Dear Friends of the MST,
Landless Workers’ Movement releases open letter endorsing Lula’s candidacy and demanding justice for Marielle Franco
Social movements and other allies from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe condemn the political persecution and threat of imprisonment against Lula, the leading candidate in Brazil’s October presidential election. Brazil’s weakened democracy is at stake.
According to Keli Mafort, of the national coordination of the MST, the agrarian counter-reform by the coup government must be defeated in the struggle.
With joy and irreverence, the MST Folia bloc has drawn important guidelines around the struggle for democracy
The place is the same where the encampment Marcelino Chiarello was violently evicted in November 2017.
On Saturday morning, February 17, 2018, 400 families of the MST of Santa Catarina reoccupied the area where the encampment Marcelino Chiarello suffered a violent eviction in November 2017.
Many believe agribusiness pulled Brazil out of the worst recession in its history. Estimates for 2017 register a scant 0.4% growth after four years of crisis, according to the Boletim Focus from the National Central Bank. Agribusiness represents almost 23% of Brazil’s GDP.
The continuity of the coup government of Michel Temer and of his parliamentarians in the Congress is one of the negatives points of this year.
The question that prevails is: What to expect of 2018?
Every new year there is a balance of the advances and setbacks in the life of the people. But in this 2017, filled with memorable events, it is difficult to chose.
Among the central demands of the Cry of the Excluded were the defense of social security, the annulment of the Labor Reform and the fight against the privatizations of Eletrobras and Petrobras.