This Wednesday afternoon, 28, the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) in the Federal District and surrounding areas occupied the headquarters of the Regional Superintendence of the National Institute for Colonization and Agrarian Reform (Incra).
The action demanded that Incra take action against false accusations that compromise the development and infrastructure projects of PA Oziel Alves III and also the immediate release of housing credit for the construction of 168 families’ houses. The occupation was carried out mainly by families from the Oziel Alves Settlement, located in Planaltina (DF).
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With the agrarian agenda paralyzed in the organ, the occupation served to pressure the resumption of the debate. “It was a mobilization to resume the struggle for land here in the Federal District, we never stopped, but we came to show that we want to unlock all public policies that are paralyzed, ranging from obtaining incentives for productive development to infrastructure for encampments and settlements in the federal area”, explains Marco Antônio Baratto, from the National Directorate of the MST in DF.
During the occupation, agility was also required in the resumption of the legal reserve area, currently invaded by land grabbers, access to credits for women and productive support, and the resumption of the Terrasol program, of investment in agro-industrialization and the release of resources for this purpose.
Charges to the GDF
In the morning, landless families from the Oziel Alves and Roseli Nunes settlements, located in Planaltina (DF), met with the Secretary of Agriculture of the Federal District, Candido Teles de Araujo, and with the Undersecretary of Rural Social Policy, Supply and Marketing, João Pires da Silva Filho, to discuss development and infrastructure.
Settlement families participate in a meeting with Government representatives in the Federal District / MST / DF and surroundings
In the list of demands, the families demanded the consolidation of the popular energy project, with a social tariff and installation of a three-phase network to guarantee energy quality for consumption and production. The consolidation of water permits and the issuance of the Producer Aptitude Declarations (DAP) were also discussed, to ensure that all families can sell their products in institutional markets.
The need to improve roads and school transport was also presented. At the meeting with the secretary, the families also took the opportunity to debate the creation of an investment fund, via Banco de Brasília, for access to specific credits for Agrarian Reform subsidized by the GDF.
agriculture of death
The activities of the MST in the DF, which called for the resumption of policies for family and peasant farming, took place on the same day that the federal government published a tribute to the Farmer’s Day, celebrated on July 28, with the image of a man holding a gun. The image had enough negative repercussions and was removed from the Government’s social networks.
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For the national leader of the MST, Marco Antônio Baratto, the publication once again exposes the type of agriculture defended by the Bolsonaro government.
“If on the one hand there are social movements, landless movements that fight for agrarian reform, for the democratization of land in our country, for agroecology, for sovereignty and food security, an agriculture that actually produces healthy food for the Brazilian people. On the other hand, we have a fascist government that celebrates the farmer’s day with a weapon, because this is the agriculture they defend, the agriculture of death, because of poison, large estates, exploitation, environmental crimes and also murders that this type of agriculture has been promoting in the history of modern agriculture, which we know today as agribusiness. And that’s what agribusiness is, it’s the death, death of the countryside, of the soil, of rural workers, of the landless, of the indigenous people, quilombolas, and that’s what this militia government defends”, he says.
Source: Federal District BdF
Edition: Flávia Quirino