MST and Working Class Unity

“Marielle Franco Presente”: Global Protest Movements Denounce the Assassination of Brazilian Activist

People across the world have responded with outrage, sadness, and grief to the assassination of Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Pedro Gomes on Wednesday night in Rio de Janeiro. Marielle Franco was a councilwoman from the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) in the city of Rio de Janeiro, and an activist who opposed the militarization of poor neighborhoods.

Photo Credit: Midia Ninja

Former President Lula and the MST inaugurate a soccer field in Brazil

Former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, participated this Saturday in the inauguration of the football field “Dr. Sócrates Brasileiro” of the National School Florestan Fernandes of the Landless Rural Worker’s Movement (MST) in Guararema, Sao Paulo.

The field is an homage to Socrates, a football player known for opposing the civic-military dictatorship in the country.

São Paulo Military Police Evicts East Zone Families and Apprehends MTST leader, Guilherme Boulos; MST Repudiates the Violence Against the MTST

Earlier today (January 17, 2017), the São Paulo Military Police showed up at the San Mateo Colonial Occupation and evicted the area, in which 700 families lived.

The first operative of reintegration of positions, overseen by João Doria, had the characteristics of a military operation. Around 6 am, the Military Police showed up with infantry and trucks and advanced on the houses and families that had occupied the lands in the east zone of São Paulo.

MST leader defends the unitary program* to take the country from the crises

During the congress of the CUT, in Porto Alegre, João Pedro Stedile pointed out the main challenges of the working class at this juncture.

Stedile and CUT

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).

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