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Via Campesina: peasants’ organizations meet in Colombia to discuss fight against hunger

Conference may be attended by 82 countries; topics include agrarian reform and alternatives to agribusiness

The MST is providing food for victims of the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip

The first donations were sent this Monday October 30 via the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) plane, with around 2 tons of rice, corn flour and milk

MST Solidarity Hands Campaign receives UN Pact Against Hunger award

Project started during the pandemic, delivered more than 1.6 million lunch boxes in the last three years in Pernambuco

40 years of the MST Call for Artists

MST and entities convene popular artists from around the world in a mystical and symbolic process to celebrate 40 years of struggle, through art

MST sought to make lemonade out of the CPI’s (Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry) lemons

The commission was closed without a report, and landless workers used this context to disseminate their causes

The failure of Parliamentary Inquiry Comission against the Landless Workers Movement

The Parliamentary Inquiry Comission comes to an end and did not bring forward any real problems in the Brazilian country, on the contrary, it was another political platform for the former president Jair Bolsonaro right wing supporters.

MST women produce healthy food and diversity in the areas of Agrarian Reform

Check out progress in women’s leading roles at production of many different types of healthy food, herbal medicines and in the arts within MST

Profit Trumps people and planet in Brazil’s eucalyptus industry

Brazil is set to unleash several varieties of genetically engineered eucalyptus, which will worsen a bad situation

La Via Campesina Brazil Hosts III Seminar on Sexual and Gender Diversity

Between the 14th and 17th of September this year, the Escola Nacional Florestan Fernandes (ENFF), in São Paulo, Brazil, will host the III Seminar on Sexual and Gender Diversity of the La Via Campesina Brazil

Accusations against MST made at the CPI this Wednesday (9) are fragile and without proof, says movement in note

With no proof, former members of the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) accused the organization to the CPI

Amazon Dialogues: movements release collective letter with demands aimed at heads of state

Document prioritizes actions for the recovery of the Amazon biome and land titling

Solidarity Letter to celebrate the 50 years of struggle and resistance of the Mouvman Peyizan Papay.

Social organizations from various countries launched a solidarity letter during the congress of the Mouvman Peyizan Papay (MPP)

Politicians, military and traffickers: who delays the expulsion of illegal miners from Yanomami land?

Unprecedented report makes half-yearly assessment of operation against illegal mining and points out ways to overcome it

Participation of black women in Brazilian politics increases, but violence persists

91 female federal deputies were elected, the largest representation of black or brown women in the parliament’s history

42% reduction in the deforestation of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest indicates a downward trend

For SOS Mata Atlântica, Lula’s veto and the victory in the Supreme Court could consolidate a decline throughout 2023

Unproductive land is occupied by the MST in Caruaru, in the rural region of Pernambuco

Area known as Bonanza farm is claimed for People’s Agrarian Reform

The eco collapse we were warned about has begun

2023 has already seen a number of climatic anomalies that set new historical records in the tragic progression of climate change at the global level. These have led to droughts, fires, and water scarcity

Solidarity marks an act in defense of Agrarian Reform at the Belo Horizonte Fair

Political act brought together leaders of popular movements, parliamentarians and friends of the Landless Movement

Brazil: Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) and Brazilian state government partner with China

The idea is to bring to the northeastern state of Brazil machines that will help in the expansion of family farming

Installation of the CPI is another chapter in the offensive against MST

Official note from the Movement in response to the installation of the CPI against the MST, carried out this last Wednesday (17)

From Asia to Latin America: global agro-ecological produce debuted at the MST Fair

Foreign organizations sell their products and want to strengthen alternative model of cultivation in the world

MST Fair ends after 4 days of activities and more than 320,000 people in downtown São Paulo

MST brought agrarian reform production from all over Brazil and other countries, including more than 500 tons of food

MST opens National Fair in Brazil bringing agrarian reform products from all over the country

Thousands of people went to Parque da Água Branca in São Paulo this Thursday; the free event runs until sunday

Producing at risk of eviction, campers take tons of food to the MST Fair in Brazil

In Brazil, 65 thousand MST families are waiting to be regularized as settlers: “to continue producing, we need the land”

Parliamentary investigation against MST is an opportunity to dispute ideas, says MST leader

João Paulo Rodrigues explains the Commission of Inquiry, talks about the Fake News Bill and the Agrarian Reform Fair

In São Paulo, MST National Fair aims to show the social role of agrarian reform, during CPI

“More than producing without poison and changing production, it is necessary to change the people-nature relationship”

What’s behind the attack against Brazil’s Landless Rural Workers’ Movement?

The Chamber of Deputies, dominated by the right, has set up a CPI to investigate “the real purpose” of the MST

Why is the mst so frightening?

Born in 1984 and about to turn 40 in 2024, the MST has known, since its inception, that government is like beans, it only works in a pressure cooker

Eldorado do Carajás massacre: 27 years later, movements denounce new ‘rural militias’

“For the martyrs of Eldorado”, says Brazilian Landless Workers’ Movement leader, “we are willing to face this new time”

Organic rice from MST crops: agroecology can produce on a large scale and oppose agribusiness

Using no pesticides and chemical fertilizers, movement bets on bioinputs and community management to expand production

Looking back at Bolsonarismo and its project of cultural and national destruction

During the riots in Brasília on January 8, Bolsonaristas caused irreparable damage to the country’s cultural patrimony, destroying art that represents everything they are against

Acompanhe as repercussões do assassinato de Marielle Franco

Brazilian government orders new investigation into assassination of Marielle Franco

Almost five years after Black human rights activist and councilwoman Marielle Franco’s assassination, the question “who ordered her murder?” remains unanswered

Letter from Luziânia – Message to the Brazilian People

The last meeting of the National Coordination, the MST presented a message to Brazilians with the political message of the Movement, its reflections and challenges for 2023.

Letter from the MST to the Brazilian People – toward the Movement’s 40

Document prepared as a summary of the first meeting of the National Coordination of the Movement in 2023 is released on Friday, January 27

A criminal attack on democracy: Why Brazil’s fascists should not get amnesty

From all the excitement echoing from the red tide that took over during Lula’s inauguration as Brazil’s President, the most significant was the call for “no amnesty”

Elements of the situation in Brazil

We call on popular We and political organizations and all those who fight for a fairer world to join the struggle of the Brazilian People!

Could China help Brazil to overcome its economic crisis?

The economic partnership between Brazil and China, which has advanced greatly in the last two decades, may be one of the keys to reversing the crisis that Brazil faces

Letter from the mst to the brazilian people

The Lula Government will have the fundamental challenge of facing the basic needs of the people on an emerging basis, such as the fight against hunger

João Pedro Stedile: The left and Lula

In part two of our conversation with João Pedro Stedile, he discusses the governability and decision-making capacity of the Lula government in the face of a conservative senate and chamber of deputies

Mobilizing People Power Beyond Elections in Brazil

For an MST activist, a win for Lula in the upcoming runoff vote against Bolsonaro is only one step in a crucial struggle to rebuild the Brazilian and Latin American Left.

João Pedro Stedile MST

João Pedro Stedile: “Lula’s victory is a political and social victory not just electoral”

In part one of this two-part interview, Stedile discussed the major challenges facing the incoming Lula government, the Bolsonarista blockades, and Lula’s priorities for foreign relations.

Lula must save Brazil from savage capitalism, says Federal Deputy Juliana Cardoso

Bolsonaro had accelerated a project that Cardoso says was an “avalanche of savage capitalism. It is a capitalism that kills, that destroys, that makes a lot of money for a few people”

Bolsonarists invade Paulo Freire Training Center in Caruaru, Pernambuco

Message from the leadership of the MST of Pernambuco (Brazil) about the criminal Bolsonarist and Neo-Nazi invasion

Bolsonaro supporters refuse to accept election results

Supporters of incumbent Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro took to the streets across the country denouncing the victory of Lula da Silva in the presidential elections held on Oct 30

The Brazil of hope has won

With almost 50.9% of the votes, Lula, a trade unionist who was also president from 2003-2010

Haitian peasants declare support for Lula’s candidacy for president of Brazil

Haitian organizations organized a rally at the Brazilian embassy to declare their support for the progressive candidate Lula da Silva in the upcoming elections

Map shows the alliance between Bolsonaro and environmental crime in the Amazon

Regions with the highest accumulated deforestation in 4 years had a major vote for Bolsonaro – and it is no coincidence

São Paulo’s largest favela walks for life, hope and democracy

The Walk for Life was organized in Heliópolis, to support the candidacy of Fernando Haddad for governor of São Paulo and of Lula da Silva for president of Brazil

Bolsonaro’s Gimmick: How He Claims to Take Care of Small Rural Producers

In the electoral campaign, Jair Bolsonaro (PL), candidate for reelection, and former ministers highlight the record distribution of land titles, but do not mention that titles are provisional or that the government cut INCRA (National Institute for Agrarian Reform) funds for agrarian reform and reduced at R$2.5 billion [Ed. approximately $470 million] rural credit

A New Lula Presidency Would Be Up Against Steep Odds

Lula currently appears the front-runner in Brazil’s presidential election, a fact that should be celebrated by the Left. But even if Lula wins, the damage Jair Bolsonaro’s right-wing rule has inflicted on the country will be difficult to undo