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.
Oppression of MST and Social Movements
“After Temer falls, we need to stay on the streets,” Stedile says.
Joao Pedro Stedile, leader of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement (MST) and of the Brazil Popular Front, analyzes the Brazilian political scenario, the role of the O Globo media network, the internal divisions among the putschists, and speaks about the need of building a transition government and the people’s project of Brazil.
Nine were murdered in Mato Grosso precisely in the week in which we remember the massacre of Eldorado dos Carajás.
The Ministry of Public Safety of Mato Grosso confirmed the death of nine settlers of the Taquaruçu do Norte settlement, located near the Guariba district, in the city of Colniza, 1,065 kilometres from the capital of the state, Cuiabá.
"We Landless Women fight against the criminalization of popular movements and against the arrest and political persecution of members of the MST"
Earlier today (January 17, 2017), the São Paulo Military Police showed up at the San Mateo Colonial Occupation and evicted the area, in which 700 families lived.
The first operative of reintegration of positions, overseen by João Doria, had the characteristics of a military operation. Around 6 am, the Military Police showed up with infantry and trucks and advanced on the houses and families that had occupied the lands in the east zone of São Paulo.
“The Landless Movement (MST) of Brazil is accused of being a criminal organization. This accusation is part of a strategy to criminalize social protest and popular movements. After weakening the Workers’ Party (PT) of Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff, who he overthrew, Temer now has it aim set on the MST. But we continue to struggle, because this is the only way to defeat the conservative forces and the coup”.
In his short time in office as an un-elected president, Temer has tried to roll back progressive measures carried out by Worker’s Party leaders.
The Brazilian senate has voted 65 to 14 for PEC 55, an austerity measure that will limit social spending for the next 20 years.
The attacks began on Monday and three pickup trucks help in the criminal action.
By Carlinhos Luz
Da Página do MST
This week, the encampment Hugo Chaves suffered another violent attack of gunmen and from the plantation owner Osvaldo Saldanha. The attacks began last Monday and three trucks help in the criminal action.
The gunslingers set up a barricade in Vila Sororó, populated near the encampment.
On Saturday November 12, 2016, about 50 people representing organizations from the Middle East gathered in an act of support and solidarity to the MST in Bethlehem, Palestine.
The organizations rejected the invasion of the Florestan Fernandes National School (ENFF), which took place last November 4th, and the attempted criminalization suffered by the Movement in the states of Paraná and Mato Grosso do Sul.
To denounce the criminalization of popular movements, around a thousand people gathered this Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the National School Florestan Fernandes (ENFF), in Guararema (SP), in solidarity with the Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST). The act is a response to the truculent action of civilian police, who invaded the school, fired bullets at students and militants, and imprisoned two members of ENFF, on Friday, November 4, 2016.