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Brazil landless chief vows protests to push Lula
Natuza Nery | Brasilia, Brazil
30 August 2006 11:35
LINK: http://lanr.blogspot.com/2006/09/brazil-landless-chief-vows-protests-to.html

The leader of...

[09/15/06] Friends of the MST,

We are pleased to report that Minister Nilson Naves, of the Supreme Justice Tribunal, has just revoked the decree of preventative imprisonment filed against our comrade, Jaime Amorim, member of the MST’s National Coordinating Body for the state of Pernambuco.

This is an enormous victory against the...

CAMPAIGN FOR THE RELEASE OF ENIO BOHNENBERGER

Dear Friends of the MST,

As many of you are aware, on the 4th of July of 2006, a judge from the 11th District Court of Belo Horizonte ordered the preventative imprisonment of our colleague Enio, member of the MST's National Coordinating Body and a longtime Human Rights activist. Enio...

Syngenta is a multinational agribusiness corporation based in Basel, Switzerland. Syngenta was the first global group to focus exclusively on agribusiness products. According to Syngenta’s Web site (www.syngentaseeds.com), the company has over 19,000 employees. In 2005, Syngenta’s revenue was over...

Dear Friends of the MST,

Thank you to everyone who made the effort to mail a letter in support of the Via Campesina’s occupation of Syngenta Seeds’ experimental test site in Santa Teresa do Oeste, Paraná, Brazil, to Governor Roberto Requião. The Via Campesina, an international movement of peasant social movements, and Terra de Direitos...

Two Brazilian activists fighting for the rights of landless farmers were shot dead in front of dozens of witnesses at their protest camp, Christian Aid has learned.

Josias de Barros Ferreira and Samuel Matias Barbosa were leading members of the Christian Aid partner, Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST) which fights for...

“It was not me that was arrested. My arrest was an attempt to criminalize all the social movements that fight for Agrarian Reform in Pernambuco

[08/28/2006] MST occupies latifúndio in Minas Gerais

Yesterday morning, close to 150 MST families occupied the Monte Cristo Farm, located in the municipality of Salto da Divisa, Minas Gerais (MG). The estate, stretching roughly 2,400 hectares, had already been audited by the National Institute for Colonization and Agrarian Reform (INCRA...

[08/28/2006] Superior Justice Tribunal (STJ) decides in favor of Jaime Amorim

A short while ago, the Superior Justice Tribunal (STJ) announced its decision to revoke the preventative imprisonment of Jaime Amorim, of the MST’s National Coordinating Body, detained since last Monday. The decision by Minister Nilson Naves comes in response...

[08/23/06] Civil society mobilizes against impunity and the criminalization of social movements in Pernambuco

The Pastoral Land Commission of Pernambuco (CPT-PE) is calling all members of civil society into action, demanding an end to the increasing criminalization of the social movements and the impunity that reigns in cases of violence...

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