MST Occupations and Demonstrations

Interview with Joaquin Pinheiro, from MST, on the Assassination of Two Comrades in Parana

Last Thursday April 7, in the afternoon, families from the Rural Landless Worker’s Joaquin PinheirpMovement that were organized in the camp Don Tomás Baudino in the Quedas do Iguaçu municipality, central region of the state of Paraná, were victims of an ambush by the military police and private security forces of the logging company Araupel.

In solidarity with the petroleum workers, movements occupy Ministry of Mines and Energy

There are about 500 activists from the MST, FUP (Single Federation of Petroleum Workers, CUT (Unified Workers’ Central), UNE (National Union of Students), UBES (Union of Brazilian Secondary Students) and Levante Popular da Juventude (Popular Youth Uprising) in defense of democracy against the fiscal adjustment and for Fora Cunha (Get Out Cunha).

With 7 large estates occupied in two weeks, landless increase the struggle for land across the country

On Tuesday about 500 families set up the Princesa do Vale encampment in the Vale do Jequitinhonha, in the northeast of Minas Gerais.

7 Occupations

Beyond the immediate settlement of more than six thousand families camped in 42 estates in the region, the landless denounced poor conditions in the settlements, which have spent almost six years without technical assistance.

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