Dear Friends of the MST, On October 21 at 1:30 p.m., a Via Campesina encampment located at Syngenta’s 127-hectare farm used for field trials of genetically modified crops in Santa Tereza do Oeste,
PRESS RELEASE from VIA CAMPESINA Armed Militia Attacks Via Campesina Encampment and Kills Activist There were no hostages at the site, to the contrary of reports by the Globo News Network.
BRASILIA, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Brazil's militant landless peasants invaded tree plantations of Votorantim and Stora Enso paper companies on Tuesday, destroying saplings as part of a protest against m
Dear friends of the MST,
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 8 (Reuters) - A group of Brazilian landless peasants threatened on Monday to block a railroad run by mining giant CVRD and halt iron ore shipments from Carajas area in a protest
Dear Friends of the MST,
Since 1985, Brazilian families have in large numbers taken to the MST’s call for “bottom-up” agrarian reform.
A little over a year ago, the MST asked for international solidarity to stop the eviction of 450 families from the MST settlement in the state of Minas Gerais. Because of the large outpouring of support and solidarity, the order of eviction was suspended in July 2019. Now, a new order of eviction has been issued with an eviction date of August 12. Information on the Quilombo Campo Grande settlement is below.
Proposal provides aid of R$ 3,000 [approximately US$ 575], aid for cisterns and postponement of debts; farmers receive R $ 6 thousand
On Monday (July 20) the Chamber of Deputies approved the bill to help family farmers while the Covid-19 crisis persists.