After 24 days of resistance against the injunction that ordered the eviction of the Quilombo Campo Grande Camp families, Judge Marcos Henrique Caldeira Brant suspended the decision of the Agrarian Court. He considered that the peasants "have occupied the rural area for a considerable period, approximately 14 years, with cultivation of coffee plantations among others, including buildings in which their families live," as the document states.
The celebration became more motivated by being combined with the inauguration of the new building of the Campo Chico Mendes State College
Two other suspects fled. The MST links their flight to the fact that the state police announced the arrest warrant ahead of time.
This past Wednesday morning (July 11th), state police carried out an operation that ended with the arrests of four people accused of ordering and carrying out the assassination of the MST activist Fábio Santos.
420 tons of healthy food were sold during four-day event in São Paulo
The place is the same where the encampment Marcelino Chiarello was violently evicted in November 2017.
On Saturday morning, February 17, 2018, 400 families of the MST of Santa Catarina reoccupied the area where the encampment Marcelino Chiarello suffered a violent eviction in November 2017.
The Landless Worker’s Movement (MST) will be awarded the Juliana Santilli prize for conservation and agro-ecology.
Members of Brazil’s largest social movement the Landless Worker’s Movement (MST) will be awarded the Juliana Santilli prize for conservation and sustainable use of agro-biodiversity.
More than 600 people attended the award ceremony, which on significant dates is conferred on people who stood out in defense of peasant struggles, agrarian reform, and a socialist society. The “Struggle for Land” Prize was awarded on January 24, 2015 at the Florestan Fernandes National School in Guararema (SP). The award was last given in 2009, in celebration of the MST's 25th anniversary. Now the landless share the award again to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Movement, completed in 2014.
The Federal Court of Carazinho (RS) [Ed. the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul] acquitted in first instance MST militants Antonio Isaias Vedovatto Silvio Luciano dos Santos, Edemir Fransisco Valsoler, Moroso Ivan de Oliveira, Vladimir Maier and supporters of the Movement, Arno Maier and Jandir Celso eight years after the opening of a case, which was based on an illegal file, done at the request of then Colonel Military Police of Rio Grande do Sul, Waldir João Cerutti Reis.
The year 2013 won’t be missed by the Landless throughout the country. Regarding the struggle for land, the balance is positive, due to the demonstrations, marches and occupations of land and public buildings that occurred almost throughout the year.
But when referring to Agrarian Reform policy, almost nothing has been done, and in many cases the government walked backwards. This is the assessment of João Paulo Rodrigues Chaves, from the national coordination of the MST, on the agrarian policy stimulated by the federal government during all of this year.
As Rodrigues stated, something that has always been bad in this government became even worse. “So far, only 159 families were settled around the country. It's a shame. There were 10 properties expropriated by the Dilma government. Worse than the last military government of General Figueiredo, when 152 properties were expropriated," he says.
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