Over the last week, in Brazil and different parts of the world, hundreds of thousands of us have been mobilizing, handing out flyers, giving public classes, holding vigils, marches, actions, roadblocks and occupations in order to promote dialogue and alert the society about the farcical trial that is being carried out against presidential candidate Lula da Silva Porto Alegre and explaining its significance: it is a prolongation of the coup that began in 2016.
MST Occupations and Demonstrations
An aggressive attack is being waged against MST landless peasants in the northern state of Pará, Brazil.
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.
A legitimate and peaceful movement, who does the Cry of the Excluded bother? Crying for health, education, security, culture, housing, land exposes the mismanagement of public resources and the inequality that plagues the city, state and country.
Thousands of people took to the streets this September 7th under the motto: "For rights and democracy, the struggle is every day"
On this holiday of September 7, popular movements and sectors of the Catholic Church organized the traditional Cry of the Excluded in various cities across the country. In the 23rd edition of the action, the protesters went the streets under the motto: "For rights and democracy, the struggle is every day".
Women and the elderly suffered torture and beatings.
More than 50 families from Clodomir Santos, Ipueiras and Brejinho de Nazaré districts in Tocantins, have been suffering from death threats and attacks for several days. The workers had their tents and belongings burned by violent action by gunmen at the behest of landowners claiming to be owners of the occupied and conflicted area.
Cry of the Excluded in the Federal District defends Out with Temer, democracy and national sovereignty. Mobilization will begin at 8:30 am, in front of the National Museum.
We condemn the repression against the Brazilian people. Direct elections now!
Joao Pedro Stédile is not only a fundamental part of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement, but also a member of the Brazil Popular Front, which as of late has become Michel Temer’s worst nightmare.
In this interview, by our collaborator Geraldina Colotti, Stédile addresses the current situation in Brazil, and the probable exits to the crisis, including Temer’s fall and the call to direct elections now.
It was raining in São Paulo when young people from the MST and the Popular Rising of Youth, in chorus, repeated several times: "it is a time of war, it is a time without sun," taking the front of the main stage of the National Fair of Agrarian Reform. The intervention served to launch a manifesto against the criminalization of social movements and against violence in the countryside, which was beautiful by the singer Tico Santa Cruz on the night of Friday, May 5, 2017.