This video was produced by the MST and focuses on an occupation in the state of Rio Grande do Sul (in the south of Brazil) This is Part III of a three part story of the MST.
This video was produced by the MST and focuses on an occupation in the state of Rio Grande do Sul (in the south of Brazil) This is Part II of a three part story of the MST.
This video was produced by the MST and focuses on an occupation in the state of Rio Grande do Sul (in the south of Brazil) This is Part I of a three part story of the MST.
This video shows how the MST works for a sustainable future in all spheres. Here the MST learns how to build a wind turbine to produce renewable energy. This video was made by Katherine Haywood, who can be reached at: email@example.com.
The Escola Nacional Florestan Fernandes (ENFF) was born out of a desire to think, plan, organize and develop political and ideological training for MST's activists and leaders, as well as for the working class. A school that is many schools, ENFF is a physical space beyond geographical limits, facilitating the development and implementation of educational programs throughout Brazil.
Land Reform Averted
Rural/ urban migration in the early 1960s helped to fuel a land reform movement, the Ligas Camponesas (Peasant Leagued), led by Francisco Juliao. President Joao Goulart sided with the Ligas– and was deposed by a military coup. For 24 years, the military government largely pushed industrialization.
Constituted in mid-2006, this is the newest collective of the MST. Y0outh has always been a part of the movement's structure. However, having a collective facilitates more specific and organic discussions. A major challenge for the Collective has been the political educations of young people. Some of activities aimed at this challenge are:
* A training program carried out in 7 states serving about 700 youth. It is expected that the program will more than double to reach 1,500 youth in 15 states.
The Florestan Fernandes National School needs to add capacity to its dormitories. ENFF has begun a project to raise funds for constructing new dormitory facilities.
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