In an interview, Kelli Mafort from the MST national leadership, speaks about the year that ended and analyzes what the next period will bring.
MST and Working Class Unity
João Pedro Stédile of the MST, affirms “Culture is the best way to build working class consciousness”
The recent historical trajectory of Latin America has been marked by the dominance of the neoliberal project in the '90s. Then there were uprisings in several countries and the people elected progressive governments that dominated the 2000 scenario (with the victory of Chavez) until 2013. In this last period there were three political-economic projects on the continent.
The first was the neoliberal project that represented the interests of big local capital and transnational companies and especially U.S.banks
By Nilton Viana
"It is time for the government to ally with the people or pay the bill in the future." This is one of the evaluations of João Pedro Stedile, from the national coordination of the MST on demonstrations across the country. According to him, there is an urban crisis installed in Brazilian cities, provoked by this stage of finance capitalism. "People are living a hell in the big cities, losing three, four hours a day in traffic when they could be with family, studying or involved in cultural activities," he says.
The MST comes to the cities this week to ask for support from all workers, once again, in defense of Agrarian Reform.
Nearly 30 years ago, the Movement of Landless Workers (MST) began to organize nationally with a purpose: to promote agrarian reform in Brazil. The years passed, the movement has consolidated, thousands of activists formed settlements, and the focus of the MST has expanded.
One hundred years ago, Clara Zetkin, director of the German Social Democrat Party, successfully proposed the establishment of March 8th as International Womens Day.
To transform the unequal and unjust structures of our society was always one of the objectives of the Movimento Sem Terra, in order to build a sovereign nation and win a dignified life for the work
We are mobilized all over Brazil to defend the education of the countryside, an achievement of the social movements that fight for Land Reform in our country. Our challenge is big.
The Friends of the MST presents two articles on Augusto Boal. The first is an excerpt from an interview from June, 2007 by Amy Goodman, but only recently aired on Democracy Now.