Brazil’s MST Pays Tribute to Landless Workers Killed by Police in 1996

May 12, 2015 Armando Carmona 0

Landless rural workers occupy farms in Brazil to fulfill the promises and obligations of a people’s agrarian reform movement and to reclaim a sense of justice. Land occupations in Brazil happen continuously throughout the year, however, the month of April – called “Red April” (Abril Vermelho) – pays tribute and remembrance to the Landless Workers Movement’s (MST) fallen comrades of the Eldorado dos Carajas massacre. […]

Three Months of Attacks on the Working Class in Brazil

April 18, 2015 Sabrina Fernandes 0

One could say that the new Rousseff government began to deepen its right-wing, neoliberal turn with her choice of ministers. In the name of governability, Rousseff opted for raffling the already fragile working-class and social movement base of the Workers’ Party (PT) by nominating people such as agribusiness representative Kátia Abreu for the minister of agriculture, and Joaquim Levy, an economist who ensured that the private bank Bradesco had its most profitable year in 2014, as finance minister.

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Brazil: The Dictatorship’s Perfect Crime

In São Paulo, bones in a clandestine grave from a cemetery deteriorate while awaiting identification. Among the unidentified skeletons are disappeared political activists, victims of the infamous Death Squad of rogue police active in the 1960s and 1970s, and children who died in a 1970’s São Paulo epidemic of meningitis, which the dictatorship tried to cover up.

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