The Brazilian people are being bombarded day after day with lies and manipulations of the big media regarding the situation in Venezuela. Allegations range from its government being dictatorial to mass exodus of its people, to starvation of the population and daily violence by the police against citizens on the streets.
It has been almost a year since the impeachment of Brazil’s former President Dilma Rousseff, removed from office for illegally manipulating government accounts.
Shortly after the beginning of the 7th International Conference of La Vía Campesina in Basque Country, we interviewed Marina Dos Santos, who is a member of the organization that founded this international network of peasants: the Landless Workers’ Movement of Brazil.
The Brazilian government prepares to lift mining restrictions on more than 400 national and state parks.
Brazilian social movements criticized plans to expand mining activities on Friday (June 23, 2017) as the government announced new auctioning procedures in order to attract higher levels of investment in the mining sector.
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.
On December 7 and 8, nearly 300 leaders of 100 popular organizations of Brazil gathered to update the political platform of the Popular Brazil Front. The meeting, which was held in Belo Horizonte, was attended by a wide range of sectors of society including youth, peasants, healthcare workers, unions and religious organizations.
The day mobilized 30,000 people in 14 states plus the Federal District, with land occupations, public buildings and marches held by a broad unity of the movements of the countryside
By 61 votes to 20, the Senate decided in favor of effectively separating Dilma Rousseff from her seat, and the political crisis will only get worse with the new government.
Interview with Joao Pedro Stedile, leader of the MST, on the political crisis in Brazil.
After the penultimate vote of the Senate on the impeachment against President Dilma Rousseff, we interviewed Joao Pedro Stedile, historical leader of the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST), who is at the frontline of the fight against “putschist leader Michel Temer”.
“The earnings of the putschists are insatiable. But they ignore that in this world everything has contradictions” It seems as though Brazil’s destiny is determined in the month of August. It was the month of the crisis and suicide of President Getulio Vargas in the 50s. Then, in the 60s, the resignation of Jânio Quadros and the crisis of legality.