MST Statement on Harassment of Fighters for Agrarian Reform in Goias

In the context of the resurgence of conservative forces and the ongoing persecution of movements for democratic struggle, the MST in the state of Goiás has denounced the establishment of a climate of criminalization of its activists. On Monday May 30, an activist for Agrarian Reform Jose Valdir Misnerovicz was arrested in Veranópolis (RS) in an operation triggered by the Civil Police of Goiás and coordinated with the Police of Rio Grande do Sul.

Landless Murdered in Paraná

So far two have been confirmed dead and about six wounded.

On the afternoon of Thursday ( April 7), two teams of Paraná Military Police, accompanied by security guards from the Araupel company attacked the Dom Tomas Balduino encampment in the Iguaçu Falls region in the center of the state.
So far two people have been confirmed dead and about six wounded—the exact number has not been confirmed—as the military police has been, at that time, preventing members of the MST from approaching the scene.
 

History

MST leader Stedile addresses questions on current situation

The recent historical trajectory of Latin America has been marked by the dominance of the neoliberal project in the '90s. Then there were uprisings in several countries and the people elected progressive governments that dominated the 2000 scenario (with the victory of Chavez) until 2013. In this last period there were three political-economic projects on the continent.

The first was the neoliberal project that represented the interests of big local capital and transnational companies and especially U.S.banks

Landless Workers’ Movement analyzes the situation and makes proposals

1. The current global crisis of capitalism, initiated in 2008, is causing increased unemployment, increased social inequality and concentration of income and wealth, besides intensifying the use of repressive state apparatus worldwide.

2. Big capital is unable to provide outlets for capitalism’s crisis. They emphasize that it will be a deep, long crisis, which will require structural reforms. Its social consequences are still unpredictable.

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