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[03/08/2006] Women confront military police at International Conference on Agrarian Reform

Porto Alegre – The morning of 03/08 a group of rural women confronted the military police of Rio Grande do Sul, who had attemped to prevent the women from presenting their letter of discontent to the delegates of the 2nd International Conference on...

Dear Friends of the MST,

We are sharing a report with you on this occasion of the Second Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development sponsored by the UN Agency for Food and Agriculture (FAO), to be held from March 7 to 10 in Porto Alegre, RS. The Conference intends to discuss among other things the type of Agrarian Reform that...

Issue Paper No. 5
Civil Society Issue Paper

Agrarian Reform in the Context of Food Sovereignty, the Right to Food and Cultural Diversity: “Land, Territory and Dignity‿, January 2006
http://www.icarrd.org/en/icard_doc_down/...

On Tuesday morning, the MST of the state of Rio Grande do Sul (RS) mobilized over 2,000 people from 14 encampments and occupied the latifundio [large, unproductive estate] known as Fazenda Guerra. The property is located in the municipality of Coqueiros do Sul, northern region of RS. The MST has not conducted such a massive land occupation,...

[02/28/2006] In Rio Grande do Sul, MST conducts largest occupation since late ‘90s

On Tuesday morning, the MST of the state of Rio Grande do Sul (RS) mobilized over 2,000 people from 14 encampments and occupied the latifundio [large, unproductive estate] known as Fazenda Guerra. The property is located in the municipality of Coqueiros do...

Poor Brazilians Get a Chance to Be Operated on in Cuba
Written by Érica Santana
Thursday, 23 February 2006

Two Cuban ophthalmologists who are part of the Miracle Mission, which treats visual deficiencies and ailments such as cataracts, glaucoma, and strabismus (squinting), paid a visit, Wednesday, February 22, to the...

Dear friends of the MST,

In this special edition, we will discuss AGRIBUSINESS. This discussion will be a bit lengthy, but only because we believe it necessary to explain our position and the reasons that cause us to be radically against this practice in the Brazilian countryside.

I – What is agribusiness?
The word...

In Question: The Agrarian Reform Model
Published in Jornal Brasil de Fato

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Conference organized by FAO, in Porto Alegre, promises to divide governments and social movements beginning March the 6th.

After almost 30 years without debate, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN-FAO) will come...

MST ACTIVIST ANDREIA FERREIRA VISITS UNITED STATES

Resisting Rightwing Backlash Amidst
A Latin American Shift to the Left

Andreia Borges Ferreira, of Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement (MST), is coming to the United States between February 21st and March 12th of this year. Andriea comes to us representing the MST’s Education...

Convictions have not brought justice in nun's murder
Friday, February 10, 2006
David Stang and Emily S. Goldman

A year ago Sister Dorothy Stang was shot and killed in Brazil's Amazon rainforest. The gunmen had been hired by wealthy ranchers and loggers who feared her efforts to protect the human rights of the poor and...

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