On its 30th anniversary, the Landless Rural Workers Movement of Brazil (MST) is carrying out its 6th Congress towards Popular Agrarian Reform. Over 15,000 peasants from the entire country will arrive to the capital, Brasilia, to mobilize and discuss about the challenges of the working class and women and the situation at international level. They will also make a critical assessment and will share MST´s views in this context. Real World Radio will cover the event.
Son of small landless farmers, he joined the Landless Movement (MST) in a land occupation action in 1984, a year after the movement was created. Today, he is a member of the MST National Board. In an interview with Real World Radio conducted by Viviana Rojas (member of La Via Campesina International´s communication team), Gilmar Mauro shared a socio-political analysis of the history and the social, economic and political role of the MST. Read more
A two-and-a-half year process of work which resulted in a meeting with several thousand Brazilian peasants; “a process that didn´t start now, and that won´t end here”, said Itelvina Massioli, national leader of the peoples´ struggle for land, agrarian reform and food sovereignty, in interview with Real World Radio after the 6th Congress of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST). Read more
Popular Agrarian Reform, one of the main slogans of the congress of the Landless Rural Workers Movement of Brazil (MST) was particularly discussed this morning at the 6th Congress of the movement, together with other organizations of the Brazilian countryside and La Via Campesina International. As part of today´s activities, the congress heard the testimonies of Guarani indigenous and “quilombola” communities (descendents of free slaves) and a round table on “women´s participation in the building of a project of change” was carried out. Read more
Around 16,000 delegates of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) from 24 Brazilian states launched the 6th Congress of the movement on February 10 in Brasilia, capital of the country. The aim of the congress is to “politically assess the MST, what we built, what we achieved, and also to talk about the challenges ahead of us in the next period”, said Marina Dos Santos, from the MST National Coordination in an interview with Real World Radio conducted by Viviana Rojas, of La Via Campesina International´s communication team. Read more
The Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) of Brazil will have its 6th Congress on its 30th anniversary and as one of the principle social movements at global level. Due to the current economic and political context in Brazil, the struggles it leads face serious challenges. For these reasons, the 6th Congress will be a space for debates, exchanges, confirmation of historical demands, but also to celebrate. Read more
A critical balance of their 30 years of existence, the participation of women, the role of peasant movements at world and Latin American level, and the limitations of progressive governments to carry out an integral agrarian reform process and reduce rural poverty are some of the issues to be discussed at the 6th Congress of the Landless Rural Workers' Movement (MST) of Brazil. Read more
“As women, we are the ones who maintain hope. And I think that while we do this, we need to encourage many other women and tell them to dare to go out, to raise their voices, to avoid being afraid to speak. (…) Women have been told to be afraid within our social and cultural circles. (…) We are covered by a blanket of fear, but we need to move forward with a blanket of hope”, said Jakeline Romero Epiayu.
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