this situation, what are the actions people’s movements need to…

How Agribusiness Produces Hunger

Gabriela Moncau According to a study, the agribusiness sector promotes inequality, which is responsible for 55% of the Brazilian population don’t knowing if they’ll have enough food to eat next day. – Foto: Governo do Mato Grosso Hardly someone living in Brazil doesn’t know the modern and colorful images of the “Agro is pop” TV…

Ghana’s Socialist Movement: A Revolutionary Experiment in Communication

Phillyp Mikell Congress of the Ghana Socialist Forum, which approved the transformation of the Forum into the Ghana Socialist Movement. Photo: Facebook of the SMG The organization built an enormous apparatus for the dissemination of socialist thought for ideological dispute and found in mass communication the key to organizing the working class Between July 31…