João Pedro Stedile: The Left and Lula

In part two of our conversation with João Pedro Stedile, he discusses the governability and decision-making capacity of the Lula government in the face of a conservative senate and chamber of deputies. João Pedro Stedile of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement and the International Peoples’ Assembly, discusses the prospects of the Lula government as well…

João Pedro Stedile: Brazil’s Divided Bourgeoisie

João Pedro Stedile, Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) national directorate member : The Brazilian bourgeoisie that once marched united and gave us four coups is now divided thanks to contradictions in the class struggle. Economic, environmental and political crisis in Brazil has resulted in a split within the bourgeoisie and some have now abandoned Bolsonaro…

Gilmar Mauro: “Defeating Fascism in Brazil is Fundamental”

Days after the first round of elections in Brazil, Gilmar Mauro, of the national board of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement spoke to Peoples Dispatch about the challenges ahead for people’s movements in Brazil to secure the victory of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the Workers’ Party of Brazil.

Brazil’s Landless Rural Workers’ Movement Elects Six Candidates

Landless Rural Workers’ Movement MST candidates from left to right: Marina, Rosa Amorim, Valmir Assunção, Missias, Marcon, Adão Pretto (Photo: MST) The MST elects candidates in the South, Southeast and Northeast of Brazil for state and federal office The Landless Rural Workers’ Movement (MST) made history this Sunday, October 2, by electing 6 candidates for…

Joāo Pedro Stedile: Lula, BRICS and Latin American Integration

Joāo Pedro Stedile, one of the national directors of Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) provides an analysis (in Spanish) of the situation in Brazil going into the October 2nd election. Recorded by Kawsachun News in São Paulo on September 29, 2022. What’s expected from Lula’s foreign policy if he returns to the presidency? Kawsachun News…

João Paulo Rodrigues: “Brazil Has a Great Responsibility in Latin America”

Brasil de Fato MST national leader, João Paulo Rodrigues – Guilherme Santos/Sul21 João Paulo Rodrigues is a member of the national coordination of the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) and represents the MST within Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s campaign for the presidency of Brazil.  In an interview with Brasil de Fato, Rodrigues speaks about the upcoming 2022 Brazilian general…

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…