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Copy of the Open Letter printed August 24th in Brazil's O Globo Newspaper

(Translated from Portuguese)

The murder of our sister Dorothy Stang – martyr, Pará citizen of the year, and BOA Human Rights Awardee – by ruthless, lawless ranchers and loggers continues to be a horrible shock to all of us eight siblings, and to thousands...

Brazil at the Crossroads: Landless Movement Confronts Crisis of the Left
by Tarso Luís Ramos
August 2005

RIO DE JANEIRO - By all rights, social movements in Brazil should be flourishing. In
2002 Brazilians elected as their president Luíz Inácio “Lula

August 2005
URGENT ACTION NEEDED: SAMPLE LETTER BELOW
from Rio Maria Bulletin

THE RANCHERS CONVICTED OF ORDERING THE ASSASSINATION OF JOÃO CANUTO ESCAPED BEFORE THEY COULD BE ARRESTED

Pressure by regional, national, and international organizations in response to our June action alert, demanding that the Court of...

Dear friends of the MST,

We think it is important that you who are friends of the MST know what we are really thinking. Last month in a meeting of the national leadership of the Movement, with more than 250 comrades from every state and sector, we analyzed the current political situation and our position in relation to it. We are...

Dear Friend,

Greetings from the Friends of Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement! We are writing to you today with both exciting updates as well as an urgent plea for your support.

1. FMST NEWSLETTER--NEED YOUR ADDRESS:
We have printed a lovely 4-page Summer FMST Newsletter that we would like to send to MST supporters. Please...

Dear Friends,

Today we are sharing the Manifesto of the Economists for a New Economic Policy, which was launched today during the events that marked the Day of the Rural Worker.

National Secretariat of the MST

:The Crisis of the Republic: Manifesto of the Economists for a New Economic Policy

Everyone agrees that the...

Source: Maryknoll News Notes
by David Kane
July 15, 2005

The Brazilian government has been racked by a series of corruption scandals that many social movements--church groups; NGOs; unions; farmers, Afro-Brazilians, womens' and students' organizations--worry may result in conservative parties increasing their power within the...

Dear Friends of the MST

The political and social crisis that Brazil is facing is an opportunity for activists and society in general to discuss possible solutions. The MST, along with 45 organizations and movements, signed a DECLARATION TO THE BRAZILIAN PEOPLE, that makes the following recommendations to the government:

1-...

SOURCE: Polaris Institute--Brazil
Media Release
29th June, 2005

Drought in Brazil has caused a severe 72% drop in soybean yields in the
heaviest Round-Up Ready soy using state. The Polaris Institute calls on the
company to review its FY06 earnings estimates that include new Brazilian
sales that will begin...

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We are asking other organizations to show solidarity, via fax or phone. THANK YOU!

Telephone number for the Appeals Court Judge: 41 - 33502167, Fax: 41 - 32547118

SAMPLE SOLIDARITY MESSAGE TO THE MST POLITICAL PRISONERS IN PARAN

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