The social movements, such as CUT, MST and MTST, played an important role in Brazil during the democratization of the country. Even today they play prominent roles in our society. Know which are the main ones.
Top social movements in Brazil
According to the official website of the organization, the ” Central Única dos Trabalhadores (CUT) is a Brazilian union organization of masses, at the highest level, class, autonomous and democratic, whose commitment is to defend the immediate and historical interests of the class worker “.
According to its own information, CUT is the largest trade union center in Latin America and the 5th largest in the world . There are almost four thousand affiliated companies and more than 7.8 million associated workers.
The purpose of the organization is to “organize, represent trade unions and direct the struggle of workers and workers in the city and the countryside, public and private, active and inactive, for better living and working conditions and for a just and democratic society” .
The official website of the Sem Terra Movement, the MST, exists in 24 Brazilian states. In all, there are 350,000 families who have benefited from land because of the claims of the category.
One of the most significant flags that the MST raises is the need for agrarian reform in the country . The guidelines of the movement affirm that “it is necessary to realize a wide Agrarian Reform, with popular character, to guarantee access to the earth for all that work in her. Guarantee the possession and use of all native communities, indigenous peoples, riverine people, rubber tappers, geraizeiros and quilombolas. Establish a maximum limit on the size of the land property as a way to ensure its social and rational use. “