by Maura Silva
Anthony Pahnke, a member of the FMST's National Coordination, has authored a new book on the Landless Workers Movement.
Demonstrations were held in Washington D.C. and Boston on August 13, 2018 in conjunction with the international day in support of FREE LULA! The demonstrations were organized by Brazilians for Democracy and Social Justice.
The Friends of the MST has launched a campaign to support the Free Lula Encampment, outside the prison in Curitiba where Lula is being held. The FMST has previously reported on this encampment.
Demanding "Free Lula Now!" and "Defend Brazilian Democracy," FMST chapters and Brazilians for Democracy and Social Justice protested at the Brazilian consulates in Chicago and Washington D.C. In the coming weeks, there will be more protests at Brazilian embassies and consulates throughout the world.
By Celso de Alvear
Reflections of a Journey: on a US university campus, the Brazilian landless peasants movement inspire organic agriculture initiatives and efforts toward articulating methods of political formation and activism.
NOTE: Instead of news from the FMST, we bring you this excellent summary of Che Guevara by João Pedro Stedile, a member of the MST's National Coordination.
This year is the 50th anniversary of Che Guevara’s murder in the mountains of Bolivia by Bolivian military forces, following orders of the CIA.
The Friends of the MST (Washington D.C. chapter) joined with Code Pink for Peace, Brazilian Expats for Democracy and Social Justice, LACAN (Latin America and Caribbean Action Network) and the ANSWER Coalition to demand an end to violence in the countryside and for the ouster of the illegitimate coup president Michel Temer.