Oppression of MST and Social Movements

Coup in Brazil: Senate Removes Rousseff from Presidency

Brazil’s right wing finally achieved what it couldn’t win for years at the ballot box, ending 13 years of left-wing governance.

The fate of Brazilian democracy was decided Wednesday as the country’s Senate voted 61 to 20 to impeach suspended President Dilma Rousseff after a trial that many international critics have described as a farce and a parliamentary coup.

The organizers of the International Tribunal for Democracy hope to shine a light on the critical political movement in Brazil

Social movements in Brazil on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, launched a symbolic International Tribunal for Democracy in Rio de Janeiro to put the ouster of suspended Dilma Rousseff, widely condemned as a parliamentary coup, on trial for its impact on the democratic order in the South American country.

With Two Political Prisoners, the MST Will Resort to International Organizations

The Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST), in the State of Goias, located in center-west Brazil, is preparing to take the case of political imprisonments to international organizations. Currently, this State is known for the increase in repression to popular movements. There are already three political prisoners, and two of them are MST members.

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.

Syngenta convicted in Brazil! Justice finds company responsible for armed attack on encamped rural workers.

The court sentence, given by Judge Pedro Ivo Moreiro, of the 1st Civil Court of Cascavel, was published in the Paraná State Official Gazette this Tuesday (November 17, 2015). The sentence rules that the company shall pay compensation to Keno’s family and to Isabel for the moral and material damage it caused.

Social movements oppose attacks on indigenous people in Mato Grosso do Sul

We are all indigenous and we are fighting for a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry

The criminalization and killing of Indigenous People in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul has only increased in the last years, as international agribusiness continues to expand in the Central Plateau, Pantanal and Amazonian regions.

The following press release was issued by the unions and social movements.

Various organizations express solidarity with Stedile after he suffered insults in Fortaleza

"This aggression can only be understood as part of a conservative offensive of the right in society that seeks to criminalize and intimidate all those fighting for a just and sovereign Brazil."

Various working class groups wrote a note in solidarity with João Pedro Stedile and the MST, after the member of the national coordination of the MST was insulted by a group of people in Fortaleza airport late on Tuesday (9/22/15).

STATEMENT FROM MST NATIONAL DIRECTORATE ON THE AGRESSION AGAINST STEDILE

StedileThe National Directorate of the Landless Workers Movement (MST) issues this statement to repudiate the assault suffered by the member of the national coordination of MST, João Pedro Stédile, at the airport of the city of Fortaleza, Ceará, this Thursday (September 22, 2015) evening. [Ed. video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iItYSw8QNk]

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