MST News and Events

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 Activist in Boston - Thursday, July 8, 2010

Political Education: The experience of MSTin Brazil

Ana Justo, Florestan Fernandes National School,
The Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST)

Ana Justo has been a leader of Brazil's Landless Workers Movement (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra - MST) for 23 of its 25 years. The largest social movement in Latin America, the MST has 1.5 million members. The MST struggles for land reform, access to healthcare, schools, organic production and infrastructure by promoting ground-up sustainable development based in the needs of all Brazilians. Ana coordinates the Secretariat of the MST's Florestan Fernandes National School located in Guararema, Sao Paulo.

Social movements oppose attacks on indigenous people in Mato Grosso do Sul

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.

The MST awards the “Struggle for Land” Prize to 22 fighters

More than 600 people attended the award ceremony, which on significant dates is conferred on people who stood out in defense of Struggle for Land Recipientspeasant struggles, agrarian reform, and a socialist society. The “Struggle for Land” Prize was awarded on January 24, 2015 at the Florestan Fernandes National School in Guararema (SP).  The award was last given in 2009, in celebration of the MST's 25th anniversary. Now the landless share the award again to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Movement, completed in 2014.

In a meeting with Julian Assange, the MST establishes a partnership with Wikileaks

by Maíra Kubík Mano

Every day in front of the Embassy of Ecuador in London, a group of five people meet for a protest. With some posters and a hand-sewn banner, they are demanding the release of Wikileaks found Julian Assange who is confined in the building. "We are organizing a big action on June 19, can you participate?" they ask passersby. The Embassy is located in a tourist area of the city, right next to a large department store and the protest draws lots of attention.

Seventeen years after the massacre, the attack on land reform continues

drawing of massacreSeventeen years have passed since that fateful April 17. On that day in 1996, a march of rural workers organized by the MST was blockaded and attacked by military police in the city of Eldorado dos Carajás, Pará state. 19 people were killed on the spot and 2 others died days afterwards. The day of the Eldorado dos Carajás massacre has officially become the National Day of Struggle for Land Reform.

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