Solidarity with the MST in Brazil

MST4 November 2016
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

Solidarity with the MST in Brazil

The National School Florestan Fernandes in Guararema, São Paulo, is the political school for the MST – the Landless Workers’ Movement in Brazil. Our comrades have had the honour of studying and teaching there. We have just received the statement below from the MST. We currently have two comrades at the school.

We are in full solidarity with the MST and all the comrades at the school.


Thinabantu Khanyile (Abahlali baseMjondolo): 076 954 0645
Augusto Juncal (MST): 079 172 5901

*Police invade ENFF without search warrant*

In the morning of this Friday (04) about 10 police and civilian police invaded the National School Florestan Fernandes (ENFF) in Guararema, São Paulo.

According to the reports, the police officers arrived at around 9.25 am, closed the school gate and jumped the reception window giving shots into the air. The shards of collected bullets prove that none of them were rubber but lethal.

At this moment the police are in front of the ENFF, they have withdrawn and are awaiting a warrant of arrest.

The MST repudiates the São Paulo police action and demands that the government take the appropriate measures in this process. We are a movement that is fighting for the democratization of access to land in the country and not a criminal organization.