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.
MST Occupations and Demonstrations
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
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
Landless Workers’ Movement releases open letter endorsing Lula’s candidacy and demanding justice for Marielle Franco
Organizers and supporters feel that the outcome so far is positive and highlight expressions of support
Brazil’s ex-president sends letter to thank MST for their support in face of political persecution against him
Lula speaking to MST activists at a camp in the state of Minas Gerais in 2017 / Ricardo Stuckert
The action in solidarity with Lula da Silva could face a crackdown after defying a court order prohibiting the encampment.
Demonstrations demand freedom for former president Lula, on the day of his possible arrest
A democratic vigil of popular movements accompanies Lula at the Metalworkers' Union of ABC, in São Bernardo do Campo
Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets last week throughout the country to express their grief and protest the murder of militant and councilwoman Marielle Franco (of the Socialism and Freedom Party, PSOL) and her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes.
Photo Credit: Midia Ninja
Brazil’s top court rules against ex-president’s petition by a 6-to-5 vote; Chief Justice broke the tie
After Chief Justice Carmen Lúcia delivered her opinion in last night’s session (4), by 6-to-5 vote of the Supreme Court of Brazil (STF) ruled against the preventive habeas corpus petition filed by ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s defense team in an effort to prevent judge Sérgio Moro to order his arrest.