Landless Workers leader: “We have to encourage mass mobilizations all over Brazil”

Landless Workers’ Movement leader João Pedro Stédile spoke with Brasil de Fato about politics and resistance

June 05, 2018 by Peoples Dispatch
Landless Workers’ Movement leader, João Pedro Stédile / Valter Campanato/Agência Brasil

João Pedro Stédile, from the National Coordination of Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement (MST), spoke with Brasil de Fato about Brazil’s political, social, and economic crisis, the recent trucker strike that brought the country to a halt, and the attacks against state-run companies like Petrobras and Eletrobras. He also talked about the smear campaign against ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva led by the mainstream media – especially Brazil’s largest media conglomerate, Globo – and the court system, and how people’s movements can keep protesting and organizing in face of all these challenges.

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