Last Thursday (April 7, 2016) afternoon, families of the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) organized in the Dom Tomás Balduino Camp, were victims of an ambush by the State Military Police and private security forces of the logging company Araupel.
The Landless Rural Workers Movement - MST, publicly denounces the attempt at an institutional coup d'Etat against the President of the Republic, Dilma Rousseff, promoted by the President of the Federal Chamber, Eduardo Cunha (PMDB/RJ), and reaffirms its commitment to the defense of democracy and respect for the vote.
Marching through the streets of cities, the students reaffirmed their commitment to fight against the privatization of public education.
by the MST Communications Collective in Bahia
We are all indigenous and we are fighting for a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry
The criminalization and killing of Indigenous People in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul has only increased in the last years, as international agribusiness continues to expand in the Central Plateau, Pantanal and Amazonian regions.
The following press release was issued by the unions and social movements.
During the congress of the CUT, in Porto Alegre, João Pedro Stedile pointed out the main challenges of the working class at this juncture.
The exit for the existing crises in Brazil and the role of the working class to confront the coup attempts were highlighted by the national MST leader João Pedro Stedile, last Friday (8/21/15), during the 14th State Congress of the Unified Workers Central (CECUT), in Porto Alegre (RS).
In São Paulo, the largest demonstration in the country, at least 100,000 joined against fiscal adjustment and in defense of democracy.
Hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets across the country on Thursday (8/20/15).
By Luiz Felipe Albuquerque
On Monday August 3, many offices of the Ministries of Finance were occupied by thousands of landless across the country. They included the offices of the Ministries of Finance of Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Recife, Fortaleza, Florianópolis, Curitiba, Palmas, Paraíba, Bahia, Rondônia and Sergipe.
In Brasília (Federal District) at around 3:00pm, the police engaged thousands of people demonstrating in front of the National Congress -- at times with violent force.
By José Coutinho Junior, Vivian Fernandes and Simone Freire of Brasil de Fato
Translated by Colin Murphy