Worldwide Peasant Struggles

Popular Brazil Front updates its political platform and calls to mobilizations for 2017

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.

At the ALBA Movements Assembly in Colombia, Joao Pedro Stedile Says: “In the current stage our only task is to increase organization and mass struggle”

Last Thursday, in the framework of the II Continental Assembly of Social Movements Towards the ALBA, the first panel of speakers was led by the representative of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement (MST) of Brazil, João Pedro Stedile, who offered a master class titled “Political juncture: neoliberalism, neodevelopmentalism and socialism in our continent”.

Organizations demonstrate in Palestine in support of MST

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.

Movements say no to the criminalization of the struggle in a great act of support of the MST

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.

Eduardo Galeano

galeanoMontevideo, Latin America, (1940 -2015)

Today we don't have the physical presence of our comrade Eduardo Galeano anymore. Uruguayan from birth, Caribbean and Latin-American by lifestyle choice and by political militancy.

Chapter News: MST’s Ana Chã in California Bay Area and New York City, Chicago Gallery Hosts MST Artwork and Presentation

Ana ChaAna Chã, a member of the MST’s Culture Collective, gave two presentations on the role of culture in social movements, particularly the MST. On August 11, 2014, in the Bay Area, she addressed cultural workers at Occupy the Farm in Albany, CA. Read more and view photos.

In New York City, on August 13, 2014,  Ana gave a presentation on thesame topic with an emphasis on mística to a gathering at a collective space in lower Manhattan. Read more and view photos.

On August 8, 2014, the Uri-Eichen Gallery in Chicago’s Mexican neighborhood of Pilsen hosted artwork and presentations on the MST and the rise of new democracy in Canoas, Brazil. MST posters, original oil paintings by Aliene de Souza Howell and products of worker’s cooperatives were all displayed in the gallery. Read more and view photos.

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