MST Occupations and Demonstrations

On the day Madero laid off 600 workers, the MST donated 12 tons of rice

Reactions to the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic have highlighted different aspects of Brazilian society. On April 1, in São Paulo (SP), the Madero restaurant chain announced the layoff of 600 workers. On the same day, in Rio Grande do Sul, the Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST) announced that it will donate 12 tons of organic rice to help compose the basic food basket for vulnerable people.

Court suspends eviction from Marielle Vive! encampment

Repossession process for encampment in Valinhos (SP) must undergo further analysis

The Court of Justice of São Paulo (TJSP) suspended for 90 days the order of repossession of the area including the Marielle Vive! encampment, in Valinhos (SP), in the region of Campinas. The court ruling guarantees that as long as the case is under consideration, the 700 families will not be evicted.

Peasant women lead 100,000-strong march in Brasília

Latin America’s largest demonstration organized by female rural workers, Daisies’ March energizes people’s struggle

Maria Anecy Martins arrived in Brasília this week with glowing eyes to join the 2019 Daisies’ March. The 45-year-old small farmer is one of the 100,000 peasant women who joined the 2-day event that ended with a massive rally that took over the streets of Brazil’s capital.

Police arrest man who confessed to driving through MST protest and killing activist

Truck attack happened in Valinhos, outside São Paulo, when families from the Marielle Vive Camp held a demonstration

The police arrested on Thursday evening Leo Luiz Ribeiro, who confessed to killing a 72-year-old landless farmer during a demonstration held by the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) in Valinhos, an hour-drive out of São Paulo.

Driver rams truck into demonstration, kills 72-year-old outside MST encampment in Brazil

An MST member was killed and a journalist was injured after a truck was driven over protesters in Valinhos, São Paulo

A driver rammed a truck at high speed on Thursday into a demonstration held by landless families who live in the Marielle Vive Camp in Valinhos, a one-hour drive out of São Paulo, Brazil, killing an elderly man and injuring a journalist.

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