INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2019 in Brazil: Women Rise Up!

On March 8, women all over Brazil honor Marielle Franco and attack Bolsonaro Thousands of demonstrators took to the street in all states 50,000 gathered in São Paulo   Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets this Friday,… Read More

Zapatistas Warn Mexico: ‘We Won’t Back AMLO Projects’

Above Photo: Members of the EZLN at La Realidad, Zapatista autonomous territory, in Chiapas, Mexico. Dec. 31, 2018. | Photo: EFE Via PopularResistance.org   “It’s not easy to face political parties and bad governments are the current one:… Read More

Brazil Threatened with New Deadly Dictatorship (You thought Trump was bad…)

Photo caption: Members of the community of Santa Quiteria in Maranhão, Brazil listen to a presentation by GJEP and World Rainforest Movement on the dangers of genetically engineered eucalyptus plantations, which threaten the region.  It is believed by… Read More

Brazilian Farmers Go on Hunger Strike in Support of Imprisoned Former President

Members of people’s movements started a hunger strike for ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s freedom this Tuesday in Brazil. The demonstration will go on indefinitely and will take place in the country’s capital Brasília. Six activists will… Read More

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