Yesterday morning, police and military forces raided the National School Florestan Fernandes (ENFF) in Brazil, an agro-ecology school where a Workers’ Center Coordinating Committee member is currently studying, along with other grassroots leaders from the US and around the world. We are relieved to report that our member is fine, but are asking our members to join us in speaking out against this assault on the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST), who are hosting the leadership development school that our fellow member is attending.
Please take a moment to call the Brazilian Embassy and the US State Department to demand that the police and military stand down, stop their attack on the MST and ENFF, release any activists who have been arrested, and cease intimidation tactics:
Brazilian Embassy: (202) 238-2700
U.S. State Department: (202) 647-6575