The MST and Paulo Freire’s Legacy in Africa

Rafael Soriano As a wanderer of hope, work, and changing people’s lives, Paulo Freire spread a legacy across all continents. Freire lived in Bolivia, in Chile, in Cambridge (England), in the USA, in Geneva (Switzerland), and visited many places in the world. From his work in the World Council of Churches, of which he became…

Letter to World Leaders on the Occasion of the Leaders’ Summit on Climate

International People’s Assembly It is common knowledge that we are at a decisive moment for human survival and for the biodiversity of our planet. There is a serious environmental and public health crisis, caused by crimes committed continuously by the greed for profit. The research and scientific data are more and more evident, which you…

Joao Pedro Stedile: Bolsonaro’s Increasing Isolation

Carlos Aznarez and Joao Pedro Stedile To interview Joao Pedro Stedile, referent of the Landless Movement of Brazil, is to know in advance that everything he says will be backed by years of working with the peasant masses, and also as an indispensable promoter of political alliances of the anti-capitalist left. We wanted to discuss…

Brazil: Eldorado do Carajás, 25 Years of Impunity

Fernanda Alcântara Burial of Landless Workers Victims of the 1996 massacre, in Pará. Image search Archive and MST Memory. Photo: J.R. Ripper Ayala Ferreira, of the national leadership of the MST, by the National Human Rights Collective, recalls the brutality of the massacre in Pará and speaks of the actions for Abril Vermelho The 17th…

Literacy and Agroecology Campaign: Solidarity and Hope Among African Peoples

Phillyp Mikell Photo: Brigada Samora Machel The MST Internationalist Brigade Samora Machel, located in Zambia, has been active in Africa since 2008. To bring solidarity to the peoples of the mother continent, the Brigade has worked on three central axes: education, agroecology and women’s organization. More recently, as of November 2020, the literacy efforts of…

Historic Farmers’ Parade Takes Center Stage on India’s Republic Day

Peoples Dispatch Photo: Newsclick On January 26, which is celebrated as India’s Republic Day, tens of thousands of farmers rode into the capital New Delhi. Their demand: the withdrawal of three laws that were pushed through parliament in an undemocratic manner January 26, the day India became a Republic, is traditionally celebrated at Rajpath —…

MST: Six Banners of Struggle that Will Be Present in 2021

Fernanda Alcântara Almost two weeks have passed since the beginning of a new year; it is common to reflect on some perspectives and challenges that, in general, we will face in 2021. Even more in the face of the pandemic of the novel Coronavirus, an unexpected and deadly enemy that has affected more than eight…

Black Women, Mothers, Workers: The Frontlines of the MTST

Camila Valle and Tainã Góis One only has to look around any occupation by the Brazilian Homeless Workers’ Movement (MTST) to notice that the majority of people there are women. Research done in 2014 by a volunteer tech support group acting alongside the movement estimated that women make up approximately 70 percent of active members….

How the MST Proposes to Stand Up to Agribusiness by Planting Organic Soy

Erick Gimenes Soy begins to grow at the Ernesto Che Guevara settlement Farmers from the Ernesto Che Guevara settlement in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul sow 100 hectares of poison-free soy Farmers from the Ernesto Che Guevara settlement, of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) in Sidrolândia, Mato Grosso do Sul, began planting…

Agroecology Means Popular Resistance at MST’s Marielle Vive Camp

Daniel Lamir Footage of the Marielle Vive camp, highlighting its mandala garden – Julio Matos There are about 700 families in transition threatened by real estate speculation For more than two years, around 700 families from the Landless Rural Workers Movement(MST) have been transforming the idle setting of the old Eldorado Ranch, in the Valinhos…

Brazil: Life Lessons and Resistance of the MST

Carlos Aznarez Recently the Brazilian regime, through the action of its repressive forces, invaded and destroyed a part of the camp that the Landless Movement of Brazil had been maintaining for 20 years in Quilombo Grande do Campo, in Mina Gerais. It is not surprising that this should happen, since the MST is in the…

Police Set Fire to MST Camp During Eviction

Lu Sudré Families of Quilombo Campo Grande camp denounce the negligence of the Minas Gerais state government – MST 450 landless families have been resisting the eviction for more than 30 hours in the state of Minas Gerais Military police set fire to the Quilombo Grande camp of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement, located in…