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30 December 2016

Interview with the Students of EDUCAR

I was in Brazil to participate in the “International Encounter of Struggling Youth” as a Turkish delegate, which was held in Marica, Rio de Janeiro in June 2016. After the youth encounter, I had the chance to stay a couple of weeks in Brazil to visit some camps and settlements of the Agrarian Reform, some...

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15 February 2016

Educação do Campo

Keywords: Educação do Campo; MST; social movements; rural education; Brazil; PRONERA; epistemology Latin American and Brazilian rural social movements believe that significant social transformation requires the collective construction of a political project of an historical character. Education is conceived as an...

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2 August 2008


Frei Betto is a writer, author of "Calendário do Poder" (Calendar of Power) (Rocco). One of the great attributes of Lula’s government is the non-criminalising of social movements which were repressed during Fernando Henrique Cardoso’s government even by calling in army troops. If Lula were to treat them as a police...

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6 July 2008

TAKE ACTION NOW!! - Send Letters Decrying Public Ministry Plans to “dissolve” the MST

14 March 2008

Leader, MST and Via Campesina Brazil

Agrofuels *João Pedro Stedile* *October 20, 2007* In the last few months, we have been seeing a real offensive on the part of international corporations, international finance and capital and a lot of propaganda in the press. They are making huge investments in the production of what they are calling...

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24 December 2007

Police Evict 250 Families in Attack on Elizabeth Teixeira Encampment

27 November 2007

Syngenta: murder and private militias in Brazil

3 July 2007

Grain interview João Pedro Stedile

João Pedro Stedile is one of the leaders of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST), Brazil’s Landless Movement. In its recent conference in Brasilia, attended by 18,000 activists, the MST spoke out strongly against the damage being caused by agrofuel monoculture...

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18 June 2007

Landless Rural Workers Confront Brazil’s Lula

Isabella Kenfield is a CENSA Associate and journalist based in Curitiba, Brazil, writing about the social movements, agribusiness, agrarian conflicts and rural development. Last week the Brazilian Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST) held its fifth National Congress in Brasília, the country’s capital. The...

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18 June 2007

Letter to the people from the 5th MST National Congress

We, 17,500 Landless rural workers from 24 states in Brazil, 181 international delegates representing 21 peasant organizations from and friends from several movements and organizations, met in Brazilia from June 10th to 15th, 2007, for the 5th MST National Congress too discuss and analyze...

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