International Peasant Movement Prepares to Converge for Seventh Conference

“We feed our peoples and build the movement to change the world!” – is the call that will carry hundreds of delegates of the international peasant movement La Vía Campesina, to the Basque Country from the 16th to… Read More

WATCH: MST Militant on Taking Back Land from Plantations in Brazil

The following trailer and the full video are in Portuguese, with Spanish spoken translation and English subtitles.  El preestreno y el video completo están en Portugués, con traducción en vivo al Español, y con subtítulos en Inglés.  A pré-estreia e o… Read More

Brazil Holding First General Strike in Two Decades

Today, Labor unions, progressive political parties and social movements across Brazil are engaged in a general strike of all workers to protest the neoliberal anti-worker policies imposed by right-wing politicians including the new president Michel Temer. Temer was… Read More

Outbreak of Killing in Brazil as Landowners Work to Displace Farmers

Nine men, including an Evangelical pastor, massacred in a remote part of western Brazil were knifed and shot to death, police said yesterday after releasing the bodies for burial, according to the Malay Mail Online: No arrests were… Read More

Brazil: As ‘Coup’ Government Targets Retirement Benefits, General Strike Rocks Nation

Video via TeleSURtv.net: Video ALEXANDER MAIN, [in D.C.] via Dan Beeton, beeton@cepr.net, @ceprdc Senior associate for international policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Main recently wrote the piece “Congress must take attacks on Brazilian democracy… Read More

With Deforestation Increasing in Brazil, Will Norway Ask For Its $1 Billion in REDD Money Back?

By Chris Lang Originally Published at Redd-Monitor.org   On 29 November 2016, Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) released its estimate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon for the period August 2015 to July 2016. It’s not… Read More

Mass Protest in Brazil In Face of Rigid Austerity Measures

Originally published at RioOnWatch.org:   Protests erupted outside Brazil’s Congress in Brasília as the Senate approved a proposal to amend the constitution that would authorize the implementation of harsh austerity measures last week. If passed, the proposal put… Read More

WATCH: Breaking – National School of Brazil’s Landless Worker’s Movement Raided by Police

At 9:25 this morning, the National School Florestan Fernandes (ENFF) in Guararema, São Paulo, which is the national school of Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement, was assaulted by civil and military police. According to a translation of the MST’s… Read More

LISTEN: Earth Minute- Logging in Amazon Putting Kawahiva People in Crisis

KPFK-FM‘s Sojourner Truth Radio show’s Earth Minute segment on it’s Nov. 1 broadcast focused on the impacts of deforestation on Indigenous People in the Amazon. The segment begins at about the 37:18 mark of the clip above. A transcript… Read More

EARTH MINUTE: Brazilian Coup Will Lead to Wide Ranging Impacts

KPFK-FM‘s Sojourner Truth Radio show aired an Earth Watch segment on it’s Sept. 14 broadcast focused on the coup of former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. The segment begins at about the 30:25 mark of the clip below. A transcript… Read More