Authoritarian Elitism and Popular Movements in Brazil

By Wendy Wolford, Sérgio Sauer   Can a president institute radical popular change alongside structural inequality and a militarized elite? The Brazilian case suggests that a progressive political party requires more social movement mobilization, not less.   Brazilian history is… Read More

After Suzano pulp mill protest, women in Brazil occupy the company’s land in Bahia

Women workers report environmental impacts caused by eucalyptus monoculture and the water crisis in the region By MST Communication Group in Bahia Photos: MST Communication Translated with Google Translate. See original article in Portuguese here. The National Day… Read More

International Women’s Day Action in Brazil: Women from MST (Landless Worker’s Movement) Occupy Suzano Against GE Trees

Women denounce loss of water, impacts from toxic agrochemical spraying and monoculture timber plantations, and future use of GE trees   By MST Communication Group in Bahia Via MST.org.br Photos: MST Communication   Note: In 2015, the Brazilian… Read More

Brazil: MST Land Activists to Win Prestigious Agroecology Award

By Ednubia Ghisi English translation by Nate Singham   NOTE: According to the national leadership of the MST  (Brazil’s Landless Worker’s Movement) a proposal to expand a Suzano Papel e Celulose factory in Brazil seeks to triple production and use… 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

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

My Crime Is My Struggle: Four MST Members Imprisoned for Protesting

Since November 2016 four members of the Brazilian Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) have been in prison, and another seven could be imprisoned at any moment, for protesting against public land grabbing and supporting the use of this… Read More

Brazil: MST asks for Land Reform and End to Criminalization of Movement

Via MST.org.br: MST Denounces an “escalation in the repression of the struggle for land, dominated by the interests of agribussines allied to the violence of a State of Exception.” On this Friday, November 4th, MST was on the criminalization… Read More

WATCH: Aggression Against Social Movement Leaders Rampant in Brazil

TheRealNews.com interviewed Joaquin Pinero, a member of the MST directorate in Rio de Janeiro, who said the aggressive police action used by Brazilian military and civilian police on a landless worker’s school has become rampant in Brazil since the Temer… 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