AGRARIAN REFORM

A Space for Rebels: MST’s Florestan Fernandes School

A look into the Landless Rural Workers Movement's autonomous,  international political formation school. By Maria Gorete Sousa* ENFF (Escola Nacional Florestan Fernandes/Florestan Fernandes School), was born out of a decision made by the...

Sertanejo Universitário: A Product From The Dark Side Of Agribusiness

Since the mid 2000s, Sertanejo Universitário (College Country), has come to be dominant in Brazilian popular music, as the industry shifted focus away from other established traditional and contemporary genres. This...

United Republic Of Soybeans: GMO And Neocolonialism In The Southern Cone

The ‘soybeanisation’ of the Paraguayan economy has had a devastating impact on the country’s ecology, rural populations and democratic process, but it has been lucrative for foreign corporations and the domestic...

Brazil legalizes 197 pesticides in 2019

Bolsonaro administration Brazil fast tracks pesticide legalization, including  products containing glyphosate The use of 31 pesticides were approved by the Brazilian Agriculture Ministry on May 21. In all, the Federal Government has...

Not one more drop of blood spilled

Indigenous people and their supporters protest in 51 cities around the World against the neo-fascist Bolsonaro administration's dismantling of reservations, cultural and land rights and his supporters' genocidal threats. by Brian Mier January...

2 MST Leaders Gunned Down in Paraiba

Violence against social movements expected to increase across Brazil before Bolsonaro takes office On the night of Saturday (12/8), two activists from the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) were assassinated inside the...

MST: Brazilian election is a class struggle

“Our weapon is our vote….We need to elect people who are committed to the working class, instead of their own individual interests or mediocre vanity,” says MST leader João Pedro Stedile by...

Violence Against Brazilian Left: Militias Attack Lula Rallies

In Rio Grande do Sul, right wing militia beats up four women during speech by Lula, blocks road to prevent people from arriving at event. For the past four years, the US-government...

Video: MTST and MST unite behind Lula

On the day of former President Lula's appeal hearing, which upheld a sentence that is widely considered to be politically motivated, leaders Gilmar Mouro of the MST landless rural workers movement, and Guilherme Boulos, of the...

URGENT: A call for solidarity against forced evictions of MST camps in northern Brazil

Dear Comrades An aggressive attack is being waged against MST landless peasants in the northern state of Pará, Brazil. Large-scale landowners along with local judicial authorities, mainstrain media and the Brazilian military police...
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