MST: We Are Ready to Contribute to the Legitimate Uprising of the Masses

Brasil de Fato National board of the Landless Workers’ Movement released the letter after a meeting held in the city of Sarzedo, Minas Gerais – Dowglas Silva “We reaffirm our commitment with the land, with life, and guaranteeing healthy food for all people,” reads an excerpt of the text shared on Saturday (25) by the…

Brazil: MST in Paraná Mobilizes for Land, Life and Dignity

Peoples Dispatch Ratinho Junior, No more violence! Photo: MST Hundreds of landless rural workers are participating in the “Peasant Resistance Vigil: for land, life and dignity” in Cascavel in the southern Brazilian state of Paraná. The vigil, which began on December 28, 2019, is in defense of the land where over 200 landless families live…

Brazilian Military Police Invade Two MST Camps

Rafaella Dotta Members of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement (MST) denounced that in an operative that began yesterday December 17, the Military Police established bases inside of two of their camps. The people that live in Patria Livre camp and the Zequinha camp, located in São Joaquim de Bicas in the Metropolitan Region of Belo…

Brazil: Order to Evict the Paulo Freire Training Center of the MST

On September 5, the Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST) was surprised to receive an order to vacate the Paulo Freire Training Center, located in the Normandy settlement of Caruaru (Pernambuco). The reintegration was requested by the National Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform (INCRA) and ordered by the 24th Federal Court, in the municipality…

Via Campesina: Burning the Amazon is a Crime Against Humanity

La Via Campesina Wildfires become more common as the dry season approaches in the Amazon; ranchers and farmers use them to clear land for crops and pasture – Créditos: Reproduction Greenpeace – Daniel Beltra ” />Wildfires become more common as the dry season approaches in the Amazon; ranchers and farmers use them to clear land…

Contemporary Challenges for the Working Class and Peasantry in Brazil

Joao Pedro Stedile Members of the MST from Belém participate in mobilization in June of this year against pension reform. Photo: Regyane Nascimento / Brasil de Fato Capitalist Crisis of Organizing Production and Society We are living through a very complex moment of global reality and human history. In the last decade, various profound crises…

Peasant Women Lead 100,000-Strong March in Brasília

Cristiane Sampaio Indigenous Women’s March joined the mobilization in Brasília / Andressa Zumpano/CPT Maria Anecy Martins arrived in Brasília this week with glowing eyes to join the 2019 Daisies’ March. The 45-year-old small farmer is one of the 100,000 peasant women who joined the 2-day event that ended with a massive rally that took over the…

Brazil: Police Arrest Man Who Drove Through MST Protest, Killing Activist

Igor CarvalhoMore than 1,000 families live in Marielle Vive Camp, in Valinhos, a one-hour drive out of São Paulo – Créditos: Esquerda Online The police arrested on Thursday evening Leo Luiz Ribeiro, who confessed to killing a 72-year-old landless farmer during a demonstration held by the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) in Valinhos, an hour-drive out…

The Latin American Coordination of Rural Organizations (CLOC) at 25 Years

Osvaldo León In February 1994, in Lima (Perú), under the slogan “United in Defense of Life, Land, Work and Production” the Latin American Coordination of Rural Organizations (CLOC) was officially established.  Eighty-four (84) organizations from 18 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean came together for this historic moment.  This became possible as a result…